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Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor

Posted on • Updated on • Originally published at iamdeveloper.com

Hacktoberfest 2022: Preptember!

Hacktoberfest 2022 is almost upon us!

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Whether you are new to Hacktoberfest or a seasoned veteran, welcome!

If you're new to Hacktoberfest or open source, don't fret! The community is here to support you! Worried about that first pull request (PR)? I was, too, when I first started contributing to open source. Turns out my first PR wasn't that great, but that's OK!

Whether you're new or not, I have you covered. I gave a talk in 2020 for Digital Ocean that is for maintainers and contributors, including first-time contributors.

I talk about conventional comments in that talk. If you're curious, I also gave a lightning talk about them.

Lightning Talks 2020 – Virtual Coffee Livestream - YouTube

Virtual Coffee started as a once a week zoom chat in April 2020, and has grown into a community of devs at all stages of the journey, meeting, mentoring, hos...

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My Virtual Coffee community also did a great Preptember stream that you should check out!

@eddiejaoude ran a great Twitter Space today with folks contributing lots of great tips for open source and Hacktoberfest. Check it out!


Twitter Spaces UI attendees list for Eddie Jaoude's Hacktoberfest Twitter Space today

Remember to be kind to maintainers and fellow contributors. Now go have fun and contribute!

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Gourav Singh Rawat

What I think is that, in your tweet you intentionally misspelled "amazing PR" as "amamzing PR" as new open source contributors could know that if you're new to this try to look for typos and these type of mistakes and fix them :)
That was where I once began with Open Source. All the Best to all.

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Vincent A. Cicirello

Hi Nick. Since you're listed as a tag moderator for the hacktoberfest tag, I thought you'd be good to bring attention to this, especially since this post also concerns Hacktoberfest. The page for the tag, dev.to/t/hacktoberfest, claims that it is specifically for Hacktoberfest 2021, rather than more generally.

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Nick Taylor Author

Updated it! Thanks for pointing it out!

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Vincent A. Cicirello

You're welcome

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Mia Moore

Thanks for sharing all these resources! This is my first year participating in Hacktoberfest as a contributor and helping the community I run participate, so I'm excited and diving into everything I can! :)

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Nick Taylor Author

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Vishwas Tyagi

I'm new to both open-source and hacktoberfest.
In hacktoberfest, I hope to make my first contribution to open-source.

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Nick Taylor Author

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Eddie Jaoude

Thank you for the mention!!

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Nick Taylor Author

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Chris Jarvis

I'm ready for Hacktoberfest to start. I need to find some projects to help. Virtual Coffee has been a great place to seek projects the last two years and always have great tips during Preptember.

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Nick Taylor Author

Let's go!

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Mahmoud Harmouch

Brace yourself, soldiers! Soon shall we see open doors into contributions to open source.

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Nick Taylor Author

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Nevo David

Hi Nick!
Have you seen HackSquad? 🚀
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Take a look at this:

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