The goal of Hacktoberfest is to get more people contributing to open source by submitting at least one pull request (PR) during the month of October. If you sign up and do at least four PRs in the month, then you'll get a free t-shirt.

If you're going to do this, then you might as well make sure that you're signed up for the CPAN Pull Request Challenge and kill two birds with each PR!

If you tweet about it, you're asked to use the #hacktoberfest hashtag.

They have a list of featured projects, which sadly doesn't include any Perl 5 or Perl 6 projects. Maybe some of the big name projects would like to submit themselves?

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We're having a hackathon on Net::AMQP::RabbitMQ on Oct 11th, if anyone is interested there's a whole bunch of tickets and I'm sure it would count towards Hacktoberfest!


It is an XS module, but there's not just XS work to do, the test suite could do with a good tidy up, and there's always room for improvement on the docs!

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