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MongoDB March Madness Hackathon Weekend

As announced at the last Sydney MUG, there is a "March Madness" hackathon competition amongst all the MongoDB user groups running from 1-March through 21-April.


  • Build some cool open source projects or tools using MongoDB
  • Share your project with the local & global MongoDB community

If you are new to MongoDB we'll also have some mentors on hand as well as ideas to get you started.


There are some global prizes for the top 3 projects across all the MUGs:

  • First place winners will receive a JAMBOX and a complimentary ticket to the MongoDB conference of their choice (travel & accommodation not included).
  • Second place winners will receive a fitbit Zip and a complimentary ticket to the MongoDB conference of their choice (travel & accommodation not included)
  • 3rd place winners will receive an Arduino Kit

There will be local prizes awarded at the Sydney Sydney MongoDB March Madness Hackathon Weekend. Rumours include tasty Pi, brick-themed building kits, and other cool gadgets.


We have some generous sponsors for the weekend including:

If you'd like to offer a prize or other sponsorship, please contact contact Stennie.

Draft schedule

Saturday 24th March
10:00am - Meet/Greet & Introduction
10:30am - Overview (project categories & ideas)
1:00pm - Lunch
3:00pm - Checkpoint - progress update
Till late - Build

Sunday 25th March
10:00am - Start
1:00pm - Lunch
3:00pm - Get ready for pitches
4:30pm - Pitches and judging

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  • Alexandre G.

    I'm glad I've made it. A weekend focusing on the major nosql solution, meeting 100% convinced people, leave you with no doubt about the db to picked.

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Herbert Y.

    It was great! I will definitely be more active in trying to encourage more people to not only give mongoDB a try but to participate in the next hackathon. It catered for not only advanced users but also novices like myself. Also, some great prizes and freebies were given out!

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Shaon D.

    Loved this hackathon - lots of cool projects hacked on & a big thanks to the 10gen crew + sponsors for putting on a great event with prizes and tons of good food & caffeine!

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Silvio

    Hi Guys,

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it. I was 'invited' to work on this weekend.

    Apologies for the last minute notice.

    Silvio Brasil

    March 22, 2013

  • Stennie

    Amazingly, we have more prize goodies! The team at MongoVUE ( have donated some licenses for their MongoVUE Windows GUI application :)

    March 22, 2013

  • Gael L.

    Finally I'm not here, have a good hackathon!

    March 22, 2013

  • Stennie

    We have some promo codes for the new MongoMonitor iPhone app ( to win at the hackathon. Handy iPhone viewer for collections, documents, server status, and GridFS files. I have it installed if anyone would like to try-before-you-buy at the hackathon or a meetup. The developer is also looking for feedback and is actively working on adding new features.

    March 20, 2013

  • Shaon D.

    Hi Stennie, Tia - is it possible to bring our own (current) project and work on those with my co-founder?

    March 16, 2013

    • Stennie

      Hi Shaon .. yes, please feel to join us at the hack weekend with your own MongoDB project. The MUG competition is specifically for open source projects, but we're happy to provide feedback and help for your own project too ;-).


      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys - getting married that weekend! :-/

    March 7, 2013

    • Tia

      have a great wedding Stuart! :)

      March 13, 2013

  • Jason F.

    Sorry guys, already got plan this weekend,

    March 13, 2013

  • Chaitanya K.

    At this stage I am not free this weekend

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but i already have plans for the weekend. Maybe i can make it next time.

    March 7, 2013

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Our Sponsors

  • MongoDB, Inc

    MongoDB organises and hosts the Sydney MongoDB User Group

  • Talend

    Sponsoring food at the April MUG

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