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Hacktoberfest 2020: Registration Now Open 🎃

jess profile image Jess Lee (she/her) ・1 min read

Today’s the day! Commit to open source (pun intended) by signing up for Hacktoberfest!

Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of OSS that highlights the truly collaborative nature of building software. Developers from all across the world challenge themselves to contribute four or more PRs to open source projects within the month of October. It’s an opportunity to develop new relationships, contribute your first or hundredth contribution, and earn some sweet physical or digital swag.

We’re exactly one week from the start of Hacktoberfest, so get ready by registering today. You can use this last week to start thinking about which projects you want to contribute to! Here are a few projects that are looking for collaborators:

And regardless of whether or not you know your project(s) yet, let us know if you plan on participating:

Happy Coding!

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Jane Tracy 👩🏽‍💻

I am excited about my first Hackoberfest. ✨🙌

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Christopher Wray

Can I just contribute to docs? (:

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Sandor Dargo

I think you can. And don't belittle it, high-quality documentation is crucial!

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Christopher Wray

Totally agree! Sweet. At this point, that is what I feel comfortable contributing. (:

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Amruta Ranade

Our docs repo has beginner-friendly issues: github.com/cockroachdb/docs/issues...

We also have a beginner-friendly code repo if you prefer: github.com/cockroachdb/cockroachdb...

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Christopher Wray

Thank you! I will bookmark this to try to contribute during Hacktoberfest. (:

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Jérémie Astor

In my case, docs is what is needed the most! And I'd be pretty surprised if I learned I'm the only one 😄

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Christopher Wray

ME too. If docs aren't easy to read through and understand, I am much less inclined to use a project.

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Jérémie Astor

Can relate. That's why I'll probably try to improve the "contributing"s sections in the docs of my project 😕

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Kushagra Bansal

If I make a PR today (or before 1st October), will it count?

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Marcel Jurtz

From the faq:

To win a shirt, you must sign up on the Hacktoberfest site and make four pull requests on GitHub by October 31st. Pull requests do not have to be merged and accepted. As long as they’ve been opened and marked as ready-for-review between the beginning of October 1 and the very end of October 31, they count toward a free T-shirt.

So I think no.

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Kushagra Bansal

Thanks for the info. I read this too but I think I got a bit too excited. 😂

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Marcel Jurtz

Don't let this keep you from pr'ing before october ;)

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Kushagra Bansal

Yeah.
Like how much time I have to win a T-shirt? Only the first 75000 to make 4 PR's win a T-shirt so how fast do the spots fill up? In like 20 days or 15 days or 10 days?

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Marcel Jurtz

I'm not sure about that. Last year I finished around october 25th or so, but I think they didn't have a limit back then. They mentioned that they will send out more info on that tough.

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Kushagra Bansal

Did you get a T-shirt?

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Peter Kim Frank

Excited for another great Hacktoberfest! We are so proud to partner with DigitalOcean again on this wonderful celebration of open-source.

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Laszlo Toth

To be honest, I didn't really know what is Hacktoberfest 2 days ago...
I felt like shy myself 10 years ago when I heard about coding challenges around the world and didn't know how to participate ( But I knew I would love to).

I read some posts and comments here ( thank you very much for that) and decided, whatever it takes I will participate :)
Registration is completed.

Now, all I need to do is to find some cool Android apps. I am nervous like when I was a teenager :)
Good luck everyone.

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Jayesh Tembhekar ⚡

Hacktoberfest 2020 is my first one. Wish me luck 🕺

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Ephraim Atta-Duncan

Hopefully, this will be my first.

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Ali Sherief • Edited

I'm probably too late to join but I just merged a pull request into youtube-dl adding an age-protection test with a Creative Commons video, Big Buck Bunny. github.com/l1ving/youtube-dl/pull/14

And we even made a new release recently!

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Robert Smith

Is there something special to do to add our open source projects to a list of repos looking for help? I'm maintaining a couple of open source apps that could definitely benefit from some community help! One is a historical data rescue tool and the other is an open source community engine for both rails and Django.

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legastoc

This is my first time I'll be be contributing to the hacktoberfest

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Chris Bongers

Can't wait!

By accident, I already made some PR too early 🤷‍♂️

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Ahmet Turkmen

Hey All,

If you would like to contribute open source project which is in Golang, you are more welcome to do so.
We have some issues which are not difficult, ( even easy ). I hope, you will find them interesting :)

github.com/aau-network-security/ha...

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TechGirl007

Hi Dev Team. Super Excited to be here again. 🌠🚀

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Andrea

Also my first Hacktoberfest. Excited but also extremely terrified :)

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Stephan B. R. Langenau

The Hacktoberfest 2020 will be my first coding relevant participation and challenge.

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Swayam Samyak Debasis

Excited about this event :)