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My first Hacktoberfest 😬

mindset profile image Jayesh Tembhekar ⚡ ・1 min read

Hacktoberfest 2020 is just around the corner and to be honest, I am a bit nervous.

What are the plannings have you done for this year?
Which advice for the first time Open Source newbie?

We would like to know from DEVcommunity here 😄

comment your advice that will help me and newbies out here.

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Glenn Paquette

Last year was my first year. Since it was python 2's end of life year I focused my efforts on helping open source projects migrate their code to python 3. It was fairly simple for most small projects, and let me have an easy entry to open source projects. I learned how to pull requests work, and 90% of the responses to them were very positive. :)

So my advice would be to figure out the solution to a common problem and help open source projects solve that problem throughout Hacktoberfest. You'll explore a lot of projects, get to chat with maintainers and get a good understanding of the process without the added stress of solving new problems for every pull request.

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Tom Schmelzer

Also a newbie :) I make a couple of example prs make some github learning lab courses and now looking forward to contributing.

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Aayushi Sharma

Still finding project where I can contribute for HacktoberFest.

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Bell Omuboye

Hi, I am working on a project to help beginners make accessibility focused changes to websites.

If you are interested, you can see more info here: dev.to/bellomuboye/a-beginner-s-fi...

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Anirudh Rowjee

This will be my first hacktoberfest as well! I look forward to it, and to the community experience.

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Yash_Jaiswal

Looking forward to working with you. I am a beginner too. It will be my first Hacktober too.

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Jonyk56

paniks because he forgot about hacktoberfest, when he wanted to participate last year