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Hacktoberfest

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🎃 HacktoberFest'19 Icebreaker Project 🎃

This repo aims to give an introduction as to how the Open Source world functions. Use this project to make your first contribution to an open-source project on GitHub. Practice making your first pull request to a public repository before doing the real thing!

Make sure to grab some cool swags during Hacktoberfest by getting involved in the open-source community and completing some simple tasks in this project.

This repository is open to all members of the GitHub community. Any member may contribute to this project without being a collaborator.

Repo Link : helios1101.github.io/hacktoberfest'19/

What is Hacktoberfest?

A month-long celebration from October 1st - 31st presented by Digital Ocean and DEV Community collaborated with GitHub to get people involved in Open Source. Create your very first pull request to any public repository on GitHub and contribute to the open-source developer community.

https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

Rules

To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register here and make four Pull Requests (PRs) between October 1-31 (in any time zone). PRs can be made to any public repo on GitHub, not only the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. This year, the first 50,000 participants who complete the challenge will earn a T-shirt.

Choose from these tasks

Here are 3 quick and painless ways to contribute to this project:

  • Task-1: Add your name and description Add your name to the website with description and make your way to Open Source.

  • Task-2: Making your Own portfolio page Host your very own portfolio page in minutes and share with us to get nearer to swags

  • Task-3: Show Off coding skills Help us in making a one-stop place to find necessary codes and articles, which can vary from Hello World to Dynamic Programming in any language of your choice.

Choose one or all 3, make a pull request for your work and wait for it to be merged!

Steps to follow 📜

0. Star The Repo 🌟

Star the repo by pressing the topmost-right button to start your wonderful journey.

1. Fork it 🍴

You can get your own fork/copy of HacktoberFest_19 by using the Fork button or clicking this at top-right of your screen.

Fork Button

2. Clone it 👥

NOTE: commands are to be executed on Linux, Mac, and Windows(using Powershell)

You need to clone (download) it to local machine using

$ git clone https://github.com/Your_Username/HacktoberFest_19.git

This makes a local copy of the repository in your machine.

Once you have cloned the HacktoberFest_19 repository in Github, move to that folder first using change directory command on Linux, Mac, and Windows(PowerShell to be used).

# This will change directory to a folder HacktoberFest_19
$ cd Hacktoberfest_19

Move to this folder for all other commands.

3. Set it up ⬆️

Run the following commands to see that your local copy has a reference to your forked remote repository in Github :octocat:

$ git remote -v
origin  https://github.com/Your_Username/HacktoberFest_19.git (fetch)
origin  https://github.com/Your_Username/HacktoberFest_19.git (push)

Now, let's add a reference to the original HacktoberFest_19 repository using

$ git remote add upstream https://github.com/helios1101/HacktoberFest_19.git

This adds a new remote named upstream.

See the changes using

$ git remote -v
origin    https://github.com/Your_Username/HacktoberFest_19.git (fetch)
origin    https://github.com/Your_Username/HacktoberFest_19.git (push)
upstream  https://github.com/Remote_Username/HacktoberFest_19.git (fetch)
upstream  https://github.com/Remote_Username/HacktoberFest_19.git (push)

In your case, you will see

$ git remote -V
origin    https://github.com/Your_Username/HacktoberFest_19.git (fetch)
origin    https://github.com/Your_Username/HacktoberFest_19.git (push)
upstream  https://github.com/helios1101/HacktoberFest_19.git (fetch)
upstream  https://github.com/helios1101/HacktoberFest_19.git (push)

4. Sync it ♻️

Always keep your local copy of the repository updated with the original repository. Before making any changes and/or in an appropriate interval, run the following commands carefully to update your local repository.

# Fetch all remote repositories and delete any deleted remote branches
$ git fetch --all --prune

# Switch to `master` branch
$ git checkout master

# Reset local `master` branch to match the `upstream` repository's `master` branch
$ git reset --hard upstream/master

# Push changes to your forked `HacktoberFest_19` repo
$ git push origin master

5. Ready Steady Go... 🐢 🐇

Once you have completed these steps, you are ready to start contributing by checking our Help Wanted Issues and creating pull requests.

6. Create a new branch ‼️

Whenever you are going to contribute. Please create a separate branch using command and keep your master branch clean (i.e. synced with remote branch).

# It will create a new branch with name Branch_Name and switch to branch Folder_Name
$ git checkout -b Folder_Name

Create a separate branch for contribution and try to use the same name of the branch as of folder.

To switch to the desired branch

# To switch from one folder to other
$ git checkout Folder_Name

To add the changes to the branch. Use

# To add all files to branch Folder_Name
$ git add .

Type in a message relevant for the code reviewer using

# This message get associated with all files you have changed
$ git commit -m 'relevant message'

Now, Push your awesome work to your remote repository using

# To push your work to your remote repository
$ git push -u origin Folder_Name

Finally, go to your repository in the browser and click on compare and pull requests. Then add a title and description to your pull request that explains your precious effort.

Help Contributing Guides 👑

We love to have articles and codes in different languages and the betterment of existing ones.

Please discuss it with us first by creating a new issue.

🎉 🎊 😃 Happy Contributing 😃 🎊 🎉

References 📋 📜

  • Books 📖 📚
    • Data Structures with C by Schaum Series
    • Data Structures: A Pseudocode Approach with C by Richard F. Gilberg
    • Fundamentals Of Data Structures in C by Horowitz
    • Java: The Complete Reference By Herbert Schildt
    • Object Oriented Programming with C++ by E Balaguruswamy
    • Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein.
  • Websites 💻

Code Maintainers:

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