Hello everyone –
We’re approaching October and in the open source that’s usually a time for a certain something… yes you guessed it right, it is Hacktoberfest!
For those of you who haven’t participated in Hacktoberfest before, it is simple: October is a month for contributing to open source. For learning something new, and having your contribution recognized and used by the open source community. Upon your fourth pull request, you will receive a Reward Kit from Hacktoberfest, and companies may separately give additional swag to their contributors.
And for the first time, Encore will be providing a series of resources (and swag!) to make it easy for developers participating in Hacktoberfest to use and contribute to Encore!
Encore will be empowering developers contributing in three areas during the month of October:
- Making it easier to use Encore
- Making it easier to contribute to Encore
- Building your first app using Encore and sharing it with the community
To make it easier for you to hear from the Encore team, as well as vice versa, we are hosting a new Community Office Hours on Around every 2 weeks. This will be our space to demo things; what we are working on, what you are working on, as well as anything else Encore and fun!
We’d love to see you there - here are our event dates and times for October:
|Fri, 7 Oct 2022||14:00 (UTC)||Click to Join|
|Thu, 20 Oct 2022||16:00 (UTC)||Click to Join|
|Thu, 3 Nov 2022||Postponed||New date coming soon|
We will send you our Encore sticker pack if you do any of the following:
- Build an app and share your Encore Flow diagram to Twitter or a blog post
- Build an app with Encore and share it in Show & Tell in our Community Forums
- Contribute to encoredev/encore (or any of our open source repositories) on GitHub
- Or, something else that you think might be useful to the Encore community!
Once you’ve done any of them, fill out the form below and shortly after the swag should show up at your front door
Here is an overall list of resources for you to check out:
Finding issues in encoredev/encore
Tutorials to follow
Example apps to fork
Features to read up on
- Secrets – for API keys, SSH keys, and passwords
- SQL Databases – persist data easily
- Cron Jobs – scheduled task manager
- PubSub – easy and simple message queues
- Encore Flow – automated architecture diagrams
- Generate consumer clients – in Go or TypeScript
Want to see us do something else? Do the Community Office Hours not work for your timezone? Let us know on here or to me directly over email.
Happy Hacktober everyone!