Hacktoberfest and Open Source goals
Now that we are somewhat comfortable with Github, Git and practice contributing to our peer's Open Source projects. Its time to hit the big leagues. Well, more like little leagues (one step at a time). I'm talking about HacktoberFest 2019! It's a one-month-long Open-Source festival that allows contribution to lots of projects. It welcomes contributors and maintainers from all over the globe and skill level. I, for one, will be participating as a beginner contributor. They actually have a separate starter guide for beginners with An introduction to Open Source page and the basics of pull requests page. Oh, I forgot to mention, you can win a limited edition HacktoberFest t-shirt if you register(free) and make 4 pull requests.
|Registration is through your GitHub account|
The organizers make it easier for a beginner like me to get started by providing links like first-timers-only which help you you find great beginner issues.
The 3 issues I want to work on during the month of October are:
This is my first semester playing around with Git and Github. It is a useful tool if you know how to navigate around it. If you struggle to use Git and Github, you will have a hard time working on Dev project in your future career.