🙌 As a full-time #OpenSourcerer — October is one of my favorite months. And it's October already. Today's #OneDevMinute is about #Hacktoberfest — it's a month-long online event where you signup at GitHub.com and Hacktoberfest to celebrate Open Source by contributing at least four times between Oct 1-31.
✅ Good folks from DigitalOcean, GitHub, and this time the Dev.to team will track your open source contributions, help you stay motivated, and upon four successful GitHub pull-requests — you'll receive swag items like a limited edition T-Shirt, stickers, and maybe a few discount codes.
😇 Open source is for everyone, it's not just code — developers, designers, marketers, and content writers, basically anyone can participate. Improve an open-source project's documentation, refactor code, gift that project a new logo design — just participate and celebrate open source in October.
# Step #0: Create an account on GitHub.com # Step #0: Signup at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/. # Step #1: Fork any open source GitHub repo. # Step #2: Clone that repo in your PC. E.g. git clone https://github.com/AhmadAwais/Hacktoberfest # Step #3: Make changes and commit/push these changes. git add . git commit -m "📦 NEW: Resource for learning Git" git push # Step #4: Go to your fork, click open `Pull Request` link and create a PR.
Learn to write good and useful git commit messages using the emoji-log project.
After building hundreds of open source software I've ended up inventing a git commit log standard called
EMOJI-LOG that helps me understand a project's history with a less cognitive load just by looking at the git log.
I like emoji. I like ’em a lot. Programming, code, geeks/nerds, open-source, all of that is inherently dull and sometimes boring. Emoji (which is, in fact, the plural of emoji) helps me add colors and emotions to the mix. Nothing wrong if you want to attach feelings to this 2D flat text-based world of code. I found out that instead of memorizing hundreds of emoji it's better to keep the categories small and general.
- Make your Git commit messages imperative.
- Write a commit message like you're giving an order.
- E.g., Use
- E.g., Use
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