We’re pretty big on open source here at Mycroft, and we’re also hosted on Digital Ocean. So it’s no surprise that we’re participating again this year in Hacktoberfest. Hacktoberfest – now into its fifth year – is a month-long coding festival hosted by Digital Ocean, in collaboration with partners GitHub and, this year, Twilio. The festival is aimed at encouraging more people – from all walks of life – to get into coding. Importantly, it also encourages contributing back to the open source software they use and love.
From the Hacktoberfest website;
What is Hacktoberfest?
Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub and Twilio.
- Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community!
- Five quality pull requests must be submitted to public GitHub repositories.
- You can sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31.
How do I get started?
Register at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/ and submit a PR to any public GitHub repository. Quality contributions are encouraged! You can look for open issues labeled “Hacktoberfest” for inspiration.
How do I track my progress?
Log in with your GitHub account at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/ to check your progress and stats.
I completed 5 PRs. When will I receive my t-shirt?
We will start sending out emails with more details on redeeming t-shirts throughout the month. Stay tuned!
So, how do I submit PRs to Mycroft repos?
To help you get your T-shirt (and stickers!), we’ve tagged all our pretty-easy-to-get-started-in Issues in GitHub with the Hacktoberfest tag. If there are others that you think should be tagged Hacktoberfest, shout out on GitHub, or contact me @kathy-mycroft at Mycroft Chat. We’ll be keeping a close eye on PRs, and will provide feedback and respond quickly. We’ve also created a Chat channel specifically for Mycroft Hacktoberfest discussions, so if you’re not sure where to start, or would like some guidance, please join us.
Looking for tutorials or resources to get started with GitHub?
- About Pull Requests (GitHub)
- Creating a Pull Request (GitHub)
- Your first GitHub Pull Request (Jackson Bates, YouTube)
Hailing from Geelong, Australia, Kathy is a techie from wayback, with a background in web development, Linux, videoconferencing, digital signage and data visualization. She works in Developer Relations with Mycroft.AI and loves documentation. Yes, really 🙂