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Two Things are Involved in Hacktoberfest (Dev Joke)

Two Things are Involved in Hacktoberfest (Dev Joke)
Ayodele Samuel Adebayo

Published on Nov 2, 2021

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Happy Halloween my wonderful friends on the internet 👋🏼.

Hacktoberfest is an annual open-source contribution festival held in October that has already come and go for this year and there are always two things involved in Hacktoberfest or any Open Source Contribution in my own opinion.

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📢 There are two things involved

It's either you are a CONTRIBUTOR or a MAINTAINER

If you are a MAINTAINER you are safe, but if you are a CONTRIBUTOR


📢 There are two things involved

It's either you make a PULL REQUEST before someone or someone makes a PULL REQUEST before you

If you make a PULL REQUEST before someone you are safe, but if someone makes a PULL REQUEST before you


📢 There are two things involved

it's either the maintainer MERGE and fix your branch merge conflict for you or the maintainer REJECT your pull request

if the maintainer MERGE your pull request, you're safe, but if the maintainer REJECT your pull request


📢 There are two things involved

It's either you ABANDON the project or you FIX the conflict and make a new pull request

If you ABANDON the project, you are safe, but if you FIX the conflict and make a new pull request


📢 There are two things involved

it's either you PUSH before someone, or someone else PUSH before you again

if you PUSH before someone, you are safe, but if someone PUSH before you


📢 There are two things involved

it's either the person's solution is REJECTED, or ACCEPTED

if the person's solution is REJECTED, you are safe, but if the person's solution is ACCEPTED


📢 There are two things involved

it's either the issue is the LAST in the project or there are OTHER issues

if there are OTHER issues, you are safe, but if that is the LAST issue


📢 There are two things involved

it's either you QUIT the hackathon or you find a NEW PROJECT with a fresh setup

if you QUIT the hackathon, there is only one thing involved, NO T-SHIRT and Stickers for you, and the experience is there, but if you find a new project to contribute to.


📢 There are two things involved

it's either you complete the minimum 4 PULL REQUESTS or you get STUCK HALFWAY

if you complete the 4 PULL REQUESTS, your reward is safe, but if you get STUCK HALFWAY


📢 There are two things involved

it's either you look for ANOTHER PROJECT to contribute to, or you QUIT

if you QUIT you will feel bad because it's halfway and no goodies for you, but if you find another project and put in the effort.

📢 There is only one thing involved

Swag Delivery!!!

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Conclusion

Open source generally is something every developer should try out once a month because you learn from it as there is always something new to contribute, even though it's tough, you shouldn't give up.

I hope you're able to relate to this blog post and this makes you smile a bit before going back to that codebase.


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