The 10th annual Hacktoberfest came to an end - we want to share with you what we’ve learned. We were happy to see Hacktoberfest reaches people new to open source contributing. Analyzing the questions coming in, and the conversations we had with some of these first time contributors, we found gaps in our onboarding and Documentation.
We assumed more of a mentoring role rather than reviewing contributions, but since we didn’t know what we could expect really in terms of activity, that was a good outcome! We had a successful October month, people showed interest in the project and contributed to klaw and klaw-docs, and there’s at least one work item we expect to collaborate on for the longer term.
We want to highlight the contributions by Arjun Singh (@dotarjun on GitHub). Your energy was so good!
Next year we will want to participate again, and host office hours to hopefully shorten the onboarding time for new contributors - new in the sense of new to OSS and new to the project. In the mean time: we’re happy with any and all contributions, don’t be a stranger!