It is the month of October and Hacktoberfest returns yet again. If you’re not aware of what Hacktoberfest is, it is month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub and Twilio.
- It is open to anybody and everybody all over the world
- It runs for the entire month of July
- And it aims to give back to open source
- One way they do this is to encourage people to create 5 quality pull requests to any public Github repository and this year they will be giving away free T-shirts for all those who have completed it 🎉 (This year they have 50,000 compared to 30,000 last year)
We ran a Brunei Geek Meet last night where we covered an overview of making a Github pull request and shared some tips to look for issues
- Search for
- Take a look at Github’s search capabilities
I managed to continue to work on Insomnia
- Had a weird build issue and the tried-and-true wisdom of turning it off and on again worked: just cloned the repository from scratch and it worked 😂
- Focused working on some import code for Swagger to support tags/folders and it helped me understand a bit more about debugging with Electron (DevTools! 🙌) and also knowing the request/folder structure needed by Insomnia
This being the second year of participating in Hacktoberfest, I’m going to try look at tools I use or projects/people that have added value to me in some form over the many years of the Internet. So I’ll be continuing my hunt 👀 and hope you guys have a great Hactoberfest!