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The Nation’s Largest Challenge-Driven Hackathon



DeveloperWeek 2025 Hackathon

Join the largest challenge-driven in-person & virtual hackathon, co-located with DeveloperWeek 2025!

Join the largest challenge-driven in-person & virtual hackathon, co-located with DeveloperWeek 2025! 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 2025 Hackathon!

Venue Information

Jan 27 – Feb 13: Online & Feb 12-13: In-Person + Awards

Last Year’s Hackathon Sponsors


Registration – Coming Soon!

2025 Schedule

Monday, January 27, 2025
10:00 AM PT | Hackathon Launched (Live)

Wednesday, February 12, 2025
10:30 AM PT – 11:00 AM PT | Hackathon Kickoff Talks – Santa Clara Convention Center

Thursday, February 13, 2025
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

Thursday, February 13, 2025
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!)

2025 Challenges & Prizes

$12,500 in prize value

DeveloperWeek 2025 Overall Winner

Hackathon Overall Challenge / Grand Prize

1st Place Prize: – (2) Amazon Echos (Up to 5) – DevNetwork Premium All-Access Passes to all 2025 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.

Last Year’s Judges

Asanka Abeysinghe

Tracy Adams

Shedrack Akintayo
Community Manager

Alexander Alten
CEO and co-founder
DataBloom AI

Cheryl Aranha
Principal Software Engineer

Ahmad Awais
Founder & CEO

Zohar Babin
EVP Platform & Growth

Tim Bates
Fractional CTO
Tim Tech Insights

Daniele Bernardi
Chief Prompt Engineer

Ashish Bhalgat
Cloud Practice Lead

Sam Boswell

Michael Bradley
Founder / Managing Partner
Position 6 Advisory

Jeff Bull
Head of Community,
Cisco DevNet

Emma Burstow
Director of Developer Relations

Christopher Butters
CTO Global Financial Services

Gilbert Cabillic

Amreth Chandrasehar
Senior Manager – AI

Sada Choudhary
Senior Software Engineer

Nuwan Dias
VP and Deputy CTO

Anthony Dombrowski
Product Manager/Developer Advocate

Ron Efroni

Sai Pragna Etikyala
Technical lead

Philip Farhad
Director of Engineering
Cyber Defense Group

Gloria Felicia
CEO, Founder
AtlasPro AI

Dan Garfield
Co-Founder and Chief Open Source Officer

Shinjani Gaur
Senior Engineering Manager, Platform Engineering

Fawaz Ghali
Head of Developer Relations

Jeremy Glassenberg
Product Lead

Anton Gochev
VP of Engineering

Neha Gupta

Deepak Gupta

George Hantzaras
Director, Engineering – Kubernetes

Graham Haythornthwaite
VP of Engineering

Arthur Hicken
Chief Evangelist

Anita Ihuman
D&I Badging Reviewer

Carsten Jacobsen

Ankit Jain

Nik Jain
Director of Solution Engineering, APAC

Nahrin Jalal
Developer Relations Leader

Grishma Jena
Data Scientist

Ari Kamlani
Senior AI Technologist
ex-Beyond Limits

Diana Kelley
Protect AI

Eran Kinsbruner
Global Head of Product Marketing

Oleksandr Kondratiuk
VP of Engineering

Prasad Krishnan
Engineering Leadership

Karthik Krishnaswamy
Head of Product Marketing

Chaitrali Kshirsagar
Machine Learning engineer

Varun Kulkarni
Senior Product Manager
Cisco Systems

Shannon Lietz

Martin Loewinger
V.P. of Cloud Engineering
SmartBear Software

Ian Macartney
Developer Experience Engineer

Sid Maestre
VP Developer Relations

Ohad Manor

Alejandro Mercado

Dejan Milicic
Head of DevRel

Arindam Mukherjee
Sr Business Analyst
Lam Research

Simon Müller

Michel Murabito
Developer Advocate

Giorgio Natili
Director of Software Engineering

Mike Nelson
Technical Evangelist
Pure Storage

Adora Nwodo

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

Raul Popa

Wesley Pullen
Field CTO

Rosalind Radcliffe
CTO for CIO Technology Platform Team
IBM Fellow

Madhan Rangaswamy
development united

Vaijanath Rao
Head of Data Science

Surbhi Rathore
CEO & Co-founder

Valarie Regas
Developer Advocate

Brian Rinaldi
Developer Experience Engineer

Frederic Rivain

Karol Rogowski
Head of Engineering

David Sandilands
Principal Solutions Architect

Naphat Sanguansin

Shira Shamban
CEO and co-founder

Gurvinder Singh
Chief Product & Technology Officer

Rohit Sinha
VP of Enterprise Solutions

Marisa Smith
Data & Developer Advocate

Roxy Stimpson
VP of Engineering | Head of Innovation

Diego Susa
Head of Engineering

Wayne Sutton
Head of Community and Events

Rajesh Tammana
Senior Director of Engineering

Jessica Temporal
Sr Developer Advocate

Victoria van Roosmalen

Jagadish Venkatraman
Senior Engineering Manager/ Senior Staff Engineer

Ashley Willis
Senior Director of Developer Relations

Christina Zhu
Developer Relations & Community Manager



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


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].