Welcome to Hacktoberfest 2018!

Michael Lynn


What is Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software, started originally by our friends at DigitalOcean, and held in partnership with GitHub and Twilio. This year, we're helping to celebrate by hosting a challenge. We're asking developers to create interesting projects leveraging MongoDB Stitch and host those projects in GitHub.


To be eligible for judging, developers must complete the following before midnight on October 31st, 2018:

  • Create an app leveraging MongoDB Stitch - get started at MongoDB Atlas
  • Export the app and post the source to GitHub.com in an open repository. Tag the repository with `MongoDB`, `Stitch`, and `Hacktoberfest`
  • Post a Stitch App Badge in the README of the repository containing a MongoDB Stitch Badge.
  • View the MongoDB Hacktoberfest - current entries.

The repository must contain commits you made yourself. Projects deemed to be spam or that are automated will be marked as invalid and won't count towards the prize judging.


MongoDB Hackathon2018

The Hacktoberfest app is a working example of a Stitch App. Review the repository here.

MongoDB Journal App

Nick Larew created a handy Daily Journal application for this year's MongoDB World User Group meeting in July. You'll find the source code here.


We’ll hold a judging toward the end of October and the app chosen as the Best Use of MongoDB Stitch will receive $500.00 in gift cards. The first 100 creative entries will be rewarded with a MongoDB T-Shirt.

We’ll share more updates over the next few weeks. In the meantime, post your questions as issues on the Hacktoberfest GitHub repo or tweet @MongoDB with hashtag #hacktoberfest.

Happy Hacktoberfest!