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Kong Summit 2022 Hackathon

Join our second annual virtual Hackathon alongside Kong Summit coming in September 2022!
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September 1-27
open submission period

    All approved contributions will receive a 2022 Kong Summit Hackathon t-shirt.

    The top 5 contributions will be awarded additional prizes! $250 gift cards to each winning contribution with the overall winner taking home a $500 prize!

    Approved contributions made before September 20, 2022 will receive a FREE ticket to Kong Summit 2022 in San Francisco ($600+ value)!

    Hackathon Events

    Join us live every Wednesday to learn more about the Hackathon and how to contribute to various projects. We will take a hands-on demo approach to show you how to contribute and address your questions during each session!


    All contributions are subject to approval and must be made between September 1, 2022 and September 27, 2022 11:59pm Pacific time. Kong Summit Hackathon Limited Edition T-shirts are subject to availability with no guarantees. You are not required to attend  Kong Summit in order for your submission to be considered.


    Why are you doing this? We want to see what ideas the community has around Kong’s products! Connectivity is at the core of every product, but it isn’t the product itself. Show us what you can build and you can earn swag and a chance at additional awards!
    What awards can I earn? All approved contributions will earn a limited edition Kong Summit Hackathon t-shirt. Additional stickers will be shipped with your t-shirt by sharing this event with your digital community by using the hashtag #KongHack22. A $250 gift card will be awarded to the winning individual or team for the top 4 contributions, as determined by our panel of judges. A $500 gift card will be awarded to each member of the winning submission as determined by our panel of judges. The winning team will also be announced on stage at Kong Summit and receive a trophy honoring their efforts.
    When will the winners be announced? Winners will be announced at Kong Summit on September 28th, 2022. Winners not in attendance will be notified on September 28th via email and this page will be updated to showcase the winning contributions. 
    Can we submit as a team? Yes, up to 4 team members can be included on the submission form. Prize money will be split among team members should you be a top contribution winner.
    Where are the gift cards for? The gift cards will be sent via Gifted.io and allow you the option to choose your gift card. The options vary by country and include shopping sites, restaurants, general visa gift cards, etc.
    When will the t-shirts ship? T-shirts will ship in early October. You will receive a link from Kotisdesign.com to redeem your swag once your submission has been approved. This link will request your address and t-shirt size for shipment.
    Will you send t-shirts to my country? We’d like everyone in the world to participate and will do our best to reach your country! Please allow for extra shipping time for countries outside the US.
    Additional questions? Additional questions? Please contact us.

    2021 Winners

    Top Overall Contribution

    Satyajit Sial, Prema Namasivayam, Vineet Dutt
    This team built an ingenious Skip plugin for Kong Gateway that has the ability to skip plugins that have been enabled globally for specific services or routes!

    Check it Out

    Best Kong Gateway Plugin

    Narendra Patel
    Narendra’s plugin allows you to rate limit not just on the number of requests, but the bandwidth consumed too

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    Best Insomnia Plugin

    Scott Harwell
    Scott submitted an awesome Oracle Cloud signature generation plugin!

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    Best Docs Contribution

    Anindita Basu
    For her detailed and descriptive copy edits to our plugin documentation, which represent the quality we strive for in our docs!

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    Best Presented Demo

    Satyajit Sial
    Great job Satyajit for providing an excellent mix of education and entertainment.

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    Anup Rai & Saravanan Periyasamy

    Satyajit Sial, Prema Namasivayam, Vineet Dutt
    A category so big- we are awarding it twice! Anup built a plugin to dynamically choose an upstream based on the incoming request.

    Check it Out