Hacktoberfest Kickoff Event

Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software. As developers, we stand on the shoulders of giants. Each year, in the month of October, as a community, we pledge to feed this giant.

Contributing to open source projects is fun and rewarding. At times, it can even be daunting to get started. Lots of people believe that only code that implements large features matter. That's not the truth. No contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

I'm doing a livestream on Appsmith's Discord channel today at 8:30 AM PST / 9 PM IST to help you get started and show you how to open your 1st PR. This 30 minute stream is a tutorial for new and seasoned developers.

The agenda for the livestream will be:

  1. How to find the right projects to contribute to
  2. How to open PRs
  3. How to communicate to ensure your PRs get accepted
  4. Best practices when contributing to open source

As the lead maintainer of Appsmith, I'll use our repository as an example of how to contribute.

Register for the event here. See you on the stream!

Shameless plug: Appsmith is an open source low code product to build custom internal tools and admin panels. We are a welcoming community & have lots of issues that first time contributors can pick up.

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