December Opensource.com articles

Here are the articles I wrote for Opensource.com in December:

Hacktoberfest

I’m a little late to the game, but over the weekend I heard about Hacktoberfest. Sponsored by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub, Hacktoberfest is intended to get people to make contributions to open source projects. While I’ve made contributions before, the prospect of a free t-shirt that I don’t need was enough to get me to submit three pull requests on Saturday.

Wouldn’t it be great if I submitted a pull request every week? Then I looked at my todo list and my calendar and walked it back. I think a pull request  (or direct commit to a project I have access to) per month is a reasonable goal. I’ve been meaning to make more contributions to projects for a while, so this may be just the motivation I need.

I need to come up with a catchy name, but I’ll use this blog as a record of what I contribute. In the meantime, if you haven’t signed up for Hacktoberfest, go do that. Happy contributing!