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Rahul Baskey
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My Hacktoberfest'23 Experience

About me

Greetings, I'm Rahul Baskey, a devoted and goal-oriented Computer Science student with a strong passion for Web Development. My journey is leading me towards becoming a Full Stack Developer.

My unwavering commitment to learning and growth in the world of computer technologies is a driving force in my life. I derive genuine satisfaction from crafting elegant front-end interfaces and engineering robust back-end systems. I'm always eager to embrace new challenges and strive to make a meaningful impact in the tech world.

You can find more about my work on my GitHub profile:

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πŸš€ CS student at SNU Kolkata, passionate about Full Stack Dev. Eager to learn, grow, and make a tech impact. Seeking opportunities! πŸ’ΌπŸŒŸ - RahulBRB

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My Journey into Open Source

My fascination with Open Source began before I fully understood what it was all about. It was a senior at my college, who had cracked the Google Summer of Code (GSOC), who first introduced me to the concept of Open Source. He emphasized how valuable it can be for developers looking to advance their careers.

I began my journey into Open Source during my third year of college. This was a turning point for me as I became serious about my career. My initial goal was to create an impressive GitHub profile, and I'm proud to say that I've achieved that.

Hacktoberfest: A Transformative Experience

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Participating in Hacktoberfest provided me with my first substantial exposure to the world of open source. The timing couldn't have been better; it was October, and I was already working on projects in my chosen domain. When I learned about the opportunity, I was excited to participate and earn those coveted Holopins badges.

My Hacktoberfest experience was a journey of growth and learning. I made my first Pull Request (PR) in a project hosted by a newly formed organization. The thrill of receiving that email notifying me that my PR was merged and that I'd earned a badge was a major boost.

I didn't stop there. Even when some of my PRs were rejected, I persisted and kept looking for quality repositories to contribute to. In the end, I successfully completed Hacktoberfest 2023, and to my surprise, I even planted a tree with my name on it, thanks to Hacktoberfest. I was one of the first contributors in this month-long adventure.


My journey through Open Source and Hacktoberfest has been nothing short of transformative. Let's take a closer look at how my skills, learning, and career goals have evolved during this exhilarating adventure:

1. Skills Enhancement: Before Hacktoberfest 2023, my skill set was promising but relatively limited. While I had a strong focus on web development, my hands-on experience in contributing to open-source projects was minimal. However, the experience gained from making contributions, collaborating with diverse teams, and addressing real-world issues has honed my development skills. I've become more proficient in coding, debugging, version control systems, and the nuances of teamwork in the tech world.

2. Learning Evolution: My learning journey took a significant leap. I've not only learned to navigate the open-source ecosystem but also delved deep into various technologies, frameworks, and best practices. The open-source community is a treasure trove of knowledge, and I've had the privilege of learning from experienced developers around the world. This experience has broadened my horizons and equipped me with a richer toolkit to tackle complex challenges.

3. Career Goals Realignment: Working on open-source projects, I've come to understand the power of collaboration and how it shapes the tech industry. As a result, my career goals have evolved. I'm no longer solely focused on personal achievements but also on contributing to the community and fostering innovation. I aspire to continue my journey as a Full Stack Developer and contribute meaningfully to the open-source world, enhancing the software that powers our lives.


In summary, my journey through Open Source and Hacktoberfest has catalyzed my personal and professional growth. It's equipped me with valuable skills, enriched my knowledge, and shifted my career goals towards a more community-driven and impactful direction. I'm excited to see where this journey takes me next, and I'm grateful for the opportunities it has presented.

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