Datastax Holiday Hackathon

  • 22 Dec' 20 - 18 Jan' 21

  • Online

  • FREE






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Use your developer skills to create something impactful. Find a cause that means something to you, a topic that drives you and build a cloud native app that leverages Datastax Astra (Cassandra as a Service) so you can share with the world.

Competition Details :

We’ve been working all year on our mission to make Apache Cassandra™ easier to use for developers and recently we introduced Stargate, a framework for REST, GraphQL, JSON/Document and CQL APIs, which is now a part of DataStax Astra. To celebrate, we’ve come up with a fun contest that not only lets you show off your skills, but gives you a chance to win some real money! The DataStax Holiday Hackathon is open to developers anywhere in the world to compete in an exciting contest that is all about innovative modern data applications. Whether you are a full-stack, front-end or back-end developer, we welcome you with open arms to come and show us what you can do.


Your mission should you choose to accept it: Show off your skills by building an amazing app with Datastax Astra (hosted Apache Cassandra™) as the foundation.

About Datastax

DataStax is the open, multi-cloud stack for modern data apps. DataStax gives enterprises the freedom of choice, simplicity, and true cloud economics to deploy massive data, delivered via APIs, powering rich interactions on multi-cloud, open source and Kubernetes. DataStax is built on proven Apache Cassandra™ and the Stargate™ open source API platform. DataStax Astra is the new stack for modern data apps as-a-service, built on the scale-out, cloud-native, open source K8ssandra™.

DataStax powers modern data apps for 500 of the world's most demanding enterprises including The Home Depot, T-Mobile, Intuit and half of the Fortune 100.

Eligibility Criteria :

Open to All

Competition Stages :


Start Date: 2020-12-21T18:30:00Z

End Date: 2021-01-18T18:29:00Z

Important Dates :

18 Jan 2021

Registration Deadline

25 Jan 2021, 12 AM

Result Date & Time

Other Information :

Rewards and Prizes

First Prize: Cash Prize [Rs. USD 10,000]

Second Prize: Cash Prize [Rs. USD 2500]

Third Prize: Cash Prize [Rs. USD 1000]

4th - 10th Place (5): Cash Prize [Rs. USD 750]

11th - 250th Place: Voucher for Cassandra Certification [Rs. $150]

Most Innovative Submission: Cash Prize [Rs. USD 500]

Most Socially Impactful Submission: Cash Prize [Rs. USD 500]

People's Choice Award: Cash Prize [Rs. USD 500]

Best APAC Submission: Cash Prize [Rs. USD 500]

Best EMEA Submission: Cash Prize [Rs. 500]

Best North America Submission: Cash Prize [Rs. 500]

Best LATAM Submission: Cash Prize [Rs. 500]

Best Young Developer Submission (<21 years old): Cash Prize [Rs. 500]

Coolest Submission: Cash Prize [Rs. USD 500]