4 days ago

Exclusive swag pack for eligible submissions

1 more week to work on your project, submit what you have so far to the Automate for Good hackathon.

Already submitted a project? Ask a friend for feedback or review the judging criteria to find ways to improve your submission. Put your best foot forward for these prizes:

  • 1st Prize $15,000 USD
  • 2nd Prize $10,000 USD
  • 3rd Prize $5,000 USD
  • 2 Best implementation winners get an iPad Pro
  • 4 Most promising idea winners get a PS5
  • Up to 1000 Eligible Submitters get an exclusive swag pack 

Update or Finish your Submission

Submissions are required to be completed and submitted…

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11 days ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to enter your submission to the Automate for Good hackathon. Submissions are due Monday, October 25 before 5:00 PM EST.

Your video is a major component of your submission. Here are some helpful tips for you to plan, create, and publish a winning video. 

Get organized. Write out a script of what you need to say, demonstrate in your video, and rehearse it before recording. A good script should include: 

  • A description and demo of your app that is 5 minutes or less.
  • Your elevator pitch of why you built your project. 
  • A demo…

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15 days ago

Is your project on track?

With 3 weeks until the submission due date, it is a great time to finalize your project idea and start building. Submissions are due Monday, October 25 before 5:00 PM EST. Here is a reminder about what is required.



What to Build

Build a system of automation that improves the lives of anyone in the DevOps world using at least one of the pieces of Chef’s software suite (Chef Infra, Chef InSpec, Chef Habitat, and Chef Automate)

What to Submit

  • Tell us how you used DevOps practices, any of Chef’s software, and any other tools to build…

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17 days ago

20 days left, and Hackathon Office Hours are live NOW!

There are just 20 days left to submit your project, and we're here to help answer all of your Hackathon questions. 

Join us live on twitch or YouTube today to learn about Chef Infra.  

Chef on Twitch                        Chef on Youtube

If you haven't started a submission yet, start your draft today

If you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Chef Community Slack and the Resources Tab for more info to help you get started.

about 1 month ago

Meet your mentors tomorrow!

Learning new tech is hard, we get it! That’s why we’ve engaged a few very knowledgeable mentors to support you through your project. 


If you have ever participated in a hackathon before, you’re probably familiar with the important role mentors play in a successful event. They can help you think through your ideas, provide valuable feedback, and even help test your solution. 


Join us live tomorrow September 21, 2021 at 12:00pm EST on Twitch and YouTube to meet your mentors and learn more about how they can help you!

about 1 month ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

Whether or not you have started building your Automate for Good project, the Chef Community Slack is the perfect place to connect with other developers!

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also use the Chef Community Slack to ask the Chef teams questions!

Teaming up
Looking for a team? The Chef Community Slack can also help you connect with potential teammates. You can also use the Participants Tab to search for other developers looking to team up, check out their skills and message them to see if…

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