Hacktoberfest encourages participation in the open source community, which grows bigger every year.
It is a month long virtual festival event to celebrate open source contributions presented by Digital Ocean and DEV. It is the easiest way to get into open source!
Its presented by DigitalOcean and DEV
During the entire month of October 2020, all you have to do is contribute to any open source projects and open at least 4 pull requests. Yes, any project and any kind of contributions. You don’t need to be an expert in programming or coding. It can be a be a bug fix, improvement, or even a documentation change! And win an awesome T-shirt and awesome stickers.
The Hacktoberfest’s simple plain objective is:
Support open source and earn a limited edition T-shirt!
But, it’s not just about the t-shirts or stickers. Its about supporting open source. Its about celebrating open source, and giving it back. If you’ve never contributed to open source before, this is the perfect time to get started because Hacktoberfest provides a large list of available contribution opportunities (and yes, there are always plenty for beginners too).
Hacktoberfest® is open to everyone in our global community. Whether you’re a developer, student learning to code, event host, or company of any size, you can help drive growth of open source and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community. All backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to complete the challenge.
It doesn’t need to be code. It can be even documentation. Or spelling fix.
You can contribute to any open source project hosted on Github.com and contribute anything between October 1 to October 31 midnight in 2020. You will find plenty of issues labeled with hacktoberfest or good-first-issue etc on Github. These will be the simple ones most probably and easy to fix.
So most of the thing above is copied up till here, lemme tell you the BEST thing -
You just have to create Pull Requests(legit ones) and its not needed to be merged.
Make 4 PRs and win yourself a T-shirt.
Don’t make rubbish PRs as I have come to know that they have some kind of algorithm to check for it. And if the maintainer of the repo reports your PR…well in that case,
kiss your Swag Bye Bye XD
There is a lot to know about this. I am adding the useful links I have found-
Main Site- https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/
If you have NO CLUE what is Git or Open Source and not sure how should you move forward to creating PRs
Watch this- https://youtu.be/jZtECuvNRiw
Discord Channel- https://discord.gg/hacktoberfest
If you guys get nice Repos please do share here.
Some repos are here in the comments https://dev.to/devteam/whos-looking-for-collaborators-hacktoberfest-2020-jl89