Join the very first global MACHathon ever! This is the opportunity for you to showcase your most ground-breaking, unthinkable or extravagant ideas - and prove how quickly you can turn them into reality with MACH technology and composable architectures.

Theme: Getting Unstuck

Due to COVID-19’s grip on the world, most of us have experienced what it means to be stuck at home. While that experience is new to many, it has always been the routine for those with health challenges and disabilities - with or without COVID-19. For our MACHathon, show up with your ideas how to help people get virtually un-stuck.

During the MACHathon members from the MACH ecosystem will make their products and knowledge available to the teams including technical and practical support.

22-29January 2021

from home or wherever you are

Let’s show the world what we can do with MACH-technology. In addition to a lot of fun, great prizes await the teams with the best MACHathon ideas and results! Prizes will be unveiled soon.  During the MACHathon week there will be general support and demo’s available from MACH companies to support the teams. 

Teams must be made up of 1-5 participants.



A MACHathon is a Hackathon with MACH technology; and obviously, since the components are made out of microservices, being cloud native SaaS and easy to connect with the API-first built, results will progress at MACH speed.

You may have seen the AR experiment that Valtech and ContentStack did together. That shows how quickly fully operable proofs of concept work with MACH-technology. We want to provide as many people everywhere with the opportunity to get their hands on MACH technology and experience the ease of composing a workable proof of concept.

This is a hackathon on steroids. And you can be part of this. Free of charge.

See a Q&A below answering most key questions you might have. If you have additional questions, feel free to send them to at any time.

Q. Who can participate in the MACHathon?

    A. Anyone can. Anyone can sign up individually (and we’ll help create a team for you) or sign up with friends or colleagues as a team.

    We especially invite:

    * Staff and partners from MACH Alliance members

    * Companies who consider going composable and want to try out a proof of concept

    * Anyone with a passion for getting their hands on this tech

      Q. What skills do people need to sign up?

      A. We're excited to see your wildest ideas become reality. Since diverse teams create the best outcomes, we encourage you to get diverse skills on board. So, if you can, team up with product thinkers and business thinkers develop your idea from global relevance to actual product development.

      However, don't worry if your team doesn't have the diversity yet. Just join us to see your grand idea come to life!"

      If you sign up alone, it would be good if you have some experience with tech deployment and product creation so we can easily team you up with others and create productive teams.

      Q. What components can participants work with?

      A. MACH Alliance members are making their products and knowledge available and you’ll find your way through a properly stocked sandbox, relevant demo’s and webinars to help you create what you need. 

      Q. How concrete does my idea have to be to sign up?

        A. To sign up, all you need is some free time between the 22nd and 29th of January.

        Q. How much time should participants be available?

          A. We will offer a program that includes demo’s and masterclasses to help you work on your projects and we suggest that every participant has at least 15 hours available throughout the week to be productive enough.

          The more time participants can spare, the more advanced the proof of concept will probably be. 

          Q. What are some examples of projects?

            A. Apart from the general topic and our wish to have project ideas that can make an impact in people's lives, we have mainly drawn inspiration from these sources:

            Number of people with disabilities working at Japanese firms tops 500,000 for first time

            Japan Cafe Uses Robots Controlled by Disabled People

            * Be My Eyes - See the world together

            How artificial intelligence is creating jobs in India, not just stealing them

            How fast can you move with MACH? A 4-week augmented reality experiment

            Q. What are some examples of prizes?

            A. There is the overall opportunity to show what you can do with hyper modern and composable tech - we’ll help you promote your proof of concept and create a stage to show the examples of possibility.

            Additionally MACH Alliance members are asked to sponsor specific prizes like a licence to their product, a job, an internship, a trip or a trophy.

            MACH Alliance Members will decide which key components of a solution will be awarded prizes - based for example on the social impact relevance or the specific type of tech used.

            Q.  Do you have to use MACH Alliance vendor products? If so, how many?

              A. We expect that the teams want to use products or components from MACH Alliance members in their projects and we will make those available. This is not an obligation though.

              Teams using their own API first, Cloud native, Microservice components are absolutely free to do so.

              "I’m convinced that we haven’t even begun to see the full potential of composable tech stacks and MACH technology. That´s why I’m really excited to see the mind blowing ideas and concepts that will surely come out of our first MACHathon. Let’s take MACH for a real test drive!" - Pascal Lagarde, VP Commerce, Valtech