Techweek is proud to host a 24-hour hackathon - join developers and hackers for an all-day frenzy of fun, camaraderie and coding. At the end, each team will have created an entirely new application that they will showcase to a panel of judges in the hopes of being crowned the winners!

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  • You must be 18 or older to participate in the challenge.
  • Teams can consist of one but no more than five.
  • Teams of eligible individuals can enter.
  • Teams of eligible individuals may enter on behalf of a company, non-profit, and other legal entities may enter.


  1. What to create: functioning software application; demonstration video; screenshots
  2. Platforms: iOS; Android; Mobile Web; Web; Mac Desktop; Windows Desktop; IBM Bluemix; IBM IoT Smart Gateway Kit; Cerner Health API, emfluence Marketing API
  • IBM will have Bluemix technical experts on site at the hackathon.
  • A limited number of IBM IoT Smart Gateway kits will be available to hackathon participants.
  • All participants in the TechWeek KC Hackathon can register for a free 30 day trial of IBM Bluemix – the fastest growing Cloud PaaS development platform around.
    Hack with IBM Bluemix and IoT gateway kit at TechWeek KC! Get your free trial at

Hackathon Sponsors


$9,850 in prizes

Grand Prize

The team will receive $2500 in cash. Each member will also receive a round trip plane ticket and a VIP Pass to the Techweek 2016 conference city of their choice.

Runner Up

The runner up team will receive 5 Attendee Passes to the Techweek 2016 Conference of their choice, (valued at approx. $500).

Most Innovative Use of IBM Bluemix

Each member of the winning team will receive a Spark Core Maker Chip.

Most Innovative Use of Cerner Health API

Each member of the winning team will receive a Garmin Vívoactive™ smart watch.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Russell Beardall

Russell Beardall
Cloud Architect / IBM

Amado Guloy

Amado Guloy
CEO / Rex Animal Health

Dan Zimmerman

Dan Zimmerman
Chief Product and Information Officer / Multiservice

Jenni Syed

Jenni Syed
Software Architect / Cerner

Michelle Brush

Michelle Brush
Director / Cerner

Lance Feagan

Lance Feagan

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Are you solving a real problem in an interesting way? You are not required to explain how your app makes money, unless that is part of the problem you solve.
  • Presentation
    How will did you present?
  • Progress
    How much progress did you make on your application?

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