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Celebrate Hacktoberfest with WoWAnalyzer!

Last updated: September 30, 2022

October is here, and with it comes Hacktoberfest, a yearly event celebrating open source projects. We wanted to take the opportunity to bring some attention to WoWAnalyzer, an analysis tool that visually enhances Warcraft Logs reports!

What is Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest is an annual event meant to encourage people to support the open-source products they use and love.

"Hacktoberfest is Digitalocean’s annual event that encourages people to contribute to open source throughout october. Much of modern tech infrastructure—including some of Digitalocean’s own products—relies on open-source projects built and maintained by passionate people who often don’t have the staff or budgets to do much more than keep the project alive. Hacktoberfest is all about giving back to those projects, sharpening skills, and celebrating all things open source, especially the people that make open source so special.

For the past 9 years, thousands of people—coders and non-coders alike—have participated in hacktoberfest to support the projects they use and love, learn and practice skills that will enhance their careers, and meet new people who love open source as much as they do."

How to Participate

There are tons of ways anyone can help work towards this goal. Here is how you can participate:

  • Register anytime between September 26 and October 31

  • Pull requests can be made in any GITHUB or GITLAB hosted project that’s participating in Hacktoberfest (look for the “hacktoberfest” topic)

  • Project maintainers must accept your pull/merge requests for them to count toward your total

  • Have 4 pull/merge requests accepted between October 1 and October 31 to complete Hacktoberfest

The first 40,000 participants (maintainers and contributors) who complete Hacktoberfest can elect to receive one of two prizes: a tree planted in their name, or the Hacktoberfest 2022 t-shirt!

You can learn more about this initiative on the Hacktoberfest site. To learn more about their guidelines, visit this page.

WoWAnalyzer and Hacktoberfest

WoWAnalyzer has participated in Hacktoberfest for the past several years, and this year they have a particular focus for the event with Dragonflight on the horizon: migrating existing specs to Dragonflight, and adding support for new Dragonflight talents.

WoWAnalyzer is an open source tool and it relies on volunteer contributors to help provide its specialized analysis. If you are looking to celebrate Hacktoberfest, this site is a great place to help out. Plus, you can earn a cool t-shirt!

Read more about how to contribute to WoWAnalyzer for Hacktoberfest here.

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