24 Pull Requests : Giving back little gifts of code for Christmas
You’ve been benefiting from the use of open source projects all year. Now is the time to say thanks to the maintainers of those projects, and a little birdy tells me that they love receiving pull requests!.
24 Pull Requests is a yearly initiative to encourage developers around the world to send 24 pull requests between December 1st and December 24th.
The basic idea behind the project is promote open source collaboration during December. Developers can give back to open source with little gifts of code throughout December.
There are lots of ways to get involved in an open source project: improving documentation, fixing issues and bugs, improving code quality and test coverage, or adding missing features.
The site 24pullrequests.com provides suggested projects to help with, guides for contributing and highlights good pull requests submitted each day.
You can customise which types of project we suggest by setting your favourite languages in the preferences area.
Are you new to sending pull requests? Check out the guides here: http://24pullrequests.com/contributing
This year 24 Pull Requests is encouraging organisers around the world to hold 24 Pull Requests hack events.
You don’t have to hack alone this Christmas!. You can host a 24 Pull Requests hack event at your company, technology meetup, or in your local community. Or you can join a hack event and code together. View upcoming events.
Building your profile
Contributing to open source projects is also a great way to build your profile in the community and improve your CV. It’s really easy to get started. Even small contributions can be really valuable to a project.
Join to https://24pullrequests.com , explore projects to help or submit your project to get help and start sending pull requests today!. You can also follow @24pullrequests on twitter: http://twitter.com/24pullrequests.