Developing a new small business SaaS app on the QuickBooks platform, or want to complete an Intuit Apps.com app or QuickBooks Online integration? Join us Oct. 20-21 for a round-the-clock Developer Hackathon and compete to win a share of $100,000 in cash prizes.

We begin bright and early Monday morning by unveiling our new developer experience and tools, and a new much-requested API. Then you dive right into coding, through the night if you like, till Tuesday afternoon at 4pm. Intuit team experts (QBO engrs, tech support engrs, product managers, product marketers, dev evangelists, biz leaders, etc.) will be on hand to give you support and guidance (and food) as you design, code, and test your app.  Judging begins Tuesday early evening, with an A-list panel of judges and an audience featuring: VC’s, small businesses, accountants, and peer developers.

The grand-prize winner will be announced Wednesday during the QuickBooks Connect main stage keynote. Both solo and team projects (up to 5 per team) are welcome, so come prepared with ideas to impress and win small businesses, accountants, and the judges!  Bring your laptop, power cords, and imagination.​  We'll provide the rest!

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Prizes

$100,000 in prizes

Grand Prize:

Awarded to the best overall app as determined by our esteemed panel of judges. To collect the prize, must complete the app and submit it to Apps.com.

Business Integration, New App:

Awarded to the best brand new app that integrates with the QuickBooks Online API, as determined by our esteemed panel of judges. To collect the prize, must complete the app and submit it to Apps.com.

Business Integration, New Feature Added to Existing App:

Awarded to the best addition of a significant new feature to an existing app that integrates with the QuickBooks Online API, as determined by our esteemed panel of judges. To collect the prize, must complete the app and submit it to Apps.com.

Business Integration, Use of New API:

Awarded for the best use of a new API that will unveiled at the start of the Hackathon, as determined by our esteemed panel of judges. To collect the prize, must complete the app and submit it to Apps.com.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

This is a LIVE event!  You must be present to participate and win.  Your admission to the $100K Developer Hackathon is free with your registration for Intuit's QuickBooks Connect 2014 conference.

Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • Need for it (25%)
    Does your app solve a big problem? Does it fill a gap? Does it meet a need?
  • Submitted app is written in code (5%)
    You’ll get credit for how far you’ve gotten past the prototype/creative stage by submitting to us real, working code
  • Quality of solution (50%)
    How did you go about solving the problem? How creative, elegant, scalable, extensible, etc. is your solution?
  • Uniqueness (20%)
    Are there apps in the marketplace that already address this problem? How is your solution better? different?

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