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Featured Event: GitHub Actions Hackathon

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What: Join us for the first online GitHub Actions Hackathon starting March 5. Create an Action to help solve problems, build containers, deploy to any cloud, and more—and don’t forget to submit your very own. The first one thousand submissions get free GitHub swag. This four-week hackathon challenges the community to create original GitHub Actions.

 

When: March 5-31, 2020

 

Where: Worldwide, online

 

More Information: For more information or to sign up, check out https://githubhackathon.com/


My very best,
Andrea

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Message 2 of 61

Re: Featured Event: GitHub Actions Hackathon

Hey @AndreaGriffiths11, does all of the commit history have to have been done after March 5th? Meaning if I already have a public action on the marketplace but I want to add something to it during the Hackathon is that a valid submission? 



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Re: Featured Event: GitHub Actions Hackathon

Hi, thanks for your inquiry. 

 

Based on the official rules, your scenario would not qualify as a valid submission. We are looking for new Actions created on March 5th PT or later.

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Message 4 of 61

Hackaton - question regarding "Your action must be Unique"

The " GITHUB ACTIONS HACKATHON 2020 CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES" (link) states:

"Your action must be Unique, which is defined as an Action used in more than 2 repositories with the second repository not being one created by the Action's author. The second repository also cannot approve the submission of more than one Hackathon-submitted Action."

Does this mean that someonen else has to use an action I submit, before it is submitted?

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Message 5 of 61

Re: Hackaton - question regarding "Your action must be Unique"

Hey @kbakk, good question. I suggest posting this as a reply to the post in the Events forum section! 



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Re: Hackaton - question regarding "Your action must be Unique"

Hi, thanks for linking the rules here.

It would be ideal to share your Action before it is submitted. We are looking for new ideas and hope that all participants will encourage their friends and coworkers to use the Actions they build during the event. 

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Message 7 of 61

Re: Featured Event: GitHub Actions Hackathon

Why i don't see my action in latest submissions and i get response that my action is accepted?

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Message 8 of 61

Re: Featured Event: GitHub Actions Hackathon

Hi, thanks for inquiring. We are featuring submission there on a rolling basis, through manual approval (accepted Actions will not instantly show up there).

 

We are looking for unique Actions to showcase on the home page. Be sure your submission includes a description, and your README has detailed instructions. 

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Re: Featured Event: GitHub Actions Hackathon

Is there a way to see the conglomeration of submissions sent in so far? I remember seeing a GitHub repo (owned and maintained by GitHub), assumingly the one that is running the actions to check rules against the submission, but can no longer find it. Having access to that would be helpful in understanding how many submissions and what those submissions are (at least for the sake of not creating a duplicate for this hackathon).

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Re: Featured Event: GitHub Actions Hackathon

The Actions Hackathon submissions are not open-sourced anywhere, but we plan on sharing some of the novel uses of the feature. If you scroll to the bottom of githubhackathon.com, you will see a list of some of the submissions thus far.

 

The goal for this Hackathon is to build something new, so if you have an idea, please share it with the community—no need to worry about duplicates.