Calling all developers! Square Unboxed is back with a brand new hackathon. Now’s your chance to build or extend an app with new features using Square’s new Bookings API release, Cash App Pay, Checkout API, or Terminal API. Be one of the first to try the brand new API features for a chance to win $85,000 in prizes!

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Requirements

What to Build: Build or extend an app with new features using Square’s new Bookings API release, Cash App Pay, Checkout API, or Terminal API. 

What to Submit:

➤ Provide the Square Application ID

➤ Provide access to working application (test account, website, sandbox / production) - Instructions must be provided for judges to access

➤ Provide a text description of your project that explains how the new features were implemented

➤ Include a publicly visible video (about 3 minutes) that demonstrates your submission. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and made public.

➤ Identify which category you are submitting into

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Prizes

$85,000 in prizes

First Place Overall

• $20,000 USD
• Social promotion by Square
• 60 min. meeting with Square product team

Second Place Overall

• $15,000 USD
• Social promotion by Square

Best Use of Bookings API

• $10,750 USD
• Social Promotion by Square

Best Use of Cash App Pay

• $10,750 USD
• Social Promotion by Square

Best Use of Checkout API

• $10,750 USD
• Social Promotion by Square

Best App for Square Terminal

• $10,750 USD
• Social Promotion by Square

Most Impressive Technical Implementation

• $2,000 USD

Most Valuable Feedback (5)

• $1,000 USD

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Richard Moot

Richard Moot
Developer Advocate, Square

Max Beatty

Max Beatty
Engineering Manager, Square

Bryan Ashley

Bryan Ashley
Engineering Manager, Square

Gabriel Jinich

Gabriel Jinich
Product Manager, Square

Aaron Hoffmeyer

Aaron Hoffmeyer
Partnerships Program Manager, Square

Shannon Skipper

Shannon Skipper
Head of Developer Relations, Square

Sheera Gendzel

Sheera Gendzel
Strategic Partnerships Lead

Bobbilee Hartman

Bobbilee Hartman
Developer Advocate, Square

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea.
  • Implementation of the Idea
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer and how well the new Square features were implemented.
  • Potential Value to Business
    Includes the extent to which the app can help businesses grow.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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