Celebrating Hacktoberfest 2021

Mariia Mykhailova

It’s October again, and this means that Hacktoberfest is back! The 8th annual celebration of open source invites everyone to participate, either by contributing to open-source projects, by grooming their projects to accept contributions, or by mentoring others to guide them through their first steps in open source.

Two years ago, we celebrated Hacktoberfest with a small Hackathon at the Microsoft Garage. Last year we took Hacktoberfest online, offering a selection of “good first issues” in several repositories (check out some of the issues fixed by the participants). This year in-person Hackathons still haven’t made a comeback, so we decided to take the celebration online again.

As always, the important thing when getting started with Hacktoberfest contributions is picking one at the right level of complexity for your interests and expertise level. We selected a variety of issues across multiple Quantum Development Kit repositories for you to tackle. Choose simple issues if this is your first GitHub contribution, or more advanced ones if you’re feeling adventurous. There is a mix of topics covered, from purely classical tasks to topics that require some familiarity with quantum computing depending on the stage of your quantum computing journey.

Ready to get started?

  • Register for Hacktoberfest. Once you send 4 quality pull requests to GitHub repositories this October, you’ll be eligible for a Hacktoberfest T-shirt or a tree planted on your behalf.
  • Head to our open-source repositories listed above, pick an issue with Hacktoberfest label and get started! You’ll find the maintainers of each repository there to answer your questions and help you do your contributions.

Happy hacking!



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