Hacktoberfest 2018: Come Contribute To OSS With Us!

Kévin Maschtaler
Kévin MaschtalerOctober 01, 2018

For its 5th anniversary, the Hacktoberfest is launching its month-long celebration of open-source software.

Like every year, we're joining the community effort to contribute on the open-source libraries that we use everyday.

It is also the opportunity for Marmelab to warmly welcome newcomers and seasoned developers to our numerous repositories!

Hacktoberfest 2018 t-shirt

One small step for a developer...

This event, open to a very broad audience, has the easiest registration process ever:

  • Register on the the Hacktoberfest's website with your GitHub account
  • Open at least 5 pull requests on any public repositories hosted on GitHub

The first 50.000 participants to do so will receive a t-shirt and some goodies from the sponsors: GitHub, DigitalOcean and Twillio.

More than 150 repositories!

We're doing that all along the year, maintaining open-source software is in our DNA.

If you want to see how to maintain real life OSS, large and small, to payback to the community with a few pull requests, or just learn cutting-edge web technologies: feel free to take a look at our GitHub organisation! There is no small contribution.

We do our best to flag easy issues and receive new contributors in the best way.

Here is a list of some hot projects we're focusing on right now:

  • React Admin (demo) — An easy frontend framework for building admin dashboard written in React / Redux

  • Gremlins.js (demo) — A monkey testing library for web apps in JavaScript

  • EventDrops (demo) — A time based / event series interactive visualization using d3.js

  • Sedy (blog post) — A GitHub bot bringing Linux sed to code reviews thanks to NodeJS and Serverless

  • json-graphql-server — Transform a JSON file into a GraphQL server within seconds, useful to learn and debug

  • FakeRest — Fake a REST API server in the browser, nice for SPA and demos

And a lot more! Feel free to browse our many, many repositories and in doubt: ask us on twitter @marmelab.

Happy hacking!

Image credits: GitHub's Blog

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