Inspired to get our community to share their capabilities with StreamSets. We are excited to launch our first-ever hackathon - Pipeline Battle for our Data Champions. Create one or more pipelines that make a complete data integration using Data Collector or Transformer. May the most impressive or creative Pipelines win.

This hackathon is timed to coincide with DataOps Summit following the training sessions on August 29th, 5:30 - 8:30 PM. All levels of experience are welcome and at no cost. Come connect with other data professionals and share your pipeline for a chance to win $500!

Need an excuse to have fun?

  1. Build relationships, enjoy food & drinks, and get rewarded!
  2. Build your personal brand!
  3. Get a chance to be promoted on StreamSets Twitter, blogs, and on the DataOps Summit stage!
  4. Lastly, a chance to win a prize!


  • Welcome Food & Drinks - 5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Connect with Team Members 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Create your Pipelines 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Teams Submit & Present Pipelines 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

It's easy to submit, make sure to:

  1. To join the hackathon, register for DataOps summit and select hackathon.
  2. Create a new topic in the Pipeline Battle for our Data Champions category. (Each submission needs to have its own topic thread)
  4. Add an explanation of 2-3 sentences of your pipeline use case and benefits.
  5. Lastly, make it fun! Create something useful, fun, creative, and or wacky.
  6. Have a chance to explain and defend your pipeline in front of our panel of judges.

Prizes (Paid out per team)

1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $250
3rd Place - $100

Judging criteria & Judges

  • Use of StreamSets: - 80%
    • The application uses StreamSets (Y/N)
    • The application uses StreamSets and at least use two connectors (Y/N)
    • Utility & Usefulness. Does the Job efficiently solve a real-world or current problem? (1-10)
    • Does this job impress you with creativity or wow you with innovation? (1-10)
    • Did you learn something new from hearing the presentation (In-person panel judge)? (1-10)
  • Boost your favorite pipeline - 20%
    • The pipeline with the most likes and interactions via the community platform.


  1. Brenna Buuck
  2. Sean Anderson
  3. Jesse Summan
  4. Community Poll via community forum.

Getting Started Resources



  • How many team members can I have?
    • 2 total
  • Can I submit alone?
    • Yes
  • How long do we have?
    • ~ 2 ½ hours
  • Will we have to present our pipeline example?
    • Yes! You will share your pipeline and explain it on the DataOps stage
  • When will the winners be announced?
    • During the DataOps Summit Keynote presentation!
  • Where do I Submit?
    • Create a new topic in the Pipeline Battle for our Data Champions category. (Each submission needs to have its own topic thread)
  • How will I receive my prize?
    • Prizes will be awarded via a e-gift card using a company called Tremendous.
  • When will I receive my prize?
    • You will receive your prize shortly after the DataOps Summit Keynote winner ceremony.
  • Will laptops be provided to participate?
    • No, please bring your own laptop. We will provide you with power, Internet, food and drinks!


For any additional details please reach out to Drew Kreiger, Senior Community Manager at