Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Modtoberfest?

Modtoberfest is a celebration of Open Source in the Minecraft community. During October we the community to contribute to open source community projects by submitting pull requests. Those who complete our challenge will be eligible for a free prize pack! You can sign up any time during October.

What is open source?

Open source projects allow anyone to view or modify their source code. Open source projects are very important to the community as they are a great resource for learning and encouraging collaboration. Open source projects serve as the foundation for many communities, including the Minecraft community.

What is a pull request?

Pull requests are a way to submit your changes to a project back to the original. If the original project approves your changes they can be merged, allowing them to benefit from your changes. Creating pull requests is a great way to give back to open source projects.

What is the Modtoberfest challenge?

During October we challenge the community to participate in the open source Minecraft community by submitting pull requests to participating projects. To complete our challenge you must submit a valid pull request to four projects on our list of participating projects. See our rules for more information.

Is there a prize for participating?

Those who complete our challenge will be eligible to receive a prize pack containing stickers, pins, and other promotional items from projects in our community. This prize pack will also include exclusive stickers that will not be printed again. Supplies are limited and will only be given out while they are available. Prizes are limited to one per person.

Does the pull request need to be merged

No the pull request does not need to be merged. The only requirements are that they pass our quality control policy and are not a draft PR.

What time zone does the event use?

We use the UTC timezone for Modtoberfest. All pull request data is taken from GitHub's API which also uses UTC time.

How are pull requests tracked?

We track all pull requests created on participating repositories during October. This data is pulled from the GitHub API. For us to track your data you must sign up for the event.

Do pull requests made before signing up still count?

Yes we can count any pull request made during the event. We will only count pull requests that follow our rules.

Do commits count?

No, we can only track pull requests. Additionally we can only credit pull requests to the author of the pull request. Co-authors are not tracked.

How will the prizes be shipped?

Prizes will be shipped through Canada Post. International shipping is supported, you can find the full list of supported countries here. Tracking information will not be provided for rewards and replacements are not guaranteed.