The first-ever Civo Hackathon is an initiative to bring together developers, architects, experts, and students from across the globe to develop innovative Kubernetes projects on Civo. It provides a learning experience towards hosting applications on Kubernetes while exploiting the blazing fast speed and the simplicity of Civo’s Kubernetes platform.

We invite everyone to join the Civo Community and put their skills into action. Whether you are a beginner or an industry expert, join us between 12th and 14th November and experience Kubernetes through Civo. There are exciting prizes to be won worth $7800+ and a wealth of knowledge to be shared! What’s more? The top three teams get Swag bundles worth $100 each and are invited for a (YT talk or Twitter shoutout) on Civo’s social media channels.

Don’t worry if you aren’t a Civo user yet. We have you sorted! Sign up to Civo and add a card for a $250 credit to participate in the hack. You can also use the credit beyond the Hackathon!

 

Workshops to be conducted on Civo YouTube

  • Intro to Kubernetes: In this session, Kunal and Alistair will give you an introduction to containers with a hands-on demo of Kubernetes. You'll learn about the Kubernetes architecture, some important commands, and also how to containerize your applications. We'll also have an introduction to containerd.
  • K3s vs K8s: Kai, developer advocate at Civo will be sharing with us how K3s by Rancher Labs differ from regular Kubernetes (k8s).
  • Intro to Civo platform: Anais, SRE at Civo will be diving into the Civo platform in this hands-on demo. This session will get you started with the Civo platform, from signing up to launching your first cluster. In addition to that, adding applications from the Civo marketplace, working with the CLI and more.
  • Running an application on Civo Kubernetes: Here you will run how to host your applications on Civo!
  • Intro to Kubernetes monitoring: Saiyam, director at Civo, will be giving an introduction to Kubernetes monitoring for beginners.

 

What to build / theme

  • Machine Learning
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Remote work
  • Gaming
  • IoT
  • Databases
  • Web

It is mandatory to deploy your project on Civo (Kubernetes or Compute) in order to be eligible for the prizes. please check the resources section to get started.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$7,850 in prizes

First

$2500 cash prize
Civo swag bag worth $100 to every team member
Recognition
Inclusion in post-Hackathon activities + content

Second

$1500 cash prize
Civo swag bag worth $100 to every team member
Recognition
Inclusion in post-Hackathon activities + content

Third

$1000 cash prize
Civo swag bag worth $100 to every team member
Recognition
Inclusion in post-Hackathon activities + content

Best serverless hack

$500 cash prize
Exclusive Civo t-shirt for every team member
Recognition

Best use of monitoring

$500 cash prize
Exclusive Civo t-shirt for every team member
Recognition

Best IoT hack

$500 cash prize
Exclusive Civo t-shirt for every team member
Recognition

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Project Submission

  • All teams should have a team name, and be registered with Devpost.
  • Use of Civo (either Kubernetes or Compute) is mandatory to be eligible for the prizes. Check the resources section to get started.
  • The Devpost team page listing should have the following:
    • Short abstract of the project
    • The hackathon theme and category if applicable
    • The development tools used to build the project
    • SDKs used in the project
    • Any libraries used in the project
    • A link to the team Github repository
    • A link to a video of a screen capture of the application on Youtube (max 2 mins).
  • All projects must be created during the hackathon period itself.
  • All projects should be submitted to the hackathon GitHub account before the deadline. Failure to submit will result in disqualification. Should commit regularly throughout the hackathon to the team repository. Team repositories that are committed in the entirety near the close of the hackathon, will be examined and the team could be disqualified for a rules violation. A single GitHub commit made near the end of the hackathon will draw the suspicion that the work was not completed at the hackathon. 
  • All projects submissions will be randomly code-reviewed. Applications will be spot-checked by code reviewers. All the projects selected by the judges as finalists will be code reviewed to confirm that the code is original work created at the hackathon and all components and assets conform to the licenses allowed in these rules.

Judges

Mark Boost

Mark Boost
CEO

Kunal Kushwaha

Kunal Kushwaha
Developer Advocate

Alejandro J. Nuñez Madrazo

Alejandro J. Nuñez Madrazo
Golang Developer

Anais Urlichs

Anais Urlichs
SRE

Saiyam Pathak

Saiyam Pathak
Director of Technical Evangelism

Kai Hoffman

Kai Hoffman
Developer Advocate

Johannes Tegnér

Johannes Tegnér
Owner @ Jitesoft

Steve Miller

Steve Miller
DevOps Engineer

Milind Chawre

Milind Chawre
Senior DevOps Engineer @ TomTom

Mac

Mac
kubeRoot at LSDopen.io

Judging Criteria

  • Use of Civo
    Is the project making use of the Civo platform?
  • Technical Complexity
    Is the project technically challenging? (Taking into account team size and measured relative to competition) Did the solution pose a challenge to the group? How intricate is the solution?
  • Creativity & Originality
    Is the project novel, original and not-obvious? Does it approach a problem from an unusual or different perspective? How creative is the problem statement?
  • Implementation
    Is the project functional and easy to operate for the target demographic (user friendliness) or is it needlessly complex? Is the solution viable and effective in addressing the problem statement? Does it reflect the quality of the outcome?
  • Clarity
    Is the team able to convey their ideas in a way understandable to the audience? Are the topics accessible to the audience?
  • Growth of knowledge
    Did the team learn something new? Does the team demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter? How effectively does the team demonstrate the capabilities of their solution?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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