Thank you to everyone who participated in the MongoDB World Hackathon. The Hackathon has ended, but you can still win prizes by participating in Eliot's Weekly MongoDB World Challenge!

How to get involved

The MongoDB World Hackathon is a 10 week long competition for the world's hackers, designers, and makers. So get ready to team up, learn about new technology, and bring your ideas to life.

The top 3 teams will be flown out to New York City for MongoDB's annual conference, MongoDB World. They will present their projects during the keynote presentation. The 1st place team will be chosen and will win the grand prize of $10,000.

Learn from a community of like-minded hackers

The MongoDB World Hackathon is a great opportunity to gain experience with new technologies and learn new skills. Connect with other hackers around the world, find teams, and learn from each other. To help you get up to speed with MongoDB and other technologies, we will have regular tutorials and livestreams on a variety of topics.

The Hackathon entry deadline has passed. Finalists will be announced soon, and the top 3 teams will be decided by an audience vote in the keynote at MongoDB World.

Still want to earn prizes for your MongoDB skills? Participate in Eliot's Weekly MongoDB World Challenge.

Build Giant Ideas with MongoDB

Projects must be built using MongoDB technology to be eligible for prizes. MongoDB technology makes building applications and using data easier:


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. With MongoDB Stitch Mobile Sync, you can automatically sync data changes between data on MongoDB Mobile and your backend database.


MongoDB Charts

An easy way to build visualizations from your data. Connect to any MongoDB instance as a data source, create charts and graphs, build dashboards, and share them with other users for collaboration.


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, allowing you to tailor it to meet your specific needs.



Anytime up to April 30

Register for the hackathon on Devpost any time until the hackathon ends. You do not need a team to register.

April 15

Prepare your final submission to Devpost. You can explain your project in writing, including screenshots, links, and videos.

April 30

Submissions close at 5pm EST

May 13

Prize Winners Announced

June 18

Finalists present their projects during the MongoDB World keynote. 1st place is announced at MongoDB World and wins $10,000.


Where can I find the rules?

Check out the full rules for the hackathon on Devpost.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes, participants of the hackathon must follow the MongoDB Code of Conduct.

How many people per team?

Teams can have 1 - 4 members.

Who can participate?

In general, anybody can participate as long as they are the age of majority where they reside. However residents of some countries are not eligible. Please read the rules to ensure you meet all the eligibility requirements.

Does my project have to be a viable business?

No, hacking is about having fun making cool tech. It doesn't matter if your project is totally useless as long as it's interesting.

Who owns my project?

You do. Participating in this hackathon will not transfer any ownership to MongoDB.