Elevate Your Hacktoberfest Experience: MindsDB's Grand Prize Bonanza!

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Are you excited for Hacktoberfest 2023? While this year's event may offer only digital rewards, we've got something extraordinary in store for you! Join us at MindsDB for the most thrilling open-source contribution journey, where you can unlock a world of exciting prizes.

As Hacktoberfest kicks off on October 1st, we invite developers and open-source enthusiasts to dive into our repository and embark on a rewarding adventure. By contributing to MindsDB's open-source project, you'll have the chance to win one of two incredible Razer Blade 16 Laptops.

MindsDb Hacktoberfest Main prize

But that's not all – every contribution you make will also earn you MindsDB credits, which can be converted into the swag of your choice, including exclusive MindsDB t-shirts.

MindsDB SWAG Hacktoberfest

But wait, there's more! In addition to laptops and swag, you might even secure scholarships, cloud credits, mentorship, and other valuable opportunities. This Hacktoberfest, MindsDB is your gateway to both learning and earning. So mark your calendars, sharpen your coding skills, and prepare to join us in making a difference in the world of open source.

What is Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest, an annual celebration of open-source software, is a month-long worldwide hackathon event in October that brings together developers worldwide to contribute, collaborate, and make a positive impact on the global tech community.

MindsDB invites you to contribute to our Github Repository for Hacktoberfest where you can earn rewards and enter our prize draw for two amazing Razor Blade 16 Laptops and other exciting rewards.

How to contribute to Hacktoberfest with MindsDB

During the month of Hacktoberfest, MindsDB will post issues on our Github Repository with the label hacktoberfest. You can collect credits by completing these GitHub issues and converting them into prizes. There are various categories you can contribute to, and each category you submit a Pull Request for earns you points.

Here are the categories with the points you can contribute to:

Coding tasks

  • Fix a bug (15+ points)

  • Build a new data source integration (25+ points)

  • Build an app integration (50+ points)

  • Build an AI engine integration (70+ points)

  • Build an application powered by MindsDB(100+ points)

Non-coding tasks

  • Report a bug (5+ points)

  • Contribute to docs (5+ points)

  • Write a QA/UX test (10+ points)

  • Write a tutorial / blog post (15+ points)

  • Create a video tutorial (25+ points)

Points may vary by task complexity. Check each issue for specific points. We will also award extra points for exceptional quality of contributions, feature-rich and innovative integrations, etc.


Here are the various prizes you can win with MindsDB.

Razor Blade 16 Laptop

For every 100 points earned, you will receive one entry into the draw for the 2 awesome Razor Blade 16 Laptops!.

The laptop specifications are 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13950HX, 16" Dual UHD+FHD+ Mini-LED display, GeForce RTX 4070,32 GB, 5600 MHz RAM,1 TB SSD, and more.

MindsDB Hacktoberfest Main prize


You can redeem points for the SWAG you choose, which you can purchase on our SWAG store. You can check out SWAG you can purchase on our Global and India stores.

MindsDB SWAG Hacktoberfest

MindsDB Empowerment Package for App Developers

To supercharge your application's growth, MindsDB is proud to offer the following comprehensive support package to standout contributors who develop applications with our platform:

Cloud Enhancement:

  • Cloud Credits: Jumpstart your application with cloud credits, ensuring smooth scalability and robust performance immediately.

  • Access to Beta Features: Early access to beta features that the MindsDB team is working on.

Guided Mentorship:

  • Direct Sessions with MindsDB Core Team: Delve deep into the nuances of MindsDB and understand how to best harness its capabilities for your app.

  • Three-Month Extended Mentorship: Beyond the hackathon, we're with you on your journey. Receive consistent feedback, guidance, and support as you refine and expand your application over the next three months.

  • Dedicated Support: We will provide a fast-track support channel to ensure you get quick and detailed responses to any technical queries.

MindsDB University Scholarship

We recognize, reward, and invest in the brightest minds within our community. We're committed to fostering growth and believe in empowering our contributors through education.

Selected scholars will receive:

  • Course Credits: Each of the ten selected scholars will receive $500 in course credits to enroll in any online course they choose.

  • One-on-One Guidance Session: Winners will have a dedicated session with a MindsDB mentor to guide them in selecting courses aligned with their career aspirations.

Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Eligibility: The scholarship is open to all MindsDB Hacktoberfest contributors.

  • Nomination: Contributors can either nominate themselves or be nominated by another community member.

  • Contribution Quality: Only contributions made during Hacktoberfest and accepted by the MindsDB repository will be considered.

  • Engagement: Active participation in community discussions, forums, and constructive feedback will be considered.

If you would like to know the rules of participating in Hacktoberfest with MindsDB you can visit our Hacktoberfest webpage. Make sure to also check out MindsDB's Contributing Documentation and Code of Conduct.

About MindsDB

MindsDB is an open-source AI Automation Platform that allows you to quickly build and deploy real-time workflows connecting AI engines with enterprise data platforms. We provide a comprehensive solution for deploying AI over dynamic data - from state-of-the-art LLMs and advanced vector operations to the forefront of time-series forecasting and classical ML techniques. MindsDB's game-changing platform empowers developers to harness the full potential of AI with their existing skill sets.

This year's Hacktoberfest promises to be an unforgettable experience. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn, grow, and make a difference in the world of open source - let's code for a brighter future together! Good luck contributing!