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How to Start Contributing to Open Source for Hacktoberfest With a Github Pull Request

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As a full-time #OpenSourcerer — October is one of my favorite months. And it’s October already. Today’s #OneDevMinute is about #Hacktoberfest — it’s a month-long online event where you signup at GitHub.com and Hacktoberfest to celebrate Open Source by contributing at least four times between the October 1-31. Let me help you get started.

Hacktoberfest 2019 #OneDevMinute Ahmad Awais

Good folks from DigitalOcean, GitHub, and this time the Dev.to team will track your open source contributions, help you stay motivated, and upon four successful GitHub pull-requests — you’ll receive swag items like a limited edition T-Shirt, stickers, and maybe a few discount codes.


Create a GitHub Pull Request#

😇 Open source is for everyone, it’s not just code — developers, designers, marketers, and content writers, basically anyone can participate. Improve an open-source project’s documentation, refactor code, gift that project a new logo design — just participate and celebrate open source in October.

# Step #0: Create an account on GitHub.com 
# Step #0: Signup at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/.
# Step #1: Fork any open source GitHub repo.
# Step #2: Clone that repo in your PC. E.g.

git clone https://github.com/AhmadAwais/Hacktoberfest

# Step #3: Make changes and commit/push these changes.

git add .
git commit -m "📦 NEW: Resource for learning Git"
git push

# Step #4: Go to your fork, click open `Pull Request` link and create a PR.

Use Emoji-Log

Learn to write good and useful git commit messages using the emoji-log project. Star the repo and read the docs on Emoji Log.

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P.S. I have 190+ FOSS (Free & Open Source Software) GitHub repos where you can contribute and earn your #Hacktoberfest swag. Check it out →

Use your code for good.
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VP of Developer Relations Rapid · Google Developers Advisory Board (gDAB) founding member. 🧑‍💻 AI/ML/DevTools Angel InvestorAI/ML Advisory Board member San Francisco, DevNetwork

🎩 Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel 🚀 NASA Mars Ingenuity Helicopter mission code contributor 🏆 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient with 3x GitHub Stars Award (Listed as GitHub's #1 JavaScript trending developer).

🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator. 📟 Teaching thousands of developers Node.js CLI Automation (100 videos · 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course. Over 142 Million views, 22 yrs Blogging, 56K developers learning, 200+ FOSS.

✌️ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries utilized by millions of developers worldwide WordPress Core Developer 📣 TEDx Speaker with 100+ international talks.

As quoted by: Satya Nadella · CEO of Microsoft — Awais is an awesome example for developers.
🙌 Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade 💜 Loves his wife (Maedah) ❯ Read more about Ahmad Awais.

👋… Awais is mostly active on Twitter @MrAhmadAwais

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