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Pega Community Hackathon 2022

Build for Change

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Submissions are due by October 7th.

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Event details

Build for Change® isn’t just a tagline for Pega — our company and solutions are all about change. That’s why Build for Change is the theme of the 2022 Pega Community Hackathon. During this virtual event, diverse teams will challenge each other to think differently and solve problems in new ways. Developers of all skill levels are invited to jumpstart Pega projects with the potential to quickly drive significant business value.

Building on the success of our previous two Hackathons, this year’s virtual event is both a challenge and an opportunity. It is a great way to kick-start new projects but also an opportunity to develop and hone new skills that will increase the success of every future Pega project.

Over $23,000 in prizes!

Categories & Prizes

Best in Show

Awarded to highest scoring Hackathon entry.

  • $7,000 
  • Hackathon 2022 Winners Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community

Runner Up

Awarded to second highest scoring Hackathon entry.

  • $4,000 
  • Hackathon 2022 Winners Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community

Top Student Award

Awarded to highest scoring entry by a current high school, college, or university student(s).

  • $2,500
  • Hackathon 2022 Winners Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community

Social Impact Award

Awarded to Hackathon submission most likely to make the greatest public impact.

  • $2,500 donation to a charity from a list of charities we provide (conditions apply)
  • $1,000 donation to charity of winner's choice*
  • Hackathon 2022 Winners Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community

Best Use of App Studio

Awarded to highest scoring entry solely built using Pega App Studio. Teams are encouraged to discuss their use of Pega’s App Studio in their submissions and videos.

  • $2,500
  • Hackathon 2022 Winners Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community

Best Use of Business Workflow Application

Awarded to highest scoring entry that uses Pega intelligent workflow automation. Teams are encouraged to discuss their use of Pega Intelligent workflow in their submissions and videos.

  • $2,500
  • Hackathon 2022 Winners Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community

Community Choice Award

Awarded to the entry with the highest Devpost community voting score.

  • $2,500 
  • Hackathon 2022 Winners Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community

Our 2022 Judges

Cedric Alford

Global Partner Management Director, Pega

Stephen Bixby

Vice President,
Product Development, Pega

Fritz von Bulow

Client Technology Officer, Pega

Francis Carden

Vice President,
Intelligent Automation & Robotics, Pega

Jonas Lim

Vice President of Solution Consulting, Pega

Stephanie Louis

Senior Director,
Community & Developer Programs, Pega

Alex Nicholson

Senior Director, Social Media, Pega

Mary Tafuri

Vice President,
Global GTM Enablement & Effectiveness, Pega

Alex Vargo

Director of Technical Consulting, srcLogic

Best in Show Winner - 
Pega Community Hackathon 2021

Judging criteria

Our judges will score submissions on three criteria.

LEVEL OF

Innovation

How novel is the idea and execution? How creatively is Pega technology used?

LEVEL OF

Real-world impact

How would the entry impact businesses, individuals, or the world?

LEVEL OF

Execution

How close is the entry to delivering a production-ready final product?

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Pega environment

After registering your team, you can request the latest Pega Community Edition of the Pega Platform to assist you in your Hackathon build.

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Hacker Support & FAQs

Have a product question?

Ask the experts in the Pega Support Center!  Be sure to use the hashtag #PegaHackathon in the body of your post so they can easily find and help you out! Participants can also sign up for office hours with Pega technical experts who can help with your ideas.

Request a free Pega Community Edition environment for the Hackathon completing the form above. Be sure you are logged into your Pega account and that you add your team when signing up. Your system will be available for 60 days after you sign up but it will power down when inactive. You and all team members you enter at sign-up 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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Additional Resources

Office Hours

Pega experts are available to help with your technical questions. Beginning September 7, weekly office hours are available at times that accommodate all time zones. Sign up for office hours and indicate your preferred time slot. Be sure to provide your topics and questions so that the appropriate experts are available.

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Previous Hackathons

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Event Details

For over 35 years, developers have used Pega to crush complexity by solving complex problems and powering the largest enterprises in the world.  In our 2021 Pega Community Hackathon, we're asking for your help in building Pega applications that help bridge the gap between business and IT in the following categories: 

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

Your invitation to participate is both a challenge and an opportunity: show off your innovation, creativity, & skills in a digital hackathon building with Pega focused on innovation and inspiration!

Hackathon Winners

 

Best in Show

Awarded to highest scoring Hackathon entry.

  • $5,000 
  • Hackathon 2021 Profile Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community and Pega Developer Podcast 

Winner:
Sproute

Organization: srcLogic - USA

Driven by the power of Pega Decisioning and the DX API, Sproute uses a sleek custom React UI to foster a healthy corporate culture and cultivate career growth through Next-Best-Action.

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Runner Up

Awarded to second highest scoring Hackathon entry.

  • $3,000 
  • Hackathon 2021 Profile Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community and Pega Developer Podcast 

Winner:
CriSOS

Organization: TCS - India
 

CriSOS is a next-generation crisis management solution powered by Pega Infinity, designed to help individuals and businesses collaborate, plan, track response, and share information.

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Innovation Award

Awarded to most innovative entry, as determined by judges.

  • $1,000
  • Hackathon 2021 Profile Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community and Pega Developer Podcast 

Winner:
Farm Easy

Organization: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

A solution using Pega’s capabilities like Case Management, Integration Services, Decisioning Hub, and Reporting Solutions to effectively address various problems of the farming sector in India. 

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Inspiration Award

Awarded to Hackathon submission most likely to make the greatest public impact

  • $1,000 donation to charity of your choice (conditions apply)
  • Hackathon 2021 Profile Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community and Pega Developer Podcast 

Winner:
Hyper Localized Crowd Funding

Organization: Aaseya - India
 

Small businesses find it difficult to fulfill their funding needs during pandemic times. This crowdfunding application brings the borrowers and investors together to solve the funding problem.

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Community Choice Award

Awarded to highest rated solution, based on community voting.

  • $1,000 
  • Hackathon 2021 Profile Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community and Pega Developer Podcast 

Winner:
Employee Connekt

Organization: Verizon - India

A platform that helps to bridge the gap between employees in an organization.

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Pega Novice Award

Awarded to the highest scoring team in which no team member has higher than a Pega Senior Architect certification.

  • $1,000
  • Hackathon 2021 Profile Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community and Pega Developer Podcast 

Winner:
COVID-19 ADT Notification and Case Management

Organization: InnoVET Health LLC - USA

A solution to track COVID-19 case early at Emergency Room (ER), Hospital discharge and coordinate post-discharge care with patient's Primary Care Provider.

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Pega Express Award

Awarded to the team making the most effective use of the Pega Express Methodology, as determined by the judges.

  • $1,000
  • Hackathon 2021 Profile Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community and Pega Developer Podcast 

Winner:
VserveU

Organization: TCS - India

A platform that acts as a bridge between the service provider and service requestor to showcase their individual skill and increase productivity.

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Top Student Award

Awarded to highest scoring solution by a current high school, college or university student(s).

  • $1,000
  • Hackathon 2021 Top Student Profile Badge
  • Featured exposure on Pega Community and Pega Developer Podcast 

Winner:
Career Path

Organization: Rajalakshmi Engineering College (UAP School) - India

 A platform that gives education seekers a personalized experience based on their educational background and career interest, and enables them to make well-informed decisions.

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Event Details

For over 35 years, developers have used Pega to solve complex problems and power the largest enterprises in the world. In light of the changing circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, those organizations and the world at large needed 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 searched for digital transformation innovators and wanted to see how they could use Pega to innovate and give back. So we posed 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.

Hackathon Winners

Best in Show

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

Winner: V for Volunteer

Organization: Individual

Team: Angelo Mermiklis

Description: An omni-channel web platform built on Pega 8.4 that sources new volunteering opportunities, connects your employees with opportunities, helps them grow their skill sets and rewards them.

Runner Up

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

Winner: Pyra

Organization: srcLogic

Team: Alex Vargo, Anna Whittaker, Amanda Shekarchi, Daniel Engel, bparlett, Allyson Meltzer, Joe Offutt

Description: Pyra uses a modern React UI integrated with Pega’s DX API to give employees a way to get their ideas in front of the right people to effect change in their organization, even while working from home.

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.

Winner: Document generation via REST API (DAPI GEN v1.1)

Organization: Virtusa Corp. USA

Team: Ajanthan Arulananthar

Description: Generate documents with merge data from any application using a REST API with JSON, built on Pega Platform 8.4.

Inspiration Award

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

Winner: Crisis Response Management System

Organization: Cognizant

Team: Santanu Mandal, Gourab Ghosh, Arnab Paul

Description: A Pega powered intelligent app which minimizes communication gaps between an organization & its people during crisis by AI & Virtual Assistant. It accelerates assistance & services to those in need.

Community Choice Award

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

Winner: Feed the Need

Organization: Chennai Institute of Technology

Team: Royal A, Vinoth Prabhakaran, Sandhya Kamalraj, Vishali Manivannan, Hemalatha Gandhi, Rehaana Parveen N, Rubini Madhasen, Vijayalakshmi Murugesan

Description: A platform that extends help to needy people at the right time.

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