AWS and Verizon are teaming up to bring a one-of-a-kind hackathon to the global developer community. Use your creativity, technical knowledge, and problem solving skills to gain access to state of the art technology. What applications can you build with the power of AWS on Verizon 5G? From self-driving cars to instant medical diagnostic results, the future is bright and super fast.

How it works

CLOSED - Round 1: Ideas (March 24th - May 2nd)

Round 1 is no longer taking idea submissions.

(What was round 1? We asked for ideas for a creative application you planned to build in Round 2 that displays the benefits of AWS infrastructure running on Verizon’s 5G Edge. Winners of this round will advance to Round 2.)

Due: May 2, 2021 by 11:45pm ET

Judges from AWS will review your Idea Submissions and select up to 200 to advance to Round 2. 

Round 1 winners announced: May 14th, 2021

 

Round 2: Building (May 14th - June 15th)

Build out your Round 1 Idea with special access to AWS Wavelength and Verizon 5G and enter your completed submission on Devpost.

Due: June 15, 2021 by 5:00pm ET

Judges from AWS and Verizon will review the Round 2 submissions to determine the winners.

Round 2 winners announced: July 6, 2021

Read the official rules for full details and submit your best ideas before the Round 1 deadline.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$50,000 in prizes

First Place

• $15,000 USD
• Opportunity to present project to Senior AWS and Verizon Executives
• Featured on AWS and Verizon website and social channels

Second Place

• $10,000 USD
• Opportunity to present project to Senior AWS and Verizon Executives
• Featured on AWS and Verizon website and social channels

Third Place

• $7,500 USD
• Opportunity to present project to Senior AWS and Verizon Executives
• Featured on AWS and Verizon website and social channels

Fourth Place

• $5,000 USD
• Featured on AWS and Verizon website and social channels

Fifth Place

• $2,500 USD
• Featured on AWS and Verizon website and social channels

Honorable Mention (5)

• $2,000 USD

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Round 1 Judges

Round 1 Judges
A team from AWS

Round 2 Judges

Round 2 Judges
A team from AWS and Verizon

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    (Round 1 & 2 - Includes creativity and originality of the idea.)
  • Feasibility of the Implementation
    (Round 1 - Includes how well the idea could potentially be executed by the developer.)
  • Implementation of the Idea
    (Round 2 - Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer.)
  • Potential Value to End-users
    (Round 1 & 2 - Includes the extent to which the solution has the potential to provide value and impact to its users.)

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