The Open source month is here, where everyone can contribute to their favorite and most usable frameworks. You can solve some issues in the project to help the community grow. Not only that but also to make the project keep running so that it helps everyone around yourself included.
What is Open-Source🧐?
Open-Source is something where the software code is available for everyone. Where everyone can make changes to any file according to their usage. Also, anyone can try to help the software to add more features. You can modify, enhance, and inspect. "Source Code" is the part of the software that most computer users don't see. It's the thing that runs in the background behind any software usage where you can watch the front-end user interface and, in the background, it runs the source file that is the instruction that runs the certain task.
What is Hacktoberfest🧐?
Hacktoberfest happens every years in October. Hacktoberfest is an event where any contributes to any project and helps an open-source community to grow and in return, they get some swag like t-shirts and stickers, etc. Did someone says Swag you, heard it right.👂🏻 You get Swag😁.
Hosted by DigitalOcean a cloud company. The worldwide celebration of open source projects and contributions is back – and for the eighth year in a row, it’s hosted by our friends over at @DigitalOcean.
How to participate?
You just singup at Hacktoberfest page. And then, the registration is sent to your email, where you can fill in the details after verification, you register yourself as a contributor. You have to make 4 PR to be eligible for any SWAG gift. You have to make a pull request (PR) to complete it. You must know git or if you don't know. Don't worry I got you covered 😉 read my Git blog.
By participating in Hacktoberfest 2021, you'll gain more open source experience and get the chance to earn some Hacktoberfest prizes. One tree will be planted in your name at forest of digitalocean. That's is really cool isn't it. Creating good impact on open-source as well as on nature.
Be should read terms and conditions before contributing to any project, also don't spam, or else your PR (pull request won't be considered).
Some beginner-friendly projects where you can contribute:
Every project is some good first that you can start with but make sure to contact the maintainer to assigned the issue to you before actually attempting it. Because someone else is already working on it.
Google's Dialogflow CX is a conversational AI development platform, suited for creating chat bot flows. The uniqueness and simplicity of this platform lies in defining conversation flows with the user through pages with intents and fulfillments. You can read more about it form Here.
SirixDB uses a huge persistent (in the functional sense) tree of tries, wherein the committed snapshots share unchanged pages and even common records in changed pages. The system only stores page-fragments instead of full pages during a commit to reduce write-amplification. During read operations, the system reads the page-fragments in parallel to reconstruct an in-memory page.
BitcartCC is a platform for merchants, users and developers which offers easy setup and use.
Resuminator allows you to build beautiful single-page resumes; without the hassle. Resuminator gives you fastest and the simplest resume building experience. Save hours of frustation, seize the day.
Generate a detailed SVG statistics card for your Github profile ReadMe entirely with Github actions.
This repo has the most issues and has many language options. Plus, mentors and maintainers are super helpful. They have a discord channel as well where they will guide you.
Appwrite is an end-to-end backend server for Web, Mobile, Native, or Backend apps packaged as a set of Docker microservices. Appwrite abstracts the complexity and repetitiveness required to build a modern backend API from scratch and allows you to build secure apps faster.
CXXGraph is a small library, header only, that manages the Graph and it's algorithms in C++. In other words a "Comprehensive C++ Graph Library".
You can discover many things on deepsource.io as well. It has everything explained and good issues.
A C++ library for simulating automata and Turing machines.
These are some projects which might help you make your first PR(pull request).
We hope you have a blast contributing to/celebrating open source this month. Tell us all about it here when you get the chance!
Happy Hacktoberfest 2021 🎃.