Camunda began participating in Hacktoberfest back in 2020, which makes this our third year taking part! See our posts about previous Hacktoberfests, and the excellent post, How to Run a Successful Hacktoberfest Campaign with No Prior Experience, from Danielle Andrist, Community Operations Manager at Camunda.
For us at Camunda, Hacktoberfest is a great opportunity to highlight the work our community is already doing in the process automation and orchestration space, encourage new contributors, and recognize maintainers and contributors for their hard work!
What is Hacktoberfest?
Hacktoberfest is an annual celebration of all things open source hosted by DigitalOcean. As the name suggests, it takes place during October, and DigitalOcean issues a challenge to the community to submit 4 high-quality pull requests (PRs) in open source repositories. Hacktoberfest highlights the importance of the open source ecosystem and community around it, including contributors, maintainers, and the community that makes it all work! Plus, completing four PRs unlocks exclusive, official Hacktoberfest swag.
Camunda’s 2022 Hacktoberfest challenge
For our Camunda Hacktoberfest challenge, we challenged our community to submit four PRs in a participating Camunda or bpmn.io repository.
This year, in line with Camunda’s commitment to reducing our environmental impact via unwanted swag, we planted trees with One Tree Planted for every Hacktoberfest PR received. Those who completed at least four PRs were able to opt into an exclusive t-shirt as well.
By the numbers and highlights
Let’s talk numbers! Thank you for submitting features, bug fixes, documentation updates, and more!
- 7 participants completed the Camunda challenge (4 PRs in participating Camunda repos).
- 2 challenge completions were from brand new contributors to Camunda!
- 45 total pull requests across participating repos, including Zeebe, Connector SDK, FEEL Scala, Zeebe Simple Monitor, bpmn.io (including form-js), Camunda Modeler.
- 45 trees planted through One Tree Planted!
Some of our community PR highlights include:
- Add support for BPMN link events from lzgabel
- Add support for BPMN abstract/undefined tasks from lzgabel
- Add inline FEEL support for BPMN script tasks from skayliu
- Full support of translation of the BPMN properties panel from mojtaba-khallash
- A number of much-appreciated bug fixes!
A huge thank you to everyone who contributed, as well as our maintainers for all their time and effort reviewing PRs and answering questions all month long!
Keep the open source spirit going
We hope you all had a great time participating in our Hacktoberfest challenge and Hacktoberfest as a whole!
Don’t forget, you can contribute to the open source ecosystem year-round, not just during October. We’d love to have you join us for future events, ask or answer questions in the forum, and continue to contribute valuable pull requests long after Hacktoberfest is done.