Monthly Report - October

October belongs to Hacktoberfest technically. Most of my spare times dedicated to just one thing i.e. Hacktoberfest Challenge. However I still managed to continue daily upload to CPAN. Today is the 439th day of daily uploads to CPAN. Ever since I started contributing to CPAN, I always wanted to 1 Pull Request every day. Fortunately 2018 is the lucky year for me where I have managed to submit 1 PR every day so far. I am hoping to finish the year without missing a day. So when it comes to Hacktoberfest Challen…

Hacktoberfest: Thank You

I have just completed the marathon of submitting Pull Request as a part of Hacktoberfest Challenge 2018. For those, who don't know what I am talking about. Hacktoberfest Challenge is an annual event organised by Digital Ocean where you are encouraged to submit at least 5 PR to any distributions hosted on GitHub. In return you get specially designed T-shirt deliver to you anywhere in the world for FREE. It was first started in the year 2014. How did I get started? I was introduced to the challenge first by one of t…

Hacktoberfest 2018 - Memorable Moments

I remember the first time when I participated the Hacktoberfest challenge in the year 2015, I was so excited competing with other hackers. Although I only had to submit 4 Pull Request to get specially designed free T-shirt but I went ahead and submitted 45 Pull Request in that month. I was very pleased to receive my first T-shirt. I still wear it occassionally with pride. I continued participating the challenge every year ever since but never beat that first year record of 45 Pull Request.

Year 2016: 12 Pull Request
Year 2017: 40 Pull Request

This year 2018, has been spe…

Hacktoberfest Challenge 2018

The Hacktoberfest Challenge 2018 is on and it is my fourth attempt. As always, I am very excited about the event.

September 2018 has been very special month so far for me. Why? In this very month, I submitted my 1000th Pull Request. Also as of today 1st Oct 2018, I have completed 407th days of daily upload to CPAN. My next target is reach 500 days mark, which I am hoping to reach by new year. I also submitted my talk proposal to London Perl Workshop 2018. The title of my proposed talk is "The power of mentor…

1000+ Pull Requests: What kept me going?

I have been asked this question many times since I submitted over 1000 PR. Before I answer this question, I would like to share a secret with you all.

It all started in the month of Jan 2015 with Pull Request Challenge (PRC) pioneered by Neil Bowers. Although I was already submitting PR before that but without any target. With PRC, I got direction where to go. I must admit taking on PRC wasn't easy one. I didn't want to make a fool of myself by joining PRC and not submitting PR regularly. I still remember first couple of months, so many Perl hackers joining the PRC but not every one …