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My Experience as Maintainer for Hacktoberfest 2021

October is the best month for me as an open source developer advocate as we celebrate the biggest open source event every year which is the Hacktoberfest.

Last year, I participated as a simple contributor to some of the open source projects and be able to complete the task and receive the limited edition Hacktoberfest 2020 Tee. 😎✨

☕ Motivation

After receiving the gift from the DigitalOcean, I plan that the next event (which is in 2021 / this year) I'll be a maintainer.

I was excited to become part of Hacktoberfest 2021 as a maintainer in the first day of October. I quickly setup all of my 40+ open source project so it will be ready for any contributions.

To get more contributions to my projects, I decided to participate on a local event in my country (Philippines) celebrating Hacktoberfest 2021. Hosted by PWA Pilipinas.

🎤 Tech Talk for Hacktoberfest

Here's my participation to that event. Click the image below to watch my tech talk about working with open source.
guide to open source by warengonzaga

Basically, I share my experience as an open source developer advocate and guide the younger generations to love and care about open source software. The highlight of my talk is how I look and feel about open source.

Here's the highlight: "Your open source project is like having a child." you must care about it and grow it and everyone will love it.

💖 Overall Experience

The celebration gives us (open source developers) an opportunity to work on open source projects, maintain, and develop. My open source projects become active after months of being inactive. That's why I love this celebration, also I met different persons to work with, in addition I got my first JS.ORG subdomain name with the help of awesome contributors to my open source project.

We are currently working on this project: buymeacoffee.js.org. If you want to participate just check the issues and let me know.

Hacktoberfest is a big help to me as I maintain 40+ open source projects that needs attention and update.

P.S. If you are looking for projects to work on just visit my profile on GitHub.


If you love my hard work and dedication to Open Source you may nominate me for GitHub Star and that's my dream to become the first Filipino (Philippines) to be part of GitHub Stars. I hope you'll become part of my dream. All of my hard work and years of dedication will be paid off. 🙏💖

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