Open Source ERP is the global collegiate and professional hackathon where some of the brightest and most talented students, mentors and professionals come together to drive and create new solutions for existing Open Source ERP problems for the Agriculture, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Distribution, Hospitality and Non-Profit industries.



We are an inclusive focused hackathon that promotes diversity in all its forms. Attendees from all backgrounds, genders, and geographies are welcome.

Age Requirements

There are no age restrictions to attend the hackathon. In case you are under 18, your parents/legal guardian should contact the hackathon to request a waiver authorizing you to attend the hackathon and submit their plan for your attendance and transportation to and from the hackathon.

Committee Eligibility

Official Open Source ERP staff or committee members are not eligible to compete for a hackathon prize. They may however assist teams as mentors or volunteers during the coding/development phase.


All teams should have a team name, and be registered with

The Devpost team page listing should have the following:

  • Team Mobile Phone Number.
  • Development tools used to build the project.
  • SDKs used in the project.
  • APIs used in the project.
  • Any assets used in the project.
  • Any libraries used in the project.
  • Any components not created at the Hackathon.
  • Link to a video of a screen capture of the application on Youtube.

All projects should be submitted to the Hackathon's Devpost Page/account before judging begins on Sunday May 19th at 11:00 AM. Failure to submit will result in disqualification.

All projects submitted will be subject to a code-review. When the hackathon ends at least one member from each team will meet with the code review team for a brief review of their submission and to confirm that the team’s Devpost page has been correctly updated. Applications will be spot checked by code reviewers. All the projects selected by the judges as finalists will be code reviewed to confirm that the code is original work created at the Hackathon.

  • Submissions that do not meet the following criteria are subject to disqualification and/or removal.
  • Submission must be:
    • 1) original work of the Participant;
    • 2) must not have been previously published;
    • 3) must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity;
    • 4) must incorporate the technology provided by the Hackathon committee and/or Sponsors.

Hackathon Sponsors


$20,440 in prizes

Best Use Of Sponsor API (5)

Cash Prize For Each Member Of The Entire Team

Best User Interface Design

Full Annual Pro Subscription For Entire Team

Best Product/Market Fit

In Person Pitch To Newark Venture Partners Investment Team

Female Team Duo (2)

2K Bootcamp Coding Scholarship To The Best Female Team Duo.

Best Product Integration

Surprise Award To Be Given At Event

Most Diverse Team

Meet the Investment/VC Capital Arm of Samsung (SamsungNext Ventures) in Person to pitch your idea.

Bonus Prize

Free Round Trip Airfare to one of the Top International Hackathons in the world. One member from a winning team will either be going to HackZurich (Europe's Largest Hackathon) or HackTheNorth (Canada's Largest Hackathon). And we cover your travel!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Brad Riddell

Brad Riddell

James Messinger

James Messinger
Ship Engine

Jud Harris

Jud Harris

Allison Williams

Allison Williams
Newark Venture Partners

Mia Manhattan

Mia Manhattan
Samsung Next

Maria Papageorgiou

Maria Papageorgiou
Full Stack Python Developer

Judging Criteria

  • Quality
    Quality nature of the idea / demo Providing a thoroughly thought out process for your ERP build and creating higher quality code is more important than finishing first.
  • Utility/Practicality
    Code if only one part of the solution. Is the application useful and can it be implemented in the real world?
  • ShipEngine Rate API
    All submission categories (with the exception of "Best User Interface") must use the Shipengine Rate API.
  • Category Specific
    The following categories have multiple requirements: 1. Best Use Of ShipEngine API 2. Product Integration Hacks will need to use the Shipengine API in a specific manner to be announced at the opening of the Event

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