So here I am on my coding journey. Finally getting to a point where at least in HTML and CSS I can comfortably and openly talk about and contribute to with others. Getting over impostor syndrome and signing up for Hacktoberfest (after reading Mr. Larson’s @QuincyLarson post on getting his shirt), I get the emails, start clicking through all the links and come to the progress page. Obviously expecting to find it saying 0/5 (I know personal counts as per the details, but it didn’t click right away in my head when I glanced over that part), it says 7/5. I was a little surprised to see I had completed the event, simply by putting my RWD projects on GiHub and managing the files.
Now, it’s nice that with less than half the month left I can take my time in finding some actual open source to contribute to since signing up today, but I really feel like I somehow cheated the system since it was my own repo’s that got counted. I know the details say that personal ones count, but man, I really feel like I didn’t do anything to earn the free shirt ya know. Maybe I hyped up the event in my head so much since ‘hack’ is in the name that I thought events like this was something only really experienced developers did and that it would be very difficult to do. This was my first time.
I guess what all this ranting is for is to let all those budding developers out there like me know is, it really is easy to get into events like this and gain a little confidence too. Thanks for taking the time to read through this ya’ll.