Jake Worth

40 Day Github Streak

December 09, 2015

This week I hit 40 days of consecutive daily open source pushes to Github, besting my previous record of 18 days. It’s been an insightful endeavor, one that I think has been beneficial to my open source programming abilities.

As a side quest I’ve been participating in 24 Pull Requests. It was kind of a no-brainer considering my already ongoing streak. I’m fascinated by the people who are adding gamification/social to open source contribution (Hacktoberfest is another example). I will go to absurd lengths for a free programming T-shirt.

Pushing code every day has helped reinforce open source as a habit, honing my fundamentals and eliminating inefficiencies.

In the 20 days since my last post on this subject, I’ve been doing lots of documentation work. I’ve built Resources into something I think is pretty useful. I’ve published a few TILs. And I’ve submitted docfixes to Ruby, Rails, Rust, Rubygems, Ember.js, JavaScript Koans, Pry, and Free Programming Books.

I never planned to extend the streak this long, but now that I have, I don’t see a reason to stop. It’s helped me to stay focused on making small, measurable daily progress.

My streak (and its inevitable conclusion, around December 24) is being recorded here:

https://github.com/jwworth


Jake Worth

I'm Jake Worth, a developer at Hashrocket based in Chicago. Blog About Now