Participate in Appian’s third annual global online Hackathon and bring your software vision into reality faster than you ever thought possible. With Appian, the pioneer of the low-code market, you can develop applications quickly and efficiently with a simple and intuitive design experience. 

Challenge yourself to build a custom app and compete for great prizes. Finalists will be invited to demo at AppianWORLD20 in front of a panel of judges to determine the winners. Prizes include $10,000 in cash, passes to AppianWORLD21, promo packages provided by Appian, and a year’s worth of bragging rights! 


Looking for inspiration? Check out AppianWORLD18 and AppianWORLD19 Hackathon submissions.


Build a functioning app on the Appian platform.

Make use of the newest product features from the 19.4 release in your submission! While this is not required, creatively leveraging the Appian features can help you score higher in the implementation of the idea judging criterion. 

NOTE: Before requesting a trial of Appian's platform, read the instructions in the Getting Started email received when you registered for the hackathon.

Submit the following assets: 

  1. A demo video (hosted on YouTube or Vimeo). Your video must include a demo of your application functioning on the device for which it was intended.
  2. Images. Please submit at least one image/screenshot of your application. Review the AppMarket page for best practices.
  3. A way to access your working application for judging and testing.

Hackathon Sponsors


$16,500 in prizes

First Place

• $5,000 USD
• 4 free passes to AppianWORLD21 (valued at $995 each)
• Appian deluxe promotion:
  • Featured promotion on
  • Featured Promotion on Appian AppMarket
  • Featured Promotion on Appian Community
  • Joint Webinar
  • Joint Collateral
  • Blog Post on
  • Press Release

Second Place

• $3,000 USD
• 2 free passes to AppianWORLD21 (valued at $995 each)
• Appian promotion:
  • Highlighted Promotion on Appian AppMarket
  • Highlighted Promotion on Appian Community
  • Blog Post on

Third Place

• $2,000 USD
• 1 free pass to AppianWORLD21 (valued at $995)
• Appian promotion:
  • Highlighted Promotion on Appian AppMarket
  • Blog Post on

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Alan Shimel

Alan Shimel
Editor-in-Chief,; co-founder of the DevOps Institute, & Chief Executive Officer, The CISO Group

Lang Ly

Lang Ly
SVP of Strategy, Appian

Malcolm Ross

Malcolm Ross
Vice President, Product Strategy & Deputy CTO, Appian

Neil Ward-Dutton

Neil Ward-Dutton
VP, AI and Intelligent Process Automation European Practices - IDC

Rob Koplowitz

Rob Koplowitz
VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester

Suvajit Gupta

Suvajit Gupta
SVP Engineering, Appian

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    (Includes creativity and originality of the idea)
  • Implementation of the Idea
    (Includes how well the idea was executed and how well the new platform features were leveraged by the developer)
  • Potential Impact
    (Includes the extent to which the solution can impact enterprises)

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