> "Are you ready for #Hacktoberfest 2019? Support Open Source in October
> and earn a limited edition T-shirt! @DigitalOcean @ThePracticalDev
> https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/ "
> The above line is the canned promo tweet from the Hacktoberfest
> website, but it summarizes the event better than I could.
> Hacktoberfest is a pretty cool annual event that tries to encourage
> open source contributions with giveaways (t-shirt, stickers). It also
> helps connect potential contributors with repos that are accepting
> contributions by using GitHub labels on issues. In our communities at
> Apache, committers can take advantage of this event to try to attract
> new contributors by labeling issues on GitHub with the "help wanted"
> or "Hacktoberfest" label (typically, low-bar, "newbie" type are best).
> If anybody is interested, I'd encourage you to participate and spread
> the word, and those of us who are committers to make use of the labels
> on GitHub issues.
> If you are a current user of open source, but haven't contributed...
> consider making your first contribution to fix that annoying bug or
> documentation gap that's been bothering you! This is a great
> opportunity to break the ice with an open source community and get a
> t-shirt in the process!
> Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the Hacktoberfest event or its
> sponsors. I've merely participated in past years and find it a good
> opportunity to encourage open source and to grow our Apache