Ends on September 6, 2019

This application will close on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Premise of the Hackathon

The TwitchCon Hackathon is a unique experience where we bring together our streaming  and developer communities. Partnered streamers will provide a list of interactive concepts they would like to solve with Twitch Extensions to ultimately provide a better experience for their audience.  For this hackathon, your team will select one of these Extension concepts and use that selection to drive the innovation of your project.

Every accepted participant of the hackathon receives a complimentary 3-day pass to TwitchCon.

Technology

Extensions are interactive web apps that enhance how viewers and streamers interact with each other in real time. Create interactive experiences that include mini-games, leaderboards, live in-game information, and more. You now have the power to truly impact the streaming experience on Twitch. For more information, see https://dev.twitch.tv/docs/extensions/.

Hackathon Schedule

Day 1: Saturday, September 28

  • 9:00 - 10:00am - Registration
  • 10:00 - 10:30am - Opening Ceremony
  • 10:30am - Hacking Begins

Day 2: Sunday, September 29

  • 12:30pm - Hacking Ends
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm - Project Demo Fair
  • 3:00 - 4:00pm - Prizes and Closing Ceremony

Amenities

Lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch will be provided on Sunday free to all hackathon participants. Additionally, all participants will have 24-hour access to the convention center (specifically the hackathon venue) between Saturday and Sunday only. Those selected for the hackathon will receive a complementary 3-day TwitchCon pass, as well as swag exclusive to the TwitchCon Hackathon.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any travel or lodging reimbursements for the TwitchCon Hackathon this year.

Prizes

The monetary prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize: The grand prize team will receive one $250.00 USD Amazon gift card per member.

Honorable Mention: For each of our two honorable mention teams, they will receive one $150.00 USD Amazon gift card per member.

Partner Challenge Winner: For each team that wins a partner challenge, each member will receive one $50.00 USD Amazon gift card. 

Additionally, all winning projects will be featured in a post on the TwitchDev blog after the event, and may be featured on the Extension Store on official launch.

Rules at a Glance

All participants must be at least 18 years of age.

All participants must be legal residents of the United States, United Kingdom, or Canada.

Teams must be no more than four members and can be formed before or at the start of the event.

Each participant may only work on one project.

A project may not have any code dedicated to it until hacking begins on the Saturday of the event. Setting up your development environment with SDKs in advance is fine (and recommended).

Projects must be Twitch Extensions and must be built as close to the chosen Extension concept as possible.

Projects must be submitted by the time hacking ends on the Sunday of the event. After that, presentation materials may be worked on but no more design/development can be done on the submission.

Submissions will be judged on creativity, utility, presentation, and that special “Twitch” factor.

Winners will receive trophies, blog recognition, and be featured in the Extensions manager for broadcasters should the project be released for general availability.

For full contest rules, visit this link.

Feel free to email tchackathon@twitch.tv with any questions!