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It is that time of the year again - Hacktober.
Hacktoberfest is a yearly event encouraging people to contribute to open source in October. It's a celebration of community, learning, and giving back.
Giving back to open source projects by contributing can be a great way to learn, practice skills, and meet new people by working together on projects you enjoy using.
You don't always have to write code to be part of Hacktoberfest. There are many other ways you can contribute to open source, writing documentation, testing out features and bugs, or triaging issues for project maintainers.
I would argue these tasks are sometimes more valuable to projects and maintainersa great way to familiarize yourself with the project.
To start, register as part of Hacktoberfest 2022 here
Rules are pretty simple, in October, you have to get four PRs submitted/merged to open source projects. Also, your Tublian profile will automatically get updated.
A great month to build your streetcred 🚀
New to contributing to open source?
Hacktoberfest can be an especially welcoming time to dip your toes into open source contributions for the first time and improve your streetcred. There are many streams, posts, guides, and conversations around getting started. You're joining many folks also starting their journey this month!
You start with making your first contribution
Here are open source projects participating in Hacktoberfest:
Already have a Tublian account? Then go to projects and find the project that interests you. Bonus, you can also find a pair partner & work on a project together.
Let us all give back to the community and build streetcred.
Here are some helpful links:
- Tips for contributing to open source projects
- A reference guide to Git
- Git cheat sheets