What's lacking in your community? Can you be part of meeting that need? We think so.

Rackspace is challenging US and UK developers to create mobile solutions for neighborhood needs. Community security, block beautification, local transportation efficiency, neighbor-driven social gatherings, or a network of lemonade stands with wifi--it's up to you!

Build a mobile app that addresses community issues using ObjectRocket by Rackspace's Data Services and you’ll not only have a shot at some cash prizes, but you’ll also be helping create some change in your own neighborhood.

Bonus: You get to try ObjectRocket by Rackspace's MongoDB and Redis for free over the life of the competition.



  • Individuals and teams of individuals who are 18 years of age or older and reside in the United States or United Kingdom (including England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland).
  • Organizations that are based in the United States or United Kingdom (including England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland).
  • Organizations with over 50 employees may compete for the non-cash Large Organization Recognition Award.


What to create: Submit a mobile app that focuses on meeting a community need AND integrates either ObjectRocket by Rackspace for MongoDB or Redis. 

Technical Requirement: The mobile app you submit must utilize eitherObjectRocket by Rackspace for MongoDB or  Redis AND cannot use more than 1GB of database space for MongoDB or 500MB of database space for Redis. Only 200 free accounts are available so sign up NOW!

Platform:  The challenge is open to native or web-based mobile apps,  software running on other mobile hardware (including, but not exclusive to, wearable technology, open source hardware, etc.), and software running on proprietary hardware developed by the submitter.

Supplemental Material: You must submit a demo video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku) that showcases the main functionality of the solution via screencast or video. You must also submit at least one image/screenshot of your working app.

New & Existing Apps: Your mobile app may be newly created or pre-existing. If you’re submitting an existing app (developed prior to this competition), it must have integrated either ObjectRocket by Rackspace for MongoDB or Redis for the first time after the submission period start date.

Hackathon Sponsors


$25,000 in prizes

Grand Prize

$10,000 cash prize

1st Runner Up

$7,500 cash prize

2nd Runner Up

$5,000 cash prize

3rd Runner Up

$2,000 cash prize

Popular Choice

$500 cash prize. Chosen by YOU, the Public!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of Idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea.
  • Implementation of Idea
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the Maker and the extent to which it integrates ObjectRocket for MongoDB or ObjectRocket for Redis.
  • User Experience
    Includes whether the Application is easy to use, appealing or sticky.
  • Potential Community Impact
    Includes the extent to which the Application addresses a community need.

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