Hacktoberfest 2023: the ultimate list of 21 GitHub repositories with cool swag

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Long live the Hacktoberfest T-shirt. Though the original Hacktoberfest has gone digital-only this year for rewards, there are plenty of other open-source repos giving away cool prizes.

And truly, the real prize is contributing something epic to open-source projects. Right?

We've put together a list of open-source GitHub repositories that you can contribute to and earn some slick rewards along the way.


Hacktoberfest page: https://mindsdb.com/hacktoberfest

Github Repository: https://github.com/mindsdb/mindsdb/issues

Requirements: 📜 Make PR, Submit the Submission form on the website, Earn Credits, Buy Swag.

How to participate: Check GitHub issues labeled hacktoberfest, help-wanted. You’ll see the number of credits you can earn inside each issue. If you want to suggest a new idea for the contribution, please submit a new issue.Submit the PR. Once the PR is merged, submit the link to the Submission form on the Hacktoberfest Webpage.


  • Get a chance to win one of the two amazing Razor Blade 16 Laptops

  • Collect points by contributing to various types of issues and redeem them at MindsDB Swag store

  • MindsDB University Scholarships (10 x $500)

  • Get MindsDB Empowerment Package for App Developers


Hacktoberfest page: https://airbyte.com/blog/announcing-airbytes-tentaculous-hacktoberfest-2023-edition

Github Repository: https://github.com/orgs/airbytehq/projects/46/views/1

How to participate:


Most connector improvements

  • 1st place: $4000

  • 2nd place: $2000

  • 3rd place: $1500

  • 4th place: $1000

  • 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th place: $500

Best performing written quickstarts:

  • 1st place: $3000

  • 2nd place: $2000

  • 3rd place: $1500

  • 4th place: $1000

  • 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th place: $500

Additional prizes: For every contribution, you'll earn swag credits. which can be redeemed at the Airbyte Swag Store


Hacktoberfest page: https://hacked.treblle.com/

Github Repository: https://github.com/orgs/Treblle/repositories

How to participate:


Cash pool of $6,660:

  • 1st Place: $2666 + Special edition Hoodies, T-Shirts and Socks for every team member

  • 2nd Place: $1666 + Special edition Hoodies, T-Shirts and Socks for every team member

  • 3rd Place: $666 + Special edition Hoodies, T-Shirts and Socks for every team member

  • 4th Place: $500 + T-Shirts and Socks for every team member

  • 5th Place: $400 + T-Shirts and Socks for every team member

  • 6th Place: $200 + Socks for every team member

  • 7th Place: $200 + Socks for every team member

  • 8th Place: $162 + Socks for every team member

  • 9th Place: $100 + Socks for every team member

  • 10th Place: $100 + Socks for every team member


Hacktoberfest page: https://www.hanko.io/hackathon

Github Repository: https://github.com/teamhanko

How to participate:

  • Create any functioning app that can be hosted online with Hanko auth integrated

  • Customize Hanko Elements. The most unique (yet functional) design takes the crown

  • Ensure you have a public repository with a comprehensive README document.

  • Your contributions should be hosted online. Provide a live link on any platform of your choice.

How to sign up: Sign up on Hanko

Rewards: A MacBook Pro 14" M2, 10 Yubikey 5C and other Hanko swag


Hacktoberfest page: https://developer.tbd.website/blog/hacktoberfest/#-rewards-events-and-excitement

Github Repository: https://github.com/TBD54566975/developer.tbd.website.

How to participate:


  • Top 3 contributors get custom Hacktoberfest swag

  • Top 20 contributors get TBD swag


Hacktoberfest page: https://collectivai.com/blog/hacktoberfest-2023-registrations-start-the-complete-guide-to-win-a-t-shirt-learn-and-contribute

Github Repository: There is no direct link, contributors who contribute to repositories that has more than >100 stars can claim for swag with Collectiv by filling out this form: https://tally.so/r/3xDxgJ

Rewards: Custom Collectiv swag T-shirts, mugs and more


Hacktoberfest page: https://umbraco.com/blog/umbraco-hacktoberfest-2023/

Github Repository: https://github.com/umbraco/Umbraco-CMS/issues

How to participate:

Rewards: Contributors can request to have a custom Umbraco T-shirt or choose to have trees planted


Check out https://novu.co/hacktoberfest/ to see how you can participate in Hacktoberfest.

Github Repository: https://github.com/novuhq/novu-elixir/issues

  • How to contribute:

  • Contributions to open issues

  • Build a demo app

  • Write a blog post

  • Make a tutorial

Rewards: Win swag packs, Novu hacktoberfest T-shirts and stickers, with 3 merged Pull Requests

Ballerina Swan Lake

Hacktoberfest page: https://ballerina.io/hacktoberfest/

Github Repository: https://github.com/orgs/ballerina-platform/projects/362

How to contribute:

Code contributions:


  • Coded contribution rewards:

  • A $25 Amazon voucher

  • A Ballerina branded sticker pack

  • Free vouchers for WSO2 practitioner and developer certifications

  • Choreo credits (10 components for free for 3 months + $1,000 infrastructure credits)

  • Low/No Code contributions:

  • The top 3 contributions will receive Amazon vouchers, valued at:

  • 1st Place : $300

  • 2nd Place : $200

  • 3rd Place : $100

6 more winners will get Amazon vouchers valued at $50 USD.

Additionally, all of the above will receive:


Hacktoberfest page: https://www.akto.io/akto-hacktoberfest-2023

Github Repository: https://github.com/akto-api-security/akto/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3Ahacktoberfest

How to participate: Contribute to Akto’s github repository by solving issues posted.


  • 1 Contribution: Akto Stickers

  • 2 Contributions: Akto t-shirt

  • 3 Contributions: Akto hoodie

  • 4+ contributions: All of the above


Hacktoberfest page: https://cloudinary.com/blog/hacktoberfest-celebrate-open-source-sdks

Github Repository: https://github.com/cloudinary

How to participate:


  • 1 Cloudinary Hacktoberfest T-shirt (Limited Edition)

  • 2 Cloudinary Hacktoberfest Stickers (Limited Edition)

  • 3 Cloudinary Stickers

  • 1 Cloudinary Unicorn


Hacktoberfest page: https://flyte.org/blog/flyte-at-hacktoberfest-2023

Github Repository: https://github.com/flyteorg/flyte/issues/4064

How to participate:

  • Register any time between September 26 and October 31 on the Hacktoberfest site.

  • Pick any “hacktoberfest”-labeled issue on their github repository.


  • 2 merged/accepted PRs*: T-shirt and sticker

  • 3 merged/accepted PRs*: Water bottle and sticker

  • Plugin*: Amazon Gift Card

  • 3+ merged/accepted PRs*: Flyte crewneck sweatshirt and sticker


Hacktoberfest page: https://hyperswitch.io/hacktoberfest

Github Repository: https://github.com/juspay/hyperswitch/issues

How to participate:

  • Contributions to open issues

  • Write a blog

  • Build a demo app

Rewards: Win a swag pack with every merged PR


Hacktoberfest page: https://www.jenkins.io/events/hacktoberfest/

Github Repository: They have various GitHub repos available listed on their Hacktoberfest webpage or you to contribute to:

How to participate:

  • Contribute to any repository in either of those organizations or any other Jenkins-related repository on GitHub. Be aware that repositories may have different contribution guidelines, review processes, and merge policies.

  • If you adopt Jenkins in your open-source projects, such as Jenkins Pipeline or Configuration as Code, this counts as well.

Rewards: Swag to top contributors, depending on the budget and contribution.


Hacktoberfest page: https://community.appsmith.com/content/announcement/welcome-appsmith-hacktoberfest-2023

Github Repository: https://github.com/appsmithorg/appsmith/issues

How to participate:

Rewards: There will be a winner for each 4 categories- Top 4 winners gets a swag package each.


Hacktoberfest page: https://turbot.com/blog/2023/10/hacktoberfest-2023

Github Repository: https://github.com/turbot

How to participate:


  • Publish a public facing blog post featuring Steampipe, Turbot Pipes, or Turbot Guardrails (examples).

  • Record a publicly-accessible presentation, podcast, or talk about Steampipe, Turbot Pipes, or Turbot Guardrails.

  • Submit an update to their Steampipe docs on steampipe.io/docs or hub.steampipe.io.

  • File a bug issue, with a detailed explanation of the testing you performed, to one of their public Turbot repos.


  • Raise a pull request for a bug fix or code improvement.

  • Add a new column to an existing Steampipe table.

  • Add a new control to an existing Steampipe benchmark.

  • Add a sample to our Turbot Guardrails or Steampipe repos.



Earn SWAG by contributing:

  • No-code for a Turbot Hacktoberfest sticker.

  • Low-code for a Turbot Hacktoberfest sticker.

  • High-code for a Turbot Hacktoberfest t-shirt.


Hacktoberfest page: https://www.servicenow.com/community/developer-advocate-blog/hacktoberfest-2023/ba-p/2685081

Github Repository: https://github.com/ServiceNowDevProgram/Hacktoberfest

How to participate:

Watch this video to see how you can participate https://youtu.be/JDJvBtsH2xo.

Rewards: SWAG includes:

  • CreatorCon 2023 T-Shirt (while supplies last)

  • Miscellaneous ServiceNow merchandise, stickers, and a soon-to-be-announced prize.


Check out https://www.illacloud.com/hacktoberfest2023 to see how you can participate in Hacktoberfest

Github Repository: https://github.com/illacloud/illa-builder/issues

How to participate:

  • Build an app and contribute it to the ILLA community to earn points

  • Build an AI Agent


  • Illa Package: A swag package including Stickers, Fridge magnet and Canvas bag.

  • Digital badge: 4 digital badges that can be added to your GitHub, LinkedIn, etc.


Hacktoberfest page: https://dagshub.com/blog/hacktoberfest-2023/).

Github Repository: https://github.com/DagsHub/Hacktoberfest-Issues

How to participate:

Register at DagsHub https://dagshub.com/user/sign_up

  • Choose a project from the list below or any DagsHub hosted project participating in Hacktoberfest

  • Submit pull requests on both DagsHub and GitHub. If it's not a challenge listed below, make sure to open a pull request on our Hacktoberfest Issues project.

  • Your pull requests must be accepted by the project maintainers to count towards your total contributions.


  • The first 10 participants whose initial 10 PR/MR on the Intermediate and Advanced challenges are accepted will get a DagsHub swag package.

  • The first 10 participants whose initial 10 PR/MR on the Noe-code and Beginner challenges are accepted will get a DagsHub sticker

Widget book

Check out https://github.com/widgetbook/widgetbook/issues/918 to contribute to Hacktoberfest.

Github Repository: https://github.com/widgetbook/widgetbook/issues/918

Rewards: Widget book branded unique design T-shirts and sticker packs.

HackSquad 2023

Hacksquad is a developers’ group where you can sign up with your github account to solve issues for Hacktoberfest and earn rewards.

Website: https://www.hacksquad.dev/

Rewards: Hacksquad branded swag

Hacktoberfest is an exciting opportunity to contribute to open-source projects with numerous GitHub repositories offering swag and prizes. Beyond the rewards, it's a chance to learn, collaborate, and leave your mark on the world of open-source.

Let's make this year's Hacktoberfest unforgettable. Wishing everyone the best of luck in their contributions. Happy hacking.