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Newbie 1.0 to 2.0

debugagrawal profile image Deepak Vijay Agrawal ・Updated on ・3 min read

❀ Open Source


Namaste everyone !

Myself Deepak Agrawal πŸš€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

I'm a newbie developer,
I've been coding in C++ past 2 years but that was all like CMD o/p based so it was not much fun, like seeing the o/p in just a small window though the logic and computation is fun,

So I started learning HTMl CSS and JS to convert my 

imaginations into reality with medium of these languages 

and it's quite addictive and I love it
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I got to know about Hacktoberfest in mid of October when one of the recommendation popped up on my youtube feed and it was from Eddie.


Background :

I've heard a lot about open source but didn't knew much about it until Hacktoberfest.
On the official website the tutorials that were provided helped me to understand what open source actually and why does it matter so much and that completely shaped my perspective towards open source
It's like contributing for more and more betterment of a project or a software or a website which eventually gives you satisfaction of using your knowledge that would help everyone using it out there. And also feels proud that your code is part of some kind cool projects


Progress :

Firstly I was confused where to start and which repos to stick with,previously I've created some small projects in JS HTML and CSS so on Github I searched regarding this tags and a number of Repos were available and seeing that it was like I've got an playground or an arena to code and contribute towards open source.


Contributions :

  • This was my First merged PR Here I contributed by creating a Drumkit built using Raw [HTML+CSS+JS]

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  • This was my Second merged PR Here I contributed by creating a Flex Panel Gallery built using Raw [HTML+CSS+JS]

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  • This was my Third merged PR Here I contributed by creating a Hangman Game built using [Python and Turtle library for GUI]

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  • This was my Fourth merged PR Here I contributed by creating a Analog Clock using Raw [HTML+CSS+JS]

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In total I have 14 successfully merged PRs and feels proud πŸš€


Reflections :

The happiness of First successfully merged PR cannot be measured 
in any kind of sense but just be experienced by efforts.
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This was my first experience participating in Hacktoberfest and completely fell in love with open source.
In this period of 15 days I learned a lot open source contribution, web development and got connected with a lot of like minded people with help of Github.

Learning from the mistakes is great quality that every human
should have and Hacktoberfest helped me to practice it.
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Above I've mentioned that I have 14 Successful merged PRs which is out of 24 in total made so never loose hope and always try giving your best.

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Waylon Walker

14 merged PRs is crazy, congrats on the hard work paying off. Glad to hear that you have fallen in love with open source and hope that this has lowered the barrier to raising issues and submitting PR's in the future.

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Deepak Vijay Agrawal Author

Thanks Waylon 😊 indeed contributing to open source is a real satisfactionπŸš€ πŸ’―

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Ephraim Atta-Duncan

14? Wow..Well done.

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Deepak Vijay Agrawal Author

Thanks Duncan 😊

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rishika-rl

Omgggg .This is crazyyyy !!!Well done and good going #coderdeepak

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Deepak Vijay Agrawal Author

Thank you Rishika πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—
It gives a lot of motivation as a new coderπŸ™ŒπŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸš€