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Auth0 Announces First-Ever Hackathon

Developers called upon to “hack for change” for today’s real-world issues

July 31, 2020

BELLEVUE, Wash. — July 31, 2020 — The Auth0 Identity Platform, a product unit within Okta, today announced its first-ever global Hackathon, which will take place August 7-9, 2020. With a mission to create solutions to address today’s real-world challenges, Auth0 and event partners, AWS, Microsoft, Vercel, Ionic, DigitalOcean, Gatsby, Hasura, and MongoDB, seek developers who wish to “hack for change” around three relevant topics: COVID-19, connectivity, and security. Teams can register for the event at

Despite the turmoil and uncertainty in 2020, innovation and its ability to transcend today’s challenges is one constant, and will continue to flourish amidst distributed developers. Auth0 and its Hackathon partners will bring together hundreds of developers to harness ideas and creativity to tackle the biggest issues facing organizations and communities today. The three categories of the event are focused on solutions that address the after-effects of COVID-19; create secure connections, and keep remote friends/co-workers/families connected.

Submissions will be judged on the quality, implementation, and potential impact of the idea. The esteemed judging panel is comprised of the following developer experts:

  • Matias Woloski, Co-founder and CTO, Auth0
  • Evil Rabbit, Head of Design, Vercel
  • Sherry List, Azure Developer Engagement Lead, Microsoft
  • Rob Melka, Solution Architect, AWS
  • Chris Sevilleja, Founder and Developer Advocate, DigitalOcean
  • Obinna Ekwuno, Software Engineer, Gatsby
  • Mike Hartington, Developer Advocate, Ionic
  • Ado Kukic, Developer Advocate Lead, MongoDB
  • Praveen Durairaju, Developer Advocate, Hasura

“Since its inception, Auth0 has empowered developers all over the world to innovate. We know developers are facing unique challenges during this pandemic, and also have tremendous talent and innovation to offer,” said Jarod Reyes, director of developer relations at Auth0. “We want to tap into this vast innovation pool and call out to our far-reaching developer network to rally around making a difference. We are grateful to our judges and to all developers who join us in hacking for change.”

In addition to the gratification of hacking for change, the best ideas deemed by the judges will be rewarded with cash prizes, gift cards, and custom Auth0 and partner swag. Participation rules, guidelines, and event details can be found here: To register a team, please sign up here: by August 6th.

About Auth0

Auth0 by Okta takes a modern approach to customer identity and enables organizations to provide secure access to any application, for any user. Auth0 is a highly customizable platform that is as simple as development teams want, and as flexible as they need. Safeguarding billions of login transactions each month, Auth0 delivers convenience, privacy, and security so customers can focus on innovation. For more information, visit

Media Contacts

Jeana Tahnk
Auth0 Global Communications

Hannah Carroll
Matter for Auth0

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