7 Jul 2022

Save the date for the 2022 Forge Hackathon


It's that time again! The Forge Hackathon is back for our third year of exciting challenges and innovative solutions. Join us virtually from September 19-23, the week before Autodesk University 2022, to hack together the Forge project you’ve always wanted to build. The prizes this year are better than ever, so bring your A Game and come ready to tackle one of our 6 challenges.


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The Challenges

For the love of the 3D game!

Get creative with the three.js library and build a fun game we'll never want to put down. Bonus points will be awarded for using the Forge Viewer. 

Show me the Data! 

The Forge Data APIs let you share the right data with the right teams at the right time. As a developer, you can access the underlying cloud APIs to power your custom apps and workflows. We want to see the creative ways you can make data work for you and your teams. 

I feel the need, the need for Digital Twin! 

How smart or innovative is your digital twin? Is it something no one has ever seen before? Bonus points will be awarded for using the Data Visualization extensions for the Forge Viewer, and for making sure your digital twin is as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. 

Task automation is a state of mind

How many tedious, manual processes can be automated? Use the Forge Design Automation APIs to help you automate repetitive tasks, freeing up time and energy to focus on more complex workflows. 

There is no place like ACC

Autodesk Construction Cloud connects workflows, teams, and data at every stage of construction to reduce risk, maximize efficiency, and increase profits. If you're tackling this challenge, you'll get to take full advantage of the team that brought you ACC.  

Hack the planet!

The Forge toolbox enables you to deliver insights to realize more sustainable outcomes for the future. Use Forge APIs to:

  • build dashboards focused on increasing your sustainability score
  • connect materials databases
  • calculate carbon footprints
  • link to LCA platforms

and more! Unlock data from Fusion, Revit, and other tools to create a holistic sustainable solution. 


What can you expect?

Sign up with your team, or join one before the hackathon. Be ready to start coding from day one! Teams can be made up of up to 4 people, and you can only participate on one team. Make the most of this week and come ready to showcase what you've built on Demo Day, September 23!


Pitch Day: September 19

We want to hear what you're thinking about making, so come tell us on Pitch Day! You can get feedback on your ideas, share your expertise, or find a team that you want to join.

Coding Support Period: September 19 - 23

During the week of the hackathon, you will have unlimited access to multiple Autodesk Forge support resources, including:

  • The Forge platform and documentation
  • The Autodesk engineering teams
  • Forge Advocates

And, of course, 24x5 support hours. Whether you're an early bird or a night owl, someone will be online to guide you and answer any questions you may have.

Demo Day: September 23

Each team will submit a video showcasing the app they built for our judges. Live viewing of those videos will take place on September 23 according to each team's region.

Winner Selection: September 24

Winners of each challenge will be informed of their victory by September 24. The team must then submit a video outlining who they are, the application they built, and which challenge it addresses by September 25 to be included in the Hackathon Showcase on September 27.


Hackathon Showcase at Autodesk University

The winners of the hackathon challenges will be announced during the showcase on September 27, 7 AM Central Time. The winning solutions will be demonstrated and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. Register for Autodesk University and tune in to the Forge Developer Session to find out who takes home the ultimate prize.


Judging Criteria

If you participated in last year's hackathon, we will follow the same judging criteria below.


Show us an application that does something no one has seen before! The more creative, the more points you get.


How easy is it to use your app? Is it intuitive? Does it offer a stellar user experience?

Business problem solved

Does your solution have real world benefits? Can you deploy it live for people to use and solve their real world business problems?

Progress made during the week

The more you can accomplish during the actual week of Sept 19-23, the higher you score with the judges.

Depth of Forge use

How many Forge APIs and services were you able to leverage? The more you combine, and the more advanced use of the platform the more points you can score here.

Wow factor

Is your app jaw-dropping?


Get your ideas flowing and register today!


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