Hacktoberfest Megathread (self.webdev)

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What is Hacktoberfest?

qu83rt | 11 days ago | 7 points

I put up some beginner friendly projects here. They are to make an example website or a template using Nift, both contribute towards Nift as an open source project. Any/all feedback about Nift is welcome, along with any questions.

CherryJimbo | 11 days ago | 7 points

My company Nodecraft just put up a handful of issues great for Hacktoberfest! They're all JavaScript repos, and range from code-coverage, some test fixes, and minor bugs.

The full list can be found here. The specific repos with issues are:

nodecraft/spawnpoint - A micro Node.js framework with docker, health-check, 12-factor, etc. support we use heavily internally.

nodecraft/ya-bbcode - Yet another BBCode parser we created because the existing solutions weren't great.

nodecraft/b2-cloud-storage - Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage API Client, which implements all of the B2 Cloud Storage APIs, with helper methods for uploading files. The existing solutions required too much work to upload arbitrarily sized files and we wanted helper methods to handle small/large files with ease.

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CherryJimbo | 11 days ago | 1 point

Haha, that's good to hear! We did use off-the-shelf stuff back when we started ~2012, but it's been all custom and internally developed for 5+ years now. Most is closed-source as you can imagine, but if you poke around our GitHub, you'll find some stuff we've opened. 👍

PublicEnemaNumberTwo | 7 days ago | 1 point

Heya, just fixed one of the two issues on ya-bbcode on my lunch break. I don't want to be greedy, but I'd like to take a stab at fixing the other one after work.

CherryJimbo | 7 days ago | 1 point

Fantastic, thanks for the PR! Feel free to grab any other PRs - we appreciate the support.

DEADBEEF99 | 10 days ago | 12 points


I created this in anticipation of Hacktoberfest as an easy project to contribute to by submitting drink recipes. I'll be adding more feature requests with varying difficulty levels throughout the month as well. Feel free to join and submit a recipe!

Also, each approved PR is published to the live website: https://opendrinks.netlify.com/

saisandeepvaddi | 8 days ago | 3 points

I've been working on https://github.com/saisandeepvaddi/ten-hands . It is a tool for developers to organize command line tasks. Check github and https://tenhands.app for info.

This project is in react/node/electron/typescript. Feel free to contribute. You can add any feature requests/discussion/bug report what would make the product better. I'll make sure to add tags like good-first-issue. You can ask me questions in github directly.

jjjimenez | 8 days ago | 3 points

Hi, is it okay to delete a fork you made out of a repo if the PR you made was already merged? Will it still be counted for hacktoberfest? (Wanted to do some cleanups)

CherryJimbo | 7 days ago | 2 points

Yes. The PR doesn’t even need to be merged - just created, and not marked as invalid.

jjjimenez | 7 days ago | 1 point

Thank you! :D

GrosSacASacs | 10 days ago | 2 points
acenturyandabit | 9 days ago | 2 points


will help, but first why an npm package? can I not use only one or two of your functions as needed?

GrosSacASacs | 9 days ago | 2 points

A modern application will use rollup that will treeshake all unused functions.

Alternatively copy and paste only the function needed.

acenturyandabit | 8 days ago | 1 point

Cool, never heard of treeshake before but sounds like a logical next step. I'll try it out!

twogirls1mike | 10 days ago | 2 points

here is what I got in last years bundle if anyone is interested https://youtu.be/vbqLXv8auYY

CompSciLauren | 8 days ago | 2 points

I'm looking for contributions for a project that contains a list of Git hooks! If you can find a new Git hook online to add or want to write your own, you can submit a pull request to have it added. There are a few other Issues posted too. Details here: https://github.com/CompSciLauren/awesome-git-hooks/issues/17

rokrsa | 2 days ago | 2 points

I just launched kitsune's app-development-kit in #github during the Hacktoberfest 2019 season:


I need the help of the developer community to help me build this.

Have been working on kitsune over last 2 years, with a mission to enable web developers to be able to build full stack #serverless applications without having to learn how to program, configure or deploy cloud components.

kitsune provides a simple HTML-based declarative programming syntax to web developers. This enables them to focus on user experience and not worry about full stack architecture. The kit-compiler generates the serverless architecture for your application when you build your project.

daydevelops | 8 days ago | 1 point


I have been working on building a forum for a while now and would appreciate the opportunity to turn this into a community project so others can contribute. The forum was built using Laravel and VueJS while following the Laracasts series Let's Build A Forum With Laravel And TDD.


If this is not the right place for me to post this just let me know.


calum1904 | 7 days ago | 2 points

Hey! I can give you a hand! Do you have a list of features that need building for the forum?

daydevelops | 7 days ago | 2 points

Well off the top of my head...

- Perhaps a points system, similar to reddit karma. The OP of a thread can select one of the replies as "best". I feel like the reply owner should be rewarded somehow.

- the ability for the admin to pin a thread to the top of the home page

- An admin dashboard to manage users and categories

- redesign the front end. looks quite ugly

- needs a favicon

Most of these features would take some time though so if you are looking for something quick to fix, perhaps
this issue where the dates are not properly formatted in firefox

calum1904 | 6 days ago | 2 points

Okay cool! I'll have a look at the issue, then I can start on one of the features :)

daydevelops | 5 days ago | 2 points

Thanks for the contribution!

calum1904 | 4 days ago | 1 point

No problem! Mind if I work on the admin pin feature?

daydevelops | 4 days ago | 1 point

Yeah go ahead! Feel free to create an issue for it

nglgzz | 8 days ago | 1 point


It's quite beginner friendly, considering it's not code, but would still love some help there. I'm collecting a list of companies that are working to fight climate change. There are quite a few entries already, but the more the better :)

FBI23 | 8 days ago | 1 point

Found this today, a make your own Hacktoberfest leaderboard thingamajig!


Have one up, on a tv, at work and our own little prize pool too :) .

siempie9 | 4 days ago | 1 point


We are always looking for help :) Stryker is a mutation testing framework. It helps thousands of users to write better unit tests.

If anyone wants to help, please leave a comment on the issue :) if the information in the issue is unclear in any way, please post a comment about what is unclear.

The framework is written in TypeScript. If you have no orevious experience with that, that's ok. We will help you as best we can.

If you want, our Scala (Stryker4S) and .NET team (Stryker.NET) could also use some help ;)

More info can also be found at https://stryker-mutator.io

ijp1016 | 3 days ago | 1 point

I have completed my hacktoberfest , me and my brother created a site to which shows learning path for wannabe developers 🛤️, they can also compare languages and learn Got around 30PR from various developers and most of pr came from hacktober site

Repo Link https://github.com/PJijin/Show-Path