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Discussion on: My first Hacktoberfest 😬

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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.