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Announcing our Hackabugathon Winners

The Reaction Hackabugathon has officially wrapped!

If you’ve been following our community calls, developer chat, or our social channels, then you’ll know that over the last few months, we’ve been giving out free swag and cash prizes to any community member who contributes a new feature or bug fix to the Reaction Commerce repo.


During January's Reaction Action, we announced the winners of our $1000 grand cash prize: Jack Boyle (@wackywombaat12) and Hemant Rathore (@hrath2015)!

Jack won the jury’s pick for PR #3301, while Hemant was the lucky, randomly-selected winner of our raffle.

“We chose @wackywombaat12 because he cleanly fixed two bugs in one fell swoop that weren’t obviously connected," said Brent Hoover, Sr. Community Engineer. "Not only that, he very clearly laid out what he was fixing in his PR, all with little direction. Now, an important feature that wasn’t working is, well, now working."

Prior to #3301, users would encounter two issues when logging into Reaction using Instagram: 1) ReactionAvatar wasn’t displaying properly on the profile page, and 2) the forms weren’t showing up on the account page. Jack helped resolve both #3289 and #3294. His contributions were merged into 1.5.10.

An honorable mention goes to @sgobotta for #3155, which allows users to include their own custom loading mechanism.

And last but not least, we’d like to give a shout-out to @lcampanis, @prosf, and the Artlimes team for most contributions to date. Thanks, guys!

Huge thanks to all of our contributors to date. We’ve said this before, and we’ll say it again: as an open source project, Reaction thrives when our users give back to the community, even if it’s just a typo fix.

This year’s Hackabugathon may be over, but we’re always on the lookout for new contributions, no matter how big or small. Want to help out? Check out our freshly-triaged Issues page and look for the tags Help wanted and Good First Issues. Happy hacking.

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