Celebrate Hacktoberfest 2019 with Ladybug Tools

We are excited to announce the participation of Ladybug Tools to Hacktoberfest 2019 as an open source project!

What is Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest is a celebration of Open Source that lasts throughout the month of October. To encourage contributions Digital Ocean sends swag to any person who makes 4 pull requests to any open source project on Github between October 1st and 31st inclusive. This event facilitates a growing movement to encourage and contribute to open-source software.

In addition to the Hacktoberfest swag, LadybugTools is offering a sticker if you contribute 1 or more Pull Requests to solve one of our hacktoberfest labelled issues. We will get in touch with hacktoberfest contributors through their PRs to manage swag delivery :sunglasses:

Who is this for?

Well, pretty much everyone. Old, new and pro coders are all welcome to tackle issues of varying levels of difficulty with help from the core contributors.

• If you use Ladybug Tools and want to contribute back somehow: this is your chance!
• If you want to better understand the underlying code within your favorite plugin: it’s time to dive in!
• If you want to hone your Python coding skills by joining a group of friendly developers: get involved!

How do I get involved?

  1. Sign up on the official Hacktoberfest website.
  2. Check out the Ladybug Tools Hacktoberfest issue board to find some stuff to fix
  3. Submit a Pull Request that references the issues you are proposing to fix to receive a Ladybug Tools sticker
  4. Submit 4 or more Pull Requests to receive a sweet Hacktoberfest T-shirt from DigitalOcean

Are you a first time contributor to Open Source?

Be sure to read the following guides:
Github Flow
Creating a Pull Request on Github
Ladybug Tools Contributing Guidelines
And check out issues with a good first issue label here.

Don’t be a stranger :slightly_smiling_face:

We want to hear how your Hacktoberfest journey is going, so make sure to use the #Hacktoberfest hashtag and, if you’re working with Ladybug Tools this month, use #ladybugtools. We will be re-sharing our favorites! You can also keep in touch by commenting on this post with any questions you might have.

Happy Hacking! :computer::jack_o_lantern:


There is Just a minor typo “T-shirt” not “T-shit” :face_with_hand_over_mouth:
Cool event though!


Ha great catch thanks :see_no_evil:

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Hi, for those who have successfully completed the contributions is there any form we have yo fill for claiming swag?

Hi @parammittal16, we are reaching out to everyone to get the mailing addresses!