The Nation’s Largest Challenge-Driven Hackathon

66,250

IN PRIZES IN 2022

DeveloperWeek 2023 Hackathon

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

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

Venue Information

Oakland Convention Center (Feb 16-17) & Online Hackathon hosted on Devpost

2023 Hackathon Sponsors

Register

Step 1

Register below via Eventbrite

Step 2

Register on Devpost

Step 3

Review Hackathon Instructions

Registration Coming Soon

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

2023 Schedule

Monday, January 30, 2023
10:00 AM PT | Hackathon Launched (Live)

Thursday, February 16, 2023
10:00 AM PT – 12:00 PM PT | Hackathon Workshops

Friday, February 17, 2023
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 17, 2023
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!)

2023 Challenges & Prizes

$12,500 in prize value

DeveloperWeek 2023

Hackathon Overall Challenge / Grand 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

Learn more about the challenge here.

$4,500 in prize value

Symbl.ai + Agora Challenge – Build New and Smarter Human Connection Experiences with Agora and Symbl.ai

1st Place: $1500.00 in cash + $1500.00 in Symbl.ai developer credits & developer swag + 50K free Agora credits + Amazon Echo or Apple HomePod Mini
2nd Place: $750.00 in cash + $750.00 in Symbl.ai developer credits & developer swag + 25K free Agora credits + Amazon Echo or Apple HomePod Mini

Learn more about the challenge here.

$1,500 in prize value

Agora Challenge – Agora Extensions Marketplace Challenge

First Place: $1000
Second Place: $500

Learn more about the challenge here.

$1,500 in prize value

Harness Challenge #1 – Deploy your Hackathon entry using Harness Continuous Delivery

1st Place: $500 cash + $500 credit on Harness.io
2nd Place: $250 cash + $250 credit on Harness.io

Learn more about the challenge here.

$1,500 in prize value

Harness Challenge #2 – Best Completely New App

1st Place: $500 cash + $500 credit on Harness.io
2nd Place: $250 cash + $250 credit on Harness.io

Learn more about the challenge here.

$100 in prize value

Bridgecrew Challenge #1 – Build a secure cloud native application

1st Place: $200 gift card for a custom keyboard

Learn more about the challenge here.

$100 in prize value

Bridgecrew Challenge #2 – Secure a badly misconfigured IaC file

10 challengers will receive a $10 Amazon.com giftcard

Learn more about the challenge here.

$145 in prize value

HackerRank Challenge: The Evolution of Tech

1st Place: A Backlit LED, Gaming Keyboard for the whole team
2nd Place: Full HackerRank Swag Box

Learn more about the challenge here.

$3,000 in prize value

Webhookie AB Challenge – Demonstrate the power of event-driven webhook APIs with a use case of your choice

1st Place: $2000
2nd Place: $1000

Learn more about the challenge here.

$1,500 in prize value

Skyflow Challenge – Build an Awesome Privacy Preserving Demo With Skyflow’s Data Privacy Vault

1st Place: $1,000 Gift Card to Amazon.com
2nd Place: $500 Git Card to Amazon.com

Learn more about the challenge here.

$2,000 in prize value

80 Level Challenge – Articles’ slider for 80 LV Website

1st Place: Interview on the 80lv website, with social media promotion and possibility to promote your projects.
1 – Job posting on 80lv Talent platform for 30 days with the marketing support.
2 – Twitter Posts.
Newsletter.

2nd Place: Interview on the 80lv website, with social media promotion and possibility to promote your projects.
2 – Twitter Posts.

Learn more about the challenge here.

$1,500 in prize value

ClickUp Challenge – Leverage the ClickUp API to maximize your productivity!

1st Place: $500 Visa Giftcard + $500 in ClickUp Credits
2nd Place: $250 Visa Giftcard + $250 in ClickUp Credits

Learn more about the challenge here.

5,000 XRP  in prize value

RippleX Challenge – New Year, New NFTs

1st Place: $2000
2nd Place: $1000

Learn more about the challenge here.

$2,000 in prize value

Lumigo Challenge #1 – Build a serverless application and use Lumigo to monitor and debug.

1st Prize: Couple’s weekend on a destination of your choosing.
2nd Prize: PS5 + 2 controllers

Learn more about the challenge here.

$3,000 in prize value

Lumigo Challenge #2 – Transactional artwork – Create your first transaction artwork using Lumigo’s mapping tool

1st Prize: 5 Nintendo Switch
2nd Prize: 5 tickets to AWS re:Invent

Learn more about the challenge here.

$1,500 in prize value

Searce Challenge – Crypto Trading Platform

1st Prize: $500 GCP credits, $500 cash prize
2nd Prize: $500 GCP credits

Learn more about the challenge here.

2023 Workshop Schedule

Coming November 2022

2022 Judges

Ekrem Aksoy
Sr.Software Engineer, Analytics & Optimization
Geotab

Alexander Alten
CEO
Databloom

Ganesh Betageri
VP Of Engineering
EMTECH

Robert Boyd
CTO
Guide-Rails.io

Daniel Carrión
CPTO
Inspide

Soudip Chowdhury
Founder and CEO
Eugenie.ai

Ovidiu Cical
Cloud Security Architect
Cyscale

Ian Crosby
CTO
Container Solutions

Rob Dawson
CTO
ConsenSys

Mason Egger
Sr. Developer Advocate
DigitalOcean

Matt Fox
Global Director
TD SYNNEX

Martin Giess
CTO
EMnify

Avinash Harsh
CEO
WEAVR

Vipin Jain
CTO
Pensando.io

Andy Jeffries
CTO/Co-Founder
Civo

Kiran Kamity
Founder & CEO
DeepFactor, Inc.

Jonah Kowall
CTO
Logz.io

Max Körbächer
Co-Founder
Liquid Reply

Tal Lev-Ami
CTO
Cloudinary Ltd.

Ivo Lukas
CEO
24Notion

Victor Pereboom
CTO/Founder
UbiOps

Boydlee Pollentine
CTO
MIT Group

Federico Ramallo
CEO
Density Labs

Rajini Sharma
Principal Product manager
Rubrik

Umair Siddique
CTO
Unlayer

Bhawna Singh
SVP of Engineering
Auth0

John Tubert
SVP, Technology
R/GA

Paul Twigg
CTO
DC Bank

Rules

INSTRUCTIONS

  • This is a in – person & virtual hackathon. Teams will be formed on Devpost.com – DeveloperWeek 2023 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].