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What you need to know
- Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community!
- Pull requests can be made in any GitHub-hosted repositories/projects.
- You can sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31.
To get a shirt, you must make four pull requests between October 1–31 in any timezone. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones we’ve highlighted. The pull request must contain commits you made yourself. Pull requests reported by maintainers as spam or that are automated will be marked as invalid and won’t count towards the shirt.
You can contribute to any project on GitHub. Here's a few looking for some help:
Serverless Python Web Services1128 Deploy and Update from Local and S3-Hosted Zip Files
Have your own Slack like online chat, built with Meteor.8287 Requesting documentation (hello world) for development
ManageIQ Open-Source Management Platform12035 Fixup Lint/IneffectiveAccessModifier (ex. private keyword before singleton methods)
Rocket.Chat Native iOS Application735 [NEW] Allow user to record an audio message and send it
A bunch of lints to catch common mistakes and improve your Rust code2078 verbose_bit_mask: the suggested alteration is not good
How can my project get involved?
Apply the label ”Hacktoberfest” to issues in your GitHub project that are ready for new contributors to work on.
Here are tips for creating a good Hacktoberfest issue in your project:
CONTRIBUTING.mdfile with contribution guidelines to your repo.
- Choose issues that have a well-defined scope and are self-contained.
- Consider adopting a code of conduct to foster a greater sense of community.
- Check out First Timers Bot to help create simple contributor-friendly issues to help onboard people to your project.
A first time contribution is often more about learning the process than the code itself. Remember we were all new once!
If you receive “spammy” pull requests, please let us know by applying the “invalid” label.
How can I get started?
Find an issue labeled Hacktoberfest, but remember you aren’t limited to those. Often the best project to contribute to is something you use or depend on every day.
Here are things to keep in mind when contributing:
- A contribution can be anything—fixing bugs, creating new features, or updating and writing documentation.
Look for a repo’s
CONTRIBUTING.mdfile for contribution guidelines and instructions.
Still looking for an issue to work on? Find more that are up for grabs.
Have questions? Get in touch with our team by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect with fellow Hacktoberfest contributors near you.