Hacktoberfest is one of the most significant Open Source events currently taking place. By participating in Hacktoberfest, you will have the opportunity to win a prize by submitting four pull requests between October 1 and October 31. The first 40,000 people to complete the challenge will be able to choose between a limited edition T-shirt and planting a tree in their honor.
I won't be able to cover every topic/programming language for Hacktoberfest. However, you can find a list of projects with the Hacktoberfest topic here.
In this article, I'll list some beginner-friendly repositories where you can contribute.
So let's get started!
This project enables users to more easily use Octicons as well as their own icons and logos on shields.io badges.
A dynamically generated activity graph displaying your GitHub activities over the last 31 days.
These are the stats for your GitHub Readmes that are generated dynamically.
This shows your total contributions, current streak, and longest streak on your GitHub profile Readme.
Dynamically generated and customizable SVG that simulates typing and deleting text. SVGs can be used in your GitHub profile Readme or repository as a bio.
This is a list of awesome open-source macOS applications. This list includes both native and cross-platform apps.
A fantastic collection of resources on various tech stacks.
A collaborative effort to create roadmaps, guides, and other educational content to help developers understand the software development landscape, and learn and grow in their careers.
In this repository, you can contribute by sharing free e-book books. Discover free programming books in various languages, and contribute your favorites if they are missing, making them more valuable.
11. Remote Jobs
A list of semi to fully remote-friendly companies (jobs) in tech.
Collaborative cheatsheets for console commands
Algorithms and Data Structures
These are projects that include problem-solving solutions from platforms like HackerRank and Leetcode that can be used to prepare for coding interviews.
15. The Algorithms
This is an open-source resource for learning data structures and algorithms, as well as how to implement them in any programming language.
16. Apollo 11
Original Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (AGC) source code for the command and lunar modules.
This repository is in the development phase and will soon provide you with c++ code of various data structures and algorithms
AppFlowy is an open-source alternative to Notion. Users have control over their data and customizations. Built with Flutter and Rust.
19. Awesome Go
A collection of fantastic Go frameworks, libraries, and software.
20. Cockroach DB
An open source, cloud-native distributed SQL database.
Mattermost is an open-source platform for secure collaboration across the entire software development lifecycle.
22 . Axios
Axios is a simple promise-based HTTP client for the browser and Node.js.
Simple HTML5 Charts using the <canvas> tag
24. Definitely Typed
The repository for high-quality TypeScript type definitions.
27. Material UI
MUI Core: Ready-to-use foundational React components, free forever. It includes Material UI that implements Google's Material Design.
28. Responsively App
A modified web browser that helps in responsive web development. A web dev's must-have developer tool.
A graphical Java program for managing BibTeX and biblatex (.bib) databases.
Design patterns implemented in Java.
The Wikimedia Commons Android app allows users to upload pictures from their Android phone/tablet to Wikimedia Commons.
Learn Haskell basics in 4 pull requests.
Hexagon is a microservices toolkit written in Kotlin. Its purpose is to ease the building of services (Web applications or APIs) that run inside a cloud platform.
SirixDB is an embeddable, temporal, evolutionary database system that stores immutable revisions using an append-only approach.
An end-to-end backend server for Web, Mobile, Native, or Backend apps packaged as a set of Docker microservices.
Matomo is a full-featured PHP MySQL software program that you download and install on your own web server.
The Symfony PHP framework.
Apache Airflow is a platform for authoring, scheduling, and monitoring workflows programmatically.
Ansible is a radically simple IT automation system. It handles configuration management, application deployment, cloud provisioning, ad hoc task execution, network automation, and multi-node orchestration.
An interactive HTTP proxy with TLS capability for penetration testers and software developers.
The Pytest framework allows for the creation of simple tests while also scaling to support complex functional testing for applications and libraries.
Scrapy is a fast high-level web crawling & scraping framework for Python.
Open-source customer engagement suite, an alternative to Intercom, Zendesk, Salesforce Service Cloud, etc.
45. Public Lab
A collaborative knowledge-exchange platform in Rails. They welcome first-time contributors.
That's all, folks! I hope you find a useful project to contribute to during Hacktoberfest and get a good start in the open source world.
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Until next time, happy coding and learning! Cheers!
About the author
Paula Isabel Signo is a technical writer at OSSPH and a web developer at Point One. In her free time, Paula contributes to various open-source projects, volunteers in the community, and shares her knowledge by writing articles and tutorials. Connect with Paula here to learn more about her work and interests.