DevRelCon Tokyo - What’s wrong with Hacktoberfest.

In this talk, we will briefly introduce Hactoberfest, though not much introduction is needed as it is a well-known event. We will go through some fun facts and the history of Hacktoberfest fest and how it goes from 700 participants to more than 100,000. Then, we will go from why it is good for the open source community and from both the perspective of the contributors and the maintainers.

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After having a career as a Data Scientist and Developer Advocate, Cheuk dedicated her work to the open-source community. She has co-founded Humble Data, a beginner Python workshop that has been happening around the world. She has served the EuroPython Society board for two years and is now a fellow and director of the Python Software Foundation.