Want to get involved with open source and contribute but don’t know where to start? Good new Github is starting Hacktoberfest. A month-long celebration of open source software. The idea is make at least 4 pull requests between the 1st of 31st of October and get a limited edition T-shirt.
Pull requests (PR) can be as simple as fixing a typo, helping improve a readme file or fixing a bug or adding a new feature. To get involved find issues labeled "Hacktoberfest"
To win a shirt, you must make four pull requests by October 31st. Everyone who participates receives limited-edition Hacktoberfest stickers—regardless if you complete the four pull requests or not.
Listed on Hacktoberfest is a list of getting started resouce to help you.
An Introduction to Open Source (Tutorial Series)
by Lisa Tagliaferri
Contributing to Open Source on GitHub
What open source project should I contribute to?
by Kent C. Dodds
by Gregor Martynus, Hoodie
Lowering the barriers
by Charlotte Spencer
Contributor Covenant: A Code of Conduct for Open Source Projects
by Coraline Ada Ehmke
For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.
In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.
Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.