It's hard to imagine a world without open source these days. Open source powers the biggest organizations of today's world. Open-source software like Linux runs most of today's servers and also powers the Android Operating System.
Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open-source software in October month run by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub and DEV. Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community!
From Official Website:
Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community. Whether you’re new to development, a student, long-time contributor, event host, or company of any size, you can help drive the growth of open source and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community. All backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to complete the challenge.
The purpose of this month-long celebration is to get people started in open source and give back to the open-source community.
It is the easiest way to get into open source for people who have never contributed to open-source community or find it difficult to contribute.
Anyone can contribute to hacktoberfest by registering at hacktoberfest website anytime between 1st October to 31st October.
During this time, anyone who wishes to be part of this month-long fest needs to open four quality pull requests on any of the open-source projects on Github.
Finding projects can be a bit challenging. It can be the tools you are already using, or different tools can be used to find the issues based on various labels. Tools like http://issuehub.io/ are really helpful for the same.
Like I said, this year LoginRadius will be part of hacktoberfest and yes, we are here with some cool swags. We have got around 500 t-shirts for people contributing to our open source repositories. We will soon share details on how to get LoginRadius swags as well as our open source repositories on our Blog.
Stay tuned and don’t forget to mention your open-source projects for us to contribute.