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Waleed Ahmad
Waleed Ahmad

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My First Hacktoberfest

Hello World!! This is my first post on Dev.to and I'm gonna share my experience about the first Hacktoberfest I joined.

I've recently enrolled myself in Software Engineering and currently going through the core concepts of the computing stuff. Apart from that I got the opportunity to learn web technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP and I can proudly say that I can make any Web App by just using these. But I didn't stop there and moved on to learning MERN stack and now a days I'm learning React and Node and will become a MERN developer in few months.

Now coming back to topic, last month I was watching random videos on YouTube where all of a sudden an Ad for the Hacktoberfest appeared. It sparked my curiosity, so I began researching it, and I was astounded to learn that this Fest has been held on a yearly basis for the past eight years. So I started looking for projects, and to be honest, I had no idea how Open-Source worked, so I chose beginner-friendly projects. I made a total of 9 PRs out of which only 5 got approved.

Today I have placed my order for the T-shirt and also claimed my badge on DEV for completing Hacktoberfest 2021!

Conclusion: I've learned about the Open-Source and I will definitely be taking parts in different projects from now on. I think its really a great because you get to interact with different developers and learn from them while helping them.

Thank you!

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Rahul Prajapat

Where to use the coupon code ??

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Waleed Ahmad Author

Scroll down to your Coupon Code and beneath that theres a "Redeem button". Your code will be applied automatically when you click that button and it will redirect you to the product page.

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Rahul Prajapat

Redeem option is for T-shirt not for badge

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Waleed Ahmad Author

Under the Redeem button theres a link for the badge. Click on Read more and it'll pop open the details.

However, you can visit the shop here at:
shop.dev.to/products/dev-hacktober...

Place your order and use your coupon code at checkout.

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Rahul Prajapat

How to claim reward on DEV ??