In this article I am going to explain you everything about Hacktoberfest like what is Hacktoberfest?, why it started, who can take part or who are eligible, what should we do in this program, how it can be beneficial for you etc...
Also, I will provide you some guidance or resources which you can follow in our journey.
So, let's begin...
What is Hactoberfest?
Hacktoberfest is an annual month-long event hosted by Digital Ocean @digitalocean_staff. This is held every year in the month of October.
The aim of this program is to encourage developers to contribute to the open-source projects and give back to the community.
Also, it encourages newbies to learn about open source and help to start their journey towards the open-source contributions.
In my personal opinion If you are new to open source and want to explore or dive deep into it, then it is the best time for you to start.
Via this you can collaborate, learn, interact and network with many people around the world
Who don't know about open source ... can follow this(I am assuming if you are completely new)
How Can you take part in Hacktoberfest?
First, go here and register yourself.
After registering, you will be able to see your profile in this section.
How to contribute as participant?
Participant means you registered yourself as a participant in Hacktoberfest event. And can contribute to the open-source project out there as mentioned the label
Here, your task is to make at least 4 valid and accepted PRs to successfully complete this event. Doing so, you will get some exciting swags and learning opportunity.
Guidance for beginner
- After registering yourself, find some projects on GitHub and choose wisely according to your skills and interest.
- Explore some projects, try with your own local machine, find some bugs, errors or also if you want some features.
- Rise the issue with proper explanation about features/bug etc.
- Then if maintainer assign you that issue, start working on that and make a pull request.
- After submitting your PR maintainer might be requesting for some changes, so do that as well.
- If your change is valid, then maintainer will merge your PR into the main project.
- Congratulations, you completed your 1st PR 😀
Completely new!! Don't know how to do this, don't worry, follow this link!
How to contribute as maintainer?
In this event if you want to contribute as maintainer that means you have an existing project, and you want to open source them so that, participant can contribute and make some PRs.
And you are the owner of the project who maintains everything like review the PRs, merge the PRs and other maintainers work.
Why participate in Hacktoberfest?
Although receiving a free t-shirt is always cool, but also there are more important reasons to participate in Hacktoberfest. Whether you are a maintainer or a participant, you will surely learn and benefit a lot from Hacktoberfest
Do's and Don't's
Hacktoberfest is about making a positive impact on open source projects. Please keep this in mind when you're making PRs. Repositories that encourage folks to make a quick PR to win Hacktoberfest, such as simply adding their name to a list or creating collections of algorithms and data structures (DSA) etc., do not follow our values and will not be counted. Hacktoberfest is not about winning a t-shirt, it is about giving back to open source in whatever capacity you can. You can report repos that don't follow our values at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/report.
Hacktoberfest remains opt-in this year and maintainers must add the hacktoberfest topic to their repository if they wish to participate and for contributions to count. PRs that are made to those repos must then also be accepted by a maintainer to count, either through having an approving review, being merged, or having the hacktoberfest-accepted label added. View the full details at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/resources/participation.
We also want to focus on maintainers this year and show some appreciation for all the amazing open source work that they do. As part of this, we're offering swag packs to active maintainers during Hacktoberfest, similar to how we reward contributors that make valuable contributions through PRs. Maintainers will need to complete 4 or more actions against PRs in a participating repo to be eligible for a swag pack. View the full details at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/resources/maintainers.
Some resources which might be helpful to you
- Learn git
- Find good projects
- Some best practices
- Tips Beginner to open source
- Watch this might help to get started
- Join us in our Open-source community
Thanks for reading, if you want anything to add, find any mistake or want to give any suggestion please comment it down. I will be happy to see your comments:)
Also, don't forget to mention your projects with your experience about Hacktoberfest which you are interested in.
Top comments (29)
Thanks so much for this helpful article. A group of friends and I built a tool to help people find the best places to contribute to for Hacktoberfest (and beyond). Comment with your GH username below to get early access ;)
Are you still accepting people?
Just let us know your GH username and we'll give you early access :)
Thanks for responding, afro-coder is my username.
You are in 🎟
Make sure to check out our hacktoberfest topic tag on the Explore page. And let us know what you think of Scout :)
Thank you! I most definitely will!
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Let me know your GitHub username and I'll give you access now ;)
You're in. Head over to scout.quine.sh to check it out. We would love to know your thoughts!
Ps make sure to check out the hacktoberfest topic! ;)
Happy Hacktoberfest! We invite you to contribute NocoDB.
NocoDB is an open source Airtable alternative.
NocoDB works by connecting to any relational database and transforming them into a smart spreadsheet interface! This allows you to build no-code applications collaboratively with teams. NocoDB currently works with MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite, Amazon Aurora & MariaDB databases.
Also NocoDB's app store allows you to build business workflows on views with combination of Slack, Microsoft Teams, Discord, Twilio, Whatsapp, Email & any 3rd party APIs too. Plus NocoDB provides programmatic access to APIs so that you can build integrations with Zapier / Integromat and custom applications too.
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Thanks for sharing your project and I will be happy to explore your nd also looking forward to contribute😊
I'm working on a temporal data store in my spare time (currently together with two other developers).
It was started at the University of Konstanz with a storage engine written from scratch. It basically maps a huge tree of trie indexes to a sequentially written log-file. Thus, it's a huge revision index with several versioned indexes beneath a revision root page. Data of new revisions is only ever appended and never overwritten. The new revisions share unchanged data with their previous revisions. The data pages are not simply copied entirely. Instead, page fragments with changed records and a few more are stored and referenced from the parent pages.
We have a lot of tasks to work on in different languages, so I'm sure there's something for everyone. Of course you don't have to be a database system expert. I'd be very happy if we receive some contributions :-)
sirixdb / sirix
SirixDB is a temporal, evolutionary database system, which uses an accumulate only approach. It keeps the full history of each resource. Every commit stores a space-efficient snapshot through structural sharing. It is log-structured and never overwrites data. SirixDB uses a novel page-level versioning approach called sliding snapshot.
An Evolutionary, Accumulate-Only Database System
Stores small-sized, immutable snapshots of your data and facilitates querying the full history
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SirixDB uses a huge persistent (in the functional sense) tree of tries, wherein the committed snapshots share unchanged pages and even common records in changed pages. The system only stores page-fragments instead of full pages during a commit to reduce write-amplification. During read operations, the system reads the page-fragments in parallel to reconstruct an in-memory page.
Will try your project and contribute as well.
Thanks for sharing here, hope it will help others as well😊
Would be awesome, happy to help you getting into the project :)
For anyone looking for extra ressources, I'm working on a project called Open Source Education, to create pedagogical content and let people "understanding open source phenomenon to contribute and build projects in the open way !"
Take a look if you want to learn more about what is open source, and how you can do open source : github.com/AbcSxyZ/Open-Source-Edu...
Happy hacktoberfest :)
thanks for sharing. my repo was added
Which is your repo?
Good read. Thank you
Thanks for reading hope you found it helpful.
Also I would happy to know bit about your experience in Hacktoberfest or open source projects!!
I am new to those two(Hacktoberfest and open source projects). I am currently getting all information I can to get started and that's how I landed here. Thank you
All the best:)