Hacktoberfest is here. It’s the 5th year running, and the first one I’ve participated in. The challenge is simple, complete five pull requests on any Github open source project during October and get a free t-shirt. That means there are still two weeks left to complete the challenge. If you’re reading this late, mark your calendar for next October.
While the free t-shirts are nice, it’s all about getting more people involved in open source. For me it’s an excuse to finally dedicate a small part of my time contributing back to the projects I love, which has been on my list of things to do for far too long.
WordPress eligible projects are around
WordPress core development happens on trac which isn’t eligible, however there are plenty of other WordPress related projects on Github. Some official projects can be found here: https://github.com/WordPress. Just make sure to read contributing info per repo as not all are being developed on Github. My personal favorite is WP-CLI which is broken into a bunch of separate repos here: https://github.com/wp-cli. Then of course there’s the new WordPress editor: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg which is really active right now.
Enjoy, your Hacktoberfest!