Well, not really hacking. More like contributing to open source! This month is known as Hacktoberfest, which is an official global event to promote open-source awareness and support. It’s being sponsored by both Github and Digital Ocean. They will be giving out stickers and free t-shirts to those who contribute in the community. I highly recommend taking the time to learn more about it here, if you haven’t yet heard about it.
Last year, I signed up for it but wasn’t able to participate in open-source projects. I was still sent some random Github stickers in the mail though which I thought was pretty cool. So, I decided to pitch in this year and see what it’s all about.
The great thing about open source contribution events like these and in general is being able to really help other programmers with their projects. It’s a great feeling to volunteer and help out doing this for fun, when I could be just working on my own side projects or doing something else. I call it that “volunteer-feel-good-about-myself” sense of pride. 😉 Overall, I found my Hackertobest experience to be a positive one and look forward to seeing what’s up next year.