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Contribute to Sylius during the Hacktoberfest
Thanks to DigitalOcean, GitHub, and Twillo, the entire October is a celebration of Hacktoberfest! This year, let’s join them together and make Sylius even better.

Thanks to DigitalOcean, GitHub, and Twillo, the entire October is a celebration of Hacktoberfest! This year, let’s join them together and make Sylius even better.

So, what is Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest is a month-long festival organized to celebrate open source, which is all about doing something for others. Like with most altruistic acts, if you dedicate some part of your insight and time to something without expecting anything in return, you can be very pleasantly surprised with a wave of satisfaction…  and with a free and very cool t-shirt! 🙂

If you make at least four contributions to any (or multiple) repositories, a ‘Hacktoberfest’ 2020 T-shirt + a pack of stickers will be sent to you, wherever you are. You don’t need to be an expert in programming or coding. It can be a bug fix, improvement, or even a documentation change. 

Let’s add that 61871 contributors took part in this challenge and completed it in 2019.

Additional kudos from the Sylius Team if you decide to contribute to our product out of all the other great Open Source projects 💖

Okay, sounds cool, but why should I contribute?

The best way to learn how to code is to do more coding. 

The second best way is to watch how others do it. GitHub and OSS is a great place to do both 🙂 All code is public, so anyone can fetch it, read it, modify it, and learn from each other. So, in short – contributing to an open-source project helps you gain a much deeper knowledge of the software.

What is more, when working on a project used by your community, you’re improving the quality of work for everyone. The coolest aspect of open-source engagement is surely doing something for others. Meet the community, exchange ideas, and grow as a developer!

Finally, contributing to open source projects can be simply lots of fun, though challenging at first.

Wow, awesome! How can I participate?

First of all, you need to register at the official Hacktoberfest website – the registration process started last week! After that, you need to find four things to improve in some open-source repositories and finish them by the end of October! A great place to start is the #hacktoberfest2020 label in one of the Sylius repositories, just sayin’. 😉

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Paulina Błaszczyk
As the lead of the Business Partner Network, Paulina guides the proactive development of new opportunities, primarily through building relationships with new and existing partners. She works on evolving the structure of the Network as well as Partner recruitment and activation processes. Paulina also doesn’t like Brussels sprouts.
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