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  • By Carly Vanderwert
    How to Hacktoberfest: Tips and tricks for maintaining your repo and your mental health Hacktoberfest maintainer blog header

    Hacktoberfest can be both a wonderful and hectic time depending on the onslaught (or lack thereof) pull requests that you get within the month of October. Having been a maintainer myself of a somewhat popular repository for going on three years now, I’d like to share some of our learnings with you so you can make the most of Hacktoberfest and hopefully enjoy yourself in the process.

    Ready, set, hack!

    There are plenty of quotes on the internet about preparation being the key to success, and you know what? They’re right! A little bit of preparation on your part before October 1st can make a world of difference in how the month goes. Here are a few suggestions for ways you can prepare your repository and make it welcoming to all contributors:

    • Make sure your README is up to date. This saves you and your contributors time in the long …
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