Accelerate digital transformation and make an impact - Innovate and Inspire with Pega in the first ever Pega Community Hackathon!

MAY 11 - JUNE 22, 2020

Winners announced on July 6th

 

Event details

For over 35 years, developers have used Pega to solve complex problems and power the largest enterprises in the world.  Now, in light of the changing circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, those organizations and the world at large are looking toward digital transformation innovators and leaders to help:

  • Bridge the gap between distributed people and systems
  • Accelerate assistance and service to those in need
  • Adapt quickly to new challenges and circumstances

We're in search of those digital transformation innovators - and want to see how they can use Pega to innovate and give back.  So we're posing both a challenge and an opportunity: show off your innovation, creativity, & skills in a 6 week digital hackathon building with Pega focused on innovation and inspiration!

You have 6 weeks to hack - from May 11 to June 22 - the final product can be an application, a component, an integration, or other - so long as it is centered around the Pega Platform.  Submit your end result with a short video showing it off for your chance to win $20,000 in prizes and a chance to join us at PegaWorld iNspire 2021 in Las Vegas.  Participating teams and winners will be recognized on Pega.com and Pega Community!

 

Criteria

Our judges will score submissions on 3 categories:

  • Level of innovation: How novel is the idea and its execution (how it utilizes the technology)?
  • Level of real-world impact: What would the effect be on businesses, individuals, or the world?
  • Level of execution: How close to architecting and delivering a production-ready final product was the project?

$20,000 in prizes!

 

Best in show

Given to the component or application with the highest combined judging score.

  • $8,000 in cash
  • Up to 8 passes to PegaWorld 2021
  • Featured exposure on Pega.com and Pega Community

Runner up

Given to the component or application with the 2nd highest combined judging score.

  • $3,000 in cash
  • Featured exposure on Pega.com and Pega Community

Innovation award

Given to the component or application focused on addressing new problems businesses are facing brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak and the new nature of distributed work (data connectedness, WFH productivity, WFH collaboration etc.). The winning submission will receive:

  • $3,000 in cash
  • Featured exposure on Pega.com and Pega Community

Inspiration award

Given to the component or application addressing new worldwide problems brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak (public health, economic, etc.). The winning submission will receive:

  • $3,000 in cash
  • Featured exposure on Pega.com and Pega Community

Community Choice award

Given to the component or application with highest Devpost voting score.

  • $3,000 in cash
  • Featured exposure on Pega.com and Pega Community

How to Register

  • 1

    All hackers must have a free Pega account to participate in this year’s hackathon.

  • 2

    We have partnered with Devpost.com to bring our hackathon to every member of the Pega Community.

  • 3

    Request your free environment (optional)

    If you don't already have one, you can request a free Pega Platform Hackathon environment so you can hack your way to victory!

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Requirements

Entries must be:

  • Built with or integrated with the Pega Infinity™ platform.
    • Use of a Pega-shipped application is permissible (e.g. Pega Customer Service)
  • Using platform version 8.1 or higher.
  • Submitted with the following assets:
    • A short written description of the project.
    • A 2-5 min video (hosted on YouTube or Vimeo) which communicates the project, the value, and runs through a demo.
    • At least one high quality image or screenshot of your final product. 
    • Link/access to the components of your working application for judging and testing.

Hacker Support & FAQs

Have a product question?

Ask the experts in the Pega Collaboration Center!  Be sure to use the hashtag #PegaHackathon2020 in the body of your post so they can easily find and help you out!

Request a free Pega Platform Hackathon environment above!  Be sure you are logged into your Pega account.  Your system will be available for 60 days after you signup but it will power down when inactive. You can access your Hackathon system at My Trials and can always power it up there when you’re ready to hack!

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Our Judges

Kerim Akgonul

Senior Vice President,
Products

Don Schuerman

CTO & VP,
Product Strategy & Market

Tom Libretto

Senior Vice President,
Marketing & CMO