Open Source

Yahoo Hack Together 2021 Winners - Open Source Hackathon

Rachael Andrew, Open Source Program Manager, Verizon Media

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Thank you to all the Yahoo Hack Together (March 21-28, 2021) participants and supporters. Yahoo Hack Together coincided with Yahoo Build It Forward on March 22 to showcase new Yahoo applications and features. Congratulations and thank you to the following individuals!


Most Significant Contribution by Project

Arkime: Large scale, indexed packet capture and search tool. Winner: rnbwdsh

Athenz: Platform for X.509 certificate-based service authentication and fine-grained access control in dynamic infrastructures. Winner(s): chandrasekhar1996, abvaidya, jothi-prasad

Denali: Themeable design system providing the ease of building with a framework without sacrificing your unique visual style. Winner: EliaSulimanov

Elide: Java library that lets you stand up model driven GraphQL/JSON-API web services for CRUD or analytics. Winner(s): Chandrasekar-Rajasekarvandanabhandari

Hurl: An http server load tester with support for TLS, HTTP2, multithreading, parallelism, and url ranges that is primarily useful for benchmarking http server applications. Winner: constreference

K8s-Athenz: Libraries that synchronize the Athenz domain data including the roles, services, and policies into corresponding Kubernetes AthenzDomain custom resources. Winner: patrasap0908

Oak: Library that provides solutions for managing big data off the JVM heap. Winner: li0nr

Screwdriver: Self-contained, pluggable service to help you build, test, and continuously deliver software using the latest containerization technologies. Winner: kprasadpvv

Vespa: Big Data Serving Engine - Store, search, organize and make machine-learned inferences over big data at serving time. Winner: gwatts

Yavin: Framework for rapidly building custom data applications that offers both a UI and an API. Winner: kevinhinterlong


Individual with the Most Accepted Pull Requests

Winner: agunizerse, Runner-up: amaddalena

Aswin G (agunizerse) is a Computer Science Undergrad at Model Engineering College, India. "It was refreshing to understand a codebase that I had never seen before. It's a slow process, but I think it always enhances our ability as a programmer."


Thoughts from Participants

Vandana Premkumar (vandanabhandari): My motivation for participating was giving back to the community to make it easy for other hackers.

Abhishek Patra (patrasap0908): I've been meaning to jump into making contributions to open source repositories that interest me (examples include K8s, OpenStack) for a while. This hackathon seemed like a clear opportunity for me to do just that by allowing me to scratch the surface and start exploring.

Harita Pappu (haritapappu): This is my first time contributing to an open source project, which is exciting. Looking forward to participating in similar events.

Thiyaneshwaran Sampath (thiyanesh) became interested in Yahoo Hack Together for “the possibility to learn and contribute outside of regular work” and most enjoyed “PR discussions about an efficient solution for the identified use case”.

Raziya Banu Majeeth (raziyamajeeth): Great job and kudos to all the Yahoo Hack Together event organizers. It was a great way to gain exposure to new projects and skills to move forward together in our career path.

Kimberly Chong (kimbechong): I liked how it was promoted as an inclusive open source hackathon for all skill levels. This hackathon encouraged me to create my first open source pull request!