Hacktoberfest is an annual global hackathon event hosted by DigitalOcean and GitHub to bring developers together and contribute to open source software.
Check is an open source platform for collaborative fact-checking and media annotation. Organizations use Check to conduct their investigations and debunk misinformation.
Also, Check is extensible by creating custom bots and integrations. We maintain a repository with bot examples and encourage developers to create bots to enrich Check functionality.
You can contribute to any of Check’s submodule repositories opening a pull request in line with Hacktoberfest’s quality standards.
We created some GitHub issues for Hacktoberfest. All the issues have labels identifying the Check component it is related to, the difficulty level and the technology knowledge needed to work with the issue. Choose one issue to work on or suggest a new issue.
Start contributing to a new open source project can seem confusing or difficult. Check documentation will help you understand Check and orient your first steps.
If you are interested in working on an existing issue, add a comment and get assigned so others will know someone is working on it. If you couldn’t choose an issue from the list but you have an idea, create an issue.
All participants will get a t-shirt from Hacktoberfest organizers if they create at least 4 pull requests in any open source project.
To motivate all new contributors, Check project will also distribute some swag. The only requirement is a valid PR accepted and merged on any of our open source projects and then we will send you a limited edition Meedan Hacktoberfest t-shirt and mask along with a sticker pack!
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