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Loveena Saran
Loveena Saran

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Hacktoberfest 2021 with AppWrite

Why Hacktoberfest?

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Long Since 2019 I was curious about Hacktoberfest, but had never gotten around to participating in it. As I was overwhelmed by Open Source which seemed very complicated.. Branches,PRs, Merge conflicts, Open Issues.. 😵

2021 October came around and there were so many posts on Hacktoberfest and I wanted to give it a try.. The entire process was made Super Simple because there were soo events that explained How we can contribute to projects? How to find open issues ? And mainly WHY do we need to contribute to Open source?

So I hurriedly went through all exciting Companies mentioned on Hacktoberfest Official Page (Not for the Swags.. No.. No.. Off course not!! 🤫) And lucky for me I got assigned my first issue by AppWrite!!

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How I started to contribute to Appwrite?

After My first issue got assigned I did try to find other projects that I could contribute to.. but the kind reception by Appwrite's Community made me stay here longer...
(Also I was lazy to setup other projects 👀)

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My Contributions so far...

Had a VERY original idea of making a Chat App😅 in React...My focus further would be to allow the user to add channels..

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My Takeaway from Hacktoberfest

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Becoming a member of Appwrite on Github, Connecting with people, Being part of the community , Helping people out, Learning through Sessions , Finding satisfaction in creating something on your own AND finally SWAGS are an added bonus...
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