Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean. It's a great opportunity for both beginners and professionals to get started with open-source contribution.
I feel extremely proud to have successfully completed Hacktoberfest 2021 with a total of 5 merged pull requests on GitHub under my belt. This was also my first time contributing to open-source and it was an amazing experience. In this article, I'll be briefly talking my personal journey throughout Hacktoberfest, how to make your first contribution and also some do's and don'ts for beginners who want to start with open-source.
But with the guidance of the coordinators and the Hacktoberfest mentors and my peers, I was able to make my first contribution successfully.
The requirements to complete Hacktoberfest is to submit a minimum of 4 valid pull requests in the month of October. If all pull requests get approved by maintainer and are merged into the repository, you will be eligible to receive the swag kit!
I'd fixed 3 syntax errors and re-designed 2 contact forms as part of my contributions this year which is a total of 5 valid pr's and as promised, my limited edition t-shirt is on its way!
Contributing to open-source can be confusing as a beginner. I personally made a lot of mistakes during Hacktoberfest 2021 even after doing so much research. Guess some things can only be learned from experience haha.
Here is a list of some do's don'ts which might be helpful to future contributors:
Hacktoberfest-acceptedtag. Henceforth, you can look for repositories labelled with
good-first-issuefor some beginner-friendly projects to contribute to.
And that was all about my experience in contributing to open-source as a complete beginner. Feel free to reach out if you want to discuss more Hactoberfest or open-source, I love to interact with more developers.
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See you at Hacktoberfest next year!
Источник: dev.tohacktoberfest opensource github