Your challenge

Build innovative new add-ons and intergrations to help software teams, business teams and IT teams work together better with Atlassian products. 

What type of add-on should I build?

There are no limits to what you can build for Codegeist 2016. We have prizes for the best integration, best data center add-on, and best add-on for software, IT, and business teams. Read below for more ideas on what to build. 


Have a cloud application you want integrated with one of our products? Codegeist is your chance to build that integration. This category is for companies looking to reach Atlassian users by building a bridge between Atlassian's products and theirs. The Winner will be featured with a booth at Atlassian Summit in October as well as other marketing to our community. 

Software Teams

Need your code to test faster? Want your new IDE to sync up to JIRA? Move stuff with agile boards? Create bug reports via a VR interface? Codegeist is your chance to extend our products and help software teams work even smarter.

IT Teams

Have an amazing use case for ChatOps? Need to make your service desk and asset tracking work together? Do you need users to submit requests with solid SLAs? With the new JIRA Service Desk API's, Bitbucket Pipelines and Confluence blueprints, building and intergrating tools to help your IT org out is better than ever. Codegeist is your chance to extend our products and help IT teams work even faster.

Business Teams

Need Marketing and HR to communicate better? Have an idea to help a new part of your organization collaborate better? Will your add-on help make the conjoined triangles of success be a reality? Getting business teams onboard is key. Show us how your add-on can make business teams work better. 

Bring your server add-on to the cloud

Already have an add-on in the marketplace that runs on our server products? Consider building a cloud version for Codegeist 2016. 

Data Center

Atlassian's largest customers need the most reliable, secure and robust add-ons. With Atlassian Data Center Products they can deploy high performance clusters of JIRA, Confluence and Bitbucket. Is your add-on up the the challenge of performing in some of the worlds largest enterprise enviroments? Will your add-on make tens of thousands of users work day just a little bit better? 

Industry Solutions

Is there an industry that would benefit from the customization of our products? Help these teams unleash their potential by building an add-on for Codegeist 2016.  

Thousands of developers have participated in Codegeist over the last 9 years. For some inspiration checkout these past participants:  

Atlas CRM

Why should I join Codegeist?

Make an Impact

You'll make a huge impact on how teams around the world get stuff done. Most of our customers use add-ons, and soon they could be using yours. Here are a couple customers that already use add-ons from the Atlassian Marketplace: 

Awesome Prizes

The first 750 developers that sign up for Codegeist will receive $75 in AWS credits to help them get started with their add-on project. And all developers that successfully build and submit their add-on will win an exclusive Codegeist 2016 t-shirt and be promoted on the Atlassian Marketplace. And if you win, your add-on will be featured on the Atlassian blog and you'll win cash prizes, including:

  • Best IT Team add-on
  • Best Software Team add-on
  • Best Business Team add-on
  • Best Data Center add-on
  • Newcomer cloud add-on (only available for new Marketplace vendors)
  • Popular choice add-on (decided by community voting on DevPost)

The winner of the Best Cloud Integration will win a Silver sponsorship at Atlassian Summit in San Jose October 11-13th, 2016.

For more info about Codegeist 2016 checkout the FAQ.

And any winner that builds a cloud add-on will receieve $5,000 in AWS credits. Thanks Amazon for providing these AWS credits to Codegeist participants and winners. 


Please read the full rules for eligibility.


Please read the full rules for submission requirements.

Hackathon Sponsors


$100,000 in prizes

Best Cloud Integration

Silver Sponsorship at Summit: $10,000
Cloud bonus: $5,000 AWS Credits

Best IT Team add-on

Cloud bonus: $5,000 AWS Credits

Best Software Team add-on

Cloud bonus: $5,000 AWS Credits

Best Business Team add-on

Cloud bonus: $5,000 AWS Credits

Best Data Center add-on


Best newcomer add-on

Cloud bonus: $5,000 AWS Credits

Popular choice add-on

Cloud bonus: $5,000 AWS Credits

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  1. Register for the Codegeist hackathon on DevPost by clicking 'Enter a submission' at the top of this page.
  2. Fill out this form to receive your AWS credit. You'll receive your credits within 2 weeks.
  3. Build an awesome add-on. Check out our developer site to get started.
  4. Submit your add-on to the Atlassian Marketplace as public and check the "Codegeist 2016" box.
  5. Create your submission on DevPost with:
    • Your add-on's name
    • Marketplace listing URL in the "Website URL" field.
    • Banner image for your add-on via the image uploader


Mike Cannon-Brookes

Mike Cannon-Brookes
Co-CEO and co-founder, Atlassian @mcannonbrookes

Sri Viswanath

Sri Viswanath
CTO, Atlassian @SriViswan

Paul Friesen

Paul Friesen
Head of Marketing, Ecosystem, Atlassian @pafries

Luke Kilpatrick

Luke Kilpatrick
Developer Programs Manager, Atlassian @lkilpatrick

Nick Wade

Nick Wade
Head of Ecosystem Business, Atlassian @wadenick

Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness
    Is your add-on solving a real problem customers have?
  • Innovation
    Is your add-on creative and unique given the other add-ons in the market?
  • Quality
    Does the add-on function as expected? Is it free of bugs?
  • Design
    Is the UI intuitive and in compliance with AUI? Is the listing informative including useful screenshots?

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