My experience With Hacktoberfest While Hacktoberfest 2020 is coming soon.

“In real open source , you have the right to control your own destiny. — Linus Torvalds”

Open source is a future of real world industry because of the big fact that it let’s you to work with the other developers around the world and specially for building the good community either you are a Software developer , ML Engineer , Web developer , data Scientist or any kind of security researcher.

👋 Hi, there I’m Ankit Dobhal , I am a open source contributor , Penetration tester and Pythoneer , I can code but I am not a programmer(Yeh! I don’t feel that I am). I have been contributing to open source via GitHub since 2019. So Today’s article is about my experience with Hacktoberfest and Hacktoberfest — 2020 is coming soon.

✨ But wait wait first take a short introduction about Hacktoberfest .

📌 What is Hacktoberfest ?

Hacktoberfest is a month long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean in partnership with Dev.To. Which always held in the month of October. Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community! In which You have to do these to thing to be successful participant :

  • Four quality pull requests must be submitted to public GitHub repositories.
  • You can sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31.

✨ You can find more information about in official site.

Now Its enough So let’s get started :;:

🔭 My experience With Hacktoberfest

In September 2019 , when I just started learning about the open source contribution only for security tools, I came to know some of the open source contests and Hacktoberfest-2019 was one of them. I searched about it in google and got the official site after reading some more about it and registered for this amazing contest, in which I had to submit 4+PR b/w time period of contest to be successful participant and win the swag and badge .

✨ Got to and registered their.

So I had registered now it was a time to start contributions but how?

So I searched about some beginner’s repo for newbies in open source github and find out my first contributions repo named as first-contributions. In which I had to submit PR to register my name in file

You will find everything about GitHub repository in README and Contribution file.

Then I had contributed to some other repositories related to python based security tools and it was amazing to work with other developer’s.But then I thought why should I not create my own repository and work with other coder all over the globe as a git repo maintainer . So because back then I was working on basic Python and JavaScript , I decided to design to repo related to basic Python and JavaScript scripts in a nutshell.

I published both repository in between my first Hacktoberfest , and it was insanely cool because approximately 60-70 developers all over the globe was contributing to both of my repository .

You can contribute these projects in this year Hacktoberfest.

I was on high and obviously learning from all of them.

At the end of the month October (Hacktoberfest — 2019) I checked out my Hacktoberfest profile and it was party time , all of my PR was merged and I finally completed my first open source contest. I received some cool swag from Digital-ocean and Dev.To and badge of honour in my Dev.To profile. is a blogging platfrom , constructive and inclusive social network for developers and open source contributors and I am also a blogger in

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📌 Hacktoberfest 2020 is Coming Soon

In 2020 , almost everyone is facing difficulties because of pandemic or Covid19, hate from social media , financial crises . But specially students in schools and colleges , in this tough time its so hard to keep motivated yourself but if you are working on open source and even you don’t about this amazing world this is the right time to start.

Hacktoberfest 2020 the biggest festival for open contributors and beginner's is coming soon . Their team announced recently about the contest from their twitter handle. > Go to official site and enter your email to get notified.

Don’t stop yourself specially in this tough time , if you find out my experience blog interesting so start contributing to open source contest like this. You can with connect me thoguh my linkedin or Github .


Be safe and right code for community.


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