Innovate and inspire with the Pega Platform.

For over 35 years, developers have leveraged the power of the Pega Platform to make decisions, and get work done at 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 creative problem solvers - 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!

Overview

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 version 8.1 or higher. 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.  Winning teams will be recognized on pega.com and Pega Community!

 

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Prizes

$20,000 in prizes

Best in Show

Given to the component or application with the highest combined judging score. Winning submission will receive:

$8,000

Up to 8 passes to PegaWorld 2021

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

Featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com

Innovation Award

Given to the component or application focused 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.).

$3,000

Featured exposure on Pega Community and pega.com

Inspiration Award

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

$3,000

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:

$3,000

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 8.1 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

Don Schuerman

Don Schuerman
CTO & Vice President of Product Strategy and Marketing, Pegasystems

Tom Libretto

Tom Libretto
Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Pegasystems

Kerim Akgonul

Kerim Akgonul
Senior Vice President of Products, Pegasystems

To be Announced

To be Announced
TBA

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?

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