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!

Overview

Participants have 6 weeks to hack - from March 1 to April 9 - 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 over $13,000 in prizes PLUS the opportunity to have your winning app prominently featured on Pega Community and in our new Pega Developer Podcast series.

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Prizes

$13,000 in prizes

Best in show

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

Winning submission will receive: $5,000, a special Pega Community Badge and featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com

Runner up

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

Winning submission will receive: $3,000, a special Pega Community Badge and featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com

Innovation award

Awarded to the component or application focused on digital transformation innovation – connectivity, integration, digitization, etc. – with the highest combined judging score from the judging criteria.

Winning submission will receive: $1,000, a special Pega Community Badge and featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com

Inspiration award

Awarded to the component or application tackling new issues in our evolving world – humanitarianism, economic relief, disaster recovery, etc. – with the highest combined judging score from the judging criteria.

Winning submission will receive: 1,000 charitable donation to a charity of Pega's choice, a special Pega Community Badge and featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com

Community Choice award

Given to the component or application with highest Devpost community voting score. Winning submission will receive: $1,000, a special Pega Community Badge and featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com.

Pega Novice

Awarded to highest scoring team in which no team member has higher than an SA certification.

Winning submission will receive: $1,000, a special Pega Community Badge and featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com.

Top Student

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

Winning submission will receive: $1,000, a special Pega Community Badge and featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com.

Best of Express

Awarded for the best use of the Pega Express Methodology in the app development progress as assessed by the judges. Teams are encouraged to speak to their use of Pega Express in their submissions and final videos.

Winning submission will receive: $1,000, a special Pega Community Badge and featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Individuals and teams of up to eight developers may participate.

Requirements

Entries must be:

Built with or integrated with the Pega Platform.

  • Use of a Pega-shipped application is permissible (e.g. Pega Customer Service)
  • Using version Pega 8.4 or higher.

Submitted must include 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.
  • Link/access to all components of your working application for judging and testing (Pega app RAP, code, tests, etc.).

Judges

Carola Cazenave

Carola Cazenave
Vice President, Global Partner Ecosystem

Eric Musser

Eric Musser
General Manager, Intelligent Automation, Pega

Steven Bixby

Steven Bixby
Vice President, Product Development, Pega

Bandita Joarder

Bandita Joarder
Senior Director, Pega Delivery

Stephanie Louis

Stephanie Louis
Senior Director, Community & Developer Programs

Angelo Mermiklis

Angelo Mermiklis
Best in Show Winner, Pega Community Hackathon 2020

Judging Criteria

  • 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?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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