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.
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.
- Maintainers can opt-in to participate by classifying their projects with the
- Your pull requests will count toward your participation if they are in a repository with the
hacktoberfesttopic and once they have been merged, approved by a maintainer or labelled as
- any pull request with the
hacktoberfest-acceptedlabel, submitted to any public GitHub repository, with or without the
hacktoberfesttopic, will be considered valid for Hacktoberfest.
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.
🙏 Thanks to DigitalOcean, DEV Community and Intel for bringing Hacktoberfest 2020.