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Ritik Banger

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Hacktoberfest 2022 is here. Git repo to contribute, participate, and win SWAG ๐Ÿคฏ

If you already know about open-source and hacktoberfest-
Go to Hacktoberfest2022-DSA

Event details :

Hacktoberfest is a month-long challenge. It happens every year in the month of October.

Hacktoberfest is open to everyone, and it marks the celebration of Open Source. It's the biggest Open Source event that encourages newbies to participate in Open Source and create their 1st meaningful PR.

Hacktoberfest will be hosted by Digital Ocean for the 9th year in a row in partnership with GitHub and other companies.

Hacktoberfestยฎ is open to everyone in our global community. Whether youโ€™re a developer, student learning to code, event host, or company of any size, you can help drive the growth of open source and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community.

All backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to complete the challenge.

Hacktoberfest is a celebration open to everyone in our global community.

You can sign up anytime between September 26 and October 31.

How can you join?

Step - 1:
Create a GitHub account, if you don't already have one.

Step - 2:
Register for Hacktoberfest: Navigate to the Hacktoberfest registration page and follow the instructions. But, read the rules carefully before you do, and then sign In using your GitHub credentials.

Step - 3:
Find good projects worth contributing on the GitHub page. You can type label:hactoberfest is:issue is:open

You can contribute for DSA related problems here:

Hacktoberfest2022-DSA

You can add a language label of your choice to filter open issues. If you are a beginner and canโ€™t find good issues then thereโ€™s tag label:good first issue which filters out issues for beginners who want to contribute.

Here's something beginner-friendly for you:

https://www.firsttimersonly.com/
https://github.com/mungell/awesome-for-beginners

Step - 4:
Submit PRs: Try and submit at least 4 PRs and wait for it to be verified. Make sure to submit quality PRs.

Hacktoberfest Rules :

To earn your Hacktoberfest tee or tree reward, you must register and make four valid pull requests (PRs) between October 1-31 (in any time zone).

Pull requests can be made in any participating GitHub or GitLab hosted repository/project. Look for the Hacktoberfest topic to know if a repository/project is participating in Hacktoberfest.

Pull requests must be approved by a maintainer of the repository/project to count.

If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or behaviour not in line with the projectโ€™s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.

This year, the first 40,000 participants who successfully complete the challenge will be eligible to receive a prize.
For your PR to count, it must be:

Submitted in a public repo, AND the PR is labelled as hacktoberfest-accepted by a maintainer. Or
Submitted in a repo labelled hacktoberfest , AND Merged, OR Approved

You can opt not to receive a t-shirt and stickers, and you can choose to have a tree planted in your name and help make Hacktoberfest 2022 more carbon-neutral.

Whether itโ€™s your first or fiftieth pull request, thereโ€™s always more to learn!

Rules To Contribute To This Repo- Hacktoberfest2022-DSA

You can write solutions in C/C++/Java/Python for Data Structure and Algorithms.
Follow file naming convention for all your pull requests.
While adding any content, it should be inside its appropriate directory
if there is any problem with inaccurate solution, create an issue!

Repo contain folders of all the data structures and algorithms topics with some pre-addressed questions. You can add a solution to a question (present in the readme of particular topic folder) that is unanswered.

You can update existing solution with a better one ( better complexity).

Participants can even add new questions and solutions of their interest.

Solve issues raised by other people or yourself.

Make webpage ( hosted from GitHub readme ) more appealing and updated.

Well-documented source code with detailed explanations provides a valuable resource for educators and students alike.
Steps For Contribution

  1. Fork this repo
  2. Star this repo
  3. Add a file ( txt/cpp ) inside appropriate folder
  4. commit the code
  5. Make pull request

Features

  1. Beginner-friendly
  2. Targeted for developers, content writers, and programming enthusiasts.
  3. Would also help participants who are not familiar with development but are eager to participate in open source.

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