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