HactoberFest | Hacktoberfest 101: Everything You Need to Know

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This is Aryan Sharma, and I hope you are all doing great. I'm thrilled to begin this Article on Hacktoberfest for absolute beginners in the Open Source world. So, Let's dive!!

Hacktoberfest and many Open Source programs and you are wondering where to and how to start?🤯 And make your first Open Source Contribution!

To learn more about Hacktoberfest, the wonderful world of open source, and other terms and techniques that will help you get more involved in the adventure, read this post through to the end.

📌What topics will be discussed in this article:

  1. What is Open Source?
  2. Meaning of Open Source?
  3. What is Hacktoberfest?
  4. How to participate?
  5. Awards and Badges? Let's get going!

Open Source

📌What is Open Source? These days "Open Source" has become a buzzword on the Internet.

As a whole concept, "Open source" is a symbol of teamwork and creativity. What does it mean, though, and why should newcomers and students pay attention? Let's try to learn!

📌Meaning of Open Source "Open source" refers to a type of software or project that is released with a license that allows anyone to view, use, modify, and distribute its source code freely.

This open access to the source code encourages collaboration, transparency, and community-driven development.

Free Redistribution: It is Free and Easy to share big code files with anyone and allow them to use, share, and download them.

Collaboration: Open-source projects often encourage collaboration among developers. It promotes teamwork, communication skills, and a sense of belonging.

Improvement in Code Base: The open nature of the code allows a global community of developers to contribute to the project by fixing bugs, adding features, and making improvements.

Helping others: Open Source allows us to help other coders with our code, and be connected to giving back to the community.

Now, we can talk about Hacktoberfest as you have knowledge on Open Source.

📌What is Hacktoberfest? Hacktoberfest is a 1 month-long challenge that happens in the month of October every year.

Everyone is welcome to attend Hacktoberfest, which celebrates open source. The largest Open Source event promotes newcomers' involvement in Open Source and helps them write their first substantive PR. By completing pull requests, taking part in activities, and contributing to open-source projects, Hacktoberfest promotes participation in giving back to the open-source community. It is also encouraged for people of all backgrounds and skill levels to complete the challenge.

📌How to participate?

By taking the following actions, you can take part in Hacktoberfest with ease:

  • Visit the website: https://hacktoberfest.com/

  • In the right corner of the page, select the "Start Hacking" button.

  • Select the method for authorization, And go with the option "Authorize with GitHub".

  • Following your GitHub account's authorization, you will see the information below. Make sure you're using legitimate login information to access your GitHub account at https://github.com.

  • Scroll down and select the valid options for the self-identification process.

  • To participate, provide accurate information and agree to the terms and conditions. Click the "Register" button in the bottom left after finishing.

📌Rewards & Badges🏆

~ Aside from the knowledge you’ll gain, (and the fun you’ll have) you can earn a digital reward kit courtesy of DigitalOcean and from the sponsors and partners.

~ You’ll receive your digital reward once you’ve completed four accepted pull/merge requests.

~ Also, the first 50,000 participants to have their first PR accepted will have a tree planted in their name through Tree Nation.

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I Hope you loved the blog❣️ Happy Contributing, See u in the next blog...Stay tuned🎶

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