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Join the largest cloud challenge-driven in person & virtual hackathon, co-located with DeveloperWeek CloudX 2023!




DeveloperWeek CloudX 2023 Hackathon

Join the largest cloud challenge-driven virtual hackathon, co-located with DeveloperWeek CloudX 2023!

Our hackathons regularly attract over 300+ participants, and we are inviting the international developer community to converge in person & online this year for the DeveloperWeek 2023 Hackathon

August 1–16, 2023 – Online
August 15-16, 2023 – In-Person (San Mateo Event Center)

Venue Information
August 1–16, 2023 – Online
August 15-16, 2023 – In-Person
(San Mateo Event Center)


2024 Registration Coming Soon!

2023 Schedule


10:00 AM PT | Hackathon Launched (Live)


10:00 AM PT – 12:00 PM PT | Hackathon Workshops


10:00 AM PT | Final Project Submissions Due
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT | Overall Judges Review Projects
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT | Sponsors Judge Projects
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM PT | Overall and Sponsor Winners Announced via DeveloperWeek CloudX Main Stage
COB | Sponsors connect with Winners on how they will receive their Prize (DeveloperWeek Team can help!)

2023 Sponsors

2023 Challenges & Prizes

$12,500 in prize value

DeveloperWeek CloudX 2023 Overall Winner

Hackathon Overall Challenge / Grand Prize

1st Place Prize: – Amazon Echos (Up to 5) – DevNetwork Premium All-Access Passes to all 2023 virtual conferences – Announcement in our email to 60,000 subscribers listing your team and project *All Values of prizes will be sent at USD

$1,000 in prize value

GitHub Challenge

1st Prize: $200 USD voucher for each team member (up to 5) to the GitHub Shop

$2,000 in prize value

Armory Challenge – Deploy Your App on Continuous Deployment-as-a-Service (2)

Deploy Your Hackathon Challenge-Winning App on Continuous Deployment-as-a-Service!

$5,000 in prize value

DeepMotion Challenge – AI Motion Capture Meets Gen AI

1st Place: $2,000 USD + DeepMotion Annual Studio Subscription: Unlimited animation for all team members (Value $996)
2nd Place: $1,000 USD + DeepMotion Annual Studio Subscription: Unlimited animation for all team members (Value $996)

$34,000 in prize value

testRigor Challenge #1- Build the Most Number of Meaningful Tests Using (3)

The challenge is to build as many distinct meaningful end-to-end tests for a system of your choice.

testRigor will honor 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places with cash prizes and honoring on our website.
The prizes in cash+credits are:

$6,000 in prize value

testRigor Challenge #2 – Write an article about how generative AI changes testing and SDLC (2)

Write a 2,500+ words article on the topic “How generative AI changes testing and SDLC”

1st place: $2,000 in cash and $2K in access to testRigor private infrastructure

2nd place: $1,000 in cash and $1K in access to testRigor private infrastructure

$1.000 in prize value

Bayes Global Corp Challenge #1 – Federated machine learning (2)

1st Place – $600
2nd Place – $400

$2,000 in prize value

Bayun Challenge #1 – Build a SaaS Application with Keychain level data privacy & security

1st Place: Beats Studio Buds True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones for every member of the winning team + Free access to Bayun’s hosted service with free email/slack support for 1 year, for up to 3 different Apps.

$1.000 in prize value

Verbwire Challenge #1 – Most Innovative Use Of Verbwire API (40)

Up to $1,000 . ($25 gift card for each person on a team that implements the Verbwire API on their project…total of 40 people awarded). Each team can have a max of 5 people.

$1,000 in prize value

Verbwire Challenge #2 – Creative Use Of Verbwire API (20)

Creative Use Of Verbwire API- $1,000 in Premium API Credits, across up to 20 teams.

$7,000 in prize value

YugabyteDB Challenge #1 – The Wild West…East, North and South: Global Applications With YugabyteDB (3)

Build a globally distributed application that runs on YugabyteDB, a distributed database built on PostgreSQL.

Prizes: $7,000 in Total Prizes.
1st Place: $4000
2nd Place: $2000
3rd Place: $1000

$2,250 in prize value

Descope Challenge #1 – Build an Auth-some App Using Descope Flows and Connectors (2)

1st Place: $1500 cash prize, to be equally divided among all team members.
2nd Place: $750 cash prize, to be equally divided among all team members.

$1,000 in prize value

QSRSoft Challenge #1

QSRSoft is searching for game-changing ideas to revolutionize internal processes and customer experiences. Whether you envision creating a user-friendly interface to streamline employee tasks or a consumer-centric application that enhances customer engagement.

The grand prize is $1000, to be equally divided among all team members.

$3,250 in prize value

LanceDB Challenge – Build an Generative AI / LLM-based AI application using LanceDB OSS or Cloud!

1st Place: $1500 + $500 in LanceDB Cloud Credits
2nd Place: $750 + $500 in LanceDB Cloud Credits

2023 Judges

Grayson Adkins

Co-Founder/CEO @ Uffizzi

Anshu Agarwal

VP @ Digital Ocean

Shan Anwar

Principal Software Engineer @ Intuit

Sergiy Balynsky

VP of Engineering @ Spin Technology Inc

Ashish Bhalgat

Cloud Solution Architect @ Thoughtworks

Mighael Botha

CTO - Americas @ Software AG

Ivan Burazin

CDXO @ Infobip

Peter Chestna

CISO of North America @ Checkmarx

Ovidiu Cical

CEO @ Cyscale

Ian Crosby

Engineering Manager @ Fictiv

Roger Cummings

Co-Founder CEO @ FitStack

Joe Dahlquist

VP Product Marketing @ Weaveworks

Chander Damodaran

CTO @ Brillio

Ron Efroni Rotman

CEO & Co-Founder @ flox

Dan Erez

Lead Architect @ Erez Tech

Mats Eriksson

CEO @ Arctos Labs

Alan Flower

SVP, Head Cloud Native Labsv @ HCL

Matt Fox

Global Director @ TD SYNNEX

Karthik Gaekwad

Devrel Lead for Experiments @ Google

Philip Gavlan

Director of Engineering @ Cyber Defense Group

Martin Giess

CTO @ EMnify

Laurent Gil

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer @ Cast AI

George Hantzaras

Director of Engineering, Kubernetes @ MongoDB

Jenna-Shae Harris

Solutions Engineer @ VMware

Mans Jabal

Specialist Leader in Cloud Engineering @ Deloitte

Marc Jimenez

Technical Staff/TechOps Architect @ Dell Technologies

Shankar Kalyana

IBM Fellow @ IBM

Gagan Kapahi

Sr. Principal Engineer/Director @ Optum/UHG

Max Körbächer

Co-Founder @ Liquid Reply

Prasad Krishnan

Engineering Leadership @ Stripe

Lasantha Kularatne

Principal Software Engineer @ Expedia

Swarraj Kulkarni

CTO @ MediaAgility

Satish Kumar

Solutions Architect @ Apple

Rémy Léone

Engineering Manager @ Scaleway

Virginia Liu

CMO @ TimeScale

Martin Loewinger

V.P. of Cloud Engineering @ SmartBear Software

Antonio Davi Macedo Coelho de Castro

CEO @ Back4App

Hugh McKee

Developer Advocate @ Lightbend

Jimmy Mesta

Founder & CTO @ KSOC

Shikha Mittal

Senior Director, Product Management @ VMware

Jay Modh

Founder & CEO @ Intuitive Cloud and Intuitve VC

Tobie Morgan Hitchcock

Founder & CEO @ SurrealDB

Marco Moschettini

CTO @ Cubbit

Krishnaraj Nair

CTO @ 1Rivet

Adora Nwodo

Software Engineer @ Microsoft

Adao Oliveira

Cloud Solutions Architect @ Oracle

Gianluca Padovani

CTO & Founder @ Coders51

Samridh Pandey

Senior consultant @ Capgemini

Prashant Patil

Software Sr. Principal Engineer @ Dell Technologies

Deepak Ramakumar

VP Engineering @ Ruckus Networks

Javier Ramirez

Head of Developer Relations @ QuestDB

Payal Rani

Staff Software Engineer @ Robinhood Markets

Ravi Ravichandran

VP of Cloud @ Juniper Networks

Dilip Ravindran

Head of Infrastructure Security @ Coinbase

Deexith Reddy

Senior Data Engineer @ Fidelity Investments

Jacob Reichert

VP of Engineering @ Yotascale

Jared Reimer

President @ Cascadeo

Giulio Roggero

Founder & CTO @ Mia-Platform

Shira Shamban

CEO @ Solvo

Kshitish Soman

Head, Engineering, Lyve Cloud @ Seagate Inc.

Rajesh Tammana

Head of Engineering @ AWS

Eddie Tejeda

Senior Director of Engineering @ Mode

Josh Thurman

Co-founder @ Uffizzi

Hugo Valentim

VP of Engineering @ Stratioautomotive

Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist @ Red Hat

Henrique Vaz

CEO @ CleanCloud

Jagadish Venkatraman

Senior Engineering Manager @ LinkedIn

Jim Walker

Principal Product Evangelist @ Cockroach Labs

Yingjun Wu

Founder and CEO @ RisingWave Labs

Misha Yalavarthy

Engineering Manager of Security @ Sentry

Michael Yuan

Founder @ Second State


  • This is a in – person & virtual hackathon. Teams will be formed on – DeveloperWeek CloudX Hackathon. From Devpost participants can message each other to form teams, participate in chat boards, and communicate with sponsors.
  • Teams can build apps from scratch (Mobile App / Consumer Web App / Business Web App).
  • Teams can solve no challenges (build whatever you want) or can submit to as many challenges as they want.
  • There will be 2 rounds of judging. During Round One, judges will review all team projects and fill out a scoring sheet on each to determine the Overall Winner. Round Two is the Sponsor Round. Each sponsor will judge the teams working on their Challenge and determine a winner. The sponsors will choose their own prizes and choose their own prize winners.
  • Round one judging will be based on 1) How much progress you make 2) Concept – does it solve a real problem? and 3) Feasibility – could this become a startup or company?


Who can participate in the hackathon?

The Hackathon is open to everyone, but pre-registration is required. You must register on both the Eventbrite registration page AND Devpost event page. You can be a developer, designer, biz dev person, idea person, or anything in between.

What types of projects can hackathon teams work on?

Hackathon teams can work on any type of project (web apps, mobile apps, wearable solutions, data visualizations, algorithms, even video presentations or visual mock-ups) however all of the hackathon prizes are sponsored prizes for teams that best utilize sponsor technology. Most of these sponsor technologies are only relevant for web and mobile applications, and 95%+ of teams will end up building web and mobile applications.

How do I form a hackathon team?

You can form a hackathon team before the hackathon (either with friends/co-workers or you can find team members on

Who owns the technology that hackathon teams produce?

The teams that work on the projects own the project technologies, however ‘just being a team member’ at the hackathon does not mean that you get to own any code or IP that your teammates (or the audience) produce in the future based on the idea. Any ideas you pitch or share at the hackathon are released into the ‘public domain’ and we do not require attendees to sign non-disclosure agreements! It’s just a hackathon — if you’re worried about people stealing your startup idea — then this might not be the right place to unveil it.

Does the hackathon, its sponsors, or mentors provide any assistance to teams?

All the sponsors are available to help you with your project. Contact information will be available on

Hackathon Policies

Hackathon Anti-Harassment & Intellectual Property Policy

We also ask all participants to be in compliance with the Hack Code of Conduct Terms.

All hackathon participants are required to agree with the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Please report any incidents or concerns to the event staff, or contact [email protected].

I. Code of Conduct

We fully support appropriate behavior by all participants at technical events, including all hackathon conferences. We expect all attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers, and staff to help us make the hackathon a place that welcomes and respects all participants, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in person, online, or in any other form.

Examples of harassment include offensive comments, verbal threats or demands, overly sexualized images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention.

We expect all participants—attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers—to follow the Code of Conduct during the hackthon. This includes conference-related social events at off-site locations, and in related online communities and social media. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

We thank our participants for your help in keeping the event welcoming, respectful, and friendly to all participants.

II. Anti-Harassment

Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, photography or audio/video recording against reasonable consent, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Overly sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue, including hacks, talks, workshops, parties, social media and other online media.

Photography is encouraged, but other participants must be given a reasonable chance to refuse being photographed. If they object to being photographed, comply with their request. It is inappropriate to take photographs in contexts where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy e.g. in bathrooms or where participants are sleeping.

Hacks created at our hackathon are equally subject to the anti-harassment policy.

Sponsors, partners, exhibitors, and volunteers are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use overly sexualized images, activities, or other material. Sponsor representatives should not use overly sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of hackathon staff immediately. Hackathon staff will happily help participants contact any local security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the hackathon.

Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the hackathon organizers. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the hackathon organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the hackathon with no refund.

We expect participants to follow these rules at hackathon and workshop venues and hackathon-related social events. We value your attendance.

Please report any incidents or concerns to the event staff, or contact [email protected].

III. Intellectual Property Policy

A. Intellectual Property Rights
Any submission to the hackathon remains the intellectual property of the individual or organizations that developed it. We encourage participants to open source their projects to both share their hacks with the greater community and promote innovation in this space.

B. Protection of Intellectual Property
By submitting a hackathon entry or accepting any prize, participants represent and warrant the following: 1) participants will not submit content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret, or otherwise subject to third-party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless the participant is the owner of such rights or has permission from the rightful owner to post the content and to grant the hackathon all of the rights granted herein; 2) the participant will not publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage the hackathon, its sponsors, or any third party; 3) the participant will not submit content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, encourages criminal activity, gives rise to civil liability, or is otherwise inappropriate or destructive to the hackathon’s or sponsors’ brand image or goodwill; 4) the participant will not post advertisements or solicitations of business; 5) the hackathon will not be obligated to pay any compensation to, or permit any participation by, any third party in connection with the use, reproduction, modification, publication, display, or other exploitation of any of the content that the participant submits; and 6) the content the participant submits does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other disabling devices or harmful code.

By posting or submitting a hackathon entry to the Contest (regardless of the form or medium of such content), the participant hereby grants the hackathon and its sponsors, their respective affiliates, their affiliates’ agents, and third-party contractors a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license, with the right to sublicense, discuss, publicize, market, and otherwise display content derived from or relating to the hackathon entry (“Marketing Content”), and to distribute and use such Marketing Content for promotional and marketing purposes either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work. The participant understands that he or she will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your hackathon entry, other than what is described in these Official Contest Rules.

C. Copyright
The participant represents and warrants that he or she is the sole author and copyright owner of the submission, and that the submission is the participant’s original work. If the submission is a work based on an existing application, the participant warrants: 1) that he or she has acquired sufficient rights to use and to authorize others to use the submission as specified in the “Intellectual Property Rights” section of the Rules, 2) that the Submission does not infringe upon any copyright or upon any other third-party rights of which the participant is aware, and 3) that the submission is free of malware.

IV. General

A. Eligibility
The hackathon organizers will have the right at their sole discretion to determine whether an entrant is eligible for the Contest. The hackathon may disqualify entries that: 1) are in violation of third-party rights, law, or regulation, 2) use inappropriate or explicit language or images, or 3) display content that the hackathon or its sponsors otherwise finds objectionable or inconsistent with the hackathon’s or its sponsors’ brand image or goodwill.

The hackathon will accept only those entries that are completed and submitted as described above and that conform to any technical requirements specified as part of the entry process. Entries that do not comply with the provisions of these Official Contest Rules will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered.

B. Winner Selection/Judging Criteria
The Contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges (“Judges”).

By submitting any hackathon entry, entrants release the hackathon, its sponsors, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, and advisors from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the decisions of the Judges.

C. Awards
Contest prizes are non-transferable by the winner. Accepting a prize, makes a prize recipient solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting such prize.

D. Conduct
By entering this contest, participants agree to be bound by this policy. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the hackathon reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Participants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the hackathon and the judges which shall be final and binding in all respects. The hackathon reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that violates this or any other hackathon policy, and acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person.

Please report any incidents or concerns to the event staff, or contact [email protected].