πŸ† Announcing our first n8n community node-athon!

Hey n8n community!

We are thrilled to announce that next month we will host our first ever online hackathon: The n8n community node-athon!!

How to enter?

Submit your nodes using this typeform.

Format:

To participate, we ask our members to build a brand new community node between August 18, 12:00pm to August 29, 12:00pm CEST.

We will judge all submissions based on a set of criteria including;

  • Quality: does the node run smoothly, without errors?
  • Effort: does the node go above and beyond in terms of capability?
  • Documentation: is the node well documented on the npm package page?

We will also have a Q/A section on our forum with support from our team.

An opening and closing livestream ceremony hosted by our own Community Engineer Ardit (@rdt) Fetahu!

:trophy: Prizes:

  • First place:

    • €300 Amazon Gift Voucher
    • n8n Swag bundle
    • Unique digital forum badge
  • Second Place:

    • €150 Amazon Gift Voucher
    • n8n Swag bundle
    • Unique digital forum badge
  • Third Place:

    • €50 Amazon Gift Voucher
    • n8n Swag bundle
    • Unique digital forum badge
  • All participants:

    • Unique digital forum badge
    • (updated) Unique limited edition nodathon mug

:timer_clock: When:

  • August 18, 12:00pm to August 29, 12:00pm CEST.

:globe_with_meridians: Where:

  • This is an online virtual event, allowing everyone to get involved!

:closed_book: Rules:

  • Your node must not have any system dependencies, apart from npm dependencies.
  • The community node should be open source and public for everyone to use
  • Any API that you use must be public
  • Participants can make multiple nodes, but they will be scored individually
  • Participants can work in teams, but the prizes will be split evenly amongst collaborators
  • You must tag your node with β€˜β€™n8n-node-athon’’ in the package.json file.
  • We will only accept community nodes for this event that are created and submitted during the event timeframe.

We look forward to sharing more details in the upcoming weeks! Stay tuned!

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  • Any API that you use must be public

Meaning APIs were you’ll have to make an account and pay for the Service wouldn’t be suitable for the nodeathon?

Hey @geckse,

By public we mean an API that isn’t for a private internal system, As long as we are able to sign up for the service to test the node as part of the judging process all is good :+1:

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What about projects that must consist of several nodes?
There are sometimes things that need several to work with and not just one.

Hey @lublak,

Several nodes sounds fine, you could do them in one package or multiple. But nodes will be scored individually.

Little update for you folks participating in the node-athon - to allow us additional time for judging, we are shifting the closing ceremony stream to the 7th of September at 6pm CEST. To be clear, the closing date of the node-athon is still August 29, 12:00pm CEST.

Happy nodeing :grin:

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@Emma-Jade
old date is listed here:

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If anyone is looking for ideas, here are two:

  • A node that lets you upload a file from your disk from the client/browser. It can then connect to nodes like spreadsheet reader. At the moment if you want to process a spreadsheet you have to move it somewhere the server can access it.
  • A node that merges the results of a loop. If you look through this forum there is some code that can do this but it was a challenge figuring it out. A node that can take multiple rounds of inputs (not multiple inputs like the current merge node) and concatenate them when there are no more records would be a nice core feature.
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I was wondering if there was no submission at all, or why there is no β€œAnd the winner is”-post? :thinking:

Then I found the stream of the end-ceremony at youtube. Congrats to all of you! :partying_face:

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