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My First Hacktoberfest

My First Hacktoberfest

I have been on Github for a few years. Though I rarely had any projects or repositories to show for it. In the past year or so after starting my Tech oriented YouTube channel I finally started putting out real projects and code people could make use of.


Some of my other interests include productivity apps, tools, and workflows. Academia is a strong interest of mine, and with that learning methods and note-taking.

A really great personal knowledge management application that is Free to use but not yet Open Source is the Obsidian Application.

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It's an electron-based application that looks at a directory fill with markdown notes and provides networked linking of notes, searching, and tagging capabilities, and far far more.

I make a lot of videos about Obsidian on my channel as well as how to mix code-based approaches to knowledge management:


For this Hacktoberfest, I really didn't attempt to participate more than I normally do on Github as I'm always actively contributing to FOSS. I didn't even really hear about Hacktoberfest very much until I saw videos by

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There was a repository where a lot of the CSS customizations the Obsidian users created were being aggregated. This was a great project as it made finding a lot of the commonly seen features in other people's custom themes available to others. I had a lot of these pieces collected as well as links to the original posts and messages they came from and started adding multiple pull requests to add my collection to the repo:

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πŸ•ΆοΈ Awesome stuff for Obsidian

A curated list of awesome themes and plugins for Obsidian.


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Handy tools

Name Description Credits
Markdownload A Firefox and Google Chrome extension to clip websites and download them into a readable markdown file. deathau
Copy Selection as Markdown Firefox add-on to copy a selection or link as formatted Markdown 0x6b
Notion to Obsidian converter Simple script to convert exported Notion notes to Obsidian connertennery
Yarle - Yet Another Rope Ladder from Evernote Node.js app to convert exported Evernote notes to Markdown (Obsidian) akosbalasko
Oboe - Obsidian to HTML converter Command line tool that converts an Obsidian vault into a vault of HTML files. Useful for publishing a vault as a static website. kmaasrud
Obsidian Clipper An unofficial Obsidian clipper for Chrome, that allows you to easily clip a selection to a note in Obsidian jplattel

Themes

Most themes should be available…


Ultimately all I did for Hacktoberfest was request the owner of the repo tag their repo with #hacktoberfest so that all the pull requests I had already merged would be counted.

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Next year I plan to be a bit more targeted in my approach to contribute and will try to be even more active!

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