For the love of <code>; Hack on! The Hackathon lasts all March. 

A global Hackathon for curious minds everywhere

Calling all developers, students, startup businesses, SAS customers and technology partners! Embrace your curiosity. Bring your innovative thinking. And, turn your ideas into practical action.

Meet the mentors

We’re assembling an outstanding group of mentors from around the world with tremendous domain expertise. Their hackathon know-how will enhance each team’s experience and success by providing key support and coaching.

Unique support from tech innovators

Empower diversity: Together, we can improve the world.

Great ideas can come from anyone, anywhere. We are creating the most diverse hackathon ever with unique partnerships!

Thanks to our innovative sponsors.

Intel, Microsoft and Core Compete embrace the Hackathon spirit!

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More than just a competition

Bringing practical innovation to the marketplace – that’s what the Hackathon is all about. We know you have great ideas! 

Teams can be made up of people within your organization, your organization and a technology partner, or an individual looking to join a group. You and your team will be creating a potentially viable product using analytics to build a better world in one of these areas.

Data for Good

Use analytics to address complex global problems.


Develop an algorithm that will revolutionize an industry. 


Bring your innovative solution to the marketplace.

Get your creativity flowing! Show the world your brilliance using the power of SAS® and open source on Microsoft Azure.

Hackathon timeline

January - February 2021
Get an edge on your competition by taking advantage of free enablement resources.

March 2021
Let the Hackathon begin! This is the time to let your creativity shine – use data and SAS to solve your challenge.

April 2021
Finalists selected and introduced to the SAS Vector Labs team for further application development.

May 18 - 20
Winners will be announced at Virtual SAS® Global Forum 2021.

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