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What is Hacktoberfest ?

Hacktoberfest : A special event for developers.

Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration starting from the October 1 to the October 31.
This event comes to encourages participation in giving back to the open source community by completing pull requests, participating in events, and donating to open source projects.

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Hacktoberfest 2021

Hosted by DigitalOcean for the 8th year in a row, Hacktoberfest comes this year again to encourage the open source software.
By creating 4 rich PRs in a Hacktoberfest Github/Gitlab Repo, you can complete the challenge and earn a limited edition T-shirt.

What to do ?

Go to the Hacktoberfest Website and click on Start Hacking, you are going to sign up using GitHub or Gitlab and then you're going to be redirected to your profile page where you can see your contributions and their state.

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What's next ?

In the second article of this serie, i am going to be covering some tips on How to Create the 4 PRs to complete the 2021 Challenge.
Stay Tuned.

Until the release of the second post of this serie, you can follow me on GitHub or check my profile to discover some open source projects i contributed to

See you ! 👋

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Aya Bouchiha

Good luck 😊

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MidouWebDev Author

Thank you so much, Aya !
I really appreciate that.