This year, we will have two competition categories:


The hackathon category is for new ideas or your answer to a sponsor’s challenge.  You can work on your ideas before the event, or generate ideas during the event from all the great networking opportunities.  We’ll be running webinars on the development themes and providing developer resources before the event, so you have a chance to think up ideas beforehand.  And the sponsors are just an email away should you have any questions on their resources.


The showcase category is for products that have already been released commercially or have had significant development.  We do this to make it fairer for developers new to this area to win prizes.  Entering the showcase category will give you the chance to win some of the prize pot as well as industry recognition.  Meet other passionate Telecom Application Developers and developer communities that can help take your innovations to new markets.

Have fun, network, and discover lots of exciting possibilities made possible through TADHack.

Check out the developer resources, published talks, and webinars on the development themes before the event:

Developer Resources

For those submitting a remote video pitch for TADHack check out this weblog:

Remote Entry Instructions

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  Hackathon Rules

Intellectual Property Rights

All submissions remain the intellectual property of the individuals or organizations that developed them.

Protection of Intellectual Property

By submitting an Entry or accepting any prize, you represent and warrant the following: you will not submit content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the content; and the content submitted by you does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other disabling devices or harmful code.


Participant represents and warrants that he or she is the sole author and copyright owner of the Submission, and that the Submission is an original work of the Participant, or if the Submission is a work based on an existing application, that the Participant has acquired sufficient rights to use and to authorize others; and that the Submission does not infringe upon any copyright or upon any other third party rights of which the Participant is aware, and that the Submission is free of malware.


TADHack organizers have the right at their sole discretion to determine whether an entrant is eligible for the Contest. TADHack may disqualify, at organizers’ sole discretion, TADHack entries (including, without limitation, content submitted in connection therewith) that (a) are in violation of third party rights or law or regulation, (b) use inappropriate or explicit language or images, or display content that TADHack or Sponsors otherwise finds objectionable.

Winner Selection/Judging Criteria

Winners will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Quality and innovative nature of the idea / demo
  • Utility of the idea / demo
  • Compelling use of the Sponsors Technologies and Tools

The Contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges. By submitting any TADHack Entry, entrants release TADHack, Sponsors, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, and advisors from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the decisions of the Judges.


Contest prizes are non-transferable by the winner. If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting such prize.