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What is it?
Hacktoolkit is a collection of bootstrap code that you can use to start your next project, whether it’s a website or mobile app.
The best way to get better at programming is to write code yourself, and learn from well-written code by others.
Hackathons are typically 24-48 hour programming competitions where a lot of programming nerds and geeks get together and build a functioning product from scratch–well, the rules typically are that all of your code and designs have to be done during the hackathon, not before–but using open-source code is an exception.
We aim to provide a level playing field for all hackathon attendees so that everyone has access to commonly written code, so that they can focus on creating (designing, developing), rather than reinventing at 24-48 hour hackathons.
Here are some things you’ll find among the corpus of code at Hacktoolkit:
- Bootstrap code for websites and mobile apps
- Complete working demos and prototypes
- Implemented design patterns
- Algorithms and data structures in various languages, from simple to complex
- Working code that integrates with all of the popular APIs–Android, iOS, Google Play Services, Parse, and more!
Even if you’re not using Hacktoolkit to build your hackathon-winning entry, but just working on a project as a hobby for yourself, Hacktoolkit can help you get started.
Okay, I’m convinced. How do I get started?
- Clone the repository (
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:hacktoolkit/hacktoolkit.git) and start using it!
- Fork the repository if you want to contribute.
- Issue pull requests for new things to incorporate back into the
hacktoolkitlibrary. Formatting requirements TBD (provide a README.md and description of what your code does).
I’ll add your name to the contributors list! If you would like to be a maintainer for Hacktoolkit, please contact email@example.com.
In case you’re the type interested in reading the fine print, here are the details.
Rules and Ethics
- Any code that has been in the repository is fair game for inclusion in hackathon competitions, but you should consult with your particular hackathon event’s judges.
- Typically, you would add your code to Hacktoolkit as early as possible, and email or post a message to the discussion board for the hackathon event.
Except where otherwise noted, the following license rules apply: