For six years and counting, DigitalOcean has run a campaign throughout October to celebrate Open Source. To participate, you need to make at least four legit pull requests to open source projects. As a reward, the first 50,000 people to complete the challenge will receive a bunch of free SWAG, including a limited edition t-shirt for that year's celebration. It's called Hacktoberfest.
This year, DEV is proud to be a co-presenter of the month-long event. That means when you get your prize, it will include DEV goodies like stickers. You will also get a unique Hacktoberfest badge for your DEV profile when you complete the challenge. 😄
As a co-host, we will be extra committed to boosting the event on DEV! So for the month of Hacktoberfest, we will be encouraging plenty of use of the on-site tag, and encouraging everyone to show off their projects, their contributions, and to see what types of contributions others are making. We’re really excited to see the DEV Community participating in this global celebration of open-source.
Tag your post #hacktoberfest and #contributorswanted and link to the repo with some encouraging guidance on where to get started.
Perhaps embed your repo in for extra clarity, like so:
For Empowering Community
Welcome to the Forem codebase, the platform that powers dev.to. We are so excited to have you. With your help, we can build out Forem’s usability, scalability, and stability to better serve our communities.
What is Forem?
Forem is open source software for building communities. Communities for your peers, customers, fanbases, families, friends, and any other time and space where people need to come together to be part of a collective See our announcement post for a high-level overview of what Forem is.
dev.to (or just DEV) is hosted by Forem. It is a community of software developers who write articles, take part in discussions, and build their professional profiles. We value supportive and constructive dialogue in the pursuit of great code and career growth for all members. The ecosystem spans from beginner to advanced developers, and all are welcome to find their place…
Ask the community on an ongoing basis which repos might be looking for contributors.
Embed the pull request and tell a story of your process for discovering the right issue that needed to be tackled and how you went about doing it.
What type of PR is this? (check all applicable)
- [ ] Refactor
- [ ] Feature
- [ ] Bug Fix
- [x] Documentation Update
tags format in the API docs
Related Tickets & Documents
Added to documentation?
- [x] docs.dev.to
- [ ] readme
- [ ] no documentation needed
? in the DEV editor for guidance on how to embed different types of content.
It looks like that's already begun happening on DEV...
Not every post requires a specific outcome, let's just make sure that this is an especially inclusive and wonderful month for the broader open source community...
- Come back to DEV every day during October for discussion and discovery. The community will be here to help.
- Look for chances to contribute to DEV itself — we will be putting in work this week to make sure the repo is extra ready come October.
- Add your DEV icon to your personal site alongside your other social links, so that anybody who stumbles across your website knows where to find your Hacktoberfest content.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments.