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 mentoring". For a change, I have also submitted proposal for lightning talk "What after the Pull Request Challenge?". If you haven't submitted your talk proposal yet, then please do so now. I would like to
share one sweet moment with everyone. After submitting my 1000th PR, the first PR that got merged after that had the following message for me.

Lets go through the rituals now.

  • Pull Request
  • Git Commits
  • Pull Request Challenge
  • Perl Blog
  • PerlWeekly Newsletter
  • Adopt CPAN Module

Pull Request

Last month, I submitted 66 PR as compared to 51 PR in the month of August 2018.

Finally I reached the milestone of 1000 PR, well before my target i.e. the next London Perl Workshop in Nov 2018.

Git Commits

Last month, there were 509 commits as compared to 414 commits in the month of August 2018.

Overall so far, total commits in the year 2018 is 3618. I am confident that I will reach my target of 4000 commits by the end of year 2018.

Pull Request Challenge

Last month, I received Sys::Filesystem as my September month assignment. I submitted one Pull Request, as compared to 1 PR to my allocated distribution Beam::Wire in the month of August 2018.

Overall so far, I have submitted 65 PR since the beginning of Pull Request Challenge.

Perl Blog

Last month, I blogged about the following topics.

as compared to the following in the month of August 2018.

PerlWeekly Newsletter

Last month, I prepared 2 editions of The PerlWeekly newsletter i.e. Issue 372 and
Issue 374 as compared to the following 2 (Issue 368, Issue 370) in the month of August 2018.

Adopt CPAN Module

No new adoption last month.


Thanks for all your contributions! And congrats on already completing Hacktoberfest :) I still have 5 to go.

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About Mohammad S Anwar

user-pic CPAN Contributor. Co-editor of Perl Weekly newsletter. Run Perl Weekly Challenge @PerlWChallenge. Father of 3 angels. Indian by birth, British by choice.