Discussion on: DigitalOcean's Hacktoberfest is Hurting Open Source

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ender minyard

Are beginners capable of resolving existing issues?

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Valts Liepiņš

The event is not beginners exclusive, although one of it's goals is to introduce new coders to collaboration on open source projects.

I think it's possible to find such issues, which matches the person's skill level, despite being new to coding. Or even if the person can not code yet, often projects have issues for either writing documentation or expanding translations.

I remain optimistic and believe that with appropriate briefing, even beginners can contribute meaningful content.