Hacktoberfest

It’s time to Hack!

Hacktoberfest is for everyone.
It’s time to hack, make Open Source contributions, and get Rewards!

Join other members of the Community in the MindsDB Hacktoberfest Competition now …

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MindsDB Challenges and Prizes

We have prepared several categories of open issues that are ideal for first-time developers, low-code, and no-code contributors.
They fall into the following categories:

Integration
Ideas

Share a well-described idea of a new MindsDB integration. The authors of top upvoted ideas will get a T-shirt, cool audio gadgets, and a cash prize::

1st place: $500

2nd place: $300

3rd place: $200

Code, Low &
No-Code

Make as many contributions of your choice to win a high-end Razer Blade 15 Laptop or one of 10 cool audio gadgets! 

Contribute to Docs
Share Social Media Posts
Report and/or fix a Bug
Make a QA/UX Test
Develop an Architectural Diagram
Write a Tutorial 
Submit a UX Design
Build a Data-Source Integration
Make a Video Tutorial
Build ML Framework Integration

Video
Tutorials

Make video tutorials of using MindsDB and invite everyone to watch them on YouTube. The authors of the most popular videos will get a T-shirt, cool audio gadgets, and a cash prize:

1st place: $1000

2nd place: $500

3rd place: $300

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 then simply open a new issue with your proposal.
If you have any questions then please contact us at our MindsDB Community Slack channel!

The Prize Draw

For every 10 points, you will receive one entry into the draw for the awesome Razer Blade 15 Laptop powered by the top NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU, 14-core Intel i9 CPU and more… 

You can also win one of the 10 gadgets of your choice: 
JBL Earbuds or Rugged Outdoor Speaker

Entries will close at midnight (PST) Monday, 31st of October with the winner announced on the first week of November.

To participate, you need to have your GitHub PRs merged and complete the form with your details.

Additional rewards

Audio Gadgets

Authors of the top 3 upvoted ideas and top 3 video tutorials or winners of the prize draw, will get the gadget they like – either JBL Wireless Earbuds or Rugged Outdoor Speaker.

MindsDB T-shirt

For anyone who contributes with at least 5 points making pull requests to any of our open issues labeled Hacktoberfest and completes the form with your details

 

Frequently asked questions

Feel free to make as many contributions as you like to participate in as many categories as you want. For example, a video tutorial will give you points for the prize draw, and also let you participate in the video tutorials competition category. Or you can submit an integration idea for the ideas competition and also implement it and get points for the prize draw.

In case GitHub sponsorship is not available we will try to determine with you if there are any alternative options possible (bank transfer, gift voucher, etc)

GitHub doesn’t currently allow privately contacting contributors within their platform, therefore we need your contact details to ensure the prizes can reach the winners

Please reach out to us via community Slack as soon as possible. We will do our best to help you

You can always get in touch with us via our Community Slack

You should be able to edit the responses in the form and this is the best way to make edits before the submission deadline. In the worst case if you can’t access your previous response, you could submit another form, but please add some notes about that in the comments section.

We will review all the submissions and make the draw during the first week of November (or mid-November for video tutorials, as per the rules). We will communicate the winners in our Community Slack, GitHub discussions and email them individually.

MindsDB engineers will be reviewing all the code contributions thoroughly. If they do not pass tests or do not meet the contribution guidelines, we will reject the PRs.
For the non-code deliverables, we may also reject formal, nearly duplicative, low-quality submissions. No manipulations for earning points!

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

Integrations ideas

We believe that offering a simple way to implement Machine Learning where the data lives, can bring improvements to the design of the AI applications and their adoption. That’s why we want to hear your ideas and bring different ML Frameworks to different data sources. Currently, MindsDB supports 40+ different data sources and few ML Frameworks.

How to participate? 🏁

  1. Create a new GitHub issue.
  2. Invite everyone to upvote by adding 👍 thumbs up emoji to an issue.
  3. Share it on the MindsDB Slack community at the #using_mindsdb channel

 

Rules ⚙️

  1. MindsDB team will review the ideas and label them as accepted
  2. People will start voting 👍 on the proposed ideas and discuss further implementation.
  3. The top 3 authors, whose ideas will get the highest number of upvotes, are the winners. If multiple ideas have the same number of votes, the first one posted wins.
  4. You can submit as many ideas as you like. However, we will not sum up upvotes from multiple issues from a single author. We’ll take just one that has the highest number of votes.

📣 We will announce the winners on our Community Slack during the first week of November.

 

Prizes 🎁

  1. The first place gets $500 cash prize, plus MindsDB t-shirt, plus audio gadget
  2. The second place gets $300 cash prize, plus MindsDB t-shirt, plus audio gadget
  3. The third place gets $200 cash prize, plus MindsDB t-shirt, plus audio gadget

📣 Rewards will be paid as one-time GitHub sponsorship. Each winner can choose one of the gadgets (JBL Earbuds or Rugged Outdoor Speaker)

Contact us📨

If you have any questions/ideas or need to discuss your work – please reach out via our Slack

Code, Low & No-Code Contributions

Contributing to open-source isn;t just for technical folks who want to write code. There are lots of opportunities to use your professional skills in support of open-source projects. 

MindsDB engineers have prepared several categories of open issues that are ideal for first-time contributors. It’s entirely up to you what you choose to work on and if you have your own great idea, feel free to suggest it by reaching out to us via our Slack community or GitHub Discussions.

How to participate? 🏁

  1. Check our contributing guidelines.
  2. For code & low code contributions – make a pull request to any of our open issues labeled Hacktoberfest during the October timeframe and ensure it is merged.
  3. Complete the form with your details and links to all your merged PR’s or no-code deliverables

Contributions and Points ⭐

  • [1 point] Docs contribution, Report a Bug, QA/UX (Manual Test), Develop an Architectural Diagram
  • [1 point] Social Media Posting (min 2 posts, points will not sum up)
  • [3 points] Bug Fix or QA/UX (Automated Test)
  • [5 points] Write a Tutorial, Case Study, or Submit a UX Design
  • [7 points] Data-Source Integration
  • [9 points] Video Tutorial
  • [13 points] ML Framework Integration

Rules ⚙️

  1. For every 10 points of contributions, you will receive one entry into the prize draw. You need a minimum of 10 points to participate in the draw; the more entries you get, the higher your chances of winning are.
  2. You can submit as many deliverables of the same type as you wish, to earn more points (except for social posting).
  3. Please make good-quality contributions. We may reject formal, nearly duplicative, low-quality submissions. No manipulations for earning points!
  4. To participate, you need to complete this form with your contact details and links to all your merged PRs or no-code deliverables. Submit the form once with all your work. You can edit responses after submission.
  5. Entries will close at midnight (PST) Monday, 31st of October.

📣 We will make the draw and announce the winners on our Community Slack during the first week of November.

 

Prizes 🎁

  1. The main prize draw is the awesome Razer Blade 15 Laptop powered by the top NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU, 14-core Intel i9 CPU and more… 

  2. Additional prize draw – 10 audio gadgets of your choice (JBL Earbuds or Rugged Outdoor Speaker). Each winner can choose one of the gadgets.

  3. Anyone who contributes with at least 5 points, will receive a MindsDB t-shirt.

📣 If shipping the prizes to your country requires complex customs procedures, we might provide you with their monetary value.

Contact us📨

If you have any questions/ideas or need to discuss your work – please reach out via our Slack

Video Tutorials Competition

Share with the world what you or other contributors have built!

How to participate? 🏁

  1. Record a video tutorial and make it public on YouTube.
  2. Invite everyone to watch it.
  3. Share it on the MindsDB Slack community at the #using_mindsdb channel
  4. Complete the form with your details and links to all your video tutorials and other contributions

 

Rules ⚙️ 

  1. We will only count videos submitted through the form for the competition.
  2. We will use the point system to calculate the popularity of the video based on their YouTube public stats. Every watch counts as 1 point. Every like counts as 5 points.
  3. We will summarize the points for each video on the 14th of November at 9:00 AM PST so that you can have more time for promotion.
  4. The top 3 authors, whose video tutorials will get the highest number of points, are the winners. If multiple videos have the same number of points, the first one posted wins. Please feel free to submit as many videos, as you like. However, we will not sum up points from multiple videos from a single author. We’ll take just one that has the highest number of points.

📣 We will announce the winners on our Community Slack during the week of November 14th.

 

Prizes 🎁 

  1. The first place gets $1000 cash prize, plus MindsDB t-shirt, plus the gadget of choice
  2. The second place gets $500 cash prize, plus MindsDB t-shirt, plus the gadget of choice
  3. The third place gets $300 cash prize, plus MindsDB t-shirt, plus the gadget of choice

📣 Rewards will be paid as one-time GitHub sponsorship. Each winner can choose one of the gadgets (JBL Earbuds or Rugged Outdoor Speaker)

Contact us📨

If you have any questions/ideas or need to discuss your work – please reach out via our Slack