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How to get ready for Hacktoberfest 2022

Michelle Mannering on September 26, 2022

Hacktoberfest is days away from starting. Registrations are already open and there is a flurry of events you can participate in. If you're planning...
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Nevo David

Hi Michelle!
What do you think of HackSquad?
hacksquad.dev

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Michelle Mannering

That hoodie is lit πŸ”₯ Definitely going to talk about this on my live stream.

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Michelle Mannering

Ooooo very cool! Definitely signing up ❀️

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Nevo David

Yay!!

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Jaideep Sharma

Hi Nevo! Can you tell us if issues having hacksquad tag count or any good issue counts?

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Nevo David

No, only MERGED PRs :)

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Bobby Iliev

Very exciting! The website is super awesome!

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Michelle Mannering

yay, glad it's helpful!

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ZigRazor

Thank you for the detailed description!

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Michelle Mannering • Edited on

My pleasure.

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Shreyan Mehta

Hi i have participated earlier, this year i want to participate via gitlab since that option is available. I created a repo for hacktoberfest in gitlab. The steps above are for github for making it eligible for hacktoberfest. what to do for gitlab to make that repo hacktobest eligible. Since there arae labels but that is different then github any luck @michelle

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Michelle Mannering

I am only focused on GitHub sorry.

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Andrea Tvilling

for #Hacktoberfest 2023 - read Hacktoberfest guide and find ref in the middle of text

So it is best to look for projects on GitHub or GitLab that have the β€œHacktoberfest” topic.
You can find eligible repositories on GitHub.
You can find eligible code repositories on GitLab.

so it's all about adding topic hacktoberfest to repo, but you will have to work afterwards:
(from Hacktoberfest 2022: Everything You Need to Know to Participate )

Participating as a Maintainer

To participate as a maintainer, you must facilitate participation for contributors. The first step is to either:

  • Add the hacktoberfest topic to your repository;
  • Or add the hacktoberfest-accepted label into your repository to be used on pull requests.

Then, you must merge four PRs into your repository during October. If you decide to use the second option mentioned in the first step, make sure to add the hacktoberfest-accepted label into these PRs.

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Wj

Guys, what is a hacktoberfest?

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Michelle Mannering

It's a hackathon that encourages people to commit code to open source projects. Check it out on the website.

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Wj

thanks!

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Ath Athoillah

Is every repo with #hacktoberfest counted as hacktoberfest repo?

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Michelle Mannering

Yep sure is.

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Julia πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Nice overall summary and good explanations. Thanks for sharing. Now I feel prepared for Hacktoberfest πŸ’ͺ

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Michelle Mannering

Woot woot. That's awesome. Glad to hear it helped πŸ˜„