Hacktoberfest with Perl Weekly Challenge

Hacktoberfest 2019 is going to be the first event since the launch of the Perl Weekly Challenge. Dave Cross recently suggested doing Perl Weekly Challenge in the month of October would be enough to earn specially designed T-shirt from Digital Ocean.

I must confess, it didn't cross my mind. Thanks Dave Cross for the suggestions. Taking the cue from Dave Cross, I decided to blog about and share few tips.

During the month of October 2019, you would get at least 5 weekly challenges to get your hand dirty i.e. #028, #029, #030, #031 and #032. Don't wait to finish both the tasks before submitting your solution as Pull Request. Get your PR as quickly as possible. You can still tweak your solution later. If you want, you can play with the rules. If you are planning to submit Perl5 and Perl6 solutions to both the weekly tasks. Then submit your first PR with Perl5 solution for task #1. Followed by another PR with Perl5 solution for task #2. Similarly you can then submit one more PR with Perl6 solution for task #1. Final PR with Perl6 for task #2. If you like to blog about your solutions then you can even go one step further and submit another PR with the blog link. In total, you can submit at least 5 Pull Request. Since you would get 5 weekly challenges during October, therefore you could technically accumulate minimum 25 Pull Requests. If you want to further bend the rule then you can tweak your solutions with further Pull Request.

If you are new to Pull Request, please checkout the page for help.

If I am not mistaken, Digital Ocean release a chart of distributions with maximum number of PR received. Can you help "Perl Weekly Challenge" get to the top of the list, please?

Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at mohammad.anwar@yahoo.com.

Happy Hacking !!!

Go for it Perl Weekly Challenge Club members.

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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.