Welcome to Preptember 2023, a month dedicated to preparing for the exciting Hacktoberfest season. Whether you're a project maintainer or a new contributor, Virtual Coffee is here to support your Open Source journey.
Preptember is the month leading up to Hacktoberfest, an annual event celebrating open-source contributions. It's a time to prepare, plan, and set the stage for a successful Hacktoberfest experience. Whether you're a maintainer or a contributor, Preptember is the month to prepare for contributions during to Hacktoberfest.
Preptember is an important preparation time for maintainers and contributors. For maintainers, it's a time to clean up repositories, improve documentation, and set clear guidelines. For contributors, it's an opportunity to explore projects, understand their dynamics, and learn how to make meaningful contributions.
Preptember isn't just about a one-time contribution; it's about building lasting relationships with projects and their maintainers. By investing time in understanding a project before making contributions during Hacktoberfest, you set the stage for continued involvement, making you a valuable community member beyond just Hacktoberfest.
- Preptember: Maintainer Powerups
- Preptember: Projects and Discussions
- Preptember: Getting ready for Hacktoberfest
- Intro to Hacktoberfest: PRs, Issues, Evaluating repos – Hacktoberfest Initiative – Virtual Coffee
- Getting Started in a New Codebase
Here's how to make meaningful contributions:
- Understand the Project: Take time to understand the project's goals and roadmap.
- Solve Real Problems: Focus on issues that add value to the project.
- Quality: Adhere to the project's contributing guidelines, coding standards, and communication guidelines.
Ready to jump in? Here's how:
Maintainers: Use our Repository Checklist to get your project ready. If your project checks all the boxes, drop it in the comments below!
Contributors: Check out our Contributor Guide to learn more about how to navigate open source projects. And if you evaluate a project that meets our guidelines, share them in the chat.
If you have a repository you'd like us to review, drop it below!