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Hacktoberfest 2021 with LitmusChaos




19th October 2021

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Hacktoberfest 2021 with LitmusChaos

Hacktoberfest 2021 kicked off last week with the same zeal and excitement that it started off with back in 2013, and in its 8th edition keeping up the mojo of contributing to open source and inculcating the values as well as culture of contributing to Open Source projects amongst the community!

The LitmusChaos Community is stoked to see some awesome new contributors join the community and celebrate the love for open source with amazing contributions. Being ever so growing with having completed 1000 members recently, the community enthusiasm and eagerness to contributing to open source projects.

Joining Hacktoberfest for the 3rd time in a row, LitmusChaos has made inroads since then in becoming one of the most exciting projects of the cloud-native world. Enhancing Cloud-Native resiliency by driving the Chaos first principle and redefining the Chaos Engineering experience for not just SREs but developers as well.

Going virtual this year for the second time in a row, contributors have a chance to engage with the maintainers & core contributors. You can take advantage of these events over the month to accelerate your engagement, whether it be new features, documentation enrichments, and/or bug fixes. By the way, as always there are some exciting swags and prizes up for grabs! (How can one forget that?)

All about LitmusChaos

LitmusChaos is a Chaos Engineering framework for Kubernetes. It provides a complete set of tools required by Kubernetes developers and SREs to carry out chaos tests easily and in Kubernetes-native way. The project has “Declarative Chaos” as the fundamental design goal and keeps the community at the center for growing the chaos experiments.

Litmus celebrates the spirit of open source

The Litmus community has invested a significant amount of effort in creating issues to cater to all types of contributors. From good-first issues to complex issues, from front-end issues to back-end issues, front documentation enhancements to bug fixes, there lie issues for everyone! Hacktoberfest '21 is going to be all about working with contributors and helping solve issues marked with #hacktoberfest tags. To interact with all the community members directly, I invite all the folks to the Slack Community! Join the #litmus channel on the Kubernetes Slack (

The Litmus community is committed to reviewing contributions quickly and providing feedback. At the end of the month, there will be a few swags & prizes on offer to those who have helped Litmus progress further.

Till then check out the LitmusChaos repository and identify the issues that best suit you!

SWAGs are important!

With celebration comes exciting prizes & swags on offer. Learn! Contribute! Learn more! Win prizes! Collect the LitmusChaos and Digital Ocean SWAG!

Not just this, win weekly prizes every week by contributing the most every week.

You thought this was it? There lies a grand prize at the end of the month-long event! The individuals who makes the most significant contributions or contribute a chaos experiment stand a chance to receive smartwatches!

How do you get started with Hacktoberfest?

GitHub makes it simple for contributors to get started. Just search for the tag “hacktoberfest” at the GitHub level. Within a few minutes, you can filter several issues to start working on what best matches your interest. First-timers can look out for the “good first time” tag. Here are some quick steps to follow if you are interested in participating.

Register at the DigitalOcean website and provide your mailing address so that their system knows you are participating and can send you a t-shirt and stickers later. [Well, we all want them, a matter of pride :)] Next, filter the issues with hacktoberfest tag, and further filter out based on language, documentation, good first issue, etc. Pick up a few issues and let the author of the issues know that you want to fix them and start the interaction. Send a PR, and with the continued interaction, you will eventually be able to have your PR merged. After some time, your t-shirt and stickers will arrive. In the meantime, enjoy working on more issues that you enjoy solving.

Join the Litmus Community:

Want to get help with queries, learnings, & contributions? Join the Litmus community on slack. To join the slack community please follow the following steps! Step 1: Join the Kubernetes slack using the following link: Step 2: Join the #litmus channel on the Kubernetes slack or use this link after joining the Kubernetes slack:

Looking forward to see all the amazing folks from the open source world! :)

Here are some important links for your reference, LitmusChaos Website: LitmusChaos GitHub Repo: LitmusChaos Docs: LitmusChaos GitHub Hacktoberfest issues:

Chaos Engineering made easy

Litmus is highly extensible and integrates with other tools to enable the creation of custom experiments. Kubernetes developers & SREs use Litmus to manage chaos in a declarative manner and find weaknesses in their applications and infrastructure.

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