HiveTechFest India

Join us for this exciting hackathon, and delve into the future of secure software development and elevate your DevSecOps expertise to unprecedented levels.


Where Innovation Meets Collaboration in DevSecOps by CloudBees

Get together with the CloudBees community in India for a virtual hackathon to learn, create and have a chance to win exciting prizes! This event is scheduled to run for the next 3 weeks, ending on July 24, 2024 and the award ceremony on August 07, 2024.

Seamlessly integrating into any hybrid and heterogeneous environment, CloudBees is more than a tool—it's a strategic partner in your cloud transformation journey, ensuring security, compliance, and operational efficiency while enhancing the developer experience across your entire software development lifecycle. It allows developers to bring and execute their code anywhere, providing greater flexibility and freedom through fast, self-serve, and secure workflows.

To get started,  REGISTER TODAY to the HiveTechFest India before the deadline, July 07, 2024. CloudBees enables enterprises to deliver scalable, compliant, and secure software, empowering developers to do their best work.

HiveTechFest Highlights

Breaking down the need-to-know details for HiveTechFest India

About the Hackathon

  • CloudBees wants to encourage innovation in DevSecOps
  • We want to provide a platform for people to showcase their skills and projects.
  • Encouraging innovation in CI/CD to push the technical boundaries
  • Inspire learning: learn something new, apply your learning to create something new and feel proud of it.


  • 1st prize INR 75K
  • 2nd prize INR 50K
  • 3rd prize INR 25K

+ other exciting non-cash promotional giveaways for quality submissions.

The HiveTechFest India Hackathon is calling for projects in these categories:

  • Jenkins Plugin
  • AI/ML in Jenkins
  • Security & Compliance Innovation in CI/CD
  • Generic CI/CD Tools

Who can participate?

  • Anyone who is a resident of India. Open to software professionals and graduates.
  • Enter as an individual or a team. A team is up to a maximum of 3 individuals.

How to submit?

  • Demo video recording
  • Github code repo
  • Document with details of the project

How does it work and what is the process?

  • Step 1: Development and submission
  • Step 2: Demo and final judging
  • Step 3: Prize distribution

Important dates

  • Registration Ends: July 07, 2024
  • Submission: July 24, 2024
  • Finale Details Announcement: July 31, 2024
  • Finale and Prize Distribution: August 07, 2024

Event FAQs

  • Can I attend from anywhere?

    The HiveTechFest India hackathon is restricted to Indian residents only. We welcome entries from any state in India. We do not accept registrations from outside of India.

  • Is the submission of entries to the hackathon free of charge?

    Yes! There is no fee to participate in HiveTechFest India.

  • Where is HiveTechFest taking place? Is it in person or virtual?

    The hackathon itself is fully virtual and spans over three weeks.

  • Who can submit entries?

    Anyone with a passion for building tools in CI/CD is welcome to submit entries to our hackathon! We do not restrict participation based on age, educational background, or professional title. Whether you're a seasoned professional, a student, or a hobbyist, if you have skills and enthusiasm for continuous integration and continuous deployment, we want you here!

  • What experience is required?

    No specific experience is required to participate in our hackathon. While having some familiarity with CI/CD concepts and tools can be beneficial, we encourage participants of all skill levels to join. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn and collaborate, or an expert ready to showcase your skills, there's a place for you in our event. Our goal is to foster a collaborative and inclusive environment where everyone can contribute, learn, and innovate.

  • What is the team size limit?

    A team is up to a maximum of 3 individuals. Your entries to HiveTechFest India can be as a member of a team or as an individual.

  • How many projects can I enter into the HiveTechFest India hackathon?

    As many as you’d like to enter, however, projects will be graded independently.

  • Are you sending out acceptances? Is there a deadline to apply?

    We will send out acceptances on July 8. The registration closes on July 7, 2024.

  • When can we start working on our project?

    We expect you to be fair in competition and start the work from July 8, 2024.

  • I still have a question!

Learn about the topics

  1. Jenkins Plugin

    Jenkins is the de-facto software for CI/CD in the industry, and it's not an exaggeration to say Jenkins is synonymous with the term CI/CD. This is largely due to Jenkins' extendability through plugins.

    Why write a plugin?

    • You might already be a Jenkins user and want that one missing integration.
    • Software engineering best practices are fully adopted in Jenkins architecture, code design, and testing, offering valuable learning opportunities.
  2. AI/ML in Jenkins

    AI/ML has been the talk of the town since ChatGPT's release. Put your AI/ML knowledge into Jenkins or its plugins. You might want to improve anything from log analysis to improving Security around CI/CD.

    With the Jenkins core and thousands of plugins, see if your AI/ML idea can fit in anywhere.

  3. Security & Compliance Innovation in CI/CD

    Having security loopholes in products not only puts the company at risk but also affects our customers. There is scope for security improvements at every stage of the CI/CD process, from scanning code to third-party library validation, image scanning, configuration validations, regulatory compliance, and so on. You might be a professional in security; go ahead and bring your ideas to the table. We would love to see your work.

  4. Generic CI/CD Tools

    Have an idea or want to work on software other than Jenkins? It could be anywhere in the DevSecOps spectrum, from a CLI tool, to configuration processor to an entirely new build server.

    Go ahead, write it, and showcase it through this hackathon; we would love to see it!

Resources to learn more about these topics

Terms and conditions

  • HiveTechFest India is an initiative by CloudBees (hereafter referred to as ‘Organizer’) to provide a platform to foster innovation in DevSecOps and CI/CD domains.
  • Registering for the hackathon is entirely free of charge and is open to citizens of India. Registration must be done by submitting a registration form from this site.
  • The participants need to ensure that the personal information provided upon registration online is true and accurate and must unconditionally accept any and all decisions made by Hackathon organizers with regard to event organization.
  • If information provided during online registration is found to be incomplete and/or inaccurate, the participant may be disqualified from the competition.
  • Teams may not be changed once the competition has begun.
  • Participants shall not try to influence the Organizers or Judging panel.
  • Participants must register and attend the Hackathon during their personal, non-work hours
  • By participating in the Hackathon, Participants agree that their current employer has no rights or claims over the Submissions. It is the responsibility of each Participant to ensure compliance with their own employment agreements or employer policies.
  • Participants represent and warrant that their Submissions do not infringe upon any third-party rights and that they have all necessary permissions to use any third-party materials included in their Submissions.
  • Participants must release their Submissions under one of the following open source licenses such as, Apache License 2.0, MIT License, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
  • The idea and work produced by the Participants, is free to be used as it is or with modification for anyone for commercial or open source.

Register Now

Registration ends July 07, 2024

Join us for this exciting hackathon, and delve into the future of secure software development and elevate your DevSecOps expertise to unprecedented levels.  We can’t wait to see what you build. Happy coding!