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Hacktoberfest 2020 — Who's looking for contributors?

Update 10/2/20: If you’d like your project to be eligible for Hacktoberfest contributions, you must classify it as a Hacktoberfest Project.

Hacktoberfest 2020 is coming up on October 1st!

Starting now through the end of Hacktoberfest, maintainers can drop links to/information on their projects in the comments below. The goal? To find helpful contributors seeking projects to improve in the name of Hacktoberfest!

Participants can use this thread as a reference for projects that are actively seeking contributions 🎉

P.S. Maintainers: Wondering how you can get your repos in tip-top shape for contributors? Take a look at this article.

P.P.S. If you'd like to find a way to lend your expertise to this year's group of open source newbies participating in Hacktoberfest,'s Hacktoberfest Helpdesk is the perfect opportunity! You can volunteer for paired programming and Q&A sessions via Twitch and more! A few of the DEV/Forem team will be helping out at this helpdesk — hope to see you there!

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Amruta Ranade • Edited

Code newbies and new open source contributors -- help us build our repository of CockroachDB To-Do apps:

Docs enthusiasts -- help us improve our docs:

Go developers -- help us improve our code:

Detailed contributing guide:

dabjazz profile image

Thanks for sharing the resources. I would like to participate in this challenge and will start my journey of open-source. I have some experience with flutter and I am studying core java now. I will do everything I am capable of doing.

lexoskeleton profile image

Thanks for sharing your repo, Amruta! Just checking - is it okay for several folks to contribute to/open pull requests for each language-specific to-do issue, or are you accepting one PR per issue?

Thank you!

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Obioma Osuagwu

I am excited to participate in the Cockroachdb challenge.
I hope to turn it in on time.
Thanks for the encouragement

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Katie Raby

Thank you for posting this! I'm delighted to have contributed to open source for the first time this evening. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Amruta Ranade

Congratulations on your first contribution! Merged the PR!!

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Jaye Hernandez • Edited

Always on the look out for new contributors over at Letra! A beginner friendly repo perfect to start your first contribution to open source.

Tech Stack: Vue.js and Node.js

GitHub logo jayehernandez / letra-extension

Passively learn a new language every time you open a new tab


Hey there! This repository is currently on VACATION MODE 🏝

⚠️ Commenting and opening issues or PRs won't be allowed for a while. You can still fork the repo, leave a star, and use the extension. Just taking a break from maintaining this repo, back soon. For any urgent concerns, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter. Thank you!

Version Documentation Maintenance License: MIT Twitter: jayehernandez_

Passively learn a new language every time you open a new tab.

Letra - Passively learn a new language every time you open a new tab | Product Hunt Embed

Download Chrome Extension

Main Screenshot


  • New word everyday
  • Listen to the word in the chosen language
  • New inspirational quote about learning
  • Dark Interface

🌎 Supported Languages

  • 🇿🇦 Afrikaans
  • 🇸🇦 Arabic
  • 🇧🇩 Bangla
  • 🇧🇷 Brazilian Portuguese
  • 🇨🇳 Chinese (Simplified)
  • 🇹🇼 Chinese (Traditional)
  • 🇭🇷 Croatian
  • 🇳🇱 Dutch
  • 🇵🇭 Filipino
  • 🇫🇷 French
  • 🇩🇪 German
  • 🇬🇷 Greek
  • 🇮🇳 Hindi
  • 🇮🇹 Italian
  • 🇮🇩 Indonesian
  • 🇯🇵 Japanese
  • 🇰🇷 Korean
  • 🇵🇱 Polish
  • 🇷🇺 Russian
  • 🇪🇸 Spanish
  • 🇸🇪 Swedish
  • 🇮🇳 Tamil
  • 🇹🇭 Thai

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Vaibhav Khulbe

💯% recommended for beginners 🔥

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Jaye Hernandez

Thanks Vaibhav!! 🤩

ayyelle profile image

This is so cool! Despite being a software developer for the last few years, this year would be my first year contributing to Hacktoberfest and your project looks so open-source beginner-friendly, I'm already looking at how to contribute!

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Jaye Hernandez

Thank you for the kind words, Anna! Looking forward to your contribution this Hacktoberfest!

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Rahil Sarvaiya

This is my first shot at Hacktoberfest, looking forward to contribute here 🙌🏻

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Jaye Hernandez

Will be waiting for your contribution! 🥳

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dennislwm profile image

Nice work. I was wondering if this extension could be customized for other text, such as quote of the day. Will it be difficult to modify the code or is the code modular?

Sorry, if this is off-topic. Rgds

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Jaye Hernandez

Sorry for the late reply, haven't been able to visit DEV in a while. Technically this is possible, code is quite modular! But for the quote of the day, since it's a language learning app, I'd like for the quotes to be solely related to that for now. :)

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Maria Belan-Crawford

This is a great project!! Definitely beginner friendly. Thanks for posting it here!

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Jaye Hernandez

Thank you for contributing as well! 😊

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Agustín • Edited

Alo! If you are interested in React Native or not, you are more than welcome to contribute to this new project we are doing to manage Styles.

We have different kinds of issues to work on: code, docs, tests and more.

GitHub logo rootstrap / react-native-use-styles

A classy approach to manage your react native styles.

A classy approach.

Did you ever want to organize your styles properly? This library contains an easy to use API that lets you organize your styles in a classy way.


npm install react-native-use-styles --save


Using styles

import useStyles from './my-namespaced-styles';
const component = ()  {
  const s = useStyles();
  return (
    <Text styles={s`.global .namespaced`}>
      Hello World

Note that we are classy now, and nobody would deny it. Next we'll define our .global and .namespaced style to use them in our components as we are doing in this example.

Global styles


import { GlobalStyles } from 'react-native-use-styles';

  global: 'flex:1 fx:dir:row'

We are using aliases or shortcuts to define our styles. This is equivalent to do:

import { GlobalStyles } from
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David Dal Busco

DeckDeckGo is an open source editor for presentations.

If you can give us a hand, that would be awesome 💪.

I flagged some hacktoberfest features accessible for different levels, from Documentation to CSS, JavaScript, Stencil, Workbox or Markdown.

GitHub logo deckgo / deckdeckgo

The web open source editor for presentations

DeckDeckGo logo

DeckDeckGo - The open source web editor for presentations. 🚀

Create a PWA presentation using either our online editor or our developer kit with HTML or Markdown.

Cherry on the cake 🍒🎂 DeckDeckGo comes with a Progressive Web App to remote control your slides. 📱

Website Website GitHub release Chat on Slack Tweet

Table of contents

Getting Started

Start your new presentation using our 👉 online Editor 👈 or as a developer by following the quick Getting Started guide.


The developers' documentation is available online at


Are you interested to contribute to our open source project? That would be awesome 👍 Have a look to our contributing guide to get started.

Progressive Web Apps

Project Version Online Links Changelog
Remote control version README CHANGELOG
Documentation version README CHANGELOG
Demo version Repo CHANGELOG

Web Components

Project Package Version Links
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WangXiangUSTC • Edited

Hello everyone, welcome to participate in the Chaos Mesh® project. Chaos Mesh® is a cloud-native Chaos Engineering platform that orchestrates chaos on Kubernetes environments. In addition, Chaos Mesh® is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation sandbox project. You can visit for more details.

We prepare some issues for Hacktoberfest, include:

  • Code enhancement
  • Documents
  • Test cases

You can look at this Hacktoberfest issue list and choose one you are interested in to complete. If you have any questions, you can join Slack channel to discuss.

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Kalil de Lima • Edited

At Django Drip Campaigns we are always looking for new contributors!

This package allows an easy filtering for sending automated email to your app users

brunvez profile image
Bruno Vezoli written in Ruby and always looking for new contributions/ideas 😉

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Derek Crosson

Hey, Bruno! Can I just pick up an issue and make a PR or should I add a comment saying that I'm working on it? I wanna make a contribution this weekend.

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Bruno Vezoli

Sure just comment that you’ll be working on it and if you need any help just ping me!

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Derek Crosson

Awesome! Thanks, Bruno :)

mikaelapisani profile image

Hello, if you like machine learning and contribute to open source, here at Rootstrap we have a couple of projects with some registered issues.

Those projects are:

We hope you like them and start to work with them. Thanks!

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

#100DaysOfCloud needs your help

Our community is about providing support and a personal network when learning cloud computing. We have multiple open-source projects that need volunteers.

The Challenge

  1. Read about the challenge and register at
  2. Join the Discord Channel
  3. Copy the 100DaysOfCloud/100DaysOfCloud Journey Template
  4. Use the Micro, Short or Long Day Journey Template and document your day-to-day progress.
  5. Update your main README to link back to your Day Journey article
  6. If you need ideas go to #100DaysOfCloudIdeas

How to use this template:

Fill in your details where you see this icon ✍️ We have provided a sample Day Journey entry staring at 0. You can delete this example.

[✍️ Your Name]'s Cloud Journey

[✍️ Introduce yourself]

[✍️ Tell us why you started this challenge]

[✍️ Tell us where you want to be at the end of the challenge]

Stepping out the door

  • ☁️ 1 > My First Day
  • ☁️ 2 &gt
  • ☁️ 3 &gt
  • ☁️ 4 &gt
  • ☁️ 5 &gt…

Join our Discord and message us in the #100-days-volunteers channel

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Corentin • Edited

Sharing Pizzly -

GitHub logo Bearer / Pizzly

The simplest, fastest way to integrate your app with an OAuth API 😋

What's the challenge during Hacktoberfest? We aim to reach 100 APIs readily available for Pizzly developers. Including new ones such as Soundcloud, Mailchimp, Pagerduty, Pipedrive, etc.

Why helping that project? Pizzly is an API Integration Manager. It helps developers use APIs at a faster path and in a much more reliable way. Consider Google Sheets API, it takes x10 fewer minutes with Pizzly than doing it on your own (source).

Where to start? 👉 Look at the issues opened specially for the event. Happy hacking!

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Robin Gagnon • Edited

Anyone is welcome to contribute to 🎉

The work is mostly frontend, but there is stuff to do on the data fetching side of the project for more advanced users. I'm also looking for feedback and improvements to the documentation.

Frontend stack:

  • Gatsby (React)
  • JavaScript
  • Scss
  • MongoDB
  • Jest

Data is fetched and generated with the following techs:

  • Python
  • VimScript
  • MongoDB

There are already some issues that can be worked on right away, and I'm preparing more for October 1st.

GitHub logo reobin / vimcolorschemes

Find the best vim color schemes around

vimcolorschemes logo

Find the best vim color schemes around

visitors stars version license All contributors

Gatsby React JavaScript Scss Jest MongoDB

demo light theme demo dark theme

Welcome 🎉

vimcolorschemes is a small constellation of projects working on the common goal of building the ultimate resource for vim users to find the perfect color scheme for their development environment.

The focus here is always on the content. The simple design of the website makes the color schemes the focal point of every page. Speed and accessibility are also part of the core mission of vimcolorschemes.

Key features 🚀

  • Daily updated list of hundreds of vim color scheme repositories
  • Awesome vim (or arrows) key bindings to quickly navigate through the whole site

Get Involved

vimcolorschemes is aimed to be a collaborative project, and you are invited to help. All types of involvement are welcome!

Developers, check out the development guide to start writing code and contribute.


Bugs and feature requests are welcome. Make sure to follow the issue…

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Jérémie Astor

Gonna check this repo 😄

sygmei profile image

Hello Hacktoberfestians :) !

I'm working on a 2D game engine using Lua for scripting !
The engine is still in alpha but there is already some games made with it :)
I've been working on it for more than 6 years and I'll keep working on it to provide the best and easiest 2D game engine ever to the gamedev community (that's my goal at least) !
There is a lot of issues flagged with Hacktoberfest you can help out with (see in the links).

What can I help with ?
🖌️ Helping with the Engine's Canvas system
🤖 Helping with the Android port of ÖbEngine
🕸️ Helping with the HTML5 port of ÖbEngine
🍎 Helping with the iOS port of ÖbEngine
🐧 Helping with creation of Linux packages
⚙️ Improving the CI/CD pipeline of ÖbEngine
🎨 Helping with designing the brand new UI for ÖbEngine (UI/UX)
🏓 Help with the Networking part of ÖbEngine
🎮 Create games with ÖbEngine and give your feedback
❓ Have another idea to help improve the engine ? Go ahead and talk about it with us on Discord or create an issue !

🌐 ÖbEngine Website :
💬 ÖbEngine Discord :
🌳 ÖbEngine's GitHub :
🎃 Hacktoberfest Issues :

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me on the ÖbEngine Discord server :)

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Junxiao Shi

Every Hacktoberfest, I go to and submit a few more type definitions.
Each takes me less than an hour, and greatly benefits the TypeScript development experience for rest of the year.

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Mithil Poojary

Hello! 👋
I am Mithil.
And I present to you... Mitype!

GitHub logo Mithil467 / mitype

Typing speed test in terminal


Typing Speed Test in Terminal

Mitype is a program to test (and hence improve) your typing speed right from the ease of your terminal.

Written completely in python with no external dependencies!

Main Features

  • 🖥️ Cross-platform
  • 🎦 See your replay
  • 🐍 Supports Python 2 and 3
  • 📝 Choose custom text input
  • 🅰️ 6000 text samples
  • 🌈 Colored texts

🔧 Install

Mitype can be easily installed by:

pip install mitype

📈 Usage

Once installed, you can run it simply as:


You can also customize each run by specifying the following options as:

  • -f FILENAME, --file FILENAME Uses contents of file as sample text.
  • -d N, --difficulty N N can be in range [1, 5] with 1 being the easiest. This decides the length of the text.
  • -i ID, --id ID ID can be in range [1, 6000].

You can quit mitype anytime by pressing the ESC

I would really love to have your contributions to it!
It is really easy to work with, and just requires knowledge of python and no extra modules. All modules used are in-built. I have set up some issues that you can help me with! And I plan to add more if things go well :)

Do try it out and let me know feedback and new feature ideas! ✌️

ayyelle profile image

Your project seems very cool and I'm interested in contributing. I've never worked on a command line tool before, do you have any documentation or guides for how to set up your project locally for development purposes? Thanks! :D

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Mithil Poojary • Edited

Hi Anna 👋
Thanks for your interest! The instructions you are looking for are given inside I realised that build document wasn't mentioned anywhere in the contribution guideline. I've added the link there as well now :)

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ayyelle profile image

Perfect, thank you!

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Eldad A. Fux

All level devs are more than welcome to contribute to Appwrite ( You can help us with both backend, ops, and client stuff.

We could also use help with creating demo, tutorials and integrations for different frameworks and platforms like: React JS, Angular, Vue, Svetle and Flutter.

We also need some help with Docker image optimisation and conversion of images to Alpine as base image.

We give cool swags to all contributors 🤩

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Sumit Datta

Hi Eldan, I have worked with Alpine to build Docker images before and I need it now for my own project too (link). So I can take that work of conversion. I am going to look around your product to get an idea beforehand.

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