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Ben Halpern for The DEV Team

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Hacktoberfest is here β€” and this is the lowdown

Hacktoberfest has become a staple in open source. It's an annual tradition loved by many (and it's not for everyone, that's fine).

But here is the deal:

  • Everyone is welcome
  • Quantity is fun, but quality is key
  • Short-term action, Long-term impact

These are values we can get behind at DEV.

In terms of the challenge itself, follow the rules, and make enough valid pull requests this month, and claim some really fun and unique prizes from DigitalOcean.

Here are the full participation rules


This year, as DEV members participate, here is what to know:

Post under the #hacktoberfest tag on DEV.

Whether you are elevating a project, or walking through your successes, you are welcome to post here on DEV.

Post under the #hacktoberfest tag on CodeNewbie.

Yes, there is another Forem community that might even be better than DEV to post to β€” one just for newbies. Join if you haven't yet!

Get your DEV badge if you complete the Hacktoberfest challenge!

Yes, we have dedicated profile badges on DEV for completing the Hacktoberfest challenge.

Here is my 2019 Hacktoberfest badge on my profile:

Hacktoberfest

If you complete the challenge, you'll get a code you can redeem with us to claim your badge. This is totally optional, and up to you.

Have fun!

Happy contributing! πŸ•Š

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄
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Michalis Papamichael • Edited on

Read the article. As a new contributor that was really informative and encouraging. Thanks a lot.

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

Thanks.
Do you know what to do next?

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Michalis Papamichael • Edited on

Personally I would go with that flow:
1) pick a project that I like
2) explore it and learn/understand how it works (review the codebase)
3) discuss my suggestion and opinions in open issues with the maintainers( as said in your article)
4) if all of the above goes well, start programing

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ • Edited on

ok, then your next step is to pick the project you like.
Good luck

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Chris Jarvis

Signed up and looking for some issues.

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Mahmoud Harmouch

So Much Energy

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Nick Taylor

A crab dancing

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Thomas Bnt

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Nicklas Gellner • Edited on

Looking for cool Hacktober projects to contribute to, then check out the Medusa Hackathon with hoodies, tees, totes and a chance to win $1,500 for all participants!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Awwww yayeah! It's here. πŸŽƒ

By the way, if anybody has any posts OR people that they'd like to recommend reading for info on open source maintaining OR contributing, please drop'em in @erinposting's recent post here:

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Parker Waiters

Nice!

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Mia Moore

Happy Hacktoberfest! This is my first year participating as a contributor, and I'm also helping organize Camunda's Hacktoberfest event!

Read more about contributing to Camunda repos, helping us plant trees where they're needed most, and earning a sweet, exclusive t-shirt!

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ecyrbe

Contributions are welcomed to

Zodios | Zodios

End-to-end typesafe REST API toolbox

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Patrick

Does it have some issues for hacktober?

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Leonardo Montini

Happy Hacktoberfest!

It will be a month full of fun and hopefully everyone will find some amazing projects to get involved for the long term and the months to come!

I also covered this celebration with some articles you can find on my profile here on dev.

If you're looking for a repository but you're still lost, have a look here :)

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Nour Assy • Edited on

Happy HacktoberfestπŸ”₯

Have a look at the Process Analytics project. It allows you to create cool visualizations of processes and data 🌈 Check the details here

For maintainersβš’οΈ: You can promote your project with this applicationπŸ‘‡. It shows a process that visually explains the steps for contributors. You can easily adapt it to include your project name

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Aatmaj
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Vincent A. Cicirello

If anyone is still looking for projects to contribute to for Hacktoberfest, I have a project looking for language translations. See my prior DEV post:

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Aatmaj

Signed up!

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