Announcing Q2 2021 GitLab Hackathon Winners

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 135 submitted MRs, from 46 participants across 14 projects such as GitLab, Omnibus, GitLab Development Kit, CNG, Runner, and more. As of today, 98 MRs have been merged, which translates to 72% of the MRs submitted.

To run a more efficient hackathon and tackle issues that have been open for a while or are prioritized, we introduced a point system rewarding people for tackling these issues.

Specifically, we are awarding:

Hackathon prizes

Like past events, everyone who had MRs merged will receive a token of our appreciation for their contribution. This time, 28 contributors had their MRs merged. It is worth mentioning that out of 98 merged MRs, only 15 are not related to or closing an existing issue.

The grand prize will go to Marvin Karegyeya, who had the highest number of points gathered, winning the grand prize for the second time! The last time was in the previous hackathon.

Below is a list of all the contributors for this Hackathon, and you can track all the MRs in the Wider Community Hackathon MRs issue.

Here is the list of people with merged MRs, the points gathered, and their prizes:

Name Points gathered Prize
Marvin Karegyeya 150 Grand Prize
Abdul Wadood 50 Second Prize
Huzaifa Iftikhar 45 Second Prize
Abhijeet Chatterjee 40 Second Prize
Manisha Singh 30 Second Prize
Jonston Chan 25 Second Prize
Takuya Noguchi 14 Participation Prize
Michal Biesiada 10 Participation Prize
Josh Bouganim 8 Participation Prize
adarsh ravi 5 Participation Prize
Omar Mochtar 5 Participation Prize
Peng Li 5 Participation Prize
Mohammad Sameer 5 Participation Prize
Schwager 5 Participation Prize
ulwlu 5 Participation Prize
Raimund Hook 5 Participation Prize
trojkilla 5 Participation Prize
Chris Moen 3 Participation Prize
Chieh-Min Wang 2 Participation Prize
Ben Bodenmiller 1 Participation Prize
Brendon Go 1 Participation Prize
Clément Delafargue 1 Participation Prize
Fabian Schneider 1 Participation Prize
Harrison Healey 1 Participation Prize
Matthias Baur 1 Participation Prize
James Gilliland 1 Participation Prize
oohira 1 Participation Prize
Tom 1 Participation Prize

When is the next Hackathon?

The next Hackathon will occur between the 8th and 9th of September 2021, and all the necessary information is available on the Hackathon page.

How do I get started with contributing?

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.


@cbacharakis Update the schedule with the latest since GitLab Hackathon | GitLab says September 8th - September 9th, 2021!

Thanks, edited. Christos is on PTO.

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Thanks @dnsmichi. @cbacharakis I did not get any valid link for the Prize swag for Q2 Hackathon after got invalid (out of stock) URL on 2021-07-28 (as below). When will we (I) get the valid link? :smiley:

You are receiving this email because you participated in GitLab's latest Hackathon, and your MRs have been merged! Congratulations!

Please use the following link to claim your prize: https://***************************************

Again, thank you for your contribution, and if you like our swag, feel free to tweet about it and tag @gitlab.

FYI Join Us For the First DEV Community Bug Smash! looks more creative to me.

Can you share more context, and what you are suggesting? :slight_smile:


(To focus on Q2 Hackathon logistics in this thread, I would like to move this topic to Improve Hackathon operation (2Q/3Q 2021))

Feedback from @ulwlu: