This October, ArchivesSpace will be participating in Hacktoberfest, a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean. Hacktoberfest is open to anyone who contributes pull requests to participating open source repositories on GitHub.

Whether you’re new to ArchivesSpace development or a long-time contributor, we encourage you to get involved. No specific background or skill level is required to get started, and all community contributions are welcome and appreciated. To learn more about submitting a pull request for ArchivesSpace specifically, visit our wiki.

To qualify for the official Hacktoberfest competition, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1-31. Pull requests can be made to any public repository on GitHub, including ArchivesSpace.  Any qualifying pull request submitted to the ArchivesSpace GitHub between October 1 and October 31 will get a Hacktoberfest label.  To learn more about qualifying pull requests and how to notify Hacktoberfest of your pull requests, visit the official Hacktoberfest website.

In addition to the official Hacktoberfest swag options, ArchivesSpace will acknowledge all submitters, regardless of number of pull requests, in our October monthly update. The community member who submits the most pull requests in the month of October will receive an ArchivesSpace swag bag!

We hope you will join us in getting involved in this celebration of the open source community. Please email us at ArchivesSpaceHome@lyrasis.org if you have questions or want to know more about contributing code to the ArchivesSpace GitHub. To learn more about Hacktoberfest, visit their official website.

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