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Hacktoberfest for beginners - Low hanging contribution opportunities

Marcelo Gonçalves
Long term Java backend developer interested in microservices, DevOps, mobile dev, game dev, photography, sound design, synthesizers, photography, drawing, habits formation and podcasts.
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Hey, there!

Do you know of any repo with easy, simple but valuable contributions that can be made by open source beginners?

Let's make a list! Please refer these repos/gh issues in the comments and I'll update the post with the recommendations in order to ease finding them.

I've gathered a few to start. Let's go help all beginners!

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Brittany Walker

I created this project a couple of months ago to help beginners with contributing to open source. Emojiscreen is a listing of TV shows, movies and musicals depicted via emojis. You can add a show/movie or add a new feature.

GitHub logo brittanyrw / emojiscreen

EmojiScreen is a listing of movies, TV shows and musicals depicted through emojis.

EmojiScreen 📺

A listing of movies, TV shows and musicals depicted through emojis.

Visit emojiscreen.com

Screenshot of Emojiscreen homepage

Contributing Guidelines 🎁

Below are some additional guidelines to follow when contributing to this project. Follow all of the instructions please. We will just close any pull requests that do not follow instructions.

Adding or Updating Features Contributions

  • Find an Issue that you would like to complete.
  • If someone is already assigned an Issue, please move on to another Issue. If the Issue has not been assigned, comment inside of the Issue stating that you would like to work on that item.
  • Wait for confirmation from the maintainers before working on the Issue.
  • After you receive confirmation, complete the Issue and submit a Pull Request.

If someone is assigned an Issue and doesn't complete it after a while, we will open the Issue to everyone else again.

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Marcelo Gonçalves Author

Nice one! It really is captivating and instructional for git/Github newcomers! Thanks for the heads up!

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Brendon Otto

The above link works, the one Marcelo added to his post has a space, emoji screen.

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Marcelo Gonçalves Author

Fixed! Thanks for the heads up!

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Itay Cohen

Cutter is a great project to start with, and even tagged some of the easiest issues with the #Hacktoberfest tag!

github.com/radareorg/cutter/issues...

Cutter is a free, open-source and cross-platform Reverse Engineering framework written in Qt C++

Website: cutter.re

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Marcelo Gonçalves Author

Well tagged issues! Thanks!

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Fulton Browne

my the server for my project is not very complicated and I could use some contributors. github.com/FultonBrowne/Ara-Server...

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Marcelo Gonçalves Author

Published! Thank you!

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Fulton Browne

thanks man!

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Alexander Malinov

Created the repo for easy PR for learning how to send PR and just introduce yourself.

github.com/xmalinov/free-hacktober... (no programming skills needed)

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Marcelo Gonçalves Author

Nice repo! Published! Thank you!

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Pachi 🪐 (she/her/ela)

Thank you Marcelo!
Very helpful for code babies like me!

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Marcelo Gonçalves Author

Glad to help! Hope you get some PRs submitted soon!

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Pachi 🪐 (she/her/ela)

Done one already, muito obrigada <3