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 244 submitted MRs, from 44 participants across 13 projects such as GitLab, Omnibus, GitLab Development Kit, CNG, Runner, and more. As of today, 171 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.
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 13 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.
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||200||Grand Prize|
|Shreedhar Bhat||140||Grand Prize|
|Rishabh Gupta||35||Second Prize|
|Ben Bodenmiller||30||Second Prize|
|Avinash Upadhyaya||25||Second Prize|
|Abhijeet Chatterjee||20||Second Prize|
|Lee Tickett||15||Second Prize|
|Piotr Stankowski||15||Second Prize|
|Dmitrijs Finaskins||10||Second Prize|
|vincent stchu||10||Second Prize|
|Raimund Hook||8||Participation Prize|
|Abraham Francis||5||Participation Prize|
|Colin Barr||5||Participation Prize|
|Joseph Jose||5||Participation Prize|
|Kolja Lucht||5||Participation Prize|
|Manisha Singh||5||Participation Prize|
|Ruben Meza||5||Participation Prize|
|Rutvik Panchal||5||Participation Prize|
|Tarun Velli||5||Participation Prize|
|Stefan Schmalzhaf||5||Participation Prize|
|Martin Wortschack||5||Participation Prize|
|Aditya Bhutani||1||Participation Prize|
|Azizur Rahman||1||Participation Prize|
|Florian Greinacher||1||Participation Prize|
|Hank Jayden||1||Participation Prize|
|Jonston Chan||1||Participation Prize|
|Jurriaan Roelofs||1||Participation Prize|
|Mehul Sharma||1||Participation Prize|
The winners mentioned above will receive an email with a link to claim their prizes by the 5th of February.
The winners of the Grand Prize, other than the swag, will have the opportunity to meet Sid Sijbrandij, GitLab’s co-founder and CEO for an AMA (ask me anything) session.
The next Hackathon will occur between the 22nd - 24th of February.
For this Hackathon, we are introducing the following contribution areas: Website, Security, Front-end, Back-end, Documentation.
Prizes will be awarded to participants for having Merge Requests (MRs) merged that contribute to the issues/epics linked below on each contribution area.
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 contributors AT gitlab DOT com.