Hacktoberfest 2020

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with Dev & Intel — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors towards issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like and others they've just discovered. No contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

First, sign up on the Hacktoberfest site. To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1-31. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or spammy behavior, or not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.

Vonage is thrilled to be a Hacktoberfest 2020 partner. We’re no strangers to Open Source, with our libraries, code snippets and demos all on GitHub. We’re looking forward to supporting participants, sharing our knowledge and chatting about how important and awesome open source contributions can be!

How you can contribute

We invite everyone to participate and contribute to the Vonage projects, regardless of their background and experience. The Vonage projects are on GitHub and you are welcome to contribute to any repository.

We've curated these GitHub Issues especially for Hacktoberfest!



Ideas and links

API, curl, Examples

Improvements to our curl examples are very welcome!


Build the improvements you would like to see!

GitHub, Examples

Share your best practices around repositories.

Voice API, Examples

Share voice examples.


Brand new library, take it for a spin and fix what you find!

Java, Examples

Share your best practices around repositories.

Java, Examples, Webhooks

JS, Node, SDK

Version 2 types.

.NET, Async

Add async pattern to internal API library to allo support for async in the library. The open issue here.


Open Issue: Need to properly ignore the Status in the Delivery receipt struct. This causes issues with non-default contract resolvers.


General work around our PHP SDK.

PHP, Examples, SDK

Any additional information we can use to make our code snippets clearer for users.


Any additional starter functionality for new users testing our API.

PHP, Laravel

Better integration with Laravel, updating to remove deprecated calls.

Ruby, SDK

Continue building the static typing into the codebase.

Ruby, Rack, Middleware

Additional middleware functionality is most welcome!

Ruby, Rails

Is there any additional functionality that would make this more useful? What's missing?

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If you have made a valid contribution to one of our repos, you can choose to receive either a $5 Open Collective Gift Card or a pair of Bamboo Vonage Socks!

Events - Hacktoberfest Tuesdays

We will be hosting a series of Hacktoberfest online events every Tuesday in October. Join us to learn about open source and how to make your first contribution, watch demos of cool projects and hack together with like-minded developers. Register to attend any of our events now!

Video Resources

Featured Talks (3)



You can find answers to some Vonage-specific questions below. For the official Hacktoberfest FAQ, please see here.

What swag can I earn from Vonage?

You can receive either a $5 USD Open Collective Gift Card or a pair of Vonage-branded bamboo socks if you have made a valid contribution to one of our repos.

How do I get the $5 Open Collective Gift Card or Vonage socks?

Fill in Vonage Hacktoberfest Reward Giveaway Form to claim your reward. Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Do PRs have to be merged to count towards earning Vonage swag?

No, so long as your PR is valid according to the rules of Hacktoberfest, your PR will count regardless of whether it has, or will be, merged.

How will I receive the swag?

Winners will be contacted by email and/or mail at the address or email provided with the entry, to confirm the successful reward and the order of the prize. Gift Cards will be sent to the email address submitted on the Vonage Hacktoberfest Reward Giveaway Form provided at the time of entry. Gift Card Terms may apply. If the socks are chosen as the prize, note that we will start shipping these prizes at the start of November and be aware that shipping time may vary significantly based on your location.

Where can I find more information about and contribute to Vonage projects?

Vonage projects and repositories can be found at:

I'm hosting a Hacktoberfest event, are any Vonage speakers available to give a talk?

Yes! We'd love to help you with your Hacktoberfest event! A list of speakers is available on the Hacktoberfest Event Kit. You can also email us at community[at]vonage.com