Medusa Hackathon 2022: Join Hacktoberfest Challenge

Oct 01, 2022 by

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Nicklas Gellner

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Nicklas Gellner

Join the Medusa Hackathon 2022 during Hacktoberfest and win free swag, great project opportunities, and the chance to win $1,500.
Medusa Hackathon for Hacktoberfest
For this year's Hacktoberfest, we are thrilled to be launching our very first Medusa Hackathon with crazy prizes! Register your participation here.
For those of you that prefer getting started with regular Hacktoberfest-issues (see bottom of the page).

Hackathon overview

  • Kick-off: on Saturday, Oct 1st on our Medusa Discord under our #Hackathon channels
  • Project: Build a Medusa project in 3 weeks. It can be anything; ecommerce store, plugin, frontend-starter, app, library, etc.
  • Requirements: The solution needs to be related to Medusa and open source
  • Team size: 1 to 5 per submission
  • Submission deadline: Sunday, Oct 23rd
  • Submission link: github.com/medusajs/medusa/discussions/2280

The prizes

Participation Prizes:

  • Medusa Hackathon Tee + Hackathon Hoodie
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Some surprise Medusa merch 🎁
  • For Pre-sign-ups: Medusa tote bag

Best Project Prizes:

  • Best overall project ⇒ $1,500 in GitHub sponsorship + Ltd. Edition Winner Hoodie
  • Most technically impressive ⇒ $300 in GitHub sponsorship + Ltd. Edition Winner Hoodie
  • Best shop (for store builders) ⇒ $300 in GitHub sponsorship + Ltd. Edition Winner Hoodie
  • Best design ⇒ $300 in GitHub sponsorship + Ltd. Edition Winner Hoodie

Participation details


  • Pre-registration: CLOSED on Oct 1st
  • Opening ceremony: Saturday, Oct 1st at 05:00 pm CET on our Discord channel
  • Submission deadline: Sunday, 23rd of Oct at 11:59 pm CET
  • Judges deliberate: Monday 24th of Oct
  • Winner announcement: The week of the 24th of Oct on Discord + Twitter


Judging criteria

The full Medusa team will review your solution, we will be looking for:
  • Ecommerce relevance
  • Applicability for community
  • Technical setup
  • Beautiful Design
  • Creativity

Next steps

  • Register your participation here to get updates underway and have a chance to win extra swag.
  • Join our Discord to find a team, ideas and other inspiration.
  • Get started building! You can use our docs for guidance or check out our blog for inspiration.

Other Hacktoberfest activities

PRs ⇒ Swag

During Hacktoberfest, we'll also give away swag for picking up issues tagged with #hacktoberfest. We will release these on the 1st of October. For PRs on these we give the following:
  • 1 PR ⇒ Medusa sticker
  • 3 PRs ⇒ Medusa tee + Medusa stickers
  • 5 PRs ⇒ Medusa tee + Medusa hoodie + Medusa stickers

First time contributing, no worries!

Contributing to an open-source project might feel intimidating at first. Below, you can find a guide about the process:
  1. Browse the issues that are labeled #hacktoberfest and find an issue to tackle
  2. Fork the Medusa repo and create a branch for your solution
  3. Submit a pull request for your solution in accordance with our contribution guidelines
  4. We will review the pull request and let you know if additional work is needed
  5. After we have merged your pull request(s), you can claim your swag
Happy building!
For questions reach out in our Discord.

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