Dubai Power BI & Power Apps User Group

Please login or click SIGN UP FOR FREE to create your PowerPlatformUG account to join this user group.
 View Only

Power BI User Group Global Hackathon - 2019

  • 1.  Power BI User Group Global Hackathon - 2019

    Top Contributor
    Posted May 14, 2019 11:41 PM

    Hi Members,

    Power BI User Group Global Hackathon is back!

    The competition will run starting May 1, 2019 to July 15, 2019, scroll below for competition timelines;

    About the PUG Hackathon:

    The "Power BI User Group Global Hackathon" will provide our worldwide Power BI community with a fun and competitive opportunity to use the Power BI platform for creatively expressing public data in a meaningful way. The goal is to create Power BI apps that entertain, educate, and inspire people to facilitate positive change through the data stories that are visualized. A hackathon not only demonstrates the capabilities of Power BI but highlights and gives exposure to the users authoring these use case scenarios.

    Starting with local-level PUG hackathon competitions, winners will be chosen by their local PUG community members. These hackathon winners then progress to a global competition, to be judged by the larger global PowerBI UG community and judging committee. Ultimately, the world-champion team will be crowned.


    • Team size is unregulated and multi-person, interdisciplinary teams are encouraged
      • Must delegate one Team Captain for all event communication
    • All participants MUST be registered on PowerBI UG site and be a member of the local PUG
    • Refer to Timeline section for registration and solution submission time requirements
    • Data sets must be from public data sources (view Leader Guide for suggestions)
    • Solutions can be built with either Desktop, Excel, Power BI Service, Embedded, or with any combination of these options
    • Solution must be submitted with PBI "publish to the web" link & publish to Power BI Data Galleries under Hackathon category.
    • Apps must be submitted by Friday, July 15, 2019


    • Team Registration: May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019
      • Sign up ends for local PUGs, and local teams are identified
    • Local PUG Hackathon: June 1, 2019 – July 14, 2019
      • Local PUG Hackathon challenges run, teams are encouraged to participate
    • Local PUG Hackathon Winner: July 15, 2019
      • Local PUG selects winning team & submit to Power Platform UG Team for Global PUG Hackathon
    • Global PUG Hackathon: July 20, 2019 – August 10, 2019
      • Voting for Global PUG Hackathon take place (online)
    • Global PUG Hackathon Winner: August 15, 2019
      • Global Hackathon Champion announced


    • Local Winners
      • Featured in the User Group communities, in PowerBI UG newsletter, blogs, Twitter, and LinkedIn
      • Winner showcase at next PUG meeting (leader discretion) or host virtual collection
      • Winning team is featured in Microsoft Power BI Data Gallery
    • Global Champion
      • Featured on Power BI User Group website, in PowerBI UG newsletter, blogs, Twitter, and LinkedIn
      • Registration passes for World Tour location of choice


    Please register your Local PUG Team through this post.

    Hasham Bin Niaz
    Sr. BI Consultant
    Karachi, Pakistan