Contribute to Name for Code tasks as a part of Hacktoberfest – IBM Developer


We’re excited that Name for Code might be collaborating in Hacktoberfest once more this yr. Now in its eighth yr, Hacktoberfest is a world on-line competition meant to drive contribution to and involvement in open supply tasks.

Each Name for Code and Hacktoberfest encourage contributions from individuals of all backgrounds and talent ranges. Name for Code is after all an awesome alternative for skilled open supply contributors to become involved in tasks that deal with social and humanitarian points, however should you’re model new to open supply tasks, we’ve received you coated there as effectively. Our “Name for Code: Introduction to Open Supply” on-line course is offered for free of charge and introduces you to key ideas, instruments, and processes that you could begin contributing to any open supply mission. Begin studying, and earn a badge by finishing this course.

Highlight: Name for Code for Racial Justice open supply tasks

This yr Name for Code has a number of open supply tasks collaborating in Hacktoberfest, together with our options designed to assist fight systemic racism via expertise. In response to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many others, Black IBMers had a imaginative and prescient to utilize expertise to handle social injustice. Their prime concepts have been launched as open supply tasks via the Linux Basis, with resolution starters that include assets that will help you study in regards to the tasks and how one can begin constructing, evolving, and leveraging the expertise options.

Your contributions to Name for Code for Racial Justice tasks instantly profit organizations doing grassroots work and native communities that want these options. There are such a lot of methods that you would be able to contribute, regardless of your space of experience.

As a part of Hacktoberfest, you would possibly contribute to one among these tasks by:

  • tackling an open problem.
  • flagging documentation points and updating them.
  • flagging bugs in code.
  • reviewing and giving suggestions on language translations.

These are only a few examples. We all the time want each technical and non-technical contributors to assist with testing, documentation, analysis, and mission promotion along with code improvement and fixes.

Begin contributing to Name for Code for Racial Justice tasks as a part of Hacktoberfest

So how are you going to get began?

  1. Be a part of us dwell October sixth, 5 pm EST for our Hacktoberfest Kickoff: Hacking for Racial Justice. Come study in regards to the tasks and how one can contribute to them throughout Hacktoberfest (The occasion might be recorded for replay should you can’t attend dwell).
  2. Rise up to hurry on Hacktoberfest and observe the directions for common participation.
  3. Try our new Name for Code for Racial Justice Hacktoberfest Handbook to study all about the right way to contribute. Be certain that to verify the “Initiatives” part of the handbook to search out particulars on open points that want your contribution and hyperlinks to collaborating Name for Code for Racial Justice Github repositories that might be tagged with “Hacktoberfest.”

Contribute to much more Name for Code tasks as a part of Hacktoberfest

Name for Code has quite a few open supply tasks hosted with The Linux Basis that want your assist yr spherical. A lot of extra Name for Code open supply tasks can have points tagged for Hacktoberfest. Be a part of the Name for Code Slack group at and you should have quick entry to our #hacktoberfest channel in addition to to our open supply mission channels. Watch the #hacktoberfest channel within the coming weeks to study extra in regards to the collaborating tasks.


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