Hackathon
Wed, 2 Nov, 16:00 - Fri, 9 Dec, 23:00

Hackathon: Explore Parallel Execution with New Workflow Features (Sign up by Dec 9, Build by Dec 31)

Event Overview

Participate in Unqork’s latest Community Hackathon and showcase the power of using no-code! 

Challenge yourself to build a custom application with Unqork and compete with other developers for one-of-a-kind prizes. The finalists will be invited to demo their work during a live Use Case Showcase event where the audience votes to determine the winner.

Prizes include Unqork Swag, coveted Community badges, and a year’s worth of bragging rights! Additionally, all participants in this Hackathon will receive 100 points and the Hackathon Participant badge on their community profile. 
 


The Challenge


Create a working software application on the Unqork platform that showcases Unqork’s workflow capabilities for parallel execution. Specifically, the Parallel Gateway Split and Join nodes and Exclusive Gateway node for enabling multi-player tasks and flows.

Requirements

  • Build your application in Unqork’s Training environment within the Community Hackathon workspace.
  • Must be a workflow application. 
  • Must make use of the Parallel Gateway split node and Exclusive Gateway node (using the Parallel Gateway Join node is also encouraged). 
  • Must be a working application that can be demoed via Express view.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Usage of workflow with an emphasis on parallel execution functionality being the “star” if the application.
  • The more sophisticated the application, the better.
  • We will be looking for original and creative application use cases.
  • Showcases the power of Unqork by including integrations, workflow operations, and a clean application styling in the application use case.
  • Creativity and polish of the accompanying demo video.
  • Bonus points: use of Marketplace accelerators to add functionality and speed up your build! (Note: The utility of the asset matters; bonus points will be weighted by the impact and effectiveness of the functionality added to your application.)

Learning resources: 

See examples from our previous hackathons in our Use Case Showcase forum.

 


The Process

  1. Sign-up using the button above: This is how you receive the submission form and also let us know you plan to participate. 
  2. Build on your own: This is an asynchronous hackathon for our Creators all around the world!
  3. Submit your app: Use the submission form (emailed to you in step 1) to submit the following:
    1. Short video explanation of the application (~5 minutes)
    2. Short description of the application 
    3. Screenshot of their application
    4. Link to application (in the Community Hackathon workspace in the Training environment)

The Timeline

  • Nov 2: Hackathon Launch
  • Dec 9: Sign up Deadline (Extended from Dec 1)
  • Dec 31: Submission Deadline
  • Jan 20: Judges review complete, finalists selected, participants notified
  • February: Live Showcase of Finalists 

*Dates subject to change

For more information and frequently asked questions, see this post: 


The Prizes

Our judges will determine 3-4 finalists to invite to our live showcase event. On the showcase, finalists will demo and explain their application. The winners will 

Winner Runner up Other Finalists
Unqork swag
(first place edition)
Unqork swag
(second place edition)
Unqork swag
 
Hackathon Winner badge
+100 points
Hackathon Finalist badge
+50 points
Hackathon Finalist badge
+50 points for Finalist
+50 points for Runner up
Hackathon Finalist badge
+50 points
Invite for Power User / Hackathon
finalist spotlight blog 
+25 points when published

Invite for PowerUser / Hackathon ​spotlight blog

+25 points when published

Invite for PowerUser /
Hackathon​ spotlight blog

+25 points published

Featured promotion on the Unqork Community Featured promotion on the Unqork Community Featured promotion on
the Unqork Community
Invitation to be a guest on Unqork Twitch stream session     
Featured promotion of blog, Twitch, and announcements via Unqork social channels and unqork.com     

 

Additionally, all participants in this Hackathon will receive 100 points and the Hackathon Participant badge on their community profile. 
 


Judges

  • @Nick GambleHead of Evangelism
  • @Yotam Dror, Senior Product Manager
  • Kara Dennis, Senior Vice President of Customer Success
  • @Chelsea BerryDirector, Marketing

These judges will evaluate each application and determine 3-4 finalists for our live showcase. 

On the live showcase, the winner and runner-up will be determined by you, our Community, via live voting!

Event Details
Online Event
Date and Time
Wed, 2 Nov, 16:00 - Fri, 9 Dec, 23:00 (UTC)