Open source is changing the world –
one contribution
at a time

We were very excited to participate in this year’s Hacktoberfest 2021 event. This month-long event through October gave many great developers the chance to contribute to the Open Source codebase of MindsDB!

Our Challenges

MindsDB engineers have selected several categories of open issues that are ideal for first-time contributors.
They fall into the following categories:



Documentation [1 point]

Data-sets to public suite [1 point]

Tutorials [3 points]  

Data sources integrations [5 points]

API optimization [5 points]



Documentation [1 point]

Cleaner/splitter [2 point]

Tutorials [3 points]  

Analyzer [5 points]

Encoder/mixer [5 points]

It’s entirely up to you what you choose to work on – just ensure it contains the “hacktoberfest” label.
If you have an idea that you don’t see listed, open a new issue in the relevant repository with your proposal.
If you have any questions then please contact us at our MindsDB Community Slack channel!

MindsDB Hacktoberfest Prize Draw

We wanted to thank everyone for all the submissions to both the MindsDB and Lightwood repos.

During Hacktoberfest you made 584 comments, 309 open pull requests, 191 merge pull requests, opened 179 issues, and added 142 stars across all repos. The audio encoder, quantum mixers, and many new database connectors are also much appreciated!

Please check the video below to see the prize draw and who WON! 

Thanks for contributing to MindsDB!

Main Prize for Contributing

For every 5 points of contribution anyone made they received one entry into the draw for a Deep Learning Laptop powered by the NVIDIA RTX 3080 Max-Q GPU. Pre-installed with TensorFlow, PyTorch, CUDA, cuDNN and more.

Entries closed at midnight (PST) Sunday, 31 October with the winner announced at an online event the week starting November 1st.


We were also happy to send a special MindsDB gift pack:

To anyone who contributed with at least 5 points making pull requests to any of our open issues labeled Hacktoberfest.


Please remember to star our repos, follow us on social media, and feel free to post when you receive your gift
Also, remember to tag us – our handle is @MindsDB!