8 Open Source Projects to Contribute to - Hacktoberfest 2021

Created September 30, 2021

Introduction

Hacktoberfest is a month-long event where people are awarded for contributing to open source projects 🙌.

In order to participate you need to sign up here and then Submit four pull requests (PRs) to a GitHub repo tagged with the hacktoberfest label and redeem a Hacktoberfest shirt.

For more information, you can find the official rules here.

How to Submit Your First Pull Request on GitHub

If you are new to Git and GitHub, make sure to go through this tutorial here on how to submit your first pull request:

How to Submit Your First Pull Request on GitHub

Also, you can watch this Git and GitHub crash course on YouTube here:

Introduction to Git and GitHub video series

Or you can also read this free eBook here:

Introduction to Git and GitHub eBook

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Once you have the necessary Git and GitHub knowledge you are ready to start hacking!

Here is a list with a few open-source projects that I maintain which you can contribute to!

TailwindCSS Components

The Tails Open Source Components are a (no-config) copy'n paste free collection of hand-crafted templates and components built in TailwindCSS:

https://github.com/thedevdojo/tails

LaraSail

LaraSail is a CLI tool, written in Bash, for Laravel to help you do all of the necessary initial server setup on DigitalOcean:

https://github.com/thedevdojo/larasail

Laravel Wave

Wave is a Software as a Service Starter Kit that can help you build your next great idea 💰. Wave is built with Laravel, Voyager, TailwindCSS, and a few other awesome technologies. Here are some of the awesome features ✨:

https://github.com/thedevdojo/wave

Git and GitHub eBook

This is an open-source introduction to Git and GitHub guide that will help you learn the basics of version control and start using Git for your SysOps, DevOps, and Dev projects. No matter if you are a DevOps/SysOps engineer, developer, or just a Linux enthusiast, you can use Git to track your code changes and collaborate with other members of your team or open source maintainers:

https://github.com/bobbyiliev/introduction-to-git-and-github-ebook

SQL Basics eBook

This is an open-source introduction to SQL guide that will help you learn the basics of SQL and start using relational databases for your SysOps, DevOps, and Dev projects. No matter if you are a DevOps/SysOps engineer, developer, or just a Linux enthusiast, you will most likely have to use SQL at some point in your career:

https://github.com/bobbyiliev/introduction-to-sql

Bash Scripting eBook

This is an open-source introduction to Bash scripting guide/ebook that will help you learn the basics of Bash scripting and start writing awesome Bash scripts that will help you automate your daily SysOps, DevOps, and Dev tasks. No matter if you are a DevOps/SysOps engineer, developer, or just a Linux enthusiast, you can use Bash scripts to combine different Linux commands and automate boring and repetitive daily tasks, so that you can focus on more productive and fun things.

https://github.com/bobbyiliev/introduction-to-bash-scripting

Laravel Tips eBook

This is an open-source Laravel Tips and Tricks eBook that is a collection of my own notes that I've put together for myself throughout the years. You would more likely than not need many of those tips at some point in your career as a Laravel Developer:

https://github.com/bobbyiliev/laravel-tips-and-tricks-ebook

101 Linux commands eBook

This is an open-source eBook with 101 Linux commands that everyone should know.

This is a brand new eBook that I have been planning to write.

I have added a list of commands but feel free to add new suggestions too!

https://github.com/bobbyiliev/101-linux-commands-ebook

Conclusion

If you have any questions make sure to check out the FAQ page here or reach out to me on Twitter: @bobbyiliev_.

If you are a project maintainer share your project in the comments below!