Wow! It's Hacktoberfest again. This time I'm actually participating, instead of signing up and doing nothing like last year. This time though, I'm finally going through with it, and contributing to the open source community.
I'm not exactly sure. I remember really wanting to get a free t-shirt, but that's about it. At the time I mostly used Github to host my projects, and I didn't really get the collaborative side of it.
- Familiarize myself to open source on Github. I want to learn the in's and out's of how repositories are maintained and contributed to, and how to do the same for my repositories.
- Make at least four meaningful pull requests. None of this "Add your name to the document" nonsense, I want to make actual real pull requests on software that I use, or find interesting. Either to resolve issues, or helping with development.
- Open my future projects to contributors. Like I said before, I've always used Github purely for hosting projects. My whole thing was that I didn't want people editing my code. I wanted it to be purely written by me. Of course, I see how that way of thinking is flawed.
- Maybe get a free t-shirt. 😉
Welp, those are my main goals that I've set for myself this month. Hopefully I can actually achieve them. If so, Hacktoberfest is sure to be a good personal learning experience.