Join the competition and get a chance to showcase your application and win some of the prize money.

Meet the Community

TADHack is your chance to put into practice everything you’ll have learned at the conference and from the webinars before the event.  We hope you form some lasting partnerships in bringing your ideas to life!  We’ll have the people who created the tools and technology you’ll be using at TADHack for you to talk with and learn.  And developer communities that can help bring your innovations to market.

You’ll be joining forces with a host of other passionate Telecom App Developers to create something unique and possibly win some of the $25,000 in prize money and over $5,000 in prizes.

Innovate and Create

You can work on your ideas before the event, and generate ideas at the event from all the networking.  We’re not forcing you to work through the night; you can work at home on an idea and present it on Saturday.  We know for many developers with families it’s hard to take a whole weekend away, so we’re making it just the Saturday. 

We’ll be running webinars on the development themes before the event, so you have a chance to think up ideas beforehand, so there’s no pressure during the event. We would prefer you have fun, network, and discover lots of exciting possibilities made possible through TADHack.

Developer Resources

Looking for Webinar Videos from the sponsors on how to use their technology?  Stuck and need help?  Platform info, support pages and other useful links can be found on our dedicated developer resources page.

Developer Resources

Remote Hackathon Submission

For those attending TADHack in Madrid or at a TADHack Satellite location you’ll be able to pitch your hack live and we will record it. If you are entering remotely, make sure you’ve registered for the Hackathon first, so you’re on the list. Then create a video demo of your hack, upload to YouTube, and submit. The maximum length is 5 mins. Please include the following information:

  • Name: Developer name or team name and names of all the team members
  • Location: Where are you and the team from? TADHack is a global event and we want to show telecom application developers exist all around the world. We want to promote you!
  • Title: What you call the hack, a brief once sentence description.
  • APIs used: Name the sponsor APIs or platforms you’ve used, e.g. Apidaze, hSenid Mobile, Huawei, Google, Nexmo, Oracle, Solaiemes, Telestax, Tropo, Truphone, Ubuntu/Canoncial, Humanitarian Theme. This is critical as each of the sponsors have prizes to award, so you want them taking notice of your hack as you pitch it.

Describe and Demo the hack however you like, from simple screen walk-throughs to a little acting, whatever you feel comfortable giving. Its the idea that is judged not its presentation.

Please submit the video before end of day (Europe) on Friday June 6th. We’ll be working on a first come first served basis, so the earlier you submit the earlier you’ll be in the running order when we stream the remote hacks live from Madrid.

A few pointers: present in English; talk slowly and clearly as some of the judges have English as a second language; have fun; upload the video to YouTube and send the link to info@tadhack.com.


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.