October! For many of us, October offers balanced respite between extreme seasons. It's a time of reflection, family and celebration. We reflect on what we've wrought in months past and welcome the passing of one thing and the rise of another. And what better way to embrace the future ahead than to meet new people and explore some new challenges?
If you have access to a computer, internet, and some free time, join us in the yearly celebration of open source and all of its contributors: Hacktoberfest!
Hacktoberfest runs from September 26 to October 31. It's a big, fun, internet-wide community building event to celebrate open source software and collaborative building. If you've been waiting for an opportunity to dive into open source, meet a new community and work on some stimulating challenges, then keep reading. There's even a reward or two.
Hacktoberfest is for developers, writers and designers who want to contribute to
open source. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find issues
hacktoberfest and complete them. If they are merged, great! You've
satisfied a requirement and have earned a reward. And you've helped celebrate
Hacktoberfest's 10 year anniversary.
Yes! The first 50,000 participants who successfully close an issue will be rewarded with a tree planted in their name on behalf of Tree Nation. 🌴 Want an extra challenge? Close four issues and receive... an alluringly mysterious unique digital reward from the Hacktoberfest sponsors.
To start, register with Hacktoberfest anytime
between September 26 and October 31. As a participant, QuestDB offers GitHub
issues which count against the requirements. Checkout
our below list of open issues tagged with
In addition to the official reward, if you successfully contribute to any QuestDB project, we'll send you a QuestDB t-shirt.
QuestDB is a high-performance open-source database for time series. The project is built from scratch in Java, C++ and increasingly Rust with no dependencies and zero garbage collection. We have a growing community and very active developers. Checkout our live demo or project quick starts if you'd like to see what we're all about.
This year, there are two QuestDB open source projects opted in for Hacktoberfest:
- QuestDB: QuestDB core database, mainly written in Java, C++ and increasingly Rust. View Hacktoberfest issues.
- Web console: The QuestDB GUI, written with Typescript and React. View Hacktoberfest issues.
New to the code base? Pair that label with the
Good first issue label.
After that, consider these recommendations to help everything run well:
- Please read the QuestDB CONTRIBUTING.md as a first stop.
- Start with existing issues vs. creating new ones.
- Pick one issue that you plan to work on. Leave some for other contributors!
- Address review comments before asking for another review.
No one should ever hack alone! To meet the team and engage with us throughout the month, please visit our community Slack. The #contributors channel is a great place to ask for help if you're not sure where to start.
Also, don't forget to follow us on X to receive the latest updates.
Last but not least, star our GitHub repo if you haven't! We appreciate it.
Alright, hack-on! See you in GitHub.