Hacktoberfest 2019 - My First Open Source Community Challenge

As part of my Open Source course at Seneca College I am participating in this year's Hacktoberfest, "Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean and DEV.
  • Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community.
  • To participate, four pull requests must be submitted to public GitHub repositories.
  • You can sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31."
One of my main goals for this course is to delve into the Open Source community and improve my C# / .NET skills, so I have chosen the following projects to work on:


Winforms is a great tool that helps developers to build Windows-based UI's easily. "Windows Forms also provides one of the most productive ways to create desktop applications based on the visual designer provided in Visual Studio. It enables drag-and-drop of visual controls and other similar functionality that make it easy to build desktop applications."

I have offered my help to build a few unit tests for this framework under the following issue: Winforms #721


To work on the .NET runtime itself would be a great challenge as well as an opportunity to learn about the language itself and .NET's internals.

To start I would pick a documentation update under the following issue:
.NET Core CLR #21413

UWP App Launcher 

A great UI addition to Windows 10 to make it look more fluid and similar to existing products. "The whole point of this project is to provide the best traditional home screen experience as possible for Windows 10 devices. Some people don't like Live Tiles so this is an alternative for them. Also, apps load faster when opened with this launcher."

An issue that I would like to pick to start off would be this one:
UWP Launcher #6

Through this research of the open source community I was able to find many interesting projects and things I would like to work on or help improve, I am very excited about the weeks to come!


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