To be honest, I haven’t posted in a while, and this is really just an excuse for me to do so. Anyways, I’ll just briefly be talking about my experience with Hacktoberfest this year. If you’re not familiar with Hacktoberfest, you can read more about it here.

I’ll admit that I shamefully only did the minimum 5 pull requests, but I’ve had a very busy month. Hopefully I will do better for Christmas, when I should have more free time. Or, at least, I normally would, but I have an exam that if my grade does not contain the letter ‘A’ I am put in danger in my PhD program, yay… Additionally, I’ll be going to California for the first time around Christmas, so I’ll be busy traveling. We’ll see how it goes.

Anyways, my five pull requests were distributed as follows:

  1. A contribution to my own project, Wolfratbot. I added discord support to my chatbot. There’s still quite a few open issues with the project, if anyone wants to help. Speaking of help, I got a fair bit of it - there were six pull requests made by people who weren’t me to the project during October.
  2. A contribution to an open source game I helped write in undergrad, hag. I reorganized the project to make it much more manageable. I also created an issue and gave it the hacktoberfest tag, and a pullrequest solving it was made within a day, which is pretty cool.
  3. Some typo correction to the documentation for a joke I helped write in undergrad, GGNoRe. I’d like for this joke to be improved, as I think it is something the world needs. I have been warned to never tell underclassmen in C programming classes about it.
  4. Two random contributions to a project I had never seen, but seems really useful markdown-pp. I just solved two hacktoberfest issues, but they seemed to be things people actually wanted, which was cool. The project seems like it can come in handy, so I’m glad I found out about it.

I also received a number of pull requests to my esoteric language, arrows. The first pullrequest literally just added a period to a description… but later, there were some genuinely helpful pullrequests that add features that the interpreter and compiler should have had all along.

In conclusion, happy Halloween everybody. I’m just now realizing that I should have been jokingly criticizing Hacktoberfest throughout this post by saying that it isn’t spooky, it isn’t scary, and it doesn’t have skeletons. Oh well, there’s always next year. I just can’t wait until next Halloween

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