Hacktoberfest is an event that happens every year in October, to help people getting started to contribute with free software projects.
Nice people from all around the world, from many different projects, already started mentoring this year. I think this is a great opportunity for newcomers. And if you complete 4 pull requests in github, they will send you a very nice t-shirt!
In Ubuntu we have many projects hosted in github that can join the event. I work in snapcraft, which is perfect for newcomers: written in python, not super complex, with many bugs tagged as
bitesize, and with a small team of very welcoming developers.
If somebody wants to play, I am happy to give you a hand to get started in snapcraft, and guide you to propose the 4 pull requests during this month. And I encourage other developers of free software projects to join as mentors, the experience is great.