Hi there! I'm MalwarePersus a Self-Taught Dev and I completed Hacktober Fest 2020 while I was still 15 (Turned 16 2 days ago 😉 ) with the PRs I submitted on Day 1.
Here's how I Went about it.
So as soon as the Fest started people started spamming any kind of repo they thought they could contribute to. I started looking for repos where there was not much crowd and was a good one to contribute to and I hopefully found several Repos where I Could contribute.
Now that I had Repos to contribute to I spent my afternoon and evening working on the issues in the Fork that I Created, when my work was complete I Went on to Make a PR, but as by that time a lot of people had already submitted their work, I Knew I had to stand out somehow. So I went through a guide available on dev.to and accordingly, added comments and sqaushed my commits and wrote a nice and descriptive Title & Description.
And Hopefully all the Repos I Contributed to, Merged my PRs 😌
Yes, so that was it, my pretty small but amazing journey of hacktober fest 2020, but wait, did you think that i stopped there? huh? Nooo, I kept on Contributing and submitting PRs (which usually get rejected 😂 ) and still am doing.
It's all about learning more and more and helping others wherever you can, cause this is the community! the world of Open Source!
Hope you are having a Safe but Spooky Hacktober 🎃
Keep Hacking! One Pull Request At A Time!😌