Following from in-person and virtual SYNCS Hack in previous years, SYNCS Hack 2022 again challenges teams of up to 6 students to design, build and pitch an idea in 24 hours. Be it a website, app, game, hardware innovation or something else completely. Join us on August 27-28 for a weekend you won't forget!

 You will get to experience:

  • Industry mentors from major tech companies
  • Careers fair and industry tech talks
  • Over $10,000 in prizes for winning teams ...
  • ...  plus tons of great swags from our amazing sponsors!

We'll help people form teams on the day of the event, but feel free to organise teams beforehand! 

Make sure to join our Facebook Event and Like SYNCS on Facebook for updates!

Please note that you are only qualified to participate if you have registered for an eventbrite ticket under you own name. If you have not done this we will not consider your submission. 


Your submission must include:

- A link to your Git Repo (make sure it is a public link so judges can view it, otherwise it may result in lower marks)
- A succint description of the project and its features
- A maximum 3 minutes video that demonstrates your project (you can re-use this for the final round of judging, or pitch your project live to the judges).
- References to any open source or third party material used in development
- Brief summary of each participant's contribution/role in the project team

Hackathon Sponsors


$11,600 in prizes

1st Place

$4000 Cash

2nd Place

$2000 Cash

3rd Place

$1000 Cash

Atlassian Award for Most Social Impact


Best Algorithm

Ryze Tello Drone Powered By DJI

Best UI/UX

Sennheiser HD458BT Over-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Best Pitch

JBL Flip 6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

People's Choice

Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit

Best First Year Team Prize

Keychron K4 mechanical keyboard

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Izzy Kohout

Izzy Kohout
Associate Product Manager - Atlassian

Jahanvi Khatkar

Jahanvi Khatkar
Software Engineer - Atlassian

Jonathan Du

Jonathan Du
Software Engineer - Atlassian

Nir Nikolaevsky

Nir Nikolaevsky
Product Manager - Atlassian

Sammi Millett

Sammi Millett
Site Reliability Engineer - Atlassian

Terry Agapitos

Terry Agapitos
Software Engineer - Atlassian

Judging Criteria

  • Level of Innovation (5 points)
    Is the idea original? Is this a creative solution to your own tech problem? Are there existing/similar solutions to the problem in the real world?
  • Technical Complexity (5 points)
    Is the hack impressive and/or difficult? Does the hack require a high level of technical ability? Were there any technical challenges expertly handled?
  • Elegance of Solution (5 points)
    Is it a smooth user experience? Is the design intuitive? Is the program robust and functional?
  • Practicality of Solution (5 points)
    Is the hack useful in the real world and why would it be used? Who would use your solution? What value will the solution bring?

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