Atlassian is making it even easier for developers to build, secure, and deploy Jira and Confluence Cloud apps with the Forge platform

Codegeist is an annual developer contest that helps teams unleash their potential by building Atlassian apps. Designed to recognize the greatness of our developer community (more than 25,000 strong!), Codegeist is where developers from around the world show us the creative possibilities for extending Atlassian’s product portfolio.

Forge provides built-in security, Atlassian-hosted infrastructure, streamlined DevOps experience, and UI extensibility options. 

Take part in the Forge feedback side challenge and the storytelling challenge for a chance at even more prizes.

The Challenge

What to Build:

Build innovative cloud apps using Atlassian’s Forge platform in one of the following categories:

  • Apps for DevOps Teams
    Addresses an internal or publicly shared need within DevOps teams for better collaboration, automation, and intelligent workflows.
  • Apps for IT 
    Addresses an internal or publicly shared need within IT service management teams to deliver faster and collaborate effortlessly.
  • Apps for Business 
    Addresses an internal or publicly shared need within the workplace to create, collaborate, and organize work in one place.

What to Submit:

Demo video (hosted on YouTube, Facebook Video, or Vimeo). Your video should include a demo of your working application.

Access to your working application for judging and testing.  (If your Forge app is private, you must provide access to your code repository before the deadline.)

Complete submission form on Devpost before the deadline, September 13, 2021 at 5pm ET.

Hackathon Sponsors


$300,000 in prizes

First Place (3)

• $25,000 USD
• Meeting with Atlassian R&D teams (virtual)
• Invitation for two (2) people to a future virtual Atlassian event
• Atlassian blog post featuring winner

Second Place (3)

• $15,000 USD
• Atlassian blog post featuring winner

Third Place (3)

• $12,500 USD
• Atlassian blog post featuring winner

Fourth Place (3)

• $7,500 USD

Most Valuable Feedback (10)

• $2,000 USD

Most Valuable Storytelling (10)

• $1,000 USD
• Includes the opportunity for Atlassian to post the content to their blog within 12 months of the hackathon winner announcement

Honorable Mentions (15)

• $5,000 USD

Atlassian Wildcard Bonus Prize (3)

• $5,000 USD

Participation Prize (500)

• Atlassian Developer Swag Pack
• Awarded to those who enter an eligible submission (max 4 per entry)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Shana Rusonis

Shana Rusonis
Head of Global Ecosystem Marketing

Graham Carrick

Graham Carrick
Head of Engineering, Ecosystem

John Agan

John Agan
Head of Developer Experience

Lucy Gregory

Lucy Gregory
Ecosystem Strategy & Business Operations Lead

Caitlin McCurrie

Caitlin McCurrie
Lead Researcher, Atlassian Ecosystem

Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes
Sr. Director Corporate Development, Atlassian Ventures

Adarsh Sridhara

Adarsh Sridhara
Lead Product Manager, Forge

Allyce Mardesich

Allyce Mardesich
Head of Channel Programs, Atlassian

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/team.
  • Potential Impact
    Includes the extent to which the solution can address a need among Atlassian users.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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