Hacktoberfest 2022 Is Here!

By Jeremiah Cooper
September 30, 2022
1 min read
Hacktoberfest 2022 Is Here!

Hacktoberfest is a global event that helps encourage open source contributions. Registration is officially open and you can join the fun at https://hacktoberfest.com. Registration is easy and free, and you can register using either your Github or Gitlab account.

How to Contribute

Completing the Hacktoberfest challenge requires you to submit 4 accepted pull requests during the month of October. These contributions have to be on repositories that are participating in Hacktoberfest. Any pull request that is made on a repository with the topic hacktoberfest or any pull request labeled as hacktoberfest-accepted will count towards your total.

If it’s your first time joining Hacktoberfest, I recommend taking a look at the following resources geared towards new contributors.

  • https://goodfirstissue.dev
  • https://up-for-grabs.net
  • https://github.com/firstcontributions/first-contributions
  • https://github.com/mungell/awesome-for-beginners

Joining the Hacktoberfest Community

You can also join the community by joining the Hacktoberfest Discord. I definitely recommend joining so that you can chat with other participants, get help with any questions you have about the event, and find some projects to start contributing to!

Contributing Without Code

Open source is about more than just writing code, and this year Hacktoberfest has added new ways to contribute. Some of the ways non-technical individuals can contribute to open source projects are:

  • Writing technical documentation, translating or copy editing
  • Offering graphic design or video editing services
  • User experience testing
  • Wiring blog posts on behalf of a projects
  • Sharing projects on social media

Some of My Projects

I have a few projects out there that have the hacktoberfest topic, and I’d love to see some contributions to them. If you’re looking for a place to start, I’d recommend checking out my Awesome UE5 repository. It’s a collection of great resources for learning Unreal Engine 5 and is easy to contribute to.

If you’re already an experienced Unreal Engine developer I also have another repository that is open for contributions, Gameplay Ability System Example. It has a few basic abilities setup, but feel free to contribute some new abilities to the project!


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