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How to complete the Hacktoberfest challenge ?

Signing up to the Hacktoberfest challenge :

  • Go to the Hacktoberfest website
  • Click on Start Hacking Sign up
  • Sign up with GitHub or GitLab
  • Now,

    • if you maintain an open-source project (you own it), click on maintainer
    • if you want to contribute to open-source projects, click on contributor
  • You are going to be redirected to your profile page where you can see :

    • First : profile page : goal Your goal is to make 4 PRs, so you can see 4 svg there.
    • Then : stats You can see here the avatar, and your PRs stats. For me, i submitted one PR that's why you can see 1 PR in progress.
    • Then, you can see your contributions : contributions Here, once you submit a PR you can see it.

If your PR is merged, you will see the "Matures in 14 days".

If not, you will see the error message.

Contributing : Tips

  • You should contribute to a Hacktoberfest labelled repo, it means that you should see in the About Section of the GitHub Repo : The Hacktoberfest Label like in :
    Hacktoberfest Label

  • You search for a issue labelled hacktoberfest, you can find all the github issues for the hacktoberfest 2021 here

  • Choose the issue you want to fix and ask to be assigned

  • Fix the issue and create your PR

  • Wait for merge and ask the maintainer to give your PR the hacktoberfest-accepted label

  • Now, you can go back to your hacktoberfest profile, and you will see your first contribution !

  • You can make more than 4 PRs, but the main goal is 4.

What's next ?

Try to complete the challenge and wait for the third part, ask me questions i will cover in the next post

Until the release of the third post of this serie, you can follow me on GitHub or check my profile to discover some open source projects i contributed to

See you ! 👋

Good Luck !

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Happy Hacktoberfest! We invite you to contribute NocoDB.

NocoDB is an open source Airtable alternative.

NocoDB works by connecting to any relational database and transforming them into a smart spreadsheet interface! This allows you to build no-code applications collaboratively with teams. NocoDB currently works with MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite, Amazon Aurora & MariaDB databases.

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Using Docker

docker run -d --name nocodb -p 8080:8080 nocodb/nocodb:latest
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To persist data you can mount volume at /usr/app/data/.

Using Npm

npx create-nocodb-app

Using Git

git clone
cd nocodb-seed
npm install
npm start


Access Dashboard using : localhost:8080/dashboard

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