Your business needs to move quickly. You need software applications that are powerful, flexible and engaging to help you seize opportunity, respond to change and constantly re-invent.

So, how can you do more with less? By using Appian’s Low-Code development platform, enabling you to build & deploy enterprise apps in minutes, without writing code.

Whether you're an existing Appian customer or not, we’re challenging you to build a new app on the Appian platform that enables your business to do more. There’s no specific theme - just show us something that improves your team’s performance.

There are three cash prizes ($5,000, $3,000, and $2,000) along with admission to Appian World 2019 and promotional support for the Appian AppMarket.

A panel from Appian will score all eligible submissions to determine the top three finalists. The finalists will be asked to demo in-person or remotely to an all-star panel of judges, including Steve Wozniak, at Appian World 2018! These judges will determine the First, Second, and Third place winners.


Main Requirement: Build a functioning app on the Appian platform.


Optional - If you wish, you may include a software component such as:

    • Integrations to third party systems
    • A third party solution as a front-end user facing component to Appian
    • Plug-ins or extensions to the Appian platform that are Appian Cloud approved


Submit the following assets:

    1. A demo video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku). Your video should include a demo of your working application via a step-by-step visual demo.
    2. A way to access your working application for judging and testing.

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,000 in prizes

First Place

• $5,000 cash
• 4 free passes to Appian World 2019
• Appian deluxe promotion:
- Featured promo on
- Featured promo on Appian AppMarket (if app is in the market)
- Featured promo on Appian Community
- Joint webinar
- Joint collateral
- Blog post on
- Press release

Second Place

• $3,000 cash
• 2 free passes to Appian World 2019
• Appian promotion:
- Featured promo on Appian AppMarket (if app is in the market)
- Featured promo on Appian Community
- Blog post on

Third Place

• $2,000 cash
• 1 free pass to Appian World 2019
• Appian promotion:
- Featured promo on Appian AppMarket (if app is in the market)
- Blog post on

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  1. Register for the Appian World Hackathon on Devpost.
  2. Request access to the Appian platform if you don’t have an account and review the documentation on the Resources page.
  3. Build your functioning application using the Appian low-code platform.
  4. Shoot your demo video and take screenshots of your functioning app.
  5. Share access to your app for judging and testing - here’s how.
  6. Submit your application on for consideration in the hackathon!


Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak
Co-Founder, Apple Computer

John Rymer

John Rymer
Forrester, VP, Principal Analyst

Alan Shimel

Alan Shimel, Editor-in-Chief

Michael Beckley

Michael Beckley
CTO, Appian

Lang Ly

Lang Ly
VP Strategy, Appian

Malcolm Ross

Malcolm Ross
VP Product Marketing, Appian

Jorge Sanchez

Jorge Sanchez
Director Product Strategy, Appian

Judging Criteria

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

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