I’m posting my thoughts, announcements and publications related to different hackathons under this category.
This article is a quick one about my annual tradition – participating in Hacktoberfest, the “month-long celebration of open-source projects, their maintainers, and the entire community of contributors.” It’s a cheesy way to call an October-long event, where a private company tracks qualifying open-source contributions from everyone who signs up (and…Continue reading Hacktoberfest 2023 – another year, another Hacktoberfest
… And that’s a wrap! This year I had the chance, and the privilege to once again participate in the month-long celebration of open-source, Hacktoberfest. And unlike last year, I took the time to write about the experience again! And for someone like me, who doesn’t really do much open-source…Continue reading Hacktoberfest 2022
Another year, another Hacktoberfest, another haphazard participation, and – as usual – another blog post a little bit late. Still, better late than never! And the event has become such a phenomenon that I am happy that I did finish the challenge (or like DigitalOcean calls it – the celebration)!…Continue reading Hacktoberfest 2020
As a lot of the more frequent readers of this blog know, I generally work on proprietary – that is, non-open-source – projects. Whenever I do have some time to dabble in OSS, it’s usually for a hobby. This time around, I’ve been really struggling to find the time to…Continue reading Another year, another Hacktoberfest (2019)!
This post is about the Hacktoberfest event in 2018. I contributed to Microsoft’s repositories and a couple of other ones – and it was a lot of fun! Wow – I’m quite behind on this post, but thought it’s worthwhile to give credit where credit is due. Even if that credit…Continue reading #Hacktoberfest 2018 – a fun way to encourage Open Source contributions!
I won a hackathon! They had fun topics, it was a cool challenge, a well-organized event, and had cool prizes. Since this is the first hackathon I ever took part in, I thought I’d post something about my experience and the solution(s) I figured out. Description I recently took part…Continue reading Hackathon win: Resolving Managed Metadata Madness
Using Azure Functions and Cognitive Services Text API to enrich a Flow that fills Metadata for new items in a Modern SharePoint Team Site. That’s, in a nutshell, the solution I submitted to a recent online hackathon. Quite a mouthful, isn’t it? The whole solution (and a public vote, if…Continue reading How to Resolve Managed Metadata Madness in SharePoint?