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 2022 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: to show off your innovation, creativity, & skills in a digital hackathon building with Pega focused on Building for Change!

Overview

Participants have 5 weeks to hack - from September 6 to October 7 - 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 $23,500 in prizes PLUS the opportunity to have your winning app prominently featured on Pega Community and in our new Pega Developer Podcast series.

Head over to the Pega Community to get started today!

  • Community is your home for Pega resources, sharing experiences, learning, and much more.  Created for developers, managers and Pega enthusiasts alike.
  • Join Pega Community (free) and mange your profile 
  • Build without limits with Pega Platform: Community Edition
  • Discover Pega Academy: your go-to training spot at Pega Community.
  • Access the Pega Support Center to connect with fellow Community members. 

Eligibility

  • Individuals who are age of majority in their country
  • Teams of up to eight individuals 
  • Organizations/Companies 
  • Must be a member of Pega Community
  • See the Official Rules for the details

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)
  • Use version Pega 8.7 or higher.

Submissions must include the following assets:

  • A short written description of the project.
  • A short video about 2-5 minutes (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.).

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$23,500 in prizes

Best in show

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

Winning submission will receive: $7,000, 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: $4,000, 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). Student(s) must be of age of majority.

Winning submission will receive: $2,500, a special Pega Community Badge and featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com.

Social Impact 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: $2,500 cash prize, a $1,000 charitable donation to a charity of winners choice (restrictions apply), a special Pega Community Badge and featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com

Best Use of App Studio Award

Awarded to the highest scoring Hackathon component or application that is solely built using Pega App Studio.

Winning submission will receive: $2,500, a special Pega Community Badge and featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com. Teams are encouraged to speak to their use of Pega’s App Studio in their submissions and final videos.

Business Workflow Application Award

Awarded to the component or application best using Pega Intelligent Workflow Automation as assessed by the Judges.

Winning submission will receive: $2,500, a special Pega Community Badge and featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com. Teams are encouraged to speak to their use of Pega’s Intelligent Workflow in their submissions and final videos.

Community Choice award

Given to the component or application with highest Devpost community voting score. Winning submission will receive: $2,500, a special Pega Community Badge and featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Mary Tafuri

Mary Tafuri
Vice President, Global GTM Enablement & Effectiveness

Alex Vargo

Alex Vargo
Best in Show Winner, Pega Community Hackathon 2021

Cedric Alford

Cedric Alford
Global Partner Management Director

Alex Nicholson

Alex Nicholson
Senior Director, Social Media

Jonas Lim

Jonas Lim
Vice President of Solution Consulting

Steven Bixby

Steven Bixby
Vice President, Product Development, Pega

Francis Carden

Francis Carden
Vice President, Intelligent Automation & Robotics

Stephanie Louis

Stephanie Louis
Senior Director, Community & Developer Programs

Fritz von Bulow

Fritz von Bulow
Client Technology Officer

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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