A CodeNewbie on Hacktoberfest

pachicodes profile image Pachi (she/her/ela) ・2 min read

It's October 21, so you probably know what is Hacktoberfest, even if you are a newbie.
But just in case, here is the short:
Hacktoberfest it a month when all devs come together to contribute 4 PRs to Open Source projects to get a free T-shirt lol

Anyways, so I got 2 PRs in and was struggling to find good projects then Yesterday I started a #discuss here asking for help, so this post is based on the answer I got there and my experience so far, and I hope it can help other beginners on my position.

First. I had no idea but I learned that PR's on your own projects count, yey.

Second. You can always go on GitHub and search for good-first-bugs and sort by language, but I felt overwhelmed doing that, so I personally don't recommend it.

Third. Go check projects that you thing are cool and that maybe you would like to work with beyond Hacktoberfest.

So basically what I am doing is, contributing to 2 projects I would like to work with in the future, one with a small JS enhancement and the other with a little HTML change. My last 2 probably will be some update on some of My repos on gitHub, since I have lots of those lol
Fell free to start a issue on my very simple but cool Harry Potter app

Hope this post can be of help to some,
now let me go back to those PR's.

Have a good week you all!


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Nice read as always, please update us on your Outreachy application.
Looking forward to learning more about that.
Let me check out your project and see what I can contribute.


Thank you Jacqueline! I am almost done with my Outreachy project, just need my mentor to review it! Super anxious haha


Ron Weasley saying "wicked"

Your Harry Potter app is so simple and yet so neat!!!

Good luck with your final 2 PR's. You've got this!