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DeveloperWeek AI/ML 2024 Hackathon

Welcome to the the largest AI and ML challenge-driven based hackathon!
Learn more here, or read the Hackathon Rules here.

May 22, 2024

Pier 27
27 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
CA 94111, USA




Register below on Eventbrite


Register on DevPost


Read the Instructions

2024 Sponsors

2024 Schedule

8:30 AM Doors Open

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM – Hackathon Kick Off Talks & Mini Workshops from LaunchDarkly & AWS (Hackathon Room 1st Floor)

9:30 AM – Hacking Begins

3:30 PM – Final Project Submissions Due on DevPost

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM – 1st Round Judging

4:15 PM – Top 5 Teams Notified (Teams must be onsite!)

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Top 5 Team Demo + Live Q&A (3 minute video demo & 2 minutes Q&A from Judges) (Main Stage -2nd Floor)

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM Final Judging

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM – Winners Announced (Main Stage -2nd Floor)

2024 Challenges & Prizes

$28,000 Cash Value

AWS/LaunchDarkly Hackathon Challenge

Generative AI Plus Feature Flag

1st Place: $5,000 USD Cash Prize + Amazon Echos (Up to 5) + DevNetwork Premium All-Access Passes to all 2024 virtual conferences + Announcement in DeveloperWeek email to 60,000 subscribers listing your team and project. Plus, $5,000 worth of essential developer tools (GitHub, etc) and complimentary CodeCrafters memberships. All Values of the amazon echo prizes will be sent at USD 2nd Place:$$3,000 cash USD Cash Prize 3rd Place:$2,500 Cash Prize



Build Your Backend with Convex

First Place – $2,500 USD

Every application needs data, even when integrating AI, and Convex offers a powerful backend-as-a-service for builders. Integrating Convex is easy via their client libraries for Python, Rust, React and JavaScript. Hackathon participants who integrate Convex as their backend infrastructure within their application qualify for an additional prize.


Convex + AI = ❤️

First Place – $2,500 USD

Yes, even AI applications need backend data, and Convex fits this requirement perfectly. As you build your Bedrock application, there are a number of ways you can integrate Convex to enhance your user experience. This challenge prize will be awarded to the team that creates the most compelling combination of Bedrock’s AI with Convex’s backend-as-a-service.

$200 Cash Value

Best All-Student Team

1st Place – Github Prize Pack – $200 Cash Value

2024 Judges

Coming Soon!


View the Full Set of Instructions here!

All event attendees will need to register on Eventbrite and DevPost.

This is the platform where participants will need to submit and upload their final projects prior to the end of the event.

Teams must work onsite at Pier 27 on May 22 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Teams may be composed of 1-5 individuals.

Presentations and supporting content should be uploaded to Devpost prior to the end of the submission period.

All submissions must include a 2-5 minute Video of the application /prototype/ or solution, which be used during 1st round and Final Round of judging.

See Challenges for final set of rules!


Who can participate in the hackathon?

The Hackathon is open to everyone, but pre-registration is required. You must register on both the Eventbrite registration page AND Devpost event page. You can be a developer, designer, biz dev person, idea person, or anything in between.

What types of projects can hackathon teams work on?

Hackathon teams can work on any type of project (web apps, mobile apps, wearable solutions, data visualizations, algorithms, even video presentations or visual mock-ups) however all of the hackathon prizes are sponsored prizes for teams that best utilize sponsor technology. Most of these sponsor technologies are only relevant for web and mobile applications, and 95%+ of teams will end up building web and mobile applications.

How do I form a hackathon team?

You can form a hackathon team before the hackathon (either with friends/co-workers or you can find team members on

Who owns the technology that hackathon teams produce?

The teams that work on the projects own the project technologies, however ‘just being a team member’ at the hackathon does not mean that you get to own any code or IP that your teammates (or the audience) produce in the future based on the idea. Any ideas you pitch or share at the hackathon are released into the ‘public domain’ and we do not require attendees to sign non-disclosure agreements! It’s just a hackathon — if you’re worried about people stealing your startup idea — then this might not be the right place to unveil it.

Does the hackathon, its sponsors, or mentors provide any assistance to teams?

All the sponsors are available to help you with your project. Contact information will be available on