Hacktoberfest 2021 is Here👩‍💻

The Open source month is here, where everyone can contribute to their favorite and most usable frameworks! You can solve some issues in the project to help the community grow. Not only that, but you can also keep the project keep running so that it helps everyone around yourself included.

What is Open-Source?

Open-Source is something where the software code is available for everyone. Where everyone can make changes to any file according to their usage. Also, anyone can try to help the software to add more features. You can modify, enhance, and inspect. “Source Code” is the part of the software that most computer users don’t see. It’s the thing that runs in the background behind any software usage where you can watch the front-end user interface and, in the background, it runs the source file that is the instruction that runs the certain task.

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What is Hacktoberfest?🧐

Hacktoberfest happens every year in October. It’s an event where developers contribute to a project and helps an open-source community to grow and in return, they get some swag like t-shirts and stickers, and more. Yes, you heard it right. You get SWAG!

Hosted by DigitalOcean a cloud company. The worldwide celebration of open source projects and contributions is back – and for the eighth year in a row, it’s hosted by our friends over at DigitalOcean.

How to participate?

You simply have to sign up at Hacktoberfest page. An email will be triggered to your inbox, where you can fill in the details after verification and register yourself as a contributor. You first have to make 4 PR (pull request) to be eligible for any SWAG gift. You have to make a PR to complete it. You’d need basic Git knowledge or if you don’t –  I got you covered. 😉 Here’s how to create your own pull request (PR) on Github.

By participating in Hacktoberfest 2021, you’ll gain more open source experience and get the chance to earn some Hacktoberfest prizes. One tree will be planted in your name at the forest of DigitalOcean. This creates a good impact on open-source as well as on nature. Be sure to read the terms and conditions before contributing to any project, and remember not to spam, or else your PR (pull request) won’t be considered.

Beginner-friendly projects where you can contribute:

Make sure you contact the maintainer to assign the issue to you before you start working on it and attempt to do it. This helps you ensure that no one else is working on it.

DialogflowCX

Google’s Dialogflow CX is a conversational AI development platform, suited for creating chat bot flows. The uniqueness and simplicity of this platform lies in defining conversation flows with the user through pages with intents and fulfillments.

SirixDB

SirixDB uses a huge persistent (in the functional sense) tree of tries, wherein the committed snapshots share unchanged pages and even common records in changed pages. The system only stores page-fragments instead of full pages during a commit to reduce write-amplification. During read operations, the system reads the page-fragments in parallel to reconstruct an in-memory page.

BitCart

BitcartCC is a platform for merchants, users and developers which offers easy setup and use.

Resuminator

Resuminator allows you to build beautiful single-page resumes; without the hassle. Resuminator gives you fastest and the simplest resume building experience. Save hours of frustation, seize the day.

user-statistician

Generate a detailed SVG statistics card for your Github profile ReadMe entirely with Github actions.

Appwriter

This repo has the most issues and has many language options. Plus, mentors and maintainers are super helpful. They have a discord channel as well where they will guide you.

Appwrite is an end-to-end backend server for Web, Mobile, Native, or Backend apps packaged as a set of Docker microservices. Appwrite abstracts the complexity and repetitiveness required to build a modern backend API from scratch and allows you to build secure apps faster.

CXXGraph

CXXGraph is a small library, header only, that manages the Graph and it’s algorithms in C++. In other words a “Comprehensive C++ Graph Library”.

Deep Source

You’re able to discover many things on deepsource as well. It has everything explained!

CXXAutomata

A C++ library for simulating automata and Turing machines.

These are some projects which might help you make your first PR (pull request).

We hope you have a blast contributing to/celebrating open source this month. Tell us all about it when you get the chance!

Happy Hacktoberfest 2021! 🎃

 

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