Hacktoberfest: 69 Beginner-Friendly Projects You Can Contribute To

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Wanna get started in open source and also score some nice swags? Join the Hacktoberfest® 2020!

In this post, I’ll list 69 beginner-friendly project that you can contribute to. By beginner-friendly I don’t mean simple. Some of them are very complex. However, like any other software project, there’s always some low hanging fruit. The projects in this list have their issues triaged. That means the maintainers tag the simplest ones as “good first issue”, or "easy". Not only that, most of them ensure that only a novice must submit the pull request. That’s amazing, isn’t it?

By joining the Hacktoberfest, you can contribute with 4 pull requests during October 1 and October 31 and have a change to win a prize. The first 70,000 participants who conclude the challenge will be qualified to pick a limited edition T-shirt or plant a tree.

Without further ado, let’s check what we’ve got. I’ll break down the list by programming language. This way you can filter the projects by your favorite language. I'm aware that I haven't covered all programming languages. However, you can also find a list of projects that tags #hacktoberfest here .

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Hacktoberfest®, or Digital Ocean in any way.

Table of Contents

  1. Javascript
  2. Python
  3. Java
  4. TypeScript
  5. Ruby
  6. Rust
  7. Go
  8. PHP
  9. C++
  10. Kotlin

Javascript

Python

Java

TypeScript

JRuby

Rust

Go

PHP

C++

Kotlin

Conclusion

That's it folks! I hope you find a useful project to contribute during the Hacktoberfest and get started with the right foot in the open source world!

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Liyas Thomas's photo

We're building Hoppscotch

App: hoppscotch.io GitHub: github.com/hoppscotch/hoppscotch

Miguel Brito's photo

Hi Liyas Thomasthat's really great. Thanks for the suggestions! I really like your project.

Corentin Brossault's photo

Just adding Pizzly - github.com/bearer/pizzly ;)

akerele oluwabamikemi atinuke's photo

This is awesome. Thank you

Shaun Collins's photo

Thanks Miguel, been looking for something like this :)

Anita Ihuman  's photo

Great article Thank you for compiling this

Paula Maranhão's photo

Millions of options out there, not only for hacktoberfest, but specially for it!

Yong Wei Lun's photo

Kubernetes, docker, terraform, cockroachdb are beginner projects?

Michele Della Mea's photo

IN YOUR OPINION, REACT OR BABEL ARE A BEGINNER LEVEL CODEBASE???????

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Michele Della Mea's photo

Miguel Brito Ok, sorry for my misunderstanding

Miguel Brito's photo

Michele Della Mea No worries, that's all right!