Hacktoberfest 2021

2 minute read03 October 2021

Authored by AngelOnFira

Hacktoberfest 2021

Veloren will be participating in Hacktoberfest 2021! This will be an opportunity to get more developers started on the project, and help them along the way. Also, you get a cool t-shirt if you make 4 separate pull requests!

What is Hacktoberfest?

From the website:

Hacktoberfest, in its 8th year, is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean. During the month of October, we invite you to join open-source software enthusiasts, beginners, and the developer community by contributing to open-source projects. You can do this in a variety of ways:

  • Prepare and share your project for collaboration
  • Contribute to the betterment of a project via pull requests
  • Organize an event
  • Mentor others
  • Donate directly to open source projects

How do I get started?

First of all, register on the Hacktoberfest website. You'll need to sign up with GitLab (and GitHub as well if you like), since all pull requests are done through GitLab.

Next, hop into our Discord Server, and go to the #hacktoberfest channel. Here, you can ask for help to get started. We'll get you set up with contributing, and help you find an issue with the Hacktoberfest tag. As you're working on it, core developers will be on hand to help you understand what you need. Feel free to ask for help!

We hope that this will help new contributors get started on the project, and help improve their Rust skills.