build-a-modern-data-app

Innovate Like Never Before

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Introduction

Build a Modern Data App is a 3-day virtual hackathon that aims to bring together developers, designers and entrepreneurs across the globe, to use their skills to build the next cloud-native application that leverages DataStax’s Astra DB and potentially become a unicorn.

We challenge you to create impactful projects using Astra DB as your backend.

There are no limitations on the themes or sectors that you can choose. No limitations on the programming languages you can use to build your apps.

All you have to do is have Astra DB as your backend.

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Sign Up for an Astra DB account​

The Challenge

Build innovative and impactful solutions with Astra DB as the core of your solution for this hackathon. No limitations on what technologies to use and what programming languages to code in. 
All you have to do is have Astra DB as part of your project.

Need ideas or examples? Head over to the resources section below for some inspiration!

Prizes

Submissions-based awards

Grand Prize

USD $5,000
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An auto placement for the DataStax Incubator Program

1st Runner-up

USD $3,000
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An auto placement for the DataStax Incubator Program

2nd Runner-up

USD $2,000
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An auto placement for the DataStax Incubator Program

Hackers' Choice

USD $2,500

Awarded to the team as voted by hackathon participants.

Most Innovative Project

USD $1,000

Awarded to the team with the project that innovates current systems or with a fresh project idea.

Most Impactful Project

USD $1,000

Awarded to the team with the most influential project.

Top 6

USD $500

Awarded to teams in the 4th – 10th placings.

Quality Submissions

USD $100

For the first thirty (30) quality projects submitted.

Coolness Swag Box

SWAG Box Worth USD $250

Entitled to one (1) winning individual.

Recognition awards

Top 75 Hackers

Limited edition Astra DB T-shirt worth USD $50

Awarded to the top seventy-five (75) hackers on the leaderboard.

Raffle Winner

SWAG Box worth USD$250

Entitled to one (1) lucky winning individual.

Influencer

SWAG Box Worth USD $250

Entitled to one (1) winning individual with the most promotional efforts across
all social media platforms.

Referrals

SWAG box worth up to USD $250

Entitled to two (2) winning individuals:
1x SWAG Box worth USD$150
1x SWAG Box worth USD$100

Hackers

Exclusive Build a Modern Data App SWAG T-shirt

All hackers listed on the leaderboard will receive an exclusive Build a Modern Data App Hackathon SWAG T-shirt.

How to Participate

After successful registration of the Hackathon, please sign up for the Astra DB Platform here.

Attend at least one (1) Pre-Hackathon Workshop (schedule below) to be eligible for the Hackathon SWAG & a feature on the leaderboard.

Step 3

Form and register your project team over at the Participants Guide (link available in our welcome email).

Step 4

Start ideating and brainstorming on how to build the next unicorn with Astra DB.

Step 5

Connect with DataStax mentors and receive feedback on your ideas.

Step 6

Let’s get building!

Schedule

Sat, Jul 31 7pm UTC +5.30 | 9.30pm UTC +8
Build with Astra DB: Intro to Cassandra and Astra DB by DataStax
Sat, Aug 7 7pm UTC +5.30 | 9.30pm UTC +8
Build with Astra DB: Fireside Chat, Getting Started & Learn to create a Netflix Clone
Sat, Aug 14 7pm UTC +5.30 | 9.30pm UTC +8
Build with Astra DB: Fireside Chat, Getting Started & Learn to create a Tik Tok Clone
Sat, Aug 21 7pm UTC +5.30 | 9.30pm UTC +8
Build with Astra DB: How to Scale with DataStax's Astra DB with Apache Cassandra
Sat, Aug 27 7pm UTC +5.30 | 9.30pm UTC +8
Build with Astra DB: How to Create an Award-wining Startup
Sat, Aug 28 7pm UTC +5.30 | 9.30pm UTC +8
Team Building & Networking Session
Fri, Sep 3 8:30pm UTC +5.30 | 10pm UTC +8
Hackathon Day 1: Hacking Begins
Sun, Sep 5 11:55am UTC +5.30 | 2.25pm UTC +8
Hackathon Day 3: Submission Deadline
Sun, Sep 5 9:30pm UTC +5.30 | 11pm UTC +8
Hackathon Day 3: Closing Ceremony

Judges

Judging Criteria

Each submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and a maximum score of 5 points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores.

Execution

How well was the project executed and explained? Does it justify the 3-day hackathon time frame?

Creativity

How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge?

Fundability

How fundable is this idea? Is there potential for a sustainable business model? Is this scalable?

Impact

Is the project an application that can have a real and valuable impact?

Resources

Partners

FAQs

Any Global Citizen with an internet connection & is 18 years old and above! (Please refer to the eligibility restrictions section (in the Participation Agreement) to check the list of countries whose residents are not eligible to take part in this Hackathon)

Yes! We want anyone with ideas or the passion to innovate to participate. Teams will however need at least one individual who can build/code a cloud-native application on Astra DB for project submission.

The minimum participants in a team is 1, while the maximum number is 4.

Teams are recommended to be formed within your own locations & time zones to avoid time zone fatigue but this is not mandatory. You can choose to join a team located in another time zone as well.

Yes! Only registered individuals are eligible to participate. Please ensure that all members of your team have registered their teams accordingly as well.

The only true requirement is AstraDB usage. While using AstraDB there are many different options available in terms of connecting (stargate.io) through API’s: Document API, REST API, GraphQL, CQL. As far as the languages go, there are no limitations. Go ahead and use Astra DB as core of your project with any framework or language and build your projects!

This hackathon is open to anyone from no experience with Cassandra or CQL or DataStax’s Astra DB to experienced. Before the hackathon begins, here are some resources that you can use and quickly master on all of these.