TIBCO Analytics Forum 2022 Hackathon

The virtual TIBCO Analytics Forum (TAF) 2022 Hackathon was a resounding success! With winners showing amazing aptitude at both data exploration and problem solving, the hackathon once again proved to be a major highlight for many attendees.

  • First Place Winner:  Jonathan Henderson
  • Second Place Winner: Lee Grant
  • Third Place Winner: Ryan Harquist
  • Fourth Place Winner: Jon Orth

Congratulations to everyone who participated, dedicating time and energy to increasing their familiarity with advanced analytic features. Click here to learn more.

Important Times to Remember

  • June 15, 2022, 2:00 pm CDT – Hackathon starts
  • June 16, 2022, 2:00 pm CDT – DXP file submitted & hackathon ends
  • June 16, 2022, 6:00 pm CDT – Winners announced


  • First Place Winner – USD$500 Amazon Gift Card
  • Second Place Winner – USD$400 Amazon Gift Card
  • Third Place Winner – USD$300 Amazon Gift Card
  • Fourth Place Winner – USD$200 Amazon Gift Card


How do I join the hackathon? 
Select the hackathon option when registering for the TIBCO Analytics Forum (TAF). The hackathon is open to the first 150 registrants. One week before the start, a detailed email will be sent with directions for logging into the hackathon site.

What if I already registered and did not sign up for the hackathon?
Reach out to registration at events@tibcomeetings.com.

What does it cost? 
The hackathon is included with your TAF registration. There is no additional cost. However, you do need to sign up for the hackathon as space is limited.

Who can participate in the hackathon? 
Anyone registered for TIBCO Analytics Forum who resides in the United States or Canada.* 
*Residents of Quebec, Canada are not eligible to participate.

Is advanced training in TIBCO Spotfire software required to participate?
No, training is not required, but it is recommended that you have at least a beginner’s understanding of the software.

What skills are needed?
Participants should have Spotfire experience and knowledge of Spotfire data functions, Spotfire data canvas, data literacy concepts, and visualization skills. Familiarity with JavaScript, CSS, and HTML may also help.

How does judging work? 
Submit the DXP file by the deadline; winners will be determined through the following criteria:

Judging Criteria:
Accuracy (correctly solves hackathon challenges)
Completeness (most challenges attempted)
Creativity (efficiently communicates solutions in impactful ways)
Aesthetics (uses visualization best practices)

Do I have to be online and available for the entire duration of the hackathon? 
No, you do not need to be logged in or online for the entire duration. You can develop the application any time during the 24 hours of the hackathon.  

Do I need to give a demo for the product that I have built? 
No, you will just need to submit the DXP file.

How will I know if I have won the hackathon?
Winners will be notified by email and posted on our hackathon page by 6 pm CDT, June 16, 2022.

What are the rules?
View the contest rules for the 2022 TAF Hackathon.

*The TIBCO Analytics Forum Hackathon is available to all registered attendees who reside in the USA or Canada (except Quebec, Canada).