My First Hactoberfest 😃
Open Source is a great way to collaborate with folks around the world, and the events like Hacktoberfest brings more joy to it. Hello Hashnode 👋, I am Shivam, and today I am going to share my first "Hacktoberfest" experience with you all.
I started contributing to open source in September 2021 and from that until now, I enjoyed every single bit of it. At the start, open source was a bit confusing and difficult for me but contributing on the daily basis to different projects like ReactPlay, LinkFree, Sukoon, etc helped me to understand open-source more deeply
In the last six months, I've been more interested in open source, and I wanted to attend Hacktoberfest to cooperate with more individuals.
The First PR
Kanika Gola's Amazon-clone project was my first Hacktoberfest project to which I contributed. This project is built on React JS, and I discovered it on Twitter. While working on this project, I learned a few new things.
Props in React
- After working on this project, I began looking for the next project to work on during Hacktoberfest.
The Second PR
Susmita Dey's TextUtils project was my second Hacktoberfest project to which I contributed. This project is based on React JS, and I included the Text-to-Speech component. This project taught me about:
- With these two PRs, I've reached the halfway mark of Hacktoberfest.
The Third PR
I've returned to the Amazon-Clone project. I wanted to contribute more to this project because it taught me a lot of new things. So, I again raise an issue for this project and created a PR for that. My contribution to this project was little this time; I simply added a "Show More Results" button. By applying some-
ternary operator logics.
- Now that I've finished the three contributions, I'm eager to contribute and learn more.
The Fourth PR.
So, I created an issue, raised a PR, and with this merged pull request, my 4 contributions for the Hactoberfest got completed.
After Hactoberfest's 4 PRs
After approving four PRs, I began contributing to other projects since "Hactoberfest" is only a helping hand that will help you stand out in the field of Open Source; after that, it will be your choice whether to move forward or remain where you are.
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