Is it silly that a t-shirt and some stickers motivates thousands of developers to contribute to OSS during Hacktoberfest? Hey, the stickers are cool and the shirt's comfortable! Anyway, I'm not ashamed to admit it's worked on me for the third year in a row. :)
This blog runs on the Ghost platform, and I've done a bit of customization to the styling. Nothing major. I was mildly surprised when I ran a "ghost update" the other day and suddenly my custom themes and scripts were just gone! Luckily I use DigitalOcean (a great provider, if
If you’ve been developing software for any length of time you’ve probably used GitHub, whether as free hosting for your own personal project, or searching for a library to use, or collaboration on a team. There’s a feature of every GitHub repo that in my experience doesn’
There are 10 days left in October. 10 days to earn a t-shirt in the third annual Hacktoberfest, when DigitalOcean and GitHub offer swag to the masses to encourage contributions in open source software. Last year, DigitalOcean said participation jumped from under 1000 to 5700+ in nearly a hundred countries.
All last month, DigitalOcean carried out an event called HacktoberFest. In their own words… HacktoberFest is a month-long event encouraging people to contribute to GitHub-hosted open source projects, whether by fixing bugs, creating new features, or updating and writing documentation. More significantly, t-shirts were involved. And stickers. Developers love them
Subversion has been my VCS of choice the last few years. We use it at work, and so using it at home too made me that much more comfortable with it and knowledgeable about it. If you want to try it out, check out VisualSVN. It’s small, free, and