Moving forward, all the Hackathon-related announcements will be primarily posted in our forum. A place where anyone can comment, share thoughts, feedback and easily share on social media.
Another GitLab hackathon is completed, and I would like to begin by celebrating our community contributions! Congratulations to everyone who participated and contributed to GitLab.
This time, we had 157 submitted MRs, from 56 participants across 11 projects such as GitLab, Omnibus, GitLab Development Kit, CNG, Runner, and more. As of today, 111 MRs have been merged, which translates to 70% of the MRs submitted. The Hackathon’s Bitergia Dashboard has more information around the performance of the hackathon over the years.
There were 8 community contributions where their pipelines were failing so GitLab team members closed the MRs and opened new ones for resolving the issues. These closed MRs were counted towards the prizes and the GitLab team members were excluded from our counting process.
Like past events, everyone who had MRs merged will receive a token of our appreciation for their contribution. This time, 36 contributors had their MRs merged. It is worth mentioning that out of 111 merged MRs, only 6 are not related to or closing an existing issue. That means that the majority of participants worked towards contributing to the issues highlighted on the Hackathon’s page.
It’s also the first time we have attracted so many contributors (56) since we have been averaging 40 in the past Hackathons.
Following the point system that we introduced in the previous Hackathon, we calculated the points each contributor gathered based on whether their MRs were contributing towards the issues highlighted on the Hackathon’s page.
Please join me in congratulating all Hackathon contributors:
|Siddharth Asthana||115||Grand Prize|
|Abhijeet Chatterjee||100||Grand Prize|
|Rishabh Gupta||75||Grand Prize|
|Stanislav Lashmanov||30||Second Prize|
|Lee Tickett||15||Second Prize|
|Kali Vara Purushotham Santhati||15||Second Prize|
|Kolja Lucht||13||Second Prize|
|Anindita Basu||10||Second Prize|
|Fabian Schneider||5||Participation Prize|
|Hank Greenburg||5||Participation Prize|
|George Tsiolis||5||Participation Prize|
|Hannah Lin||5||Participation Prize|
|Jacopo Beschi||5||Participation Prize|
|James Chen-Smith||5||Participation Prize|
|Lawrence Lin||5||Participation Prize|
|Mukesh Dasari||5||Participation Prize|
|Niku Singh||5||Participation Prize|
|Pavel Dostál||5||Participation Prize|
|Remy Bordignon||5||Participation Prize|
|Stefan Schmalzhaf||5||Participation Prize|
|Tomasz Dłuski||5||Participation Prize|
|vincent stchu||5||Participation Prize|
|Jonston Chan||3||Participation Prize|
|Jonas Wälter||3||Participation Prize|
|Ankita Singh||1||Participation Prize|
|Aussie Warren||1||Participation Prize|
|Daniel Nordhoff-Vergien||1||Participation Prize|
|Shruti Pal||1||Participation Prize|
|Tim Wiel||1||Participation Prize|
|Shuang Zhang||1||Participation Prize|
The winners mentioned above will receive an email with a link to claim their prizes by the 26th of October.
The next Hackathon will occur on the first weekend of December, from Friday the 3rd to Sunday the 5th. We are organizing the Hackathon during a weekend for the first time and making it a three-day event to allow more people to participate whenever they see fit.
An excellent place to start is the Contributing to GitLab page, where you can learn how you can contribute to GitLab code, documentation, translation, engagement, and UX design.
If you have any questions, you are always welcome to reach me at cbacharakis AT gitlab DOT com.