Hacktoberfest: LifterLMS Contributor Month

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During the month of October, we’ll be celebrating open source software alongside millions of contributors by launching our first ever Hacktoberfest event: LifterLMS Contributor Month.

Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software hosted by DigitalOcean, GitHub, and Twilio.

LifterLMS will be participating in Hacktoberfest as a maintainer and we’ll be encouraging anyone from the LifterLMS community to submit pull requests to the LifterLMS core.

Why Contribute

Contributing to open source projects is a great way to learn, practice your skills, meet new people, have your voice heard within a community, and build a public reputation you can take with you outside the project.

Who can Contribute

Anyone with a GitHub account can submit a pull request. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for free.

You don’t have to be a developer or coder to contribute. LifterLMS will accept contributions from QA testers, user experience and interface designers, documenters, and more! If you’re interested in participating but you don’t know how you can get in touch us with us and we’ll be happy to get you pointed in the right direction based on your unique set of skills and talents.

How to Contribute

Whether you’re a designer, developer, or want to help with documentation we have a task for you!

If you’re looking to write or improve new code, tests, or documentation head over to our the LifterLMS GitHub repo and start looking through our existing issues. We’ve created a special Hacktoberfest tag with issues we feel would be ideal for first-time or new contributors to tackle during this event. You can view all these issues here. You could also check out our good first time contributor issues here.

If you plan to work on an issue please comment and let us know as much. This will help prevent collisions or duplicate efforts with other contributors.

Please review our contributor’s guidelines and ensure you’re adhering to our coding standards and that all new code is well documented!

You may also want to familiarize yourself with how to write and submit pull requests, DigitalOcean has a great guide you can review here.

Rewards for Contributions

In addition to the satisfaction inherent in contributing to an open source project, we’ll be awarding prizes to anyone who contributes to LifterLMS during the month of October.

Tier 1
Requirements: Submit one pull request
Prize: An exclusive LifterLMS / Hacktoberfest sticker pack

Tier 2
Requirements: Submit three pull requests
Prize: An exclusive LifterLMS / Hacktoberfest T-Shirt as well as Tier 1 prizes

Tier 3
Requirements: Submit five pull requests
Prize: Receive a super-secret prize as well as the Tier 1 & Tier 2 Prizes

Office Hours, Webinars, and Resources for Contributors

On October 1, join us for our kick off webinar, “Contributing to LifterLMS: A guide to open source projects for new contributors.” This webinar, hosted by Thomas Patrick Levy our technical co-founder and lead developer, will outline how to get started as a new contributor. If you have any questions you can bring them to the Q&A section of the webinar. This webinar will be available as a replay if you miss the live session! Register here if you’re interested in attending.

Join us on October 2 for our monthly bug scrub meeting. If you’re interested in working on some bugs this is a great time for you to interact with the core team and pick up some tasks to get working on!

During the month of October we’ll have daily office hours in our #developers Slack channels. Head in there and post your questions while we’re live. If you miss us, leave your question in the channel and we’ll answer it the next time we open office hours. Not a member of our Slack community? Join up now (it’s free!).

Check out our contributor’s calendar for more details on these events.

Ready to Contribute?

If you’re ready to get started leave your email below. We’ll be sending out some resources and reminders about the event throughout the month of October.

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