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.
- 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.
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.
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.