MongoDB World Hackathon is a competition for the world’s hackers, designers, and makers. The top 3 teams will win a trip to New York City where they will present their projects on stage at our annual conference, MongoDB World. There's a bunch of prizes to be won, including $10,000 for first place! So get ready to team up, learn about new technology, and bring your ideas to life!


Build something cool!

Hacking is about satisfying a creative streak by building something for fun. So our challenge for this hackathon is simple: Unleash your creativity!

Build that small game you've always wanted to make or create that global game that brings everyone together. Solve a problem that's been bothering you or create a puzzle for others to crack. Learn a new programming language or teach a new language. Work together, work alone, work at home, work remotely. Wherever you work, have fun!

As long as your project uses MongoDB in some way, you'll be eligible for prizes. Projects will be judged on three simple criteria: Is it creative, is it well designed, and is it well made? So feel free to take your projects in exciting directions and take this opportunity to build the thing you've always wanted to make.


Try some new tech!

Hackathons are a great opportunity to try out some new tech. Here's some of the tech MongoDB makes that you can try out:

  • MongoDB - The world’s most popular document database. It’s a free and open-source database that provides high performance, high availability, and automatic scaling - all while being easy to learn and use!
  • MongoDB Atlas - Host a MongoDB cluster in the cloud. Automated provisioning and deployment means we’ll take care of the database while you focus on your application. 512 MB clusters are free.
  • MongoDB Stitch - The serverless platform from MongoDB. Whether it’s running functions in the cloud, hosting your website, or syncing data with mobile devices, MongoDB Stitch has everything needed for a modern application.
  • MongoDB Mobile - An embedded MongoDB database supported on iOS, Android, and IoT devices.
  • MongoDB Charts - An easy way to build dashboards and visualizations from your data.
  • MongoDB Compass - The GUI for MongoDB. It's the easiest way to explore, visualize, and manipulate your MongoDB data. You can also create your own plugins for Compass.


Join the community!

Join the #hackathon channel on the MongoDB Community Slack to discuss the hackathon, ask questions, and find team members. MongoDB engineers will be available to answer your questions and help out.


  • Individuals who are at least the age of majority where they reside as of the time of entry.
  • Teams of up to 4 eligible individuals.
  • The competition will welcome submitters from around the world. However, individuals or organizations may be disqualified if they are based in a nation, state, province, or territory where U.S. or local law prohibits participating in the competition or receiving a prize (including, but not limited to, Brazil, Quebec, Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria and any other country designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control).
  • Employees of MongoDB are not eligible.


  • Build something that uses MongoDB.
  • Create a video that includes footage that shows off what you built.
  • Submit your project including the video, a text description, and any relevant links on before 5:00 pm EST on April 30th 2019.

Hackathon Sponsors


$52,000 in prizes

Top 3 (3)

Trip to New York City to present on stage at MongoDB World. Trip includes a 2 night stay at the Hilton Hotel.
Exclusive finalist swag
Free On-Demand MongoDB University
Featured on the MongoDB blog

First Place

Exclusive MongoDB World Hackathon winner swag
(The first place team will be decided by an audience vote at MongoDB World)

Best use of MongoDB Stitch (2)

Exclusive MongoDB swag
Free On-Demand MongoDB University

Best use of MongoDB Mobile (2)

Exclusive MongoDB swag
Free On-Demand MongoDB University

Best use of MongoDB Charts

Exclusive MongoDB swag
Free On-Demand MongoDB University

Best Company Team (2)

$5,000 in MongoDB Atlas credits
Free tickets to MongoDB World
Exclusive MongoDB swag
Free On-Demand MongoDB University
(This prize is for teams made up of participants from the same company)

Best Individual Project (2)

Ninebot electric scooter
Exclusive MongoDB swag
Free On-Demand MongoDB University
(This prize is for applications developed by an individual)

Prize for Social Good

Exclusive MongoDB swag
Free On-Demand MongoDB University

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  1. Register for the challenge on Devpost.

  2. Join the #hackathon channel on the MongoDB Community Slack.

  3. Check out the Resources tab to learn about new MongoDB tech like MongoDB Stitch.
  4. Build your application using MongoDB tech. 

  5. Shoot a 2 minute demo video of your functioning application.

  6. Submit your application on before 5:00 pm EST on April 30th 2019.


Eliot Horowitz

Eliot Horowitz
CTO, MongoDB

Aly Cabral

Aly Cabral
Senior Product Manager - Distributed Systems and Transactions, MongoDB

Asya Kamsky

Asya Kamsky
Principal Product Manager - Server, MongoDB

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea.
  • Design
    Includes the user experience and visual design of the idea.
  • Technical Implementation
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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