Participate in Hacktoberfest 2021 with Layer5

Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in the global community. Whether you’re a developer, student learning to code, event host, or a company of any size, you can help drive growth of open source and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community. All backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to complete the challenge. Read more about Hacktoberfest.

Hacktoberfest is a celebration open to everyone in our global community.

While small, the Layer5 community represents the largest collection of service mesh projects and their maintainers in the world. We build projects to provide learning environments, deployment and operational best practices, performance benchmarks, create documentation, share networking opportunities, and more. Our shared commitment to the open source spirit pushes Layer5 projects forward. New members are always welcome.

Join us at the Layer5 Hacktoberfest Meetups

We have lined up four meetups, spread across the month of October to introduce you to the Layer5 project repositories and help you get started on those pull requests. Sign up!

A long list of help-wanted have been specially curated in anticipation of our hackers!

Here is a list of beginner friendly issues to help you make your mark in open-source and move towards successfully completing the Hacktoberfest challenge.

Live the Open Source way. Help us understand your needs better!

Layer5 is a warm and welcoming community of open source contributors. We are continuously welcoming new members and are looking for your input. Help us better prepare to support you as you find your way into the world of Open Source by filling up this questionnaire.


Oct. 1st, 2020An Introduction to Contributing to Mesheryslides, recordingVijay Cherukuri
Oct. 8th, 2020An Introduction to mesheryctlslides, recordingNupur Thakur
Oct. 15th, 2020A tutorial on contributing to Layer5 and working with Git slides, recordingRuth Ikegah
Oct. 22nd, 2020An introduction to all Layer5 repositoriesslides, recordingLee Calcote
Oct. 29th, 2020A tutorial on Gatsbyslides, recordingJash Patel, Tanuj Agarwal
Nov. 4th, 2020Functional Testing with Cypress in Meshery UIslides, recordingRodolfo Martinez Vega
Jan. 28th, 2021Beginner's guide to contributing to Meshery and mesheryctlslides, recordingNavendu Pottekkat
Jul. 27th, 2021Contributing to Meshery API Swagger DocumentationrecordingPiyush Singariya

Interested? Checkout the Layer5 community and join us on Slack

Layer5, the cloud native management company

An empowerer of engineers, Layer5 helps you extract more value from your infrastructure. Creator and maintainer of service mesh standards. Maker of Meshery, the cloud native management plane.