October is right around the corner and you know what that means! It’s Hacktoberfest! Every year we encourage ServiceNow Developers to participate in DigitalOcean’s Hacktoberfest event by contributing to a ServiceNow open-sourced project or repository. You get some cool swag too! HAHAHUGOSHORTCODE-0xc001b7ea00-1-HBHB Last year, we were blown away by the participation 452 Pull requests were made by 90 contributors! We are excited to see what you all come up with this year!
October is behind us and our most successful ServiceNow Hacktoberfest is in the books! Here are the final numbers for 2021:
452 Pull requests 22x Increase from last year 90 Contributors 119 Pull requests reviewed by volunteers niammcash paigesndev smartcarleen mgopw 292 forks across all repos Show us your stickers and shirts! When you receive your Hacktoberfest swag from DigitalOcean, be sure to post on social with the hashtag #ServiceNowDev so everyone can see your hard-earned loot!
We are past the half-way point on Hacktoberfest and wanted to highlight the amazing progress so far! If you haven’t participated yet, you still have time! Check out our Hacktoberfest 2021 post to get started. Remember to claim your prize! If you already have participated and have made your four qualifying pull requests, don’t forget to go to DigitalOcean to claim your rewards!
Pull Requests Hacktoberfest completion is measured in “Pull requests” approved and merged so let’s take a look at that first:
It’s that time of year again! Every year we encourage ServiceNow Developers to participate in DigitalOcean’s Hacktoberfest event by contributing to a ServiceNow project or repository. Why participate? The more the community is equipped, the more that community can contribute. The more you get used to source-controlled projects, the more you can contribute to any number of open-source projects. You get a free t-shirt (the t-shirt also comes with bragging rights)!
The Orlando and Paris releases have brought many new capabilities to the Now Platform allowing developers to implement their own Continuous Improvement and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines to accelerate Now Platform development. Those include selective commits, editing outside of Studio, MID server support for the Source Control integration, global app support for Source Control, and APIs and IntegrationHub Spoke subflows and actions that allow developers to automate testing and deployment.
Hacktoberfest 2020 is all wrapped up and finished. What a fun event it was this year. Our awesome developer MVPs did a great job setting up and coordinating the Now Components GitHub org for the dozen of repositories that were collaborated on there. It resulted in my first podcast recording ever with the Author of Podcasting for Dummies Chuck Tomasi. Brad and I acted as maintainers on both the component and spoke orgs, which was a ton of fun.
What is Hacktoberfest Hacktoberfest is an event run by stewards of open source to encourage contributing to projects that are also open source. Why participate in Hacktoberfest The more able you have your community, the more that community can contribute. When you have that, you can help any number of open source projects. There’s a free t-shirt. We’re all very well paid, but this shirt will convince most of you.
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!
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.
Last year we spotlighted a way that ServiceNow developers can be part of Digital Ocean’s Hacktoberfest challenge. About a dozen people participated and earned themselves a sweet t-shirt. I personally love mine!
Points Thing The official project of the Developer Program for Hacktoberfest is Points Thing. This is a bot that lives on an instance and is responsible for managing the points assigned on the sn-devs Slack channel whenever you execute the @user++ syntax.