Gear up for Codegeist Unleashed - an exciting twist on Atlassian’s annual hackathon. This year, developers get a shot at winning cash prizes, PLUS the chance to compete live in Amsterdam at Atlassian Presents: Unleash and show off their AI building skills. 

First place winners in each category will have the unique opportunity to live demo their app in front of Atlassian customers, rub elbows with the Atlassian team and take home an additional cash prize! Get ready to learn new skills on Atlassian's Forge platform and fuel the future of the workplace with AI.

Why Join 

  • Learn about AI tools and the Atlassian Forge platform
  • Get creative with new ways to use AI to improve workflows
  • Make connections within the Atlassian global developer community
  • Compete for $172,500 in prizes and trips to Amsterdam for the top 3 winners


Get Started 

We can’t wait to see what you build!


What to Build

Build an AI app using Atlassian’s Forge platform in one of the following categories:

  • AI Apps for Developer Experience
    Enable more efficient and seamless developer workflows by automating repetitive work and forecasting next actions. 
  • AI Apps for Collaboration
    Foster thoughtful and innovative collaboration across individuals, teams, and tools. 
  • AI Apps for Data-Driven Insights
    Utilize data to make predictive recommendations that unearth useful and unexpected insights.
Bonus Prizes
  • 5 Responsible AI Prizes. $2,500 to 5 projects that demonstrate responsible implementation of AI, with particular emphasis on preserving privacy, using AI transparently, creating experiences that inspire trust and adherence to security best practices. Find details here.
  • 5 Most Valuable Storytelling Prizes. $1,000 USD to 5 participants that share their story of building with the Forge platform. Find details here.
  • 4 Regional Prizes. $2,500 to 4 eligible submissions from different regions around the globe: The Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/Africa. Find details here.

What is an AI App?
  • Submissions must use a trained machine learning model as a major component that performs the app’s core functionality. See examples here.
  • The model can be a preexisting model such as ChatGPT, Cohere, or Anthropic, or the submission can build a custom model using technologies such as scikit-learn, PyTorch, TensorFlow, AWS, GCP, or Azure.
  • Submissions must use Atlassian’s REST and GraphQL APIs to interact with user data in the users Atlassian tools.
What to Submit

 Access. Provide access to an installation link for the judges and review team to test your application. To create an installation link, follow the instructions to Start sharing your app.

*** Bitbucket apps Instead of sharing the installation link, please add the app to a new workspace and grant us access to it. Here are the detailed instructions:


  Demo Video. Include a video (under 5 minutes) that demonstrates your submission. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, and made public.

 Category. Identify which category and bonus prizes you are entering. Provide any necessary materials for the bonus prizes (ex. Storytelling submission and Responsible AI).

Presentation. Prepare for the possibility of coming to Amsterdam for an in-person Finalist Presentation on December 11-12. If you are chosen as a winner, we will need your team’s headshots, slide deck, and a few other items. Slide decks should use Google slides and explain the app in detail. Specifically, explain how the app makes use of AI and Atlassian’s Forge in interesting ways.

 Submit. Before the deadline, complete the entire submission form on Devpost.

Hackathon Sponsors


$172,500 in prizes

First Place (3)

• $20,000 in USD
• Tickets for up to 2 Individuals to Atlassian presents: Unleash event, airfare, and hotels covered by Atlassian (up to a maximum value of $12,000 USD for flights each way). Travel to Amsterdam is required. If you are unable to attend, a runner-up will be selected as described below.*
• Meeting with Atlassian developers (virtual)
• Atlassian blog post featuring winner

*See rules for details

Second Place (3)

• $15,000 in USD
• Atlassian blog post featuring winner

Third Place (3)

• $10,000 in USD
• Atlassian blog post featuring winner

Bonus Prize | Regional Winner (4)

• $2,500 in USD
1 per Geographical Region

Bonus Prize | Responsible AI (5)

• $2,500 in USD

Bonus Prize | Most Valuable Storytelling (5)

• $1,000 in USD

Participation Prize (300)

• Atlassian Developer Swag Pack
Awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to Entrants of Eligible Submissions, including participating members of a Team or Organization, while supplies last (max 4 per Submission)

Stage Prize

• $10,000 USD
• Tickets for up to 2 individuals to the TEAM 24 event taking place in the United States, as well airfare expenses, and lodging in hotels covered by Atlassian. Atlassian will only cover travel expenses up to a maximum value of $7,500 USD for the 2 individuals traveling to TEAM 24.
*See rules for details

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Shana Iles

Shana Iles
Global Leader, Platform & Enterprise Success

Maggie Roney

Maggie Roney
Head of Product Marketing

Daniel Winter

Daniel Winter
Senior Engineering Manager

Andrei Bocan

Andrei Bocan
Principal Engineer

Timothy Pettersen

Timothy Pettersen
Head of Developer Experience

Sherif Mansour

Sherif Mansour
Product Manager

Maheer Manmohan

Maheer Manmohan
Head of Product

Adam Moore

Adam Moore
Senior Product Manager, Ecosystem Platform

Imran Parvez

Imran Parvez
Design Manager

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Creativity and originality of the idea.
  • Implementation of the Idea
    How well the idea was executed by the developer.
  • Potential Impact
    The extent to which the solution can help the most Atlassian users.
  • ✨ Most Valuable Storytelling
    Quality, relevance to the Atlassian community, and completeness of the content.
  • ✨ Regional Prizes
    Based on the region represented by team members and the above main 3 Judging Criteria.
  • ✨ Responsible AI
    How well the app demonstrates responsible implementation of AI, with particular emphasis on preserving privacy, using AI transparently, creating experiences that inspire trust and adherence to security best practices

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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