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Open Source is getting a lot of attention these days and to incentivize people to contribute to open source Codefresh has launched “Fixvember”, a do-it-from-home, DevOps hackathon. Codefresh is a Kubernetes native CI/CD which allows for creating powerful pipelines based on DinD as a service and provides self-service test environments, release management, and Docker and Helm registry.

Codefresh’s Fixvember is a Devops based hackathon where Codefresh will provide DevOps professionals with a limited-edition t-shirt to contribute to open source. The event basically encourages developers (and not just Codefresh users) to make at least three contributions to open source projects, including building automation,
adding better testing, and fixing bugs.

The focus is on making engineers more successful by following DevOps best practices. Adding a Codefresh YAML to an open-source repo may also earn developers additional prizes or recognition.

Codefresh debuts Fixvember in sync with the launch of its public-facing builds in the Codefresh platform. Codefresh is offering 120 builds/month, private Docker Registry, Helm Repository, and Kubernetes/Helm Release management for free to increase the adoption of CI/CD processes. It is also offering a huge free tier within Codefresh with everything needed to help teams.

Developers can participate by following these steps.

Step 1: Signup at codefresh.io/fixvember

Step 2: Make 3 open source contributions that improve DevOps. This could be adding/updating a Codefresh pipeline to a repo, adding tests or validation to a repo, or just fixing bugs.

Step 3: Submit your results using your special email link

I can’t promise the limited-edition t-shirt will increase in value, but if it does, I bet it will be worth $1,000 by next year. The FDA prevents me from promising any health benefits, but it’s possible this t-shirt will actually make you smarter,” joked Dan Garfield, Chief Technology Evangelist for Codefresh. “Software engineers sometimes have a hero complex that adding cool new features is the most valuable thing. But, being ‘Super Fresh’ means you do the dirty work that makes new features deploy successfully. Adding automated pipelines, writing tests, or even fixing bugs are the lifeblood of these projects.

Read more about Fixvember on Codefresh Blog.

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