My Hacktoberfest Experience

My Hacktoberfest Experience

Hacktoberfest 2020 pass, this year since the rules have changed, I think, is more challenge for casual contributor like me. Anyway, I still managed to complete it, let me share what the repo I contribute for the past years is.

Hacktoberfest 2020 - LifterLMS

LifterLMS, a WordPress LMS Solution: Easily create, sell, and protect engaging online courses. - gocodebox/lifterlms

I manage to find something I m familiar with ( Laravel / WordPress ) and interested in contributing since I m very new to LifterLMS, I m only tackle to those fundamental issues. The maintainer is pretty encouraging and pointed out some direction for me as well.

Hacktoberfest 2019 - Twill

Twill is an open source CMS toolkit for Laravel that helps developers rapidly create a custom admin console that is intuitive, powerful and flexible. /// Chat with us and others on Spectrum: https:...

It happens that during Hacktoberfest 2019, I m busy with one of my freelance project that makes use of TwillCMS, so the whole four pull request completed without much hassle. During that time, TwillCMS are still pretty new, that is quite a lot of bug that allows me to create a pull request. Some of the pull requests only merge this year, so if this year rules apply, I mostly can't close my four pull request targets.

Hacktoberfest 2018 - Goodwork

Self hosted project management and collaboration tool powered by TALL stack - iluminar/goodwork

I manage to find an open-source project management project based on Laravel on Hacktoberfest 2018, so I try to pick up the whole thing and make some contribution. It's still pretty new to me during that time that makes use of VUE with Laravel, and I even did submit one of the PR with testing.

Hacktoberfest 2017 - Voyager / CachetHQ / Landing Page resources
Can't recall much for that year, I think I browse around to see what I can contribute, mainly still hang around Laravel related repository and hopefully can find something that I can create a PR.

Hacktoberfest 2016 & 2015
I start to join the event every Oct and learn what can I contribute since I m expert in coding, I try to contribute on those awesome lists at first, but feels a bit shame on myself didn't make any code contribution as a developer.

Starting from 2017, I will start early to find repo that I m interested and spend time to make code contribution. These are my past five years of Hacktoberfest experience. Thanks for Digital Ocean that sponsor the campaign for all these years. This help to motivate me to make some open-source contribution every year in October.