Come Hack

with Us!

The Venue

Dive into a realm where history meets modern tech! For CloudFest Hackathon 2024, we’re excited to host you at the Santa Isabel Hotel at Europa-Park in Rust, Germany, precisely in the gorgeous Convento of the Santa Isabel Hotel
Drawing inspiration from the grandeur of historic Portuguese monasteries, this amazing venue blends tradition and contemporary comfort.
We are also thrilled to use the Refectorium, a versatile space for additional projects or breakout sessions. The possibilities are as vast as your imagination. Join us and immerse yourself in this awesome setting!

Open-Source meets CloudFest

After a whirlwind of coding, ideating, and collaborating, the CloudFest limelight awaits you! Show off your team’s results on a main CloudFest stage on Tuesday, March 18th, 2024.

Here’s a perk: upon your application’s selection for the CloudFest Hackathon, we’ll hand you a complimentary ticket to CloudFest While we’ve got your entry covered, please remember to make your own arrangements for accommodation during CloudFest.
Stage is set, and we’re eager to witness the magic you’ll bring! 🎤

Your stay at
Europa-Park Rust

Enjoy a free two-night stay on March 16 & 17, 2024, at a premier four-star Europa-Park Hotel, breakfast included.


  • Early Arrival Offer: arrive early on March 15, 2024, at a special net room rate of 105€.
  • Extra Night: engaged attendees in the main event CloudFest or WP Day might qualify for an additional free night on March 18, 2024, based on room availability and active participation.
    Details for both options are shared post-registration.

A snapshot of how to embark on this journey

Submit Your Interest

Fill out our application form to express your interest. However, keep in mind, that this is just the first step and doesn’t guarantee your registration.

Await Our Response

We’ll review applications and notify you by email regarding your status—whether approved, rejected, or placed on hold for the next batch.

Seal The Deal!

If approved, you’ll receive a special code via email. Use this code to register for CloudFest. Once done, you’re confirmed for both the CF Hackathon 2024 and the main festival! 🎉

Remember, the sooner you apply, the higher your chances of being selected in the earlier batches!
For any questions regarding participation in the CloudFest Hackathon, please visit our FAQ section.

Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.

– J. Jackson

Diversity & Inclusion

At the heart of CloudFest Hackathon lies a resolute commitment to diversity, creating an inclusive and welcoming milieu for everyone.

Our 2024 edition amplifies these efforts, joining hands with experts from the diverse spectrums of tech.
Your diverse needs, from dietary to accessibility, matter to us. Thus, follow-up questions to our application form, in case you get selected, will address these facets.

Our expectation: respect, camaraderie, and zero tolerance for demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.

For insights, questions, or inputs, connect with us at

Projects 2024

Friendly Competition
and a Legacy of Giving Back:

CF Hackathon Awards

Reflecting on the triumph of last year’s Hackathon, our goal for this year is to fund another full scholarship for the Groundbreaker Talents program, through the awards we present.
Find out more on our dedicated Awards page:

Future Of The Web Award:
Integrate MariaDB Catalogs with PHP Platforms

sponsored by
Awarded to the team whose innovative project forecasts the future of the web through technological foresight and explores new problems and new approaches to solving them.
Dream Team Award:
Follow The Money
(Public Sector Website Funding Transparency)

sponsored by Codeable
For the team that demonstrates exceptional teamwork, collaboration, and communication throughout the hackathon.
Social Media Master Award:
Can Everyone Use ____?

sponsored by
Highlighting the team that creates the most buzz on social media during the hackathon.
Web Impact Award:
Can Everyone Use ____?

sponsored by
Recognizes the team whose project significantly uplifts sustainable, inclusive, and ethical web practices and promises a lasting positive impact on the web and how it is used and evolved responsibly.
Pitch Perfect Award:
JSON Schema Field/Form Renderer

co-sponsored by CloudLinux & imunify 360
Rewarding the team that delivers the most compelling and engaging project presentation for all.
Overall Winner
Can Everyone Use ____?

sponsored by Automattic
For the team that hacks its way to the top, emerging as the ultimate #CFHack Champion at the CloudFest Hackathon 2024.

CloudFest Hackathon 2024 Partners

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