Saturday, February 9, 2019

Hacktoberfest 2018

For Hacktoberfest 2018, I set a goal of completing both the primary contest and at least one side quest. I succeeded!

Hacktoberfest is a fun "contest" sponsored by DigitalOcean and Github each October to encourage open-source contributions. If you make enough pull-requests after signing up, then you win a tshirt and some stickers. This year the primary goal was 5 pull-requests on any public github repositories. I recommend it as a fun way to get in the practice working on open source software and pushing pull-requests. I'll remind you to sign up next October.

As my side quest, I completed the microsoft challenge -- one pull request on any of their repos plus filling out a form. Today I found their email in my inbox with the redemption code, it arrived almost two months ago. So now my shirt is on the way (albeit not in my preferred size, as XL was the only one out of stock)! Similarly it took a month for me to notice the confirmation for the primary contest and confirm my shirt. Note to self: clean up your email!

Thanks to Kivanc, we even had an office hacktoberfest hack-night.

See my PRs from October, 2018.

2 comments:

k said...
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kivanc said...

That Microsoft T-shirt looks awesome! I should do it this year too.