Andrew Barnes

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For the past several years, we have piggy-backed on the Digital Ocean event of Hacktoberfest. It started in 2017 when Josh Nerius and Dave Slusher (Former Developer Advocates) put together a system to allow ServiceNow developers to accept GitHub pull requests.

Last year, the focus was around creating Spokes for IntegrationHub. You can check out the summary blog post about that lovely event! My favorite part was traveling to Minneapolis and visiting with Developer MVP and Meetup Organizer Jace Benson for his chapters Hacktoberfest event! You can check out some of the pictures from the event; it was a smashingly good time.

This year, we shall focus on enhancing existing spokes and on building custom Now Experience Components. The landscape is very different this year, as there are over 100! spokes available in the ServiceNow Store. With the release of the Now Experience we are adding the creation of new Components for this year.

Getting Started

  1. Make sure you have an account in GitHub.com.
  2. Then head over to hacktoberfest.com to register for the event!
  3. There are resources on how to get started, which are especially crucial if you are unfamiliar with GitHub. This is a great time to learn!
  4. Once you are all set up, its time to pick which project you wish to contribute to. You can contribute to any public GitHub repositories; the ones below are just suggestions.
  5. Consider attended one of the Events!

Spokes

We have created a central repository that contains the resources you need to participate in the challenge, including the getting started guide. We have a list of spokes that we suggest as good ones to work on, each of which has a blank seed repo and scope. If you have a burning passion for one not on the list, let us know. We’ll check into it for you.

Now Experience

We have created a central repository that contains the resources you need to participate in the challenge, including the getting started guide. We will have a list of components that we suggest as good ones to work on, each with a blank seed repo and scope. If you have a burning passion for one not on the list, submit an issue, and a repository will be created.

Contribute

All of these projects need maintainers and contributors. If you want to be the former, reach out, and we will set you up. If you wish to contribute, you need nothing from us. Fork a repo and begin developing!

Hacktoberfest shirt!

If you need any help: getting started, developing, or if you want to volunteer as a maintainer - reach out. You can leave comments here, submit an issue in GitHub, or email us at brad.tilton@servicenow.com or andrew.barnes@servicenow.com. We are here for you.

Let’s get coding!


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