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Hacktoberfest 2020: My journey as a maintainer

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🥳 Hacktoberfest is back for 2020

Hacktoberfest kicked-off officially on Oct 1, 2020. Similar to last year, this year as well I was excited. Apart from the cool T-shirt and stickers, I enjoyed meeting new people and collaborate together, which is really awesome experience to have and I think is currently the best way (only way 😋) to socialize in this COVID-19 😷 pandemic situation.

But 🤦‍♀️...

This year...there has been lots of negativity and backlash from the community around Hacktoberfest event itself, mainly due to spammy and utterly useless pull-request created on open-source projects just for claiming free goodies. The open-source community and Netizens have been furious and vocal about it. Even created a twitter account @shitoberfest documenting spam pull-request caused by hacktoberfest.

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and then... 📣 Hacktoberfest announced some changes to the event

  1. Maintainers can opt-in to participate by classifying their projects with the hacktoberfest topic.
  2. Your pull requests will count toward your participation if they are in a repository with the hacktoberfest topic and once they have been merged, approved by a maintainer or labelled as hacktoberfest-accepted.
  3. any pull request with the hacktoberfest-accepted label, submitted to any public GitHub repository, with or without the hacktoberfest topic, will be considered valid for Hacktoberfest.

Finally... here's my journey so far.

⚙️ Maintaining 10 open-source projects

✅ 7 issues closed

🎉 14 PR merged

👨‍💻 15 new contributors

🙅‍♂️ 1 invalid PR

Go ahead and submit your PR...

Here’s the list of open-source projects that I maintain where you can easily contribute. I have also created issues you can work on.Please NO spam pull-requests.

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🙏 Thanks to DigitalOcean, DEV Community and Intel for bringing Hacktoberfest 2020.

Follow me on Twitter @ptuladhar3

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