Hey folks. Hacktoberfest will soon be upon us! This is an event that runs during the month of October, meant to encourage the development of open source projects by rewarding pull requests with a T-shirt. The idea is to try and get new developers involved, either those new to software development completely or at least those new to the given project.
Contributions are tracked by allowing the above website read access to your github contributions. Once you register, you must make four pull requests in October to qualify for a shirt. Last year nearly 50k people participated. I think that would easy for us, of course, and I think you should all register, but that’s not really why I’m creating this post.
Take a look at the “maintainers” tab of the event details. In order to draw Hacktoberfest contributions, we need to create a “Hacktoberfest” label on the projects we maintain and apply them to issues we think would be a good fit. Those issues should, to quote the linked page, “have a well-defined scope and [should be] self-contained.”
I’m going through the labeling/fleshing-out-issues process in my own projects now, care to join me?