Forge the Future of Teamwork — Codegeist 2022 is Live!

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Get ready, get set, Codegeist!

Codegeist, Atlassian's annual developer hackathon, is now open. Compete with thousands of developers from across the globe to build solutions for IT, DevOps, or Business teams in hopes of winning BIG with $300,000 in cash prizes. Whether you enter with a team or solo, unleash your potential by building custom apps and integrations on Atlassian's serverless app development platform — Forge

In this year's hackathon, you'll apply your creativity and technical skills to build a solution that will take teamwork in Jira, Confluence, Jira Service Management, or Compass to the next level.

To add to the excitement, this year features more ways to win. We're raising the stakes, with a trip to Las Vegas for three first-place winners, and three second-place winners will take home VR headsets for you and your team.


With more than 50 ways to win and $300,000 in prizes distributed among primary and bonus categories, swag, and trips, now is the right time — to build with Forge!

💰Opportunities To Win

Main Prizes

3 First Place Prizes

$20,400, meeting with Atlassian R&D teams, tickets to TEAM '23, blog post feature

3 Second Place Prizes

$13,400, blog post feature, set of up to 4 Oculus VR headsets

3 Third Place Prizes

$12,500, blog post feature

3 Fourth Place Prizes


15 Honorable Mentions


Bonus Categories

Storytelling Prizes

$1,000 USD to 10 participants who share their story of building with the Forge platform.

Atlassian Marketplace Prizes

$1,000 USD to 5 projects that submitted their app to the Atlassian Marketplace. 

Regional Prizes

$5,000 USD to 4 eligible submissions from different regions around the globe: The Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/Africa.

Most Valuable Feedback Prizes

$1,000 USD to 10 participants that provided actionable feedback about the Forge platform. 

Build with Forge

Forge, our next-gen app development platform, just celebrated one year of being generally available. This year, we've been busy adding new features and improvements. Forge makes it possible to build a fully-functional app in just a few hours. Offering hosting, multiple development environments, and API authentication built in.

During last year's Codegeist, you submitted stellar feedback in the Forge Feedback category, which directly contributed to improvements in Forge. We are bringing back the Feedback category for Codegeist 2022 – read how you can take part.

⚙ What to Build

Our mission is to unleash the potential of every team, and the Atlassian Marketplace is where teams go to find their perfect solution. The Marketplace powers collaboration for the over 240,000 customers who use Atlassian products. 

Your Challenge: Create the best app for one of the following team types.

🌐 Apps for DevOps Teams

Addressing a need within developer operations teams that will improve automation, cross-collaboration, and smart workflows. 

🌐 Apps for Business Teams

Addressing a need that allows teams to create, collaborate, and organize their work in one place.

🌐 Apps for IT:

Addressing a need within IT service management teams that will deliver swift and effortless collaboration. 

Get Inspired

Meet our 2021 Grand Prize Winners

⚙ Building for Success

What does it take to build award winning apps? We asked the experts and this is what they had to say … 

  • Think about the audience
  • Allow yourself time to dream 
  • Get feedback early, and often 
  • Create accountability and squad goals!

Get a competitive edge with this quick read Seven tips for developing award-winning apps, and learn more about the 2021 winners.

⚙ Need Help Figuring Out Your Idea? 

Listen as four successful Atlassian Marketplace Partners share the lessons they learned as previous Codegeist participants in this panel discussion: Codegeist 2021: Deciding What To Build.

Now, it's your turn to empower cross-collaboration and transform teamwork.

Who Should Participate?

Whether you're considering joining as a solo developer or assembling a team – consider this your formal invite. Still not sure if this is the right hackathon for you?

It takes all types of skill sets to build a successful app:  

  • Developers
  • Startup founders or entrepreneurs
  • Designers
  • Students (high school to postgraduate)
  • Project Managers 
  • Systems analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Jira and Confluence experts

Listen as Jerome Salimao, Developer & Product Manager for Easy Agile, shares how to successfully work with a cross functional team and take an idea from conception to market for Jira.

✍🏼 Why Participate?

In addition to prizes, Codegeist helps participants build their network, collaborate with peers and colleagues, find potential mentors, and get inspired. 

Whether you're new to the Atlassian developer community or a seasoned expert, we encourage you to test your creativity and win BIG.

  • 🪢 Buzzing global Atlassian developer community
  • 💻 A chance to innovate and learn with our next-gen app development platform – Forge  
  • 💸 $300,000 in prizes, including a trip to Las Vegas for Atlassian TEAM '23
  • 💰 Future revenue stream via the Atlassian Marketplace

Let's Get Started

Bookmark the Codegeist 2022 Devpost hackathon page where you will find information on judging and prizes, resources, and frequently asked questions. 

  1. Register for Codegeist 
  2. Create a free Atlassian Cloud developer account (skip this step if you have an existing account)
  3. Familiarize yourself with the contest rules and submission requirements
  4. Bookmark the Atlassian Developer Community and Forge category
  5. Save the submission deadline on your calendar: Monday, October 31, 2022, at 5pm ET

Ready? Start building!

Important Dates

What Happens After I Submit?

All submissions will be evaluated by a panel of Atlassian judges through November 17th. Winners will be announced by November 21, 2022, at 2pm ET. 

Have More Questions?

Be sure to bookmark the Atlassian Developer Community and join us in the Forge category. Create a topic using the tag #codegeist2022, and ask your question.

Let's connect! Tag @atlassiandev on Twitter and share updates on your progress using the hashtag #codegeist2022.