> I'm not sure I want to add a label.
+1 on this. I'm also a bit wary of low quality pull requests, but I don't
think it will be that common of an occurrence.
Perhaps my experience is skewed, but I've found that lots of newcomers have
difficulty finding something to work on; we'd probably want to improve
ourselves in that regard if we were to expect a significant amount of new
contributions from this program.
On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 3:02 PM, Jacob Schreiber <jmschreibe...@gmail.com>
> I think it's always good to get more contributors, even if they only add
> small amounts of code and disappear. However, I'd be worried about people
> submitting low quality PRs in order to claim "success" and/or not following
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 5:59 PM, Andreas Mueller <t3k...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey all.
>> Wdyt (see below)? I'm always for new contributors ;) - Though it does add
>> I'm not sure I want to add a label, but being on the page seems a good
>> thing, I think.
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: Featuring scikit-learn in Hacktoberfest 2016
>> Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:31:30 -0400
>> From: Andrew Starr-Bochicchio <ast...@digitalocean.com>
>> To: t3k...@gmail.com
>> CC: Open Source <opensou...@digitalocean.com>
>> My name is Andrew Starr-Bochicchio and I'm on the Community team at
>> In an effort to create some excitement around contributing to open source
>> in the month of October, DigitalOcean and GitHub are partnering to run the
>> third annual Hacktoberfest. We challenge people to get involved by creating
>> at least four pull requests to open source projects over the course of the
>> month. Everyone who completes the task gets a limited edition t-shirt. Last
>> year we saw 14,419 people sign up, and 5,708 people create at least four
>> pull requests
>> We're hoping for even more this time around.
>> Pull requests can be to any project, but we also like to use
>> Hacktoberfest to feature a number of projects that we love, most
>> prominently on the landing page (see last year's for an example
>> <https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/>). We are hoping to feature
>> scikit-learn, but I just wanted to check in with you and make sure you were
>> Additionally, this year we'll be encouraging project maintainers to label
>> issues on GitHub "hacktoberfest" so that we can get even more projects
>> involved and send contributors to where the help is most needed. So spread
>> the word if there are other projects you think might be interested.
>> Please let me know if you'd like to be featured on the landing page, if
>> you have any questions, or if there's anything DO can do to help.
>> - Andrew Starr-Bochicchio
>> Community Manager
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