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CodeShift is a hackathon that brings together developers from all over the world to demonstrate their skills and creativity using Red Hat's cloud-native application development platform.

The hackathon will explore cloud-native development with the Red Hat OpenShift application platform, including Java runtimes (Quarkus, Spring Boot), event-driven architectures with Apache Kafka, integration with Apache Camel, single sign-on, APIs, microservices, and more. Developers will also have the chance to build, deploy, and scale intelligent applications using Red Hat OpenShift Data Science and Intel's AI/ML technologies.


$70,000 in prizes will be distributed to the winners, including:

  • Best overall: $35,000
  • 2nd place: $15,000
  • 3rd place: $10,000
  • Runner-up 1: $5,000
  • Runner-up 2: $5,000 


  • Start date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
  • Weekly office hours: September 26th through November 13th
  • Hackathon end: Monday, November 13th, 2023
  • Winners announcement: Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

What to build

Participants will create (or update) an open source application that is deployed on the OpenShift application platform (or Kubernetes community equivalent). The cloud-native applications can include a variety of use cases like AI/ML, edge, event-driven, serverless, and more. The choice is yours.

Here are two great options for getting started:

Judging criteria

Judges will evaluate the submissions based on potential impact, UI/UX, code quality, innovation, and integration of Red Hat and Intel products.

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