Contribution #1 for Hacktoberfest

This week I have contributed my first pull request for Hacktoberfest. This pull request was for a website for CivicDataLab group and the feature was to make an email id in the footer clickable. Although the change was small, this was the first step into actually contributing to the open source community. As I browsed around for bugs and issues to fix on Github for Hacktoberfest, this website stood out. I choose this repository because I thought it would be a great way to expose myself to different web development concepts and libraries.

CivicDataLab

https://www.civicdatalab.in/

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The issue

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Creating a Pull Request

Just like my previous post, the procedure was almost identical.

Hardships along the way

The hardest part of creating the pull request was definitely the downloading of the application. As I said above the website uses RubyGems as the host, this means that to start the website you must use the following command.

Learning Experience

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Interacting with the community

Although I did not have much interaction with the project maintainer, I made sure to leave a comment on the issue to say that I am going to do this issue and left instructions on the steps that I took too give the project maintainer a good understanding of what I changed.

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Links

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Hi my name is Ryan Wilson and these blogs are for a course called OSD600

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