Join us for a 24-hour software development marathon as you compete (solo or with your #squad) to build crazy-cool projects using Twitch’s developer toolset. Twitch developers will be hanging out through the whole event, answering your questions about life at Twitch and helping you along with your apps, extensions, chat bots - whatever you can come up with!

TwitchCon loves students who love Twitch, because TwitchCon is all about bringing together the people that make Twitch, Twitch! All participants in the hackathon will receive a complimentary 3-day weekend pass to TwitchCon. That means live shows, meet and greets, and gaming all weekend! Not to mention our party on a ghost ship. Did we mention that the event is totally free?

Visit for official contest rules.


All participants must be at least 18 years of age and must be registered U.S. university students.


Projects must incorporate at least one developer product listed on How you integrate that product into your project is up to you!

Hackathon Sponsors


$4,800 in prizes

Grand Prize

$500 gift card to each member of the winning team!

Honorable Mention (2)

$200 gift card to each member of the winning team!

Most Technically Complex Project

$150 gift card to each member of the winning team!

Project That Makes Us Laugh

$150 gift card to each member of the winning team!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jon Gottfried

Jon Gottfried
Co-Founder, Major League Hacking

Emily Rose

Emily Rose
Developer Advocate, Twitch


Creative Partner, Twitch


Creative Partner, Twitch

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Does this project tackle a problem in a new and interesting way?
  • Practicality
    How useful would this project be to use?
  • Presentation
    Is this project presented in a way that promotes use?
  • Twitchyness
    How well does this project fit with Twitch's culture?

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