I hope you've had a good #Hacktoberfest. Did you order your 2019 Hacktoberfest t-shirt yet?
2019 has been the first time I have participated in Hacktoberfest, and you could say I'm a new contributor to open source now.
I wasn't planning on participating at first, but I was reminded at a meetup partway through October that #Hacktoberfest was happening. There was still time, so I figured I would try to complete my 4 pull requests this year.
My first 4 contributions have been pretty diverse.
The second PR was a logo for RoughJS, which is a library for generating graphics with a sketchy feel. I created the logo using RoughJS itself, which was kind of fun.
I worked on improving the SEO for an open-source website for artists.
For my last pull request I improved the documentation for DEITY Falcon, a React framework you can use to easily build headless PWA websites.
I think I have gotten much more familiar with open source this month. After finishing my 4 pull requests, I started my own open source project.
I created a platform which is a talk index that includes upcoming conferences. The goal is to help you decide if you should go to a developer conference or not.
If this is something that interests you then I'd like to hear from you! I want to hear some ideas / suggestions on how we can improve ConfTalks to make it fulfill its goal of helping you decide wether you want to go to a conference or not. I made a RFC (request for comments) on GitHub, but I also really appreciate comments here on DEV of course! Please help me help you with ConfTalks 🙂
Check it out! https://conftalks.org
How has your Hacktoberfest been this year?