What is Node Knockout?

Node Knockout is an online hackathon. Teams of up to 4 people compete over a 48 hour period to build the best app they can, using Node.js. After you submit the app, it'll be critiqued by one of our expert judges. The best apps win prizes, glory and most importantly, respect!

Where is it located?

Anywhere! Node Knockout is an online competition, so you can compete from anywhere in the world. 

When is the competition?

The competition starts Nov 12th 0:00:00 UTC. PLEASE make sure to covert this to your local timezone. For example, if you are located in San Francisco CA, it will begin Nov 11th at 5pm PST. It ends exactly 48 hours later.

How many people can be on a team?

Teams may be composed of 1-4 people.

Can I invite team members after I register?

Absolutely! Setup your team now and you'll be able to send invites to team members at anytime.

What is the Topic/Theme of the competition?

There is no specific topic or theme. You are welcome to create any type of application that you’d like!

Who decides the winners?

Applications will be reviewed by expert judges, who are leaders in the Node.js community. Contestants will also have a chance to vote on each others entries. All entries will be evaluated and teams will receive feedback. 

When are the winners announced?

Winners will be announced on Nov 21st.

How many winning teams will there be?

There will be 6 winning teams from different categories; Overall Team, Solo Team, Design, Utility, Innovation, Popularity. 

Can I sponsor Node Knockout?

Definitely! Reach out to us at [email protected]

What if my company is a sponsor of Node Knockout? Can I still participate?

Of course! Being an employee of any company sponsoring Node Knockout does not disqualify you. We have tools in place so if any judge has a conflict of interest in the app they are judging, they can skip it and move on to the next one.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes you can find the code of conduct here: nodeknockout.com/conduct