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A week of C# and how Hacktoberfest broke my heart.

Wow! Hacktoberfest kicked off with a bang for me. I usually hit my contributions pretty quick and then put it out of my mind, but this year I’ve been much more intentional. First, I decided that rather than 4 quick PRs, I was going to make sure my contributions used C#. I’ve used C# since it was created so it’s been fun to get back to my roots. On top of that, I’ve been mentoring a few people getting their contributions in. It’s so fun pairing with folks who are newer to the industry to find issues they’re interested in and then providing help with completing and submitting them. If I can help you during Hacktoberfest, don’t hesitate to ping me on X at @michaeljolley. Working with friends has definitely made this the best Hacktoberfest yet.

Last week I talked about my Hacktoberfest t-shirts, and someone pointed out that they discontinued that this year. After a good cry, I saw a link to a website that lists companies who are still providing swag for contributions to their repositories. If you’re interested, check it out here and get yourself some swag as you contribute to OSS!

Until next time! Michael

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