Spawnfest is an annual 48 hour free online development competition in which teams of skilled developers from around the world get exactly one weekend to create the best BEAM-based applications they can.
Participation in SpawnFest is 100% Free of Charge.
Participation in SpawnFest is 100% Free of Charge. Fill in this form to register your team in Spawnfest. Don't forget to check the rules to know how the contest works. And if you need inspiration, check our list of project ideas.
You want to take part in Spawnfest but don't have a team yet? Fill out this form. We will try to hook you up in a team as soon as possible!
Erlang, Elixir & BEAM Technology Consultancy
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Turn websites into data
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900USD Free 2-day CodeBEAM SF ticket
4x 150USD Free tickets to Any CodeBEAM Lite
A bunch of books (TBD)
Designing Data-Intensive Applications (the book)
2 GRiSP boards, a Motor Robot Kit and assorted PMODs
Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones
8 months of subscriptions to ElixirCasts Alchemist's Edition
4 unique t-shirts
- The event will start on 2018-11-24 00:00 UTC.
- The event will end on 2018-11-25 23:59 UTC.
- The registration will close 2 days prior to the start date.
- Each team will have exactly 48 hours to work on their projects.
- Team size is 1 to 4.
- Every team member has to be a human being, not an organization.
- All members of the team should be 13 years old or older.
- Judges of this contest can not participate in it as members of a team.
- Every team has to be registered by completing the registration form.
- All projects should be written to run on the Erlang VM / BEAM.
- They can be written in any BEAM-based language (i.e. Erlang, Elixir, LFE, efene, clojerl, etc.).
- No code can be created before the start of the contest.
- Each team should come up with their own project idea (If you need inspiration check our list of project ideas)
- The organizing team will create a git repository at GitHub for each team.
- If a team needs more than one, they can ask the organizers to create extra repos for them.
- All deliverables should be uploaded to the repository, which is what will be used by the jury to evaluate the projects.
- The only required deliverable is the code, but everything in the repository will be used for evaluation.
- Suggested extra deliverables to include: Documentation, comprehensive README.md, project-related art (e.g. Logos), tests and anything that makes building and understanding the system easier for the judges.
- Usage of third party libraries and web services is not prohibited, even encouraged.
- Ownership and Copyright: Each team retains all the rights to their submissions.
- User Privacy: If a project is an online application (such as a web application) that collects personal information from its users, it should not reveal any of personally identifiable information unless required to do so by law. Please respect people’s privacy.
- Lawful submissions only: please do not submit anything that can be considered harmful, unlawful or both.
- Your work will be judged by a publicly known jury, unless previously disqualified.
- Each project will be evaluated in 6 different categories: Creativity, Usefulness, Innovation, Correctness, Maintainability and Completion.
- Final interpretation of each category meaning is up to the judges, but as general guidelines:
- Final score of each team will be computed as the sum of the points received in all those categories.
- The team with the highest final score will be the winner of the contest.
- Other prizes, besides the one for the winner, will be awarded as well.
- Each sponsor is responsible for delivering the prize they provided to the corresponding winning team.
- Individual participants or even entire teams can be disqualified if they don't abide by these rules. The organizers reserve the right to apply the punishment they consider fit to any transgression.
- Event organizers will not reimburse you for any expenses or losses.
- Event organizers are not responsible for any damage, legal actions or any other outcomes that might be a result of your participation.
- Event organizers reserve the right to change these rules without prior notification.