Dave Slusher

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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 I put together a system to allow ServiceNow developers to accept GitHub pull requests.

This year, again we are attempting to parasitically attach ourselves to the event but with a twist. Because it is a ServiceNow goal to increase the number of IntegrationHub Spokes in the world, that is what we want to focus on this month. In fact, we have named our piece of this challenge “Spoketoberfest”! It rolls right off the tongue.

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. These are ones that we know are not in progress inside the company and are integrations for a variety of use cases. We have some big enterprise ones, small business ones and a few raw prototocols like FTP and SFTP. If you have a burning passion for one not on the list, let us know. We’ll check into it for you.

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

ServiceNow development isn’t the easiest thing in the world to manage via standard Git workflows of branching and merging pull requests, but we have a system that works. I personally love my Hacktoberfest shirt from 2017 and failed to earn one last year. That’s not going to happen in 2019. If you want to be able to fly your flag, join us. We can’t guarantee everything will get built but we an promise it will be fun and a good learning experience.

Dave sporting Hacktoberfest shirt in Sydney

If you need any help getting started, while developing, if you want to volunteer as a maintainer - reach out. You can leave comments here or email us at dave.slusher@servicenow.com or andrew.barnes@servicenow.com. We are here for you.

Let’s get spoking!