It's that time of year again! Sadly while I love to decorate for Christmas as early as possible, my partner in life declares it's not acceptable until the day after Thanksgiving. Decorating isn't the only way to usher in the period of reflection and renewal at the end of the year. Now is the time to plan and think about community advents that you want to contribute towards and in some cases start working on your submissions.
💡What is an Advent?
Advents are generally a 24 to 25 day, 1 post per day for December (Sometimes January!). There are also coding advents!
💡 What ways can I contribute?
There are many topic-specific advents, and a variety of ways to contribute from writing, editing, reviewing, reading, and commenting.
💡 I'm new to the industry, can I contribute?
My feelings are "💯 yes!" though it does vary between the different sites. I love seeing different levels of articles because it gives me new insight into various topics and makes me think through the knowledge that I just accept!
💡 What events exist?
Too many to list them all but here's a selection showing the wide scope of topics:
- Azure Advent Calendar
- AWS Advent
- JVM Advent
- Advent of Code
- 24 pull requests
- QEMU Advent
- 24 ways
- Performance Calendar
- WebGL Advent Calendar
- 24 Accessibility
- 24 days in December
- The Qiita Advent Calender is a multi-topic calendar in Japanese.
- 24 jours de web
- Fronteers Advent Calendar
I'll be contributing to the Azure Advent Calendar and Sysadvent events! What 🦄community advents🦄 will you write, edit, read, or otherwise contribute to? Are you running an advent?
I'd love to see a way we can host and collaborate on advent style blogs here on dev.to in the future. This definitely doesn't need to just be an end of year event. Earlier this year, we tried out creating a month of delightful content for Azure April with multiple authors. I shared some of the challenges we had with multiple authors in the summary post.