Whats up everybody! I am thrilled to be taking part in my very first Hacktoberfest as a maintainer. This 12 months, I made a decision to tackle the function of a maintainer for the Hacktoberfest occasion, and I could not be extra enthusiastic about it.

As a MERN developer, I’ve all the time been fascinated by the world of e-commerce, and that is why I launched into a journey to create the “Devices Ecommerce” undertaking. It is an formidable undertaking aimed toward growing a full-fledged e-commerce platform for devices and electronics fans. What makes this undertaking distinctive is our tech stack, which incorporates React.js, React Router DOM, Firebase for authentication, Tailwind CSS, Daisy UI, and Django for the backend API. This numerous stack allows us to create a strong and responsive e-commerce web site.


Our undertaking, “Devices Ecommerce,” is a piece in progress, however we’re making regular progress. The primary aim is to supply a seamless purchasing expertise for gadget fans, with a user-friendly interface and strong options.

This is a glimpse of what we have achieved to date:

  • React.js and React Router DOM: We have constructed the front-end of our web site utilizing React.js to make sure a dynamic and responsive consumer interface. React Router DOM helps us handle navigation effectively.

  • Firebase Authentication: Safety is paramount in e-commerce. We have built-in Firebase for consumer authentication, guaranteeing that our customers’ information stays secure and safe.

  • Tailwind CSS and Daisy UI: Styling performs an important function in consumer engagement. We have utilized Tailwind CSS together with Daisy UI to create a visually interesting and responsive design for our web site.

  • Django for the Backend API: For the backend, we’re utilizing Django, a strong Python framework. This permits us to deal with essential e-commerce options.

Highs and Lows

Being a first-time maintainer throughout Hacktoberfest has been an unbelievable journey to date. There have been moments of triumph and challenges alongside the way in which. A number of the highlights embrace:

  • Contributor Engagement: It has been superb to see fellow builders desirous to contribute to our undertaking. Their contemporary views and concepts have tremendously enriched our codebase.

  • Studying and Development: Personally, I’ve realized loads by this expertise. From managing pull requests to collaborating with a Django developer buddy who handles the backend, it has been a steep studying curve.

  • Challenges: In fact, there have been challenges too. Coordinating contributions, resolving conflicts, and guaranteeing code high quality had been some hurdles we needed to overcome. However these challenges have made me a greater developer and maintainer.


Earlier than Hacktoberfest 2023, I primarily targeted on the MERN stack. Nonetheless, this expertise has broadened my horizons. I’ve gained helpful insights into Django, Python, and backend growth, because of my collaboration with my buddy, a Django developer.

Our undertaking targets have developed as nicely. Initially, we got down to create a primary e-commerce web site, however now we’re working in direction of making it a feature-rich platform with an emphasis on scalability and consumer expertise.

In conclusion, my first Hacktoberfest as a maintainer has been an unbelievable studying journey. I’ve had the privilege of working with proficient contributors and increasing my ability set past my consolation zone. “Devices Ecommerce” is progressing nicely, and I am unable to wait to see the place it goes from right here. Thanks to everybody who has contributed to the undertaking and made this Hacktoberfest an unforgettable expertise.