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In 2020, we held the first MuleSoft Hackathon and were blown away by the amazing projects created by our community. The top three projects and runner ups were extremely creative, providing new ways to use MuleSoft in everyday life. These projects motivated us to keep innovating and we are excited to announce the MuleSoft Hackathon 2021 happening now through Nov. 1st, 2021. Learn more about this year’s MuleSoft Hackathon, submission guidelines, prizes, and more below. We can’t wait to see what you create!

What, when, why?

The MuleSoft Hackathon 2021 is a fun event for our community and beyond to showcase their MuleSoft skills, network with like-minded integration practitioners, and learn from others all while having the opportunity to win awesome prizes. Prizes include cash, donations, MuleSoft Training vouchers, swag, and recognition by MuleSoft as a top contributor. We will have first, second, and third place winners as well as honorable mentions from each project category. Winners will be announced mid-November in an exciting live event.

This event is also a great opportunity to challenge yourself to use MuleSoft in an innovative way outside of your day-to-day work. Whether you decide to create an informative app, solve an integration problem, or create something entirely new, the MuleSoft Hackathon 2021 is the perfect platform for you to do so. MuleSoft Mentors will also provide guidance to Hackathon participants. Having the opportunity to be coached by a MuleSoft Mentor is a huge benefit and one of the best ways to either learn MuleSoft if you are just getting started or take your skills to the next level. Plus, did we mention that MuleSoft Hackathon 2021 participants receive special access to a MuleSoft Training offer? 

How do I participate?

From now through Nov. 1st, 2021, you must register and submit a project on Devpost to participate in the MuleSoft Hackathon 2021. Once you are registered, you’ll have access to an exclusive MuleSoft Hackathon Slack space to connect with other participants. You can also find helpful resources, important updates, and tips for submitting your project on Devpost as well.  

This event does have specific restrictions as can be seen below:

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest runs from September 13, 2021 at 10:00 am PT and ends on November 1, 2021, at 5:00 pm PT. Open to legal residents of the U.S. (incl. D.C.), Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada (excl. Quebec), France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, South Africa, Ukraine, and the U.K. Must  be 18+ (20+ in Japan). Restrictions apply. See Official Rules.

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What types of projects can I submit?

The MuleSoft Hackathon 2021 will have five industry categories for you to choose from:

  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Finance
  • Public sector and government
  • Retail and consumer goods
  • Communication, media, and technology

Additionally, you must also follow these project guidelines:

  • Use Anypoint Platform 
  • Write a description of the project, its features and how it was built
  • Upload an architecture diagram
  • List out all of the APIs and tools you used
  • Record and upload a demonstration video of less than 10 minutes
  • Identify which industry the project aligns with (listed above)
  • Provide a URL to your open source GitHub code repository
    • Repository must be public, contain all source code files, dependencies, including the file types specific to the component category and have an open source license such as the following:
      • MIT – 
      • Apache 2.0 –

See the official rules for complete requirements.

How will my project be judged?

Our judges will be looking for highly creative projects with innovative uses of MuleSoft. More specifically, projects will be judged based on these four criteria:

  • Creativity/innovation (50 points): How does the project introduce a new or changed capability to help individuals and/or businesses in the category submitted.
  • Usability/user experience (25 Points): Is the project easy to use, does it provide a seamless and efficient experience for individuals and/or businesses in the category submitted.
  • Usage of MuleSoft (50 Points): How well does the project showcase MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform capabilities including potential evidences of product usage at all stages of delivery such as: API design using RAML/OAS, usage of mocking and testing tooling. This includes MUnit delivery affordances such as APIKit/Connectors, and general design practices supportive of reuse and ease of changes post delivery.
  • Submission quality (25 Points): The quality of the Hackathon project delivered based on the write up, the video, the code and the degree to which the solution could impact individuals and/or businesses.

We really want to encourage you to think outside of the box, take risks, and challenge yourself to use MuleSoft beyond your comfort zone. You never know what amazing new app, solution, or game you might create.

What else should I know?

To help ensure you feel ready to participate in the MuleSoft Hackathon 2021, we have a few easy to follow next steps: