Hacktober Fest

Hello friends,

October is right around the corner and that means a lot of different “fests” are here. The one that has myself really excited for is Hacktober Fest. The premise is that it promotes open-source projects and development by having developers create a minimum of four pull requests. Also, the first 50,000 people who have four pull request get a free t-shirt! I have set myself up with some goals that I want to hit in this short period of time and have looked into issues/projects that help with it.

Personal Goals

  1. Improve my Javascript/Web programming skills
  2. Work on a project that creates a helpful impact on the world

My goals are pretty broad and I feel are definitely attainable. I’d like to improve on my web-based programming skill since it is something I feel can be very useful for the future, but also help me immediately with my current projects that I am working on. Also, working on something that creates a helpful impact on the world is just something I feel everyone would love to do. I’d hope my work and code do good, not evil.

Possible Issues

Issue #1

meshery – Collapsable Navigation Menu

This is basically updating meshery navigation menu. They want there navigation on the left to be able to collapse the left and not take up as much space. I believe this will help improve my JavaScript skills and will be useful to know in the future.

Issue #2

karrot – Notify logged-out unsubscribtion via email

This issue will a bit more challenging, but I feel it help push me to be a better developer. Also, I feel like notifying people via email will be a useful thing later down the road for other projects, so I might as well take a crack at it now.

Issue #3

curosity – No option to enter a new tokencurosity

Again, I think this issue will something I will need to learn down the road. It’s essentially making checking the token the user has is valid or still there; if it’s deleted, instead of throwing a bunch or errors they’d like to user to be prompted to add a new token. It’s something I might need to learn later, so I might as well learn it now.

For most of the issues, I will have to really look at their code and try to grasp what is going on and how it is being done. I will then try to recreate the error and begin to search for the cause. This will lead me to figuring out a way to tackle the problem. All thats left after that is fixing the issue.

All in all

Hopefully, it’s a successful Hacktober Fest and I end up with a free t-shirt.

Published by Neil

I am currently a third year student at Seneca College studying Software Development.

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