Esri is excited to announce our annual intern hackathon: The Weekend of Innovation. The summer interns will form teams of 4 to 5 to solve interesting real-world problems using GIS. The solutions illustrate how effective it is to use ArcGIS to address real problems using location analytics. This event gives the participants an opportunity to be creative and present their idea to their Esri colleagues.


Submissions will be judged on content developed during the hackathon submission period only. Any component developed before the hackathon submission period is not eligible for judging.

All teams must declare their participation by the Team entry deadline by completing the team entry form.

All code must be submitted to a public Github repository and available for the judges and event organizers to access.

The submitted solution must build and run in a standalone app on a PC or Mac computer or in a mobile device simulator running on a PC or Mac computer.

All projects submitted must use the ArcGIS platform APIs in some way. Projects submitted that do not use ArcGIS developer technology are not eligible for judging and prizes.

All submissions must use only publicly released APIs, SDKs, software and services. Since the submissions are made to public github repositories, and our ultimate goal is to show your project off on a public facing website, we cannot accept submissions that use internally available and/or non-public components.

All submitting teams must be able to perform a 5-minute presentation of their solution. Teams may present in-person, or via videoconference if participating from a remote location.

All submissions must be completed on Devpost with all required attributes.

If any additional hardware is used it will not be considered in the judging. If additional hardware is required it is the team's responsibility to make it available to the judges during the judging period.

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$2,000 in prizes

First place

Awarded to the winning team

Second place

Awarded to the runner up team

Third place

Third place team

Most creative

Awarded to the team the judged deem the most creative

Best teamwork

Awarded to a team at the judge's discretion for hard work, team participation, and outstanding perseverance.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:










Judging Criteria

  • Idea
    Quality and originality of the project concept - 5 points
  • Demo
    Quality and completeness of the project demo - 5 points
  • Difficulty
    Degree of difficulty of the project - 5 points
  • Execution
    Execution of the project solution, how well the project solution is crafted and organized - 5 points
  • Use of GIS
    Use of GIS in project - 5 points
  • Presentation
    Quality of presentation - 5 points

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