Continuing with our efforts to bring open source competitions to the tech circuit, we are happy to announce that we would be organizing a Hacktoberfest meetup as part of nCrypt 2020.
Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software. Developers across the world are invited to make various contributions to a diverse range of repositories. These can be anything from a small addition to the documentation or an entirely new feature. Hacktoberfest allows tech clubs such as ours to hold meetups where those interested can come together to work on their PRs.
How to participate
First, sign up on the Hacktoberfest site at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com. To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1-31. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or spammy behavior, or not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.
Then, you have to register through this page for the nCrypt 2020 meetup, in addition to checking the Hacktobefest box over at https://register.ncrypt.net.in. It is imperative that you register at all three locations, as you would not be allowed to participate otherwise. Make sure you register at least a week before October starts.
There are no limits to the amount or complexity of the PRs you have to submit. You can spend your time on a massive feature addition to a huge project like React, or you can submit a higher number of smaller, fragmented PRs to a smaller repository. There are multiple resources online that would point you towards repos that could use contributions, but nCrypt members will always be available on Discord to guide you. You can keep them updated about your work, but the final PRs will only be scored after you submit a document containing links to all of them here.
We will judge the work on 4 major criteria -
- Quality of Code
- Importance of PR(s),
- Time Taken
- Open Source Values Showcased
At the end of nCrypt 2020, we will give awards to the three highest performers, and their rankings would count towards their school's overall tally for the event.
Also, as you might be aware, you can win a Hacktoberfest shirt! To qualify for this official limited edition shirt, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1-31. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or spammy behavior, or not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.
Event code of conduct
Hacktoberfest meetups are welcoming, open, and inclusive. Please read the Events Code of Conduct before attending. Breaching any of the rules outlined here would result in immediate disqualification from the meetup.