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As part of Hacktoberfest, here at Meedan we’d like to expand our developer community and we are welcoming and inviting everyone to contribute to any of the services that support the Check platform.

Contribute a valid pull request for any of our open source projects during the month of October.
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What is Hacktoberfest

Hacktoberfest is an annual global hackathon event hosted by DigitalOcean and GitHub to bring developers together and contribute to open source software.

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What is Check

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.

The Meedan team develops some new ideas at CredCon, hosted by the Credibility Coalition (an initiative led by Meedan and Hacks/Hackers). Photo by Steven Snow.
▲ The Meedan team develops some new ideas at CredCon, hosted by the Credibility Coalition (an initiative led by Meedan and Hacks/Hackers). Photo by Steven Snow.
Check is composed of the following services:
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Language identification, text similarity and others text an media analysis
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The core API and CMS
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A browser extension
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A Slack bot to interact with Check
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Front-end web application
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A FactCheck / Claim Review aggregation service
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Link parsing, archiving and rendering service
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Webpage screenshotting

How to contribute

To join this event you need to have a GitHub account, sign up on the official Hacktoberfest website and send a pull request for Check between 1st and 31st October.

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.

How to interact or get help

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.

If you don’t know yet how you want to contribute or if you have any doubts or questions about Meedan Hacktoberfest, reach out to us on our forum.

Get your rewards

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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