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Archana Gandhi
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My first Hacktoberfest experience 2021 !!!

It was 2020 and everyone is posting their hacktoberfest swags on Linkedin, That's how I came to know about hacktoberfest and open source contribution. I started learning Git & Github and participated in some open-source programs. But I always wanted to participate in hacktoberfest and it comes.

The First Pull-Request

The one thing I hate about hacktoberfest is there is a lot of excluded spam repositories. I never knew that. I was so excited that my first pr is merged but in the end, it's an excluded project 😂. So finding the right repository is challenging too.

PR's

Learnings

Finally, I was able to complete 4+2 Pull requests in 15 days and it took 15 days to get accepted by hacktoberfest.

I spent most of my extra time contributing and finding good projects. I learnt many things not only coding but also how to write good commit messages 😂

The best and fun part is working in the command prompt as I feel like a hacker 😁

Conclusion

It was a very good start and was fun contributing to open source. Coming to the swags, It is going to be my first swag in my tech life and hactoberfest introduce me to DEV community and I am posting my experience here because of hactoberfest.

Grateful 🌻

I never wrote a blog before, This is my first blog too. (Please ignore my mistakes🥺🤞) Feedbacks are always welcomed 😊

Bubye!! See you in the next post. Happy November ❤❤

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Brijrajsinh parmar

haha, i totally get how the whole process can be a bit overwhelming if you're new,
congrats for your first swag.

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Archana Gandhi Author

Yeahh!! Thank You🥺🤞

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Brijrajsinh parmar

lol you remind me of myself, if you'd want to get into the community and learn with us, I'd like to invite to Bits to bytes...
we conduct bootcamps and spread awareness about opensource, interactive sessions with people from google and Microsoft, its all free ofcourse
(Community work 🤷‍♂️) we were just a group of 300 friends XD

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Subhojeet Das

Haha... I had the same story this year (nearly)... So I can feel everything you wrote...

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Archana Gandhi Author

Awwww!!! Thank you 🤞