Payara Hackathon - Build an app with Jakarta EE 10 and Payara Platform

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We are excited to announce that registrations are now open forPayara Hackathon, running 2-6 March 2023. 

Build an app with Jakarta EE 10 and Payara Platform for a chance to win £3,000 in prize money for the winner, with £2,000 and £1,000 prizes for runners up. 

Get your work reviewed by our judging panel of Java and Jakarta EE experts including Java Champions Ivar Grimstad and Otavio Santana.

Why Choose Our Hackathon?

Celebrate innovation and Java, Jakarta EE and open source community collaboration.

Payara’s Hackathon is a perfect opportunity to get involved with Jakarta EE, learn about the Jakarta EE 10 release, build examples that would be contributed to the Jakarta EE examples repository, and become a contributor or even get a status of a committer for the project!” – Tanja Obradovic, Jakarta EE Program Manager at the Eclipse Foundation

Who Can Enter?

This competition is open to all, from students to Java oldies, first-timers to dedicated Payara and Jakarta EE fans.


How to Enter?

Visit the official Payara Hackathon March 2023 website and submit the registration form at the bottom of the page. 


  • First Place – £3,000
  • Second Place – £2,000
  • Third Place – £1,000
  • Payara & Eclipse Foundation Swag Bag for the top 10 contestants
  • Mentoring Sessions – two-hour long sessions with Java industry expert (for top three students/recent graduates applicants)