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Also make sure to join the Node Knockout IRC channel #nodeknockout. We will try to have support staff around during the entire competition so if you run into issues let us know there as well.
This year, the main hosting for your NodeKnockout entry is handled by ( An account has already been created for you on Modulus, you'll receive a “Password Reset” email soon that you can use to set a password and log into your account.

You can find full instructions on how to deploy your application here. Hosting also includes a MongoDB database.

Their performance monitoring service for GraphQL is still in the works, however they have a great tutorial on using GraphQL, a technology poised to become the future of APIs. Kadira will award an additional $1000 for the best team using GraphQL. Learn more about Kadira and GraphQL on our blog.
Offers production-ready cloud hosting for many different databases. Deployment includes high-availability (HA), failover, daily backups, and auto-scaling. For the competition, if you need hosting for PostgreSQL, RethinkDB, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ, or etcd, please email us (now, before, or during the competition) and we'll set you up with one as soon as we can.

RedisGreen is offering free Redis hosting for all teams competing in Node Knockout. To sign up for a free RedisGreen Mini Development server with a monitoring dashboard for use during the competition, visit:

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The maker of Mockups - - the rapid wireframing software that combines the simplicity of paper sketching with the power of a digital tool so that teams can focus on what's important. Balsamiq is a small and personable company that competes on usability and customer service. Balsamiq believes work should be fun, and that life is too short for bad software.

Contestants: email us for a free code to use Balsamiq for 3 months!

A cloud service for file uploading & encoding. Transloadit is offering all hackathon contestants a free upgrade to their already free 2gig sandbox plan. Check out how to setup the account and upgrade if needed here. Read more about Transloadit on our blog.

Rollbar is an error monitoring and analytics service that has plugins for a wide variety of languages and frameworks including Node.js, client-side Javascript, Rails, Django, PHP, and others. Thousands of developers use Rollbar to find errors in their apps and fix them faster. Sign up for a free trial. Read more about Rollbar on our blog.

Convergely by Koombea
Suite of productivity tools designed to enhance team communication on HipChat and Slack. Users are able to boost their workflow and have a quicker, more dynamic communication. When integrated, provides a wide range of functions including:

  • Time-zone responsive message scheduling
  • Auto-responder system
  • Unique/recurrent reminders scheduling
  • Tasks assignment to team members
  • Polls creation.
Whether you use Slack or HipChat, try Convergely and see for yourself how it changes the way you communicate with your team members!

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A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management for all your applications. Read more about Auth0 on our blog.


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