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Vonage Celebrates A Successful Hacktoberfest 2020

This article was published on November 19, 2020

Vonage served as a platinum partner for Hacktoberfest 2020, a month full of virtual events, challenges, educational sessions and community-building all focused on the celebration of open source software. Hacktoberfest, presented by DigitalOcean in partnership with Dev & Intel, has become a key event in the Open Source community’s calendar over the years.

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Participants were encouraged and rewarded for suggesting changes to software repositories, making the repositories more accurate and accessible for everyone to use. Open source contributors had the opportunity to give back to projects old and new, with no contribution too small, from bug fixes to documentation updates. All community submissions to Vonage’s software repositories will be used to provide a better experience for future developers.

Throughout the month, Vonage hosted virtual events around the world with over 180 attendees and contributors from 24 countries across the Americas to APAC, Europe and Israel. The company also hosted 15 talks, published 47 educational resources, clocked over 43 streaming hours over Twitch and received 226 contributions to its repositories.    

“At Vonage, we’re no strangers to Open Source, with our libraries, code snippets and demos all on GitHub,” said Olia Dukova, Global Head of Community, Vonage. “Throughout October, our team thoroughly enjoyed supporting participants, sharing our knowledge and chatting about how important and awesome open source contributions can be. Participating in Hacktoberfest as a Platinum Sponsor, allowed Vonage to reach over 60,000 developers, raise brand awareness and throw a spotlight on our company and products. It also allowed us to give back to the amazing community that helps power our products and services.”

The Vonage Communications Platform brings both power and flexibility to businesses through the integration of multiple channels − Video, Voice, Conversations, Messaging and Verification − into their applications, products, and workflows to create new paradigms in their industries. With an ever-growing network of more than one million registered developers, the platform makes it easy for businesses to use APIs to build the personalized, immediate and intuitive communication experiences that today’s customers expect. And, Vonage’s developer community tears down the barriers to entry so that any developer can reach a global audience from day one. 

To learn more or join the Vonage Developer community, visit this link.

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