Using Red Hat’s OpenShift Online you’ll build or migrate an application to overcome the countless obstacles brought on by traveling the world, competing for $30K in cash and prizes. 

The OpenShift application platform will automate the way you provision, manage, and scale your containers, freeing you up to write the code that will assist travelers in planning, getting around, or guiding them to the information they need to make their trip a source of excitement.

With a Pro Tier account and $220 in credits you’ll gain access to Red Hat JBoss Middleware, 8GB of memory, and 20GB of storage to get your app up and moving fast.


  • Individuals, and teams of individuals, who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry
  • Organizations that, at the time of entry, have been duly organized or incorporated and validly exist, and employ 50 or fewer people (Organizations that employ more than 50 people will be eligible for a non-cash recognition prize)
  • The competition will welcome submitters from around the globe. However, individuals or organizations may be disqualified if they are based in a nation, state, province, or territory where U.S. or local law prohibits participating in the competition or receiving a prize. This includes individuals, who are residents of, and organizations domiciled in Brazil, Quebec, Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria and any other country designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.


Main Requirement: Build a travel-related application (or port over an existing one) and ensure it runs on OpenShift Online and uses Red Hat JBoss Middleware. Submissions must be entered in one of the following three categories:

  • Planning a Trip Includes apps that help travelers plan and purchase in advance for a trip, such as researching and booking hotels, restaurants, flights, attractions, and destinations.
  • Getting Around Town Includes apps that assist in wayfinding, commuting, public transportation, biking, walking or similar.
  • Travel Guides Includes apps that assist travelers with accessibility, safety, currency, language, and other travel hacks and utilities.


Submit the following assets:

  1. A demo video (hosted on YouTube or Vimeo). Your video should include a demo of your working application via a step-by-step visual demo.
  2. Images. Please submit at least one image/screenshot of your application.
  3. A way to access your working application for judging and testing. (Here’s how.)

Hackathon Sponsors


$30,000 in prizes

Best New Getting Around Town App

• $6,500 cash

Best New Planning a Trip App

• $6,500 cash

Best New Travel Guide App

• $6,500 cash

Best Pre-Existing Getting Around Town App

• $2,500 cash

Best Pre-Existing Planning a Trip App

• $2,500 cash

Best Pre-Existing Travel Guide App

• $2,500 cash

Best App by a Student Team

• $2,000 cash

Popular Choice

• $1,000 cash

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  1. Register for the hackathon on Devpost so you stay up to date.
  2. Join the hackathon Slack channel.
  3. Sign up for OpenShift Online and request your Pro Tier credits for hackathon participants. (Instructions here!)
  4. Visit the Red Hat JBoss Middleware developer toolkit and pick which templates you’ll use in your app.
  5. Shoot your demo video and take screenshots of your functioning app.
  6. Visit the Resources page to check out all the tools.
  7. Provide Devpost access to your app for judging and testing.
  8. Submit your application on for consideration in the hackathon!



Ann Ferracane

Ann Ferracane
General Manager, Lyft

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly
Founder & CEO of The Points Guy

Alex Xavier

Alex Xavier
Principal Product Marketing Developer Experience, Sabre

Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn
Co-founder and former CEO, Tnooz

Grant Shipley

Grant Shipley
Director, OpenShift Container Platform

Steven Pousty

Steven Pousty
Director, Middleware Evangelism

Sathish Balakrishnan

Sathish Balakrishnan
Senior Director, OpenShift Online

Mike Piech

Mike Piech
Vice President & General Manager, Middleware

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    (Includes creativity and originality of the idea.)
  • Implementation of the Idea
    (Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer.)
  • Potential Value to Travelers
    (Includes the extent to which the solution can help travelers.)
  • Use of the Platform
    (Includes the extent to which the OpenShift platform was used.)

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