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Hacktoberfest 2021 Discussion Thread

Hacktoberfest 2021 is a community celebration of open source.

So, whether you're contributing to open source projects or reviewing PRs as an open source maintainer, this thread is for you to connect with others and discuss the challenge together!

Reminders:

  1. If you're participating, let us know here
  2. If you're a project maintainer looking for contributors OR a participant looking for Hacktoberfest-eligible issues to tackle, head over to this thread
  3. If you have a question about Hacktoberfest or contributing to open source, we encourage you to write a DEV #help post. You can find the #help template here to get your thoughts and questions organized.
  4. Learn all about how you can earn a limited-edition Hacktoberfest 2021 profile badge on DEV by sharing your journey in this post
  5. Visit the official Hacktoberfest 2021 FAQ page to review common questions and answers about the challenge.
  6. Once you've completed Hacktoberfest, celebrate with us here

Now, let's talk about Hacktoberfest! Share your thoughts, reflections, and motivation for others in the comments below.

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Bobby Iliev

Good luck everyone! If anyone has any questions, feel free to reach out to me, I will be happy to help!

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Mohit Saxena

Hey can you help me please? 2 of my PRs have been merged but on my Hacktoberfest profile it is showing "Matures in 14 days". What does it mean? Did it count? My PR was accepted and merged.

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Bobby Iliev

Hi there πŸ‘‹

Yes this is normal. Just keep in mind that the October 31st deadline is for submitting a Pull Request. But as long as your pull request is not marked as invalid or spam during the 14-day maturing period, it'll count for the event (even if the maturing period goes beyond Oct 31st).

For more information you could check out the FAQ page here:

hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/faq

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Srinjoy Mukherjee

I am a first Timer and I am facing the same issue as well.Have you figured it out?

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Mohit Saxena

not yet.

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PrabanjanRaja

how can I find projects to make contributions to?
I am an absolute beginner and this is my first experience with opensource

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Bobby Iliev

Hi there πŸ‘‹

You can take a look at this list here as a starting point:

Besides that I would recommend checking out the instructions page here:

hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/res...

Hope that this helps!

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Jayendran Arumugam

Hi I made a success PR which is merged on the terraform-azurerm provider repo, unfortunately i get the message as Project not participating

Does that mean this PR is not counted toward the competetion ?

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Srinjoy Mukherjee

OOh, looks like the project does not have hacktoberfest tag in it, ask the maintainer to tag the pr request with hacktoberfest-accepted tag , maybe it will be accepted as 1 entry. Read the rules again.

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Ben Halpern
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Sambhav Agrawal

I just completed my Hacktoberfest 2021 with 4 successful PR's. So can I get some other goodies apart from the Hacktoberfest T-shirt?

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deathrangerr

I have registered for hacktoberfest, but i have very little idea about what to do or where to start from