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Developers are at the core of what makes Redis one of the most popular and most loved databases. This year at RedisConf 21, we hosted the “Build on Redis” Hackathon, our largest one to date! Today, we are thrilled to announce the winners of the $100K in prizes! 

At the Hackathon, participants explored a wide range of possibilities within the Redis portfolio, leveraging the advanced capabilities of our real-time data platform. Specifically, we encouraged them to explore the ecosystem of modules such as RediSearch (4x–100x times faster than the market leader), RedisJSON (10x faster), and so on. We were eager to see what they came up with and boy, did they deliver! 

The below pie chart shows the distribution of different modules the winners used to build their apps. 

  • The top-three modules used are: RedisJSON (34.9%), RediSearch (21.7%), and RedisGraph (13.3%). 
  • About 60% of the winners used multiple modules to implement complex use cases which wouldn’t be that simple in any other database.

In our estimation, virtually all the teams spent anywhere between two to four weeks building these projects. They went above and beyond to build really useful and interesting apps that amazed all of our judges. Don’t take our word for it, just watch the video, look at the code, or look at the in-depth documentation! 

It’s truly humbling to see how passionate the Redis community is and how much time and effort they put into building these apps.  

Congratulations to all the winners! Your check is in the mail!

Here are a few quotes from the winners: 

“I had worked with Redis as a cache before, I had no idea you could do so much more with it! It’s easy to use and it’s FAST.”—Niek Candaele, Software Engineer, Stampix (Project: Feature Creep)

“It was a lot of fun learning all the new features of Redis while participating in the hackathon! It’s so much more than just a cache now.”—Tinco Andringa, Lead Engineer, AeroScan (Project: Topscorio)

The hackathon was an awesome opportunity to learn more about Redis, notably the powerful modules I haven’t used before. Building my first ever graph database was easy using Redis, its documentation and its client libraries were great.”—Mitch Ward, Sr. Engineer, Datadog (Project: NYC Bike) 

The hackathon was so much fun and I learned a lot. Thanks, Redis Labs!”—Matteus Hemström, Software Engineer (Project: Pizza Tribes)

Redis and Redis’ ecosystem has a lot of offer for data scientists and engineers taking their ideas into production.“—Dr. Alexander Mikhalev, Tech Lead, National Building Society (Project: The Patterns)

$10,000 Platinum Prize Winners

Team LeadProject nameYouTube
Dustin wilson
Dustin Wilson
HSL Transit Tracking:
This app uses Redis as a backend for real-time tracking of vehicles in the Helsinki metro system.

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Niek Candaele
Niek Candaele
Feature Creep
An application to manage squad health checks, which is a type of agile meeting.

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Dr. Alexander Mikhalev
The Pattern: Machine Learning Natural Language Processing meets VR/AR:
Help find relevant knowledge using Artificial Intelligence and novel UX elements, all powered by Redis—new generation real-time data fabric turned into knowledge fabric.

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Piyush Jain
Piyush Jain
Dronification of Crop-insurance Powered by Drone, Redis Modules, and Azure Cloud technologies
An application that enables crop insurance companies to generate insurance policies and claim settlements.

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Florian Dejonckheere
Code Red:
A task management app using graphs to represent tasks and resources.

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$5,000 Diamond Prize Winners

Team LeadProject nameYouTube
Mitch ward
Mitch Ward
NYC Bike:
A visual geospatial index of over 58 million bikeshare trips across NYC.

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sergio cano
Sergio Cano
X-Mentor
An e-learning platform powered by Redis.

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$2,000 Gold Prize Winners

Team LeadProject nameYouTube

Sarthak Arora
Reeko Slack Bot:
An app to search and summarise documents using Reeko Slack Bot.

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Matt Pileggi
Letus: 
Built on the speed and power of RedisGraph, Letus is an exciting new social network that encourages natural interactions the way they occur in real life.

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Red Bot
Thiago Camargo
B and A: Scalable Redis Based A/B Testing Backend Service:
A service to provide an open, real-time, scalable, and Redis based A/B Testing Backend Service.

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Janis vilks
Janis Vilks
Active-Active Geo-Distributed Multiplayer top-down arcade shooter: 
The world’s first Active-Active Geo-Distributed Multiplayer top-down arcade shooter.

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Graham Pinsent
Redis-Racing: 
A competitive web racing game built on Redis.

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$1,000 Silver Prize Winners

Team LeadProject nameYouTube


Alexis Gardin
Logub:
An application to collect, explore, and analyze application logs.

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Ian Hunter
Rel:
 The fully customizable backend-as-a-service written on RedisGraph.

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GraphQL
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Marko Arezina
Awesome Search:
A search community that curates awesome list resources directly from Raycast or your CLI!

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Matthias Hasler
Movify
The social network for cinephiles that’s built on RedisGraph and TMDB API.

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Franco Chen
Spatial.dj:
A platform that allows music listeners to explore new music and listen to their favorite songs with others in rooms.

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Bobby Donchev
Alexis:
Index your PDFs and use a simple UI to extract answers from your documents!

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Rajesh Ramamurthy

GreenEarth:
An application for users to interact and collaborate on recycling projects.

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Matteus Hemström
Pizza Tribes:
A multiplayer persistent browser-based game.

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Aleksandr Markenzon
RediTeam:
A tool for matchmaking employees and teams within a company to a specific position or department.

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Yash Kumar Verma
Hentry: 
A hackathon sentry that allows organizers to provide a fair competing platform in the online events.

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hentry
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Sandeep Gupta
ReRead: 
A self-hosted RSS reader for the desktop.

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Antonis Anagnostou
ABettaMe: 
Helps you perform experiments about things you want to change in your life.

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Byron Rosas
Byron Rosas
HELPLANET:
An application that allows people to notify a community when an event occurs

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Tinco Andringa
Tinco Andringa
Topscorio: 
A global scale for real-time top scorekeeping for games, with anti-cheat and an easy sign up.

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Niti Singhal
YipYip: 
A SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) starter-kit that allows startups or small businesses to
build their products, without worrying about boilerplate services.

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Patrick DeVivo
Patrick DeVivo
Reqlite: 
A runtime-loadable SQLite extension that enables SQL queries on data in Redis.

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Arun Gautham Rajarao
Arun Gautham Rajarao
TrackNgin: 
An application that allows you to locate and track specific people and vehicles.

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Baruch Kogan
Baruch Kogan
CrowsNest: 
A management console that allows users to select videos and choose different TensorFlow models to process them with.

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Pipe Gutierrez
Pipe Gutierrez
Quest:
AWS-SQS on Redis! Throughput and visibility timeouts are now limited to Redis scale.

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Mohanraj Nagasamy
Mohanraj Nagasamy
Real-time GraphQL using Redis Streams and RediSearch:
Showcases how to use real-time GraphQL using Redis Streams and real-time search using RediSearch in Java.

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$500 Bronze Prize Winners

Team LeadProject nameYouTube
Shamin Meerankutty
Shamin Meerankutty
Redis Realtime: 
A set of packages for React and Node.js to implement a real-time database with Redis Pub/Sub and RedisJSON.

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Red Bot
Shamshir Anees
Digital Auction: 
A SaaS platform for conducting next generation Digital Auctions.

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Pieter du Preez
Redis-plus-plus-modules: 
This project aims to supply a C++ interface library to all major/popular Redis modules.

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Vishrut Kohli
BONSAI: 
An end-to-end business decision storage, change management, and monitoring system.

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Muntaser Syed
Muntaser Syed
Redisafe:
Live health tracking and contact tracing on a Redis powered blockchain.

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RediSafe
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Josh Durham
COVID-19 Resource Graph:
A live-updating, crowdsourced dashboard that connects places with excess supply of masks, oxygen, and vaccines to places lacking in such supplies.

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Suprit Kulkarni
Semanti-Search: 
An information retrieval tool built on semantic search capabilities for large codebases and stack overflow questions.

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Mohamed Fazaary A S
Fast Search Engine for Datasets:
Plug and play any dataset and have searchable UI with autocomplete features using RediSearch.

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Fast Search Engine
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Amir Goldental
MatlabRedisCluster:
A lightweight Matlab-distributed computing framework based on Redis.

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Arhaan Bahadur
Arhaan Bahadur
Sahay: Consolidating the Healthcare System: 
A medium where hospitals can be heard better.
Never face a crisis again.
Never face a shortage again.

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Eric Offermann
Eric Offermann
Config-As-A-Service:
A generic profile configuration and data store system on top of Redis, which also provides dynamic push of new key/value pairs when defined by the Sys Admin.

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Yanan Valencia
BlobChat: 
A text-based chatting app that lets users explore while avoiding the awkwardness of ever saying bye.

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Arnab Choudhuri
Arnab Choudhuri
RedMetrix:
A custom web analytic tool using RedisTimeSeries.

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David Floegel
David Floegel
Overtones: 
An ear training game designed for musicians that tests how good your ears are.

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Sanskar Jaiswal
Cowin Emailer: 
This project aims to alert users living in India about vaccine availability by sending them an email.

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Bhanu Korthiwada
Bhanu Korthiwada
Zindagi: 
A project to solve blood donations and campaigns across generic public and organizations.

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Zindagi
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David Ayeke
David Ayeke
Redisstore: 
A self-hosted firebase firestore equivalent for Redis.

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RedisStore
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Lorem Ipsum
All.chat.redis: 
A Node.js demo chat app where all rooms are on the home page.

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Corey Cleary
Corey Cleary
Auctioneer: 
An auction app that showcases using Redis Streams and the RedisJSON module, allowing you to bid on items in real-time.

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Red Bot
Chris Toledo
Bitcoin Option Market Data Logging and Implied Volatility Skew Viz:
 A Bokeh application using RedisTimeSeries as a store for individual option bid/ask prices, as well as a Pub/Sub system to route live updates to charts.

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