Applications qualified to participate in this hackathon must demonstrate how Redis can be used ‘Beyond Cache’ and should fit into at least one of the following categories:

  1. Event-driven architectures –Your application uses Redis Streams, Pub/Sub, and/or Queues to demonstrate a smart use of real-time information provided by users, services or IoT networks. Examples might include: 1) using Streams to create reliable workflows that produce and consume data at different rates; 2) using Pub/Sub to create real-time user notifications that fire-and-forget updates to many user's browsers and/or mobile apps; or 3) using Queues to help internal systems scale by creating background jobs and processing them later
  2. Redis Modules-focussed - An application using RediSearchRedisGraphRedisJSONRedisTimeSeriesRedisBloom (and also the new RedisAI & RedisGears modules) in a compelling way



The Judges will score all eligible submissions using the following equally weighted criteria:

  • Quality of the Idea (Includes creativity and originality of the idea) 
  • Design (Includes the user experience and visual design of the idea)
  • Technical Implementation (includes how well the idea was executed by the developer)

The Maker(s) that are eligible for a Prize, and whose Submissions earn the highest overall scores based on the applicable Judging Criteria, will become potential winners of that Prize.


  1. Sign-up to participate in the Hackathon at https://redisbeyondcache2020.devpost.com
  2. Install or configure Redis. We suggest Redis Enterprise Cloud (Essentials or Pro) for your Redis database, but you may use Redis open source as well.
  3. Get inspired. Watch Redis Data Structures, Pub/Sub & Redis Streams or read about Redis Modules.
  4. Watch the Keynotes at RedisConf Takeaway on May 12th, and attend a RedisConf workshops on May 13th.
  5. Submit your entry including a video demo

Hackathon SCHEDULE:
April 28th – Hackathon Opens. Sign-up, learn about Redis, Redis Modules and recruit your teammates
May 12th – Watch RedisConf Takeaway Keynotes and Breakout Sessions
May 13th – Attend RedisConf Takeaway Workshops
May 20th – Update your project page. Submit a sample demo video
May 27th – Submission Deadline - Submit your entry inclucing a video demo
May 28th – June 3rd – First Round of Voting for finalists:

Grand Prize, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up, 3rd Runner-up

  • 100% voting by Hackathon Judges

People's Choice Award

  • 50% voting by Public on DevPost
  • 50% voting by Hackathon Judges

June 4th – Finalists Announced. Finalist continue working on apps
June 8th (11:59 pm Pacific time) – Final Submission Deadline (was June 7th – Final Submission Deadline)
June 11th –  June 18th - Final Round of Judging

Grand Prize, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up, 3rd Runner-up:

  • 100% voting by Hackathon Judges

People's Choice Award

  • 50% voting by Public on Social Media
  • 50% voting by Hackathon Judges

June 19th – Official Winners Announced

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If you have any questions, please contact Hackathon organizers Dave and/or Drew (community@redislabs.com)