Hacktoberfest Completion Thread

dev.to staff on September 30, 2019

This thread is a place to celebrate the achievement of completing Hacktoberfest 2019! Use this thread to discuss your experience, highlight some o... [Read Full]
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Have made 4 submissions and got invited to this page! #hacktoberfest


How did you get an invite? I've made 4 PRs and they show up on the start hacking page but didn't really get any completion message or invite. Not sure if I'm missing out on something


Yes It shows progress bar as full and 4 PRs below but does not explicitly mention that I cleared it or does not mention link to this post

It arrives via email... try checking your spam folder

Can you please explain the process by which I can know the status in the hacktoberfest contest.
I have done 4 PRs and then there was started a timer for 7 days...
What about it. ???

The timer is for maintainers of the repo on which you raised the PRs to verify the validity of the PRs. If any of your PRs are marked invalid you have to raise a different PR to complete the challenge.


I got confirmation! It was through mail. They didn't exactly show anything on website. Also, in mail check promotions tab.

Yeah. Same here. On Website, the countdown timer shows negative time now.


It's October 1 in my timezone so I have about 5 PRs ready to be hopefully accepted. ๐Ÿ˜„ One of them is to DEV.to!

I'm really excited to be working with different code bases (including languages I've never tried before) this time! I must admit I'm having a blast ๐Ÿš€!


As long as they are submitted they don't have to be accepted. As long as they are not reported as spam PRs, you're good.

Obviously we want our work to be merged. Last year one of my 4prs just sat there sadly, guess the maintainer abandoned the repo.


Oh okay, thanks for explaining that Fernando!

I actually went ahead and made a few more PRs ๐Ÿ˜Š hopefully all of them will be merged ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ


If a maintainer marks the PR as invalid after the review period, will I get my T-shirt? Or will I need to more PRs?

Not entirely sure about invalid PRs, but more likely not.

Thanks for the kind reply. Was a bit over-excited I guess!

You still have time to submit a few more if you need to! 4 is the minimum, not the maximum!


Completed 4 PR's! This was my first #hacktoberfest, so I was/am still a bit nervous. I'd like to be more active with contributing to open-source projects from here on out.

I feel extremely uncomfortable to touch any big problems, but this was a step forward!


I feel extremely uncomfortable to touch any big problems, but this was a step forward!

That's all it takes!

Heck yes, and well done!!!


Felt quite the same but now after 4 little pr's, I am confident to maybe tackle issues of larger scale let's gooooo!


Just realized that I completed the #hacktoberfest challenge ๐Ÿ˜…. Have been contributing to Open source projects for quite some time now. Just love this stuff โค๏ธ. Open Source community FTW ๐Ÿ˜„


Getting ready for tomorrow - Oct 1st!!!

And DONE!!!!

4 PRs


That is the best thing ever... worked for years alone on a project (sirix.io) and finally getting my first contributions/PRs :-)


I just learned a lot by this event, did 4 PL and got here. Lets hope my PL don't go in waste. I am still doing more because of this event as it has given me interest in this thing. Thank You to DigitalOcean, DEV Team for Hacktoberfest


I am turning reactjs.org to PWA (the basic one)!

I decided to add Web App manifest to reactjs documentation for hacktoberfest so users can "Add to Homescreen" the documentations. Also added URL bar color and logo to it.

Here's my PR:

WebApp manifest added to allow users "Add to Homescreen" documentations #2377

This solves issue #2259


Currently there is not manifest set for the website so logo is blank and title is set as a name. Also the color of URL bar in chrome is plain white. Here's how it will look after this PR.


Image 1 is to show the new color of URL bar in chrome Image 2 is the screen after selecting "Add to homescreen" Image 3 is the splash screen after opening it as WebApp

I've added color to the URL bar, Configured name, short_name and other properties. and added a logo file in src/images/react_logo.png (Needed 512px png logo so had to add a new logo)

This is my first contribution here so I'm sorry if I missed out on something

2 of the PRs are in an npm module called prompts for some bug fixes.

And 1 PR is in the

GitHub logo tmrowco / tmrowapp-contrib

Tomorrow automatically calculates the climate impact of your daily choices by connecting to apps and services you already use.

I am looking forward to work with them even after hacktoberfest as they are working on application related to climate change.

Also, I am working on a PR for DEV. It will not really be part of hacktoberfest as I've already sent 4 PRs but I am super excited to work on DEV


i completed the challenge on Saturday (06/10) during an exclusive women's meeting, focused on learning and teaching git / github concepts for other women, together, we made the 'hacktoberfest for women'.
the initiative was born with the communit 'Developer Circles from Facebook' here in Recife, Pernambuco - Brazil and was has support for another groups, some like Women Who Code and Pyladies.

so, how the life isn't just code, one of my PR's, was in an amazing and funny repository, the 'DevJoke' of Shruti Kapoor (github.com/shrutikapoor08/devjoke)

"this is all folks!"



I didn't even know that Hacktoberfest started, and received "Congratulations on submitting 4 PRs during Hacktoberfest!" email :-)

This is the advantage of getting paid to work on Open Source!


Congratulations @trivikr ๐Ÿ˜€
I wish I getting paid to work on Open Source projectsโค๏ธ


It was a great experience to be a part of the #hacktoberfest for the first time!


First Hacktoberfest!! Got my 4 in the bag, now to complete some more!


I just made more than 4 PRs to a project I enjoy contributing to and to add more fun to it, it is Hactoberfest!! Currently, under review from the maintainers. I am off to do more ....๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ


Just realized that I completed the #hacktoberfest challenge ๐Ÿ˜…. Have been contributing to Open source projects for quite some time now. Just love this stuff โค๏ธ. Open Source community FTW ๐Ÿ˜„ #dev #github #opensource


Made 4 PR(s) to some projects ! One landed and three more pending for reviews. Hopefully, those three PR(s) get landed too. #hacktoberfest

jeffong at #hacktoberfest


Does anyone know when this icon will be changed according to given Legend which is given below your contributions sections? It seems that, even if PR is merged, icon says still pending!

Or are we suppose to do something in PR like tagging with hacktoberfest ??


For me, it only changed after it passed the review period.


3 out of 4 was approved and merged. The last one is still pending. Hopefully, it gets merged too. But it seems like I have already passed the review period ! Woot woot ๐Ÿ™Œ


I've just submitted my 4th PR and received Hacktobert's e-mail letting me know to wait for maintainers' approval. Can't wait! This is my first time, so I'm basically learning how to use Git and at the same time contributing to projects spreading the word about Data Science and Python resources. It was a bit hard to find projects I could help as a first-timer and code newbie, but I was able to add a community I'm part of, a podcast I listen to, a Youtube channel I watch, and a book I translated to 4 repos I follow. It's great practice on using Git! #Hacktoberfest


Firstly, apologies if I have already commented. I couldn't find my comment, thus adding one. It's all very new to me and I am just working thing out.

I completed my first 4 pull request last week. Since then I have been slowly taking on a few other things. Just a big shout out to everyone for making this happen. It is a lot of fun and with out a community, like yourself, people like me ... well...we would still be stuck in a dark (or light) corner trying to figure things out! #thankyou #hacktoberfest


I am a complete newbie to GitHub and open source contribution. This challenge motivated me to make contributions. Made 4 pull requests, let's hope they are accepted. Opensource is interesting. No doubt.


Big Shout Out to Everyone making Hacktoberfest possible. I, notably, achieved my first 4 PRs and the first time I have participated in this event. I have to confess - I think I am addicted. Perfect environment for me. I am now looking for more to contribute and take my skills up a notch! #thankyou


Have made 4 submissions and I am invited to part of this thread. Hopeful of all the submissions being accepted.




Finished 4 pull requests already! I've never participated in anything like this so it was some great experience and very addictive! I definitely plan on making a habit of doing this more often as I learned a lot and it felt good to see my contributions!

Good luck all!


Already got my 4 PRs in; that was quick ๐Ÿ˜‚
Most were fixing typos and ensuring projects have the proper license file so Github can detect it properly. I like how Github recommends great repos to me based on my stars, it works very well for me. I've found a few interesting ones already, so I might contribute some more substantial PRs this month just because โœŠ


Already did 4 PRs on the first day, but I don't intend to stop :)

Started with focusing on Elixir. Updated (and translated to Russian) a few lessons on Elixir School, and updated Phoenix documentation on DevDocs to 1.4!


I've just joined a new company and was struggling finding time to contribute first.
Still managed to pull off 4 PRs. Two of them have a slightly more impact.
Not going to stop here though ;) A big portion of October is remaining.
Excited for the T-Shirt ๐Ÿ˜„


Got 4 PR's done finally, 3 merged already and the 4th should be merged soon! This was an awesome way to push myself back into coding. I learned how to regularly fix conflicts with a project that was highly volatile as well as add to another project that sets out to help Junior Devs find resources.

Now I'm just crossing my fingers that my PR's count since the 7 day window is after the 31st, and I make it under the 50,000 people to get a shirt! I'll be sporting that all over the place.


This year I contributed to @lostdesign's awesome project, webgems.io, and added a bunch of useful Typography resources, as well as rewriting the contribution guide to make contributing easier for fellow community members ๐Ÿ™Œ


I forgot I signed up, despite me inviting the DEV community to help out over at Exercism:

...and I got the e-mail at October 2nd 2:03 my timezone.

I decided to build a Track Maintenance Dashboard which has been deployed since last night. The co-founder of Exercism loved it so much, he gave me a subdomain so we could host it. And the best part? It's OSS! So you can see how I built it:

GitHub logo exercism / tracks-maintenance-dashboard

A dashboard for maintainers to understand the state of tracks


A dashboard for maintainers to understand the state of tracks


It's time! Last year I won my t-shirt but you know... Argentina. This edition I'll do tons of PRs and pray to get the t-shirt xD


Yeah, they sent it, but I couldn't pick it up because some federal permission thing, so sad. I hope to get the law on my side this year xD


Successfully submitted more than 4 PR's to opensource project & they have merged too ! Really Excited ๐Ÿš€ #hacktoberfest


For my first time contributing code for Hacktoberfest, I learned a lot from doing contributions! I have done the goal of four contributions so far, but just because I did four does not mean I will stop! I hope to have more contributions as the month goes on.


It was my privilege to make a number of contributions to the Open Web Components recommendations and tools.

In addition to that, I was also pleased to make a small contribution to crocks that should bring you HM type signatures on hover in your IDE.


I contributed my four PRs for Hacktoberfest 2019. Aside from my simple haiku here: github.com/do-community/cloud_haik..., I also contributed to the DefinitelyTyped library: github.com/DefinitelyTyped/Definit..., so that users of Express have more flexibility with TypeScript when working with req.body regardless of whether they have installed middleware such as bodyParser and helping TypeScript help us in avoiding invalid inputs.

My third and fourth PRs:
was based on a need to get these libraries working with React Native 0.60.4 with Androidx without having to alter the dependencies which would not work the next time someone has to npm install anew for my project and anyone else who experienced the same error.


Last year I was too scared to participate as I was like 3 months into coding, but I wish I had! It was awesome checking new repos, seeing how other teams handle their code and sending PRs that get merged (I got too excited and sent two before Oct 1). I'm actually really happy that I participated this year!


Just completed my 4 PRs. I contributed to a write a Markdown (.md) file, a Java code, an HTML one and a web design project with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It's my second time at Hacktoberfest and it feels so good to contribute to open source. Have a great day everyone! ๐Ÿ˜„


Had to use mongoose-dummy at work, which is slightly out-dated, so I had to add the missing blocks :)

Without even realizing it, the Hacktober challenge was completed ๐Ÿ˜„


Damn, just finished my first ever hacktoberfest! Never thought contributing can be this challenging and fun.


Yess!! Finished the Hacktoberfest challenge. All my contributions were to the nushell/nushell repo which has some really good low-hanging fruit on issue #711. I actually did not contribute any code, just some helpful documentation on nushell.

image of my contributions

image of the email i got from hacktoberfest


Phew, got my PRs in. Certainly nice not to be racing to finish them at the end of the month like last year!

Hacktoberfest progress

If anyone is looking for #PowerShell repos to contribute to, I can recommend:

GitHub logo Badgerati / Pode

Pode is a Cross-Platform PowerShell framework for creating web servers to host REST APIs, Web Sites, and TCP/SMTP Servers

GitHub logo vexx32 / PSKoans

A simple, fun, and interactive way to learn the PowerShell language through Pester unit testing.


I did it! 8) Actually my second year that I join Hacktoberfest. Last year I was stoked I got a GitHub account, didn't get too lost there, and completed as well. This year I set some goals for myself. 1) I wanted to use GitHub desktop to do a pull request and 2) I wanted to really contribute to at least one open source project. I achieved both these goals and along the way learned even more, and got even more exciting about coding and learning and basically this path I am on.

While achieving goal 1, I found this (github.com/firstcontributions/firs...) great first timers repo with a tutorial on how to use VSC (which I just decided to use a month or so ago) in combination with GitHub. Mind blown, I had no idea. Now I learned this and i did all the other PR this way.

Then I found a repo that was just awesome. We are making a CSS Zoo (github.com/xaca/css_zoo). I really love this project, it's easy for beginners and superfriendly and fun. I translated the Readme file to Dutch (voor de Nederlandse lezers, ik heb een typfout achter gelaten zodat je deze kan fixen met een PR ;)) and added an animal.

That does leave my goal number 2.. Really contribute.. I don't know why but there are no Hacktoberfest events in the Netherlands this year. That is why I went to Dusseldorf, Germany yesterday for a Meetup from a React group who did have an event. Got up early and drove east and I am so happy I went. I met a lot of inspiring people, made friends and one 'gave' me a bug he found for my last PR (here github.com/tech-conferences/confs....) where I also had my first experience with React and Typescript. Goal 2 :check:

Hacktoberfest 2019 was already amazing, teaching me new thing, on the way I only came across super friendly people and got inspired to push myself and get out there. Thank you @digitalocean and @devteam, thanks a lot. But Hacktober is not over yet! Now I want to see how I can maybe help others, any questions other newbies have, I am happy to help!


Just submitted my fourth PR! This is my second time participating and it's amazing seeing how much I've learned since last time. It's been a blast contributing to projects I care about, even if just small fixes, but I plan to keep contributing regardless!


First time contributor, finally got around to gitting, forking, cloning, committing and pulling all the things! And finally took the courage to submit a simple project focusing on simple CSS animations. Now I will look forward to more bigger and bolder adventures as I carry on with my learning and experimenting. It was not as scary as I thought it would be.


4 PR's ready!
One already merged, one had quite a lot of review and things needed to fix and I accidentally improved the speed of the project, lol.
Other two awaiting review!
Definitely cool event, I've learned about nice projects and found some sites listing issues, very nice!
Contributions are welcome on my own repo too!

GitHub logo MrNaif2018 / bitcart



Bitcart is a platform for merchants, users and developers which offers easy setup and use.

Docs Status CircleCI codecov Python versions

Linked repositories

Our ecosystem consists of a few packages, this is main web interface. Other repositories:

github.com/MrNaif2018/bitcart-docker - docker packaging, easy install

github.com/MrNaif2018/bitcart-sdk - python library for coins connection


Docs are available at docs.bitcartcc.com/en/latest/ or at docs directory in this repository.


See github.com/MrNaif2018/bitcart/blob... for details.


I found out about Hacktoberfest a few days ago while working on a feature I wanted in Sentry. Here's my four PRs.


Yeah, I did it ! Last year I stopped after 1 PR. And this year, after 2 days, I made 4 PRs, little contributions to the Godot Engine documentation to close some issues. I will continue to do PRs all the month, maybe I will try to fix some engine little issues (let's learn C++ ๐Ÿ˜€ ) !

GitHub logo godotengine / godot

Godot Engine โ€“ Multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine

Godot Engine logo

Godot Engine

Homepage: godotengine.org

2D and 3D cross-platform game engine

Godot Engine is a feature-packed, cross-platform game engine to create 2D and 3D games from a unified interface. It provides a comprehensive set of common tools, so that users can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel. Games can be exported in one click to a number of platforms, including the major desktop platforms (Linux, Mac OSX, Windows) as well as mobile (Android, iOS) and web-based (HTML5) platforms.

Free, open source and community-driven

Godot is completely free and open source under the very permissive MIT license No strings attached, no royalties, nothing. The users' games are theirs, down to the last line of engine code. Godot's development is fully independent and community-driven, empowering users to help shape their engine to match their expectations. It is supported by the Software Freedom Conservancy not-for-profit.

Before being open sourced inโ€ฆ


First PR submitted for Hacktoberfest! Figured I'd start with something simple - addressing Node.js audit issues in the Itch app, something I happen to use frequently.



Second Hacktoberfest I've taken part in, my four PRs have now been submitted! Mixture of fixes, feature improvements, documentation and README polishing! Three of the PRs have already successfully been merged, the last one will hopefully soon be as well. Feel free to visit my GitHub profile to check out the stuff I'm up to! Congrats to all participants! :)


I contributed to a open source project that I saw as a suggestion 2 years ago for Hacktoberfest. I contributed to my friend's open source project. And I also updated my personal website that's public on GitHub. It was a really productive October for Hacktober :)
I also participated in #inkTechTober for about half of this month.


Completed 4 PR's! This was my first #hacktoberfest also am new to GitHub. Now i'm quite confident about Git and more active with contributing to open-source projects.
As i was new to GitHub, i was scaring to make PRs in Big Problems, so i made 6 PRs in small Projects.


While I don't like being sick and lying most of the time, I managed to submit my 4 PR's to electron's documentation by converting their API examples to a Fiddle one ๐Ÿ˜Š because I just couldn't do nothing.

Find out more about how you can contribute here:

[Hacktoberfest] Porting electron-api-demos to Electron Fiddle examples in docs #20442

erickzhao avatar
erickzhao commented on Oct 05, 2019


This meta-issue addresses a need to bridge the gap between our website's online docs, electron-api-demos, and Electron Fiddle.

  • What's electron-api-demos?

    As the name indicates, electron-api-demos` is a collection of examples for Electron APIs wrapped in an application. Each demo contains a executable example of the API along with sample code and additional explanations.

  • What's Electron Fiddle?

    Electron Fiddle is a code playground allowing developers to tinker around with small experiments that can later be exported into full-fledged Electron applications. The interface allows users to create and run small Electron apps with a single main.js, renderer.js, and index.html.

  • Motivation
    • Although collecting runnable API demos is nice, having the sample code gated behind an application increases friction, and maintaining the app in its current state for more than 1 release line is difficult.
    • Having the code available online makes it easier to find and more accessible to read, but having to manually launch
    • Porting over electron-api-demos into Fiddle-friendly examples is a big step into ultimately having API code samples available in the docs as runnable Fiddles.
  • Current Progress
    • Recently, Electron Fiddle added the capability of loading code directly from the docs on the electron/electron repo (see electron/fiddle/pull/203). However, there are currently no examples!
    • The ElectronJS website currently has an open PR (electron/electronjs.org/pull/2848]) adding the ability to launch the Fiddle protocol from the Electron website.


We will be attempting to port over all of the electron-api-demos examples in the codebase. For context on how API demos are structured, see the docs here.

The task is to ultimately convert each demo into an Electron Fiddle sample that's equivalent in functionality. Please include the explanatory text from the HTML files as well. Note that many of these demos are tightly coupled in logic, and a single PR can be submitted for multiple demos within a Section.

The easiest way to do so is to pick an example in electron-api-demos, recreate the example in Electron Fiddle (using the electron-api-demo source code as a starting point), save the Fiddle locally into a folder, and move that example into /docs/fiddles/[CATEGORY]/[SECTION]/[DEMO].

Example Fiddle

See the following PR for an example of this task (Asynchronous Messages demo): #20441

Code style

Code should follow the StandardJS style guidelines. To format your code, run the following snippet in your directory.

    npm install -g standard # if you don't have it installed
    standard --fix

Folder structure

Add the contents of your Fiddle (main.js, renderer.js , and index.html but not package.json) into a new /docs/fiddles/[CATEGORY]/[SECTION]/[DEMO] folder in your fork of electron/electron

For a handy graph on what category/section/demo mean:

PR requirements

  • PR is merging into master branch.
  • File structure adheres to the requirements above.
  • Code in PR runs successfully in Electron Fiddle with the latest release of Electron 6.
  • Code in PR passes a linting check with Standard.


Since this is a meta-issue that will require many PRs from contributors, we will attempt to proceed in a first-come-first-serve fashion. Examples will be marked as claimed as soon as a PR is opened for them.

In the interest of focusing on getting each PR reviewed and merged, please only open one PR at a time before opening another.

List of Demos

  • [ ] Windows
    • [ ] Create and manage windows
      • [ ] Create a new window
      • [ ] Manage window state
      • [ ] Window events (blur and focus)
      • [ ] Create a frameless window
    • [ ] Handling window crashes and hangs
      • [ ] Relaunch window after the process crashes
      • [ ] Relaunch window after the process hangs
  • [ ] Menus
    • [ ] Customize menus
      • [ ] Create an application menu
      • [ ] Create a context menu
    • [ ] Keyboard shortcuts
      • [x] Register a global keyboard shortcut @yashints #20466
  • [ ] Native User Interface
    • [ ] Open external links and the file manager
      • [ ] Open path in file manager
      • [ ] Open external links
    • [ ] Desktop notifications
      • [ ] Basic notification
      • [ ] Notification with image
    • [ ] Use system dialogs
      • [ ] Open a file or directory
      • [ ] Error dialog
      • [ ] Information dialog
      • [ ] Save dialog
    • [ ] Tray
      • [ ] Tray
    • [ ] Drag and drop files
      • [ ] Dragging files
  • [ ] Communication
    • [ ] Communicate between processes
      • [x] Asynchronous messages @erickzhao #20441
      • [x] Synchronous messages @97amarnathk #20451
      • [ ] Communicate with an invisible window
  • [ ] System
    • [ ] Get app or user system information
      • [ ] Get app information
      • [ ] Get version information
      • [ ] Get system information
      • [ ] Get screen information
    • [x] Clipboard @RikTheunis @#20445
      • [x] Copy
      • [x] Paste
    • [ ] Protocol Handler
      • [ ] Launch app from URL in another app
  • [ ] Media
    • [ ] Take screenshot
      • [ ] Take a screenshot

And here are mine:


docs: add Menu Shortcuts Fiddle example #20466

yashints avatar
yashints commented on Oct 08, 2019

Description of Change

Refs #20442

Adds the Menu Shortcuts example from electron-api-demos into a runnable Fiddle example.


  • [x] PR description included and stakeholders cc'd
  • [x] standard linter passes
  • [x] PR title follows semantic commit guidelines

Release Notes

notes: Added Menu Shortcuts example from electron-api-demos into a runnable Fiddle example.


docs: Adds Customize Menu section Fiddle example #20468

yashints avatar
yashints commented on Oct 08, 2019

Description of Change

Refs #20442

Adds the Customize Menu (Create an application menu and Create a context menu) example from electron-api-demos into a runnable Fiddle example.


Release Notes

Notes: Added the Customize Menu (Create an application menu and Create a context menu) example from electron-api-demos into a runnable Fiddle example.


docs: Added Drag and drop files Fiddle example #20472

yashints avatar
yashints commented on Oct 08, 2019

Description of Change

Refs #20442

Adds the Drag and Drop files example from electron-api-demos into a runnable Fiddle example.


  • [x] PR description included and stakeholders cc'd
  • [x] standard linter passes
  • [x] PR title follows semantic commit guidelines

Release Notes

notes: Added the Drag and Drop files example from electron-api-demos into a runnable Fiddle example.


docs: Adds Use system dialogs Fiddle example #20473

yashints avatar
yashints commented on Oct 08, 2019

Description of Change

Refs #20442

Adds all the Use system dialogs: โœ… Open a file or directory โœ… Error dialog โœ… Information dialog โœ… Save dialog examples from electron-api-demos into a runnable Fiddle example.


  • [x] PR description included and stakeholders cc'd
  • [x] standard linter passes
  • [x] PR title follows semantic commit guidelines

Release Notes

Notes: Added the Use system dialogs example from electron-api-demos into a runnable Fiddle example.


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I made it!

I took today off of "normal work" to do open source for #hacktoberfest and managed to do 5 PRs before being forced to stop. I focused on refactoring old python 2 code to python 3 - it's a bit surprising how many projects are slacking on updating their code.

It was lots of fun checking out all sorts of new projects and trying to find ways to contribute. Hoping to get some more in before the month is up.

Pumped for the Hacktoberfest swag! w00t!


This was my first hacktoberfest, and my first open source contributions as well (after almost 10 years coding).

I'm really glad i did it. Now it just seems that open source projects are more approachable.

I am also excited to start new open source projects and help out those that I like.



Updated my vuejs git remote repository browser kanban extension to support firefox together with chrome. github.com/funktechno/git-kanban-e.... Been on my TODO list. I also cut my webpack build size down more than 90% by upgrading to webpack 4 (was a major build configuration wework).


Got my four in for this year! It's my first year participating in Hacktober Fest (no sure why I did not do it before) and even though it's not my first time contributing to OSS it was definitely different know there was a goal.


As last year was my first Hacktoberfest, I was just eager to get the PR count and wasn't after quality/substance all that much. This year I was determined to make the PRs count! I pushed my comfort zone a bit and went after actual features instead of hunting minor tweaks or minimal code changes.


Just got my four PRs! A couple of them to my own project for a11y. If you have any resources to contribute (even if you hit all your PRs already) please go check out a11yfirst.netlify.com. I'd be happy to even get some resources in comments too to add to the site.


I had a hard time at work in the recent months preventing me from doing too much opensource contributions. So every time I came around something PR-worthy, I made a small note to come back to it when hacktoberfest starts. 3/4 of my planned PRs were already fixed, some turned out to be an error on my part (not a bug), the rest is fixed now. :-)


4PRs! and they are mostly READMEs ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ



Congratz! Readme's are a great way to start, I did one too :D


My fisrt participation in hactoberfest and i am very happy.

Sorry for my english


I just completed the four PRs and was redirected here. Currently, under review from the maintainers. I believe the fun has just started; would welcome projects to contribute related to Graph Databases (Neo4j), Django or simply SQL related.


Today I've Started and completed 4 PRS on GitHub. Just documentation update yeah but those are pretty important I think.
Last year I would not got tshirt due to some delivery issues
I Hope this time it will reach to me.




WOO! Another amazing year of #hacktoberfest! So excited for the shirt :D Still contributing as well - I โ™ฅ๏ธ OSS!

Most of my contributions were here and here!


Gonna make this a yearly thing.... Got an email that says they'll send me the details about how to collect the Hacktoberfest swag around October 21 but its already October 22. Still didn't receive anything... Who else has the same situation?


Boom, my first Hacktoberfest is done!

4/4 complete!

I'll still poke around a bit, but I made the most of my 6 day mini vacation by helping out around the internet :D

To get my feet wet:

fix readme link markdown #4

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ItsASine commented on Oct 05, 2019

Super minor, but the spaces mean the links aren't rendered correctly in Github

To fix a bug I submitted earlier this year:

Update stats for Generation 7 (fix #1) #2

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ItsASine commented on Oct 19, 2019

I updated the R script to generate each CSV instead of just gen 7 as well as updating these Pokemon's stats: Arbok, Dugtrio, Mega Alakazam, Farfetch'd, Dodrio, Electrode, Exeggutor, Noctowl, Ariados, Qwilfish, Magcargo, Corsola, Mantine, Swellow, Pelipper, Masquerain, Delcatty, Volbeat, Illumise, Lunatone, Solrock, Chimecho, Woobat, Crustle, Beartic, and Cryogonal (Stats source: bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ge...)

I notice my Mac generated the CSVs with quotes around strings and may have made the special characters in names wonky (Female Sign, Male Sign, and Acute e). I can clean those all up if you want.

Merging code I found laying around...:

Analyze data #4

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ItsASine commented on Oct 19, 2019

I don't remember why I never merged this...

(I'll admit that one was dumb -- my original plan was to rewrite the thing in R to make it feel worth counting, but I couldn't find the original code to rewrite. Ends up I never merged it to begin with.)

Found a fun series of emoji projects to help bolster:

Add "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard #363

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ItsASine commented on Oct 22, 2019
  • [x] ๐Ÿ”Ž Have searched the data.js file and Pull Requests to make sure that you are not adding a duplicate.
  • [x] ๐Ÿ–๏ธ Place the song(s) are placed in alphabetical order based on title inside of the data.js file.
  • [x] ๐Ÿ–๏ธ The artist(s) and featured artist(s) are all inside of square brackets [ ] and each are individually wrapped in quotation marks and have a comma between each one. (such as submitting this "artist": ["Lady Gaga","Bradley Cooper"] and not this "genres":["Lady Gaga,Bradley Cooper"]).
  • [x] 3๏ธโƒฃ There are at least three emojis listed under emojiImgs
  • [x] 6๏ธโƒฃ There are a maxium of six emojis listed under emojiImgs.
  • [x] ๐Ÿ–๏ธ There is a link to an official music video or performance under musicVideo. If there is no official video, I have added an empty string.
  • [x] ๐Ÿ‘ The pull request has a descriptive title (such as Added Boy With Luv or Added all of Panic at the Disco songs)
  • [x] โญ The genres are all inside of square brackets [ ] and each are individually wrapped in quotation marks and have a comma between each one. (such as submitting this "genres": ["k-pop","pop","dance"] and not this "genres":["k-pop, pop, dance"]).
  • [x] ๐Ÿ“… There is a single year under year.


Link to the lyrics: Pour Some Sugar On Me lyrics

Love ๐Ÿ’˜ is like a bomb ๐Ÿ’ฃ
Sugar ๐Ÿง‚ on me ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ
in the name of love ๐Ÿ’˜

Looked into this issue I've commented on before, buuuuut the fix is hard so nevermind:

Users can not remove a deleted Github repo that has been pinned to their profile. #745

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slbelden commented on Sep 25, 2018

Bug Report

Current Behavior

A Github repository that has been pinned to a user's profile (in the Integrations section of the profile settings) remains pinned when the Github repository is deleted. However, the repository is no longer listed in the user's profile settings, so it can never be removed.

Expected Behavior

A Github repository that has been pinned to a user's profile is unpinned when the repository is deleted. OR All pinned Github repositories remain visible in the user profile settings even if they have been deleted, so they can be unpinned manually.

Mobile & Desktop Screenshots/Recordings

Note the "Ompi-Journal" pinned repo: 1

The repo is deleted, so it does not apear in this list, and can not be removed: 2

The repo is deleted: 3

Additional Info (device/browser, helpful links)

Problem persists across all devices, browsers, and cache flushes.


Finally got my 4 pull requests in, contributing to the open source #CFML documentation on cfdocs.org. Lots more work is needed, so more PR's are welcome!

Hacktoberfest profile


One of mine was to add metadata to a Python Package, while three others were to create new Docker images provided by a framework maintainer, but one of the framework dependencies has a critical bug, so it may not be merged yet.


Today I successfully finished creating 4 of my PRs.
3 of them to my own open source project and one to register this project on awesome-go


I habe also tagged issues with #hacktoberfest, and got 5+ new contributors just this months.


Woop woop!

I was glad to contribute to:

  • Something I've worked on before ( selfcare.tech)
  • Two projects that I admire or want to know more about (Gatsby and Ember)
  • A brand new repo that might take off!

๐ŸŽ‰ Yay! ๐ŸŽ‰


4 PRs, 3 Accepted already, one of them is wordpress. Quiet proud of that :D


Found 4 issues and fixed them all in 5 hours.. good start to the weekend! :)

3rd year in a row I've finished #hacktoberfest within the first half of the weekend.. can't wait for the Hacktoberfest event we're organizing in Pune.. Hoping to go up to 10 this time :D


I finally made it! Have always wanted to participate in Hacktoberfest since I learned about it a couple of years ago!

This week I finished 5 PRs and working one more. I am very glad that I could contribute to my favourite open source projects and get to be part of the community. Also this week marks me joining the DEV community!



It's awesome seeing the Open Issues on github get snagged up so quickly for Hacktoberfest. Was able to participate and commit code on some pretty sweet projects. This is the first Hacktoberfest I was able to participate in and loved it!


I just made 5 submissions and got invited to this page! #hacktoberfest #hacktoberfest2019


Been updating all-the-proc-macro-things in the Rust ecosystem (syn, quote, proc-macro2). Someone else was doing the same, and we crossed paths โš”๏ธ.


Done with the Hacktoberfest challenge(worked on accessibility issues) but not with contributing to open source!:)<3


I just completed #hacktoberfest challenge! Made 4 PRs, but I still have some to do. ๐Ÿ˜„



Hello Everyone!!

This is the first time I contribute to Open Source and the best part is participating in Hacktoberfest, I'm really proud and glad, ยกIf I can do it, you can do it! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽŠ


Congratz! Is this the screen you get after the 7 day waiting period or mature period?
So exciting!! :D


I'd successfully completed hacktober fest a few years ago but didn't get a single PR in last year and wasn't sure what I was going to work on. But last week, I got inspired to move over my site to using Gridsome with a Drupal integration and learned a lot along the way. So at the halfway mark, I have been able to knock out 4 PRs, yay!


Well just finished submitting 4 PR! Two are new #Azure policy samples and the other two are related to localization issues in #Microsoft Docs. Will all 4 get accepted? Will I get the nice T-shirt? Tic Tac Tic Tac...


Didn't find a custom Slack action to create issues on Gitlab directly via Slack messages. Created a new project over the weekend and completed the Hacktoberfest challenge. The project is live at: github.com/mohanarpit/gitlab-slack...

Now to improve the README by huge leaps and bounds. Will complete that tomorrow. Was a lot of fun playing with 2 of my favourite APIs: Slack & Gitlab.

Future improvements would be to integrate Dev.to API as well so I can use Slack as a RSS feed each morning ๐Ÿ˜„


Hi, everyone!

This was my first Hacktoberfest and I must say it was incredible. Pretty challenging though.

I have never worked directly as a software developer, but I used to code some Shell Script automations for myself, spending like 1 hour a week.

So I thought, am I really capable of contributing to something meaningful due to my lack of experience? I will give it a try.

I have searched some projects that use Shell Script, and were not too complex, so I was able to contribute. I felt amazing. The feeling of improving something (at least it's what I think hahaha) is awesome.

After the challenge, I will try to create the habit of contributing to open-source projects, even more because I don't work with programming, so I will keep learning and pushing myself to study more and more.

Thank you DigitalOcean! :)


It was a great experience to be a part of #hacktoberfest for the second time in a row!! :))


I already made 4 contributions and hopefully they will all get merged ๐Ÿ˜„It's so much fun year and year again!


Woo! Finally made my fourth PR submission, just before the end of the Hacktoberfest ๐ŸŽ‰! Can't believe it's already over, will definitely get into the habit of contributing to open source projects more often! ๐Ÿ˜€


First #hacktoberfest I have ever attended. ๐ŸŽ‰๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰๏ธ It was very rewarding contributing to the open source community!!!


Completed hacktoberfest for this year.. More PRs lined up for the next year


First time contributing to open source and it's been a fun ride!

Winston from New Girl with two thumbs up


Used this hacktoberfest to work on a few personal projects. This is my third year participating and this has been my favorite year so far! I am a much better programmer than I was 3 years ago!


Woohoo! Found a new pet project thanks to #hacktoberfest and got all my PRs for it.


I have made 4 PR to the android repository and it has been great experience of contributing. if you have or know any open issue in android kindly let me know



Have done my 4 pull requests, already contributed to Hacktoberfest 2018 and now 2019 too โค๏ธ


Well done! What projects did you contribute to?


officially my first hacktoberfest! really fun and eciting seeing the projects out there and being able to contribute. :)


When you accidentally make your Hacktoberfest PRs updating requirements.txt



Just completed my 4 PRs, I enjoyed it, and I want to continue contributing to more open source projects.


It's my first Hacktoberfest! Submitted 4 PRs today and hoping that they get merged and I get a t-shirt ๐Ÿ˜‚ Meanwhile, checking out other repos too.

#hacktoberfest #github #devto


I submitted 4 pull requests and completed the hacktoberfest challenge. It was my first participation in hacktoberfest and feels great that I completed the challenge. It was an awesome learning experience and a great initiative.



Hi, I submitted 4 pull requests and still the mark countdown for review is still counting. do you experience this before, first-time hactoberfest participant here,

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As of about 2:30am on Oct 27 (US Eastern), I'm done with my 4 PRs! Now I wait for validation...

It feels slightly strange to be committing to my own open source project, but I keep trying to remind myself it IS open source, and it's still useful, and it's still as valid as if I was submitting anywhere else. And I'm being fair... each PR is a feature and/or fix to it, so it's not just like constant typos.

Enough rambling... I did it and I didn't know if I would pull it off!


Done 5 and sorted baseline #Hacktoberfest requirements... now to look at some of the other projects on hacktoberfestswaglist.com


Made my first open-source contributions. and sent 4 PR to the repos I use regularly.


Just finished my 4 PRs! It feels so good to contribute to open source.


Have made 4 submissions and got invited to this page! #hacktoberfest


Done โœ… with the Hacktoberfest challenge!


This is my first Hactoberfest participation. What an awesome community! ๐ŸคŸ I have successfully completed my 4 PRs. Awaiting review. ๐Ÿ˜


I just made more than 4 PRs for #hacktoberfest but that's not all, I intend to super active for open-source this month.

Add favicon and changed main file #2

  1. Formatted the code
  2. Added favicon
  3. Changed the title
  4. Corrected button hyperlink

Ok, I made it. I found a great repo with some cool react components.


Yay, I did it! It's my first time and they were very simple ones but I did it. I got my 4 PR's! ๐Ÿ˜


Just completed 4 PRs on our local programming community in Penajam Paser Utara, Indonesia.




Spending this Hacktoberfest doing some cleanup on my Jekyll theme! github.com/bencentra/centrarium


Early morning 4 PR's brought me here!! #hacktoberfest


I have opened more than 4 submissions and got invited to this page! #hacktoberfest


Successfully sent 4 pull requests!!!


Excited for the t-shirt.


Yayyy 4 pr's submitted!!
those t-shirts looks awesome and also I'm very happy that my pr's were accepted ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Have made 4 submissions and got invited to this page! #hacktoberfest


Completed the 4 PR's yesterday!! Congrats everyone! ๐ŸŽ‰ what's the coolest open source you contributed to? ๐Ÿ˜Š


Completed my First ever Hacktoberfest festival with completing 4 PRs. Now waiting for the t-shirt.๐Ÿ˜…


Today, I completed my 4 PRs for the Hacktoberfest 2k19! Hope they get verified ASAP!



It was 2:30 AM when I did my first pull request for hacktoberfest, and then I continued working on other repositories at work xD either way, did 4 pull up requests and iโ€™m looking to do more.


just started contributing to open source because of hacktoberfest and it's quite fun. feel bad for not doing it for the last 5 years of being a software developer. thanks for this amazing community!


Yay! October is all about Open Source and to celebrate this we take part in #hacktoberfest.
Finally, after a few months, I have started committing in my repos. โค๏ธ


Can't seem to register for a couple of days already.
After I log into github and click Start Hacking button I just get an err 500.


I created 4 PR's. 2 to make the secure shell daemon safer. And 2 to fix minor issues.


We did it!๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ˜

I think we get the badge to our Dev profile as soon as the 7-day-validation-limit passed by, am I right?:)


Oeh I hope so! I thought i'd have to wait untill november, so your idea is better ;)


Back from the village means back to work. It also means back to contributing to open source projects. Four PRs already down for Hacktoberfest. Hopefully more to go!


And... merged! Also, one was my first contribution to the dev.to project. Brand new shiny badge for my profile.


It's a wonderful day for me and for the open source community. I have 4 PRs today and want to do more until be october ends.


I have just got my 4th PR sent to finish out my third year of celebrating Hacktoberfest!


Just completed 4 PR, couldn't be more happy if anyone looking to contribute, would love to get your feedbacks/code review on github.com/alexakasanjeev/magento_...


It's the first year that I have time and motivation to complete Hacktoberfest 4PRs. Hope that they are accepted or get reviewed so that I can learn something. Cheers to everyone.


Done with the challenge โœ”๏ธ
Off to do more PRs and help newbies get started with open source.
Glad our HacktoberFest event has been featured on DigitalOcean ๐ŸŽ‰


Will it still count if your PRs have all been merged?


You should create 4 PRs during 1-31 October. It doesn't matter it they are merged or not. The only restriction is that PR isn't valid of repository owner marks it as invalid in seven days after you create it.


Did my 4 PRs yesterday for a Kotlin Extension library ๐Ÿ™Œ


I have completed the hacktoberfest 2019 and submitted 4 pull requests, it was fun to
participate in hacktoberfest.


Today I finished my last PR and got invited to the page. #hacktoberfest


Hi, anyone knows the size chart for Hacktoberfest T-Shirt? I only see the dropdown to select size and then the next page is delivery address but cannot find the size chart anywhere.


I just heard about hacktobefest today and registered. I merged many commits directly without creating a pull request into my repositories :(
I still have 4-6 PRs, but I could make a couple of really good PRs with those commits.


Second time around finishing my hacktoberfest challenge! Looking forward to adding a few more down the line this month. #hacktoberfest


Can someone tell me how to track the shipment of t-shirt? #hacktober


Waiting for the Hacktoberfest 2019 T-Shirt and the Badge. #hacktoberfest


Why does Digital Ocean offering $50 to new users, asks for CVC number, when we know it's not needed to receive money? And it's not safe? What am i supposed to do?


I made 3 (merged) PR for React apps, but I've never used to React :)


Almost at the buzzer, but I made my 4! ๐ŸŽ‰


Yeah I'm totally pumped ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
This is my 3rd year in a row!
This year I got to work on my first Svelte project ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿš€


completed 4 PRs today for HactoberFest.