Hacktoberfest 2020 starts soon – Start Contributing to Open Source Projects

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Hacktoberfest is an annual event lasting from 1-31 October, aimed at encouraging contributions to open source projects. It is organized by DigitalOcean, Intel and ThePracticalDev. The event is open to everyone, from seasoned contributors to first-time contributors. During Hacktoberfest, pull requests you contribute to open source projects are counted. The first 75,000 contributors to reach 4 PRs will receive a T-shirt (or the option to plant a tree) from the Organizers as a thank you. More details and a sign-up link can be found here.

The Hacktoberfest’s key values are:

  • Everyone is welcome! Hacktoberfest participants are from around the world and of all skill levels. You are welcome to join in too!
  • Quantity is fun, quality is key! Meaningful contributions to open source both help the project and help you develop your skills and engage with the community.
  • Short term action, long term impact! Open source projects are built upon the foundations of those who came before. Contributions have a lasting effect on both people and technology far beyond the month of October. Your contributions will be valued for many years to come.

If you would like to take part, we would be happy to see contributions to SpecFlow. The open SpecFlow issues can be found on GitHub here. If you are new to open source development, we would suggest that you take a look at the issues with labels such as “first-timers-only” and “up-for-grabs“. You can see a list of labels and navigate to a list of the issues with that label here.

Contributions, like Bugfixes, Features, and Documentation changes & fixes can be made in all our repositories.

And don’t forget to also claim your Contributor package from us.