Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open-source software that happens online every October, sponsored by the American cloud hosting company DigitalOcean. People are encouraged to engage and create at least 4 pull requests for open-source projects on GitHub.

If you want to contribute to open-source projects but don’t know where to start, Hacktoberfest might be the perfect opportunity for you.

Hacktoberfest 2021

How does that work?

Your goal is to contribute with at least 4 quality pull requests to the open-source project you like. Digitalocean will send every contributor achieving this goal a pack of goodies, including a t-shirt and set of unique stickers.

Everyone is welcome, especially beginners. Just find the open-source projects you want to be involved in and do your bit! It is a simple process:

:wave: Register for Hacktoberfest first. It is right here.

:computer: Create pull requests to get involved in your favorite projects - they must have a public GitHub repository.

:white_check_mark: Make sure your pull requests match Hacktoberfest’s quality standards.

:bulb: Remember to let us know that you’re participating in the event. You can put information in your Pull Request’s description.

:busts_in_silhouette: Wait for the project maintainers to review your contributions.

:repeat: Do it again to achieve the goal of 4 pull requests!

Contribute to the PrestaShop project

As an open-source project, PrestaShop is thrilled to take part in this challenge, as we have done for the last few years.

We hope that you will help us with your contributions now, and in the future. We have a dedicated page in our documentation that should help you start. You can find it here.

Want a small tip? Pick one of the good first issues to get all beginner-friendly improvements and bugs to fix. Read more about this label in this article.

Want to meet your open-source mates? Go to PrestaShop’s Slack to join a worldwide community of open-source lovers and PrestaShop developers!