DDD East Midlands has been postponed to 2021
Read more about this decision here

Introduction To Hacktoberfest

Hacktoberfest 2020 Logo

Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of Free and Open Source software during October, which is organised by Digital Ocean and sponsored by DEV, and aims to get more folks dipping their toes in contributing to Free and Open Source software, and showing everyone that there's more to a project than just code!

HacktoberFest is there to encourage you to take part in Open Source. If you are beginner there are many ways to find issues you can help with which you can read about here. In return for braving the world of OSS (Open Source Software), you get some awesome Hacktoberfest swag including t-shirts and stickers.

Contribute to DDD East Midlands

There are a number of issues that can be picked up on the DDD East Midlands repositories. We have labelled the issues with up-for-grabs, hacktober, hacktoberfest if we think they are small enough to be picked up for a PR.

  • Pick up an issue.
  • Write a blog post.
  • Fix spelling mistakes.
  • Raise an issue.
  • Below are links to the DDD East Midlands repositories.

    DDD East Midlands Website Repository

  • See the Readme on the main GitHub page for instructions on running the website locally.
  • Check out the GitHub issues here.
  • DDD East Midlands Blog Repository

  • See the Readme on the main GitHub page for instructions on running the website locally.
  • Check out the GitHub issues here.

  • First PR?

    Tell us what you love about the East Midlands Tech Community

    Add a list element to the below with your name and a sentence or two about what you love about the East Midlands tech scene.

    How to do this?

    Some information about HacktoberFest and how to contribute can be read about in this linked blog post. Below are some instructions on how to make changes to this page.

    Fork the repository

    Fork the repository and clone it locally. Configure your remote fork to have the original projects main branch as it’s upstream.If you regularly pull in changes from this remote “upstream” repository, your fork will remain up to date, reducing the chance of later complex merge conflicts.

    Create a branch

    In your forked repository create a branch, which is named according to the contribution guidelines for the repository. If there are no guidelines available, give your branch a short name that summarises your changes.

    Add your change to this page

    In the `pages/2020/hacktober.js` file you will see the section "Why we like the East Midlands Tech Community:". Add your name and reason why you like the East Midlands tech community to the list.

    Screen shot of code to add to

    Run prettier

    In your terminal of choice (command line, bash etc) run the command `npm run prettier fix`. This will fix the formatting in your changes.

    Commit, push and raise a Pull Request

    Commit your changes with a message describing your change and push your changes up. You can then raise a Pull Request using the GitHub UI.

    Why we like the East Midlands Tech Community:

  • Jessica White - The people who are part of the East Midlands Tech Community are amazing.
  • Chirag Bolakani - It's a great pleasure to be a part of the East Midlands Tech Community as the people are very supportive and help you in your overall development.
  • Julian Merida - Everyone in East Midlands Tech Community are really amazing! I've learnt a lot from the content they share!