Samhita Alla
Samhita Alla

Flyte at Hacktoberfest 2023

After two successful Hacktoberfest events in 2021 and 2022, Flyte is back for another exciting round! We were thrilled by the tremendous number of Flyte development contributions from people all around the globe in the past two years, and we're excited to see your potential contributions this year. Feel free to check out the repository, start contributing, and you might even win some fantastic swag!

About Flyte

Website | GitHub

Flyte is an open-source orchestrator that facilitates building production-grade data and ML pipelines. It’s built for scalability and reproducibility, leveraging Kubernetes as its underlying platform. With Flyte, user teams can construct pipelines using the Python SDK, then deploy them seamlessly on both cloud and on-premises environments, enabling distributed processing and efficient use of resources.

Why you should contribute

Hacktoberfest is a month-long open-source celebration and GitHub's largest contributor drive. It's a great opportunity to get involved with the open-source community, learn something new and earn swag. No matter your expertise, you can be a part of Hacktoberfest.

If you're wondering why you should contribute to Hacktoberfest and Flyte, here are three reasons:

  1. It's fun! Getting involved with the open-source community is an awesome experience and can be really rewarding. Ours is an active community, and we assure you that you’ll get to learn tons from it. Join our Slack to be a part of the Flyte family!
  2. You'll learn something new! There are lots of ways to contribute: writing code, adding tutorials, fixing bugs and so on. Flyte has already earned its place as a sophisticated workflow orchestration platform, and contributing to it could help you gain access to engineering know-how. 
  3. You'll get some swag! You can earn a limited-edition swag every time you submit four pull requests (PRs) during the month of October — and there’s Flyte swag as well!

How to contribute

We created an issue in the Flyte repository to keep a track of all the “hacktoberfest”-labeled issues. Here’s what you’ve to do to get the ball rolling:

  1. Register any time between September 26 and October 31 on the Hacktoberfest site.
  2. Pick any “hacktoberfest”-labeled issue.
  3. If you’re willing to work on it, leave a comment on the issue and get it assigned to you.
  4. Create a pull request and link it back to the issue. Once you’re comfortable with the process, feel free to contribute more! Also, create new issues and submit the concerning PRs if need be (make sure to add the “hacktoberfest” label to your issue). We admire creative minds!


Fill out this form after you create a pull request on or before Oct. 31, 2023.

Hackathon prizes

  • 2 merged/accepted PRs*: t-shirt and sticker
  • 3 merged/accepted PRs*: water bottle and sticker
  • Plugin*: Amazon Gift Card
  • 3+ merged/accepted PRs*: Flyte crewneck sweatshirt and sticker

*Terms and conditions apply.


  1. How do I get started with Flyte?
    If you’re new to Flyte, you can start with our docs. Join our Slack community and head over to the #hacktoberfest-2023 Slack channel in case you’ve queries.
  2. I want a deeper dive into Flyte. Do you have tutorials?
    Yes! Check our user guide and tutorials.
  3. What if my PR is small?
    No contribution is ever too small! Every contributor gets a shout-out to remind them that we are grateful and value every contribution. PRs don’t have to be code-heavy; documentation improvements are welcome, too!
  4. When will I receive my swag?
    We’ll process all the swag shipments after Oct. 31, 2022. We can’t promise delivery dates, but expect to receive them in the last week of November or the first week of December.
  5. Anything else I need to know before contributing?
    Strive to adhere to the contribution guidelines and hacktoberfest guidelines. If you’re new to Git and open source in general, refer to the resources recommended on the Hacktoberfest site.

We'd love to hear about your experience contributing to Flyte. Feel free to share your thoughts in a blog post or on social media. Don't forget to tag us (@flyteorg on Twitter) and connect with us on LinkedIn.

Happy Hacktoberfest!