How to participate in Hacktoberfest 2022 with RapidAPI?

Sun Oct 09 2022

3 min read

When developing applications, we rely on different libraries or frameworks. For instance, React and Next.js are two of the top names in frontend the development ecosystem. Both of these technologies are open-source. Anyone can read their source code, open issues, and contribute to them by fixing a bug, updating documentation, etc.

Not everyone in the world wants to work on something for free. To promote contributing to open-source products, Hacktoberfest was introduced. It has been around for almost a decade now.

Hacktoberfest is an annual challenge that happens in the month of October to encourage developers to give back to the community by completing pull requests, participating in events, and donating to open-source projects.

This year, RapidAPI is partnering with Digital ocean to bring you Hacktoberfest 2022. While completing the challenge with RapidAPI, if you get stuck anywhere, you can always refer to our Watch on-demand page. This is where we have placed all the amazing videos on creating open-source and learning API development.

Let’s quickly look at how you can be a part of it and get some cool swags from RapidAPI.

Write blogs on RapidAPI Products

RapidAPI offers products around APIs that you can use to develop, test, and manage your APIs efficiently. You can use RapidAPI Studio to manage all your APIs in one place, publish them on RapidAPI Hub, test them extensively and regularly using API test scheduling, and monetize your APIs. RapidAPI Client for VS Code is an extension that provides you with all the necessary things you need to test your API endpoints in the development stage.

If you want to be part of the 2022 Hacktoberfest, all you need to do is write a blog post and share your experience regarding how RapidAPI helped you build or test your applications. The following are some blog ideas to give you more perspective:

  • How RapidAPI helped you while developing an application?
  • How to build an application using RapidAPI?
  • How to use RapidAPI Studio to test your APIs thoroughly?
  • Things you like about RapidAPI Client for VS Code.
  • How can anyone use RapidAPI Client for VS Code to test APIs while developing them?
  • Write any kind of tutorial regarding building/testing something using RapidAPI.

These are some of the endless things you can write about regarding how RapidAPI products made your lives easier than before.

Each blog will earn you 2 points.

Record and post cool videos

Not everyone likes to write. If you are one of them, we have still got you covered. You can record a video about RapidAPI and post it on YouTube. The following are some video ideas for your Hacktoberfest 2022 submission:

  • 5 ways RapidAPI has helped you in your development journey.
  • 5 features of RapidAPI you like.
  • How to build an application using RapidAPI?
  • How to test an API using RapidAPI Studio?
  • Managing your APIs using RapidAPI Studio.
  • How RapidAPI help you secure your APIs.
  • How to use RapidAPI Client for VS Code to test APIs?

Each video on YouTube will earn you 2 points. You will get two additional points if your video has more than 1k views.

Write tweets and threads about RapidAPI

We would also appreciate it if you could tweet about RapidAPI, its products, tasks, etc., you are performing with these products. Don't forget to tag us in your tweet.

Each tweet earns 1 point. You can get only 1 point from Twitter. You will get one more point if the tweet or thread has more than 500 likes.

Run an API development meetup

Organizing meetups (both virtual and in-person) is a great way to introduce new technologies. Talk about using RapidAPI VS Code extension or hosting APIs on RapidAPI Hub.

Each meetup will earn you 4 points.

Happy Hacking!