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About this event

This year we're giving away a grand prize of $100K. That's seed money!

Traditional hackathons are all about the location and although we love the good old fashioned way of hacking together an awesome project, our browsers are now strong enough that distance is of no consequence when it comes to creating awesome projects. We can and should get together to write code and create awesome projects, regardless of where we are.

This event is intended to connect developers across the globe and get them to code together irrespective of their locations. You will problem solve and build with old or new team members and try to win!

Last year, against all odds, we set out to create an event the likes of which was never seen before... a global virtual hackathon. Your response to our call-to-arms was nothing short of amazing. Developers from all over the world applied and had quite a lot of fun!

Below are some stats from our last years' hackathon. This year we're making the event even bigger! More prizes, more participation, more everything!

60,000 participants

We had participants from all over the world. 900+ cities!

19,500 Registered Teams

Average team size was 3 and everyone hacked.

$35,000 in prizes

Our awesome sponsors gave away tons of prizes.

517 Projects Submitted

Some truly amazing projects were developed in the 48 hours.

9/10 Event Rating

Participants rated the event very high and wanted more!

Over 1,000,000 lines of code!

Ruby, Python, Java, C, Javascript... They were all being used!

Prizes

  • Home-1st
  • $100000.0
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  • Home-2nd
  • $30000.0
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  • Home-3rd
  • $10000.0
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Schedule

  • Saturday
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  • Sunday
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Rules

WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I’M ACCEPTED? When you apply, your application is received and processed by our team. Those who are accepted are informed within 2-3 days of submitting the application. DO I...

WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I’M ACCEPTED?

When you apply, your application is received and processed by our team. Those who are accepted are informed within 2-3 days of submitting the application. DO I NEED A KODING ACCOUNT

Yes, all participants are required to have a Koding account. WHERE CAN I BUILD MY PROJECT?

You will be building your project on Koding for Teams... our upcoming product. All accepted teams will receive an invite to Koding for Teams by the first week of December. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM SIZE OF A HACKATHON TEAM

There's no max size but too many cooks in the kitchen can spoil the dish :). If you’re looking for team members, you can find them on #hackathon channel in Koding. Tons of amazing people are looking for team members! DO I OWN MY IDEA?

Yes, you do 100%. Koding or a sponsor may even approach you to help promote you and your idea on their blog and social media! Also keep in mind, Koding is not responsible for any disputes that arise amongst your team. HOW DO I SUBMIT MY PROJECT?

We will send instructions via email. WHAT TYPE OF PROJECT CAN I BUILD?

Your project should conform to the event themes and should be a web app. Mobile apps are not allowed. HOW ARE PRIZES PAID OUT?

We cannot give physical cash, it must be electronic. Paypal is ideal and any transfer fees will be absorbed by the recipient. You are responsible for reporting this as income, and we can only transfer money to one representative per team. Depending on your country of origin, the prize money may be treated as income and so you'll be required to pay taxes on it. We encourage you to investigate this for yourself. I HAVE A QUESTION, WHO DO I ASK?

If you have a question for the hackathon team, send it to hackathon@koding.com