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The Nation’s Largest Challenge-Driven Hackathon

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DeveloperWeek 2024 Hackathon

Join the largest challenge-driven in-person & virtual hackathon, co-located with DeveloperWeek 2024!

Join the largest challenge-driven in-person & virtual hackathon, co-located with DeveloperWeek 2024! Our hackathons regularly attract over 600+ participants, and we are inviting the international developer community to converge in person & online this year for the DeveloperWeek 2024 Hackathon!

Venue Information

Feb 5-24: Online & Feb 22-23: In-Person + Awards

2024 Hackathon Sponsors

Register

Step 1

Register below via Eventbrite

Step 2

Register on Devpost

Step 3

Review Hackathon Instructions

*All Hackathon Attendees must be pre-registered on Eventbrite & DevPost

2024 Schedule

Monday, February 5, 2025
10:00 AM PT | Hackathon Launched (Live)

Thursday, February 22, 2024
10:30 AM PT – 11:00 AM PT | Hackathon Kickoff Talks – Oakland Convention Center

Friday, February 23, 2024
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

Friday, February 23, 2024
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM PT | Overall and Sponsor Winners Announced via DeveloperWeek Main Stage
COB | Sponsors connect with Winners on how they will receive their Prize (DeveloperWeek Team can help!)

2024 Challenges & Prizes

$12,500 in prize value

DeveloperWeek 2024 Overall Winner

Hackathon Overall Challenge / Grand Prize

1st Place Prize: – (2) Amazon Echos (Up to 5) – DevNetwork Premium All-Access Passes to all 2024 virtual conferences – Announcement in our email to 60,000 subscribers listing your team and project

Learn more about the challenge here.

$ in prize value

Codacy Challenge – Complete Any Other Challenge in This Hackathon, and Add Codacy to Your Workflow. Ensure You Have No Critical Security Issues and Demonstrate an Overall Best Use of Static Code Analysis to Improve Both Code Quality and Security

1st Place Prize: 1-year subscription to Codacy (up to 3 developers), a Premium Barista Espresso Machine OR the same value in Amazon gift cards to split between your team, and a Codacy Swag Pack
2nd Place Prize: Amazon giftcard (25$)

Learn more about the challenge here.

$4000 in prize value

RavenDB Challenge – Social Exchange Challenge: Sparking Joy Through Item Exchanges

1st Place: $1250 in Amazon gift cards + $1250 in RavenDB cloud credits
2nd Place: $750 in gift cards + $750 RavenDB cloud credits

Learn more about the challenge here.

$,1500 in prize value

Oracle Challenge – How can you use Oracle AI to improve your Fantasy Premier League team? – In Partnership with Premier League

1st Place: $1000 In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Credits / Premier League and Oracle Swag & Raspberry Pi
2nd Place: $500 In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Credits / Oracle Swag!

Learn more about the challenge here.

$2,500 in prize value

Verbwire Challenge #1 – Build using Email Asset

1st Place: Up to $2500 in Verbwire API Credits (Across multiple teams with cap of $45 per team member)

Learn more about the challenge here.

$2,500 in prize value

Verbwire Challenge #2 – Build with AI and Verbwire APIs

1st Place: Up to $2500 in Verbwire API Credits (Across multiple teams with cap of $45 per team member)

Learn more about the challenge here.

$1500 in prize value

Descope Challenge #1 – Build a B2Anything Onboarding Flow With Descope

1st Place Prize: $1000 cash prize, to be equally divided among all team members.
2nd Place Prize: $500 cash prize, to be equally divided among all team members.

Learn more about the challenge here.

$1000 in prize value

Descope Challenge #2 – We Do Auth, You Do You

1st Place Prize: $50 gift card for each team member (up to $1000, 20 participants total)

Learn more about the challenge here.

$1000 in prize value

Gravitee.io Challenge – API Ecosystem Integration Challenge

1st Place Prize: $750
2nd Place Prize: $250

Learn more about the challenge here.

$750 in prize value

Alloy Automation Challenge – Launch & Use Integrations Creatively

1st Place: $750 + Press Release + Video Feature on Alloy website & social

Learn more about the challenge here.

$2,000 in prize value

Chainlink Challenge #1

1st Place: $1,250
2nd Place: $750

Learn more about the challenge here.

$ in prize value

Vonage Challenge – Video Coding Quest

1st Place: $1000 Vonage API credits + $250 Amazon Gift Card (maximum of 4)

Learn more about the challenge here.

$1,000 in prize value

Convex Challenge #1 – Best App built on Convex

1st Place: $1000 and 6 months of Convex Pro

Learn more about the challenge here.

$500 in prize value

Convex Challenge #2 – Best AI App built on Convex

1st Place: $500 and 3 months of Convex Pro

Learn more about the challenge here.

2024 Judges

Asanka Abeysinghe
CTO
WSO2

Tracy Adams
CTO
Greetr

Shedrack Akintayo
Community Manager
Isovalnet

Alexander Alten
CEO and co-founder
DataBloom AI

Cheryl Aranha
Principal Software Engineer
Intuit

Ahmad Awais
Founder & CEO
Langbase.com

Zohar Babin
EVP Platform & Growth
Kaltura

Tim Bates
Fractional CTO
Tim Tech Insights

Daniele Bernardi
Chief Prompt Engineer
Omniprompt

Ashish Bhalgat
Cloud Practice Lead
Thoughtworks

Sam Boswell
CTO
terralayr

Michael Bradley
Founder / Managing Partner
Position 6 Advisory

Jeff Bull
Head of Community,
Cisco DevNet

Emma Burstow
Director of Developer Relations
Umbraco

Christopher Butters
CTO Global Financial Services
NetApp

Gilbert Cabillic
CEO
ScaleDynamics

Amreth Chandrasehar
Senior Manager – AI
Nvidia

Sada Choudhary
Senior Software Engineer
Vonage

Nuwan Dias
VP and Deputy CTO
WSO2

Anthony Dombrowski
Product Manager/Developer Advocate

Ron Efroni
CEO
Flox

Sai Pragna Etikyala
Technical lead
Twilio

Philip Farhad
Director of Engineering
Cyber Defense Group

Gloria Felicia
CEO, Founder
AtlasPro AI

Dan Garfield
Co-Founder and Chief Open Source Officer
Codefresh

Shinjani Gaur
Senior Engineering Manager, Platform Engineering
VMware

Fawaz Ghali
Head of Developer Relations
Hazelcast

Jeremy Glassenberg
Product Lead
DocuSign

Anton Gochev
VP of Engineering
Luko

Neha Gupta
Co-Founder
Keploy

Deepak Gupta
Co-founder/CTO
LoginRadius

George Hantzaras
Director, Engineering – Kubernetes
MongoDB

Graham Haythornthwaite
VP of Engineering
Wonde

Arthur Hicken
Chief Evangelist
Parasoft

Anita Ihuman
D&I Badging Reviewer
CHAOSS

Carsten Jacobsen
Founder
Cubitura

Ankit Jain
CEO
Aviator

Nik Jain
Director of Solution Engineering, APAC
Dynatrace

Nahrin Jalal
Developer Relations Leader

Grishma Jena
Data Scientist
IBM

Ari Kamlani
Senior AI Technologist
ex-Beyond Limits

Diana Kelley
CISO
Protect AI

Eran Kinsbruner
Global Head of Product Marketing
Lightrun

Oleksandr Kondratiuk
VP of Engineering
akirolabs

Prasad Krishnan
Engineering Leadership
Stripe

Karthik Krishnaswamy
Head of Product Marketing
ngrok

Chaitrali Kshirsagar
Machine Learning engineer
Synthetaic

Varun Kulkarni
Senior Product Manager
Cisco Systems

Shannon Lietz
CEO
ThirdScore

Martin Loewinger
V.P. of Cloud Engineering
SmartBear Software

Sid Maestre
VP Developer Relations
APIMatic

Ohad Manor
CTO
4Cast

Alejandro Mercado
Founder
KMMX

Dejan Milicic
Head of DevRel
RavenDB

Arindam Mukherjee
Sr Business Analyst
Lam Research

Simon Müller
CTO
wattx

Michel Murabito
Developer Advocate
Mia-Platform

Giorgio Natili
Director of Software Engineering
Mozilla

Mike Nelson
Technical Evangelist
Pure Storage

Adora Nwodo
Founder
NexaScale

James Oyanna
Senior Frontend Engineer
Homefort Energy

Vishal Pallerla
Developer Advocate

Samridh Pandey
Senior Consultant
Capgemini Netherlands

Shraddha Patil
Director or Product
Palo Alto Networks

Daniel Phiri
Senior Developer Advocate
Weaviate

Raul Popa
CEO
TypingDNA

Wesley Pullen
Field CTO
CloudBees

Rosalind Radcliffe
CTO for CIO Technology Platform Team
IBM Fellow

Madhan Rangaswamy
CTO
development united

Vaijanath Rao
Head of Data Science
Quicken

Surbhi Rathore
CEO & Co-founder
Symbl.ai

Valarie Regas
Developer Advocate
Freelance

Brian Rinaldi
Developer Experience Engineer
LaunchDarkly

Frederic Rivain
CTO
Dashlane

Karol Rogowski
Head of Engineering
SoftwareHut

David Sandilands
Principal Solutions Architect
Puppet

Naphat Sanguansin
CTO
Prodvana

Shira Shamban
CEO and co-founder
Solvo

Gurvinder Singh
Chief Product & Technology Officer
HundredX

Rohit Sinha
VP of Enterprise Solutions
Encora

Marisa Smith
Data & Developer Advocate
Tobiko

Roxy Stimpson
VP of Engineering | Head of Innovation
F5

Diego Susa
Head of Engineering
Unleash

Rajesh Tammana
Senior Director of Engineering
Oracle

Jessica Temporal
Sr Developer Advocate
Okta

Victoria van Roosmalen
CISO
Coosto

Jagadish Venkatraman
Senior Engineering Manager/ Senior Staff Engineer
LinkedIn

Ashley Willis
Senior Director of Developer Relations
GitHub

Christina Zhu
Developer Relations & Community Manager
Visier

Rules

INSTRUCTIONS

  • This is a in – person & virtual hackathon. Teams will be formed on Devpost.com – DeveloperWeek 2024 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?

FAQ

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 Devpost.com).

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 DevPost.com.

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].