Hacktoberfest 2019 is Almost Here, Let’s Celebrate it Together!

Eldad A. Fux
Sep 23, 2019 · 2 min read

Hacktoberfest is back and this year Appwrite will be celebrating it for the first time! For those that are new to Hacktoberfest, it is a month-long festival of supporting and contributing to open-source projects.

Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in the community. Whether you’re a developer, student learning to code, event host, or any company of any size, you can help drive the growth of open source projects and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community. During the month, coders of all skills levels are encouraged to complete the challenge and get a chance to win Digitalocean and the Practical DEV limited edition t-shirt.

This year is the first year Appwrite will take part in this amazing code celebration. If you guys want to help out all you need to do is to go over to our Github repo, look for issues labeled as ‘help wanted’ or ‘hacktoberfest’ and try to help by submitting a pull request. To make sure your pull request has the best chances to get accepted and merged we recommend taking a look at our contribution guide to better understand Appwrite’s architecture and standards.

DigitalOcean launched Hacktoberfest in 2014 to encourage contribution to open source projects. The event was a clear success, and in terms of attendance and participation goals reached, it’s also clear that Hacktoberfest has become a powerful force in driving contributions to open source. The lure of a t-shirt and specific, time-limited goals help new contributors get started and encourage existing contributors to rededicate themselves and their efforts.

Besides the chance to win a DigitalOcean & DEV.to limited edition t-shirt, we will also try to spoil Appwrite’s top contributors of the month with some cool Appwrite merchandise. Please notice, although, we will try our best to give away as much cool Appwrite stuff as we can, be aware that our offering is limited and depends on shipping availability.

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