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Sammy Israwi
Sammy Israwi

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Now that Hacktoberfest is over, do you have anything to share?

Hacktoberfest Γ°ΕΈΕ½Ζ’ just ended yesterday and I'm willing to bet more than one person here has found a new pet project to work on their free time!

Or, if you're like me, rushed a PR that added weather capabilities to a Hubot repo you manage for your friends Slack two hours before midnight to get that beautiful shirt.

I also found out that not all PRs are going to be well received, and that I should be ready to get some rough feedback on my code if I deserve it.

We all have good and bad stories here about Hacktoberfest so, share away!

Also, while I'm at it, I'm always up to check out repos that do cool stuff in vanilla JS, React, and RxJS. So if you worked on one, I would like to see! ðŸő€

Also, while I have your attention, take a look at the Crocodile emoji entry on emojipedia.

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Stojan Anastasov

A few days before Hacktoberfest I found TornadoFX - JavaFX Framework for Kotlin. I decided to contribute.

I started with writing unit tests for a utility class. The first request was a few unit tests for a single method. In the pull request I asked if more tests was something they were interested in.

After a positive answer I wrote more tests. While writing tests I discovered a possible bug. I opened an issue and discussed with the maintainers. It turned out I was right so I fixed it and opened another pull request.

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Sammy Israwi

Sounds like a good community - are you still contributing to it?

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Stojan Anastasov

Yeah, they were very friendly and they reacted quickly to pull requests and issues.

My last pull request was a few days ago. I don't have any plans for the future but I'll definitely keep and eye on the project.

Also I am using Kotlin for Android development and this is desktop technology so it's not directly related to what I work on daily.

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Sammy Israwi

I don't think I'm with the FreeCodeCamp guide! Sound fun to contribute to

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How to write a kickass README

Arguably the single most important piece of documentation for any open source project is the README. A good README not only informs people what the project does and who it is for but also how they use and contribute to it.

If you write a README without sufficient explanation of what your project does or how people can use it then it pretty much defeats the purpose of being open source as other developers are less likely to engage with or contribute towards it.