For the month of October...

For the month of October...

...I am taking a break from blogging. Why? Cause it's that time of the year again. It's the month when we get to celebrate open source. Its the Hacktoberfest!

Hacktoberfest is DigitalOcean’s annual event that encourages people to contribute to open source throughout October.

Hacktoberfest is is open to anyone and everyone to make non-code, low-code, or code contributions to open source projects. You can contribute in which ever way(s) you are comfortable with.

Personally, my focus has been and will continue to be around local open source projects and awareness of the same during this year's Hacktoberfest. The interest in open source is generally still low in Uganda and I hope that my contributions can improve this in one way or another. This twitter thread has a couple of Ugandan open source projects you should consider contributing to.

Examples of non-code and low-code contributions to open-source projects include:

WritingTechnical documentationTranslating, Copy editing
DesignTestingUser experience testing, Graphic design
AdvocacyTalks, Technical blog postsSocial media, Blog posts

If you haven't already, do checkout the official Hacktoberfest website to find out more or even signup. Psst, there's a prize for everyone.

Hacktoberfest participants
Hacktoberfest participants at an open source event at Outbox Hub

From us to you... Happy Hacking!