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Quick-start guide

Thanks for joining the Appian World Hackathon! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Here’s how to prepare yourself to build a business app on the Appian low-code platform. Remember: Submissions are due April 15, 2019, at 5pm ET.

  1. Get set up. If you need an Appian developer account, sign up for a free trial. Select the option Build a Custom Application or Proof of Concept using the Instant Access Token: AW19HACKATHON (Note: Your confirmation email may take some time or may appear in your spam folder. Please do not submit multiple requests.)
  2. Explore the documentation. Familiarize yourself with the Appian platform and browse the documentation. The Online Academy may also be helpful in getting you started.
  3. Review the rules. Thoroughly read the competition rules to ensure your submission complies. Make sure you have integrated at least one AWS service.
  4. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and familiarize yourself with the submission requirements. This will give you a good idea of what you'll need to put together. Remember: you can edit your submission as many times as you like before the deadline.
  5. Join the community. Thinking about buddying up? Visit the participants page to find and meet teammates. You can see who else is looking for a teammate, check out what’s in their portfolio, and send them a message to connect. Consider signing up for the competition Slack channel, too, where you can also meet and chat with other hackers (#team).
  6. Review the submission requirements.  Be sure you understand the submission requirements, even before you start building your app.  This can help save you time in the long-run and help ensure you are meeting eligibility requirements from start to finish.

We’re looking forward to seeing your Appian-powered business app. Good luck!


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.