$30,000 Prize Pool!

How can we future-proof supply chains to be more flexible, agile, and adaptable to meet unexpected challenges?

Join this virtual hackathon to develop solutions that will increase 

the adaptability and resilience of supply chains.

#ai #iiot #machinelearning #supplychain #datascience

The Hackathon

A supply chain consists of the systems, people, and organizations that need to work together to ensure the right products get to the right place at the right time. Reliable and predictable supply chain models typically leverage forecasts, past trends, and consumer behavior to determine future needs with a focus on cost-savings, efficiency, and speed. 

In times of crisis, however, supply chains are challenged to meet rapidly changing demands, and these well-thought out models leave little room for flexibility and resiliency. How can we "future-proof" supply chains to be more flexible, agile, and adaptable to meet unexpected challenges?

Challenge Areas


Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)


The Wildcard

* Please note that the full challenge statements will be made available on the first day of the hack, August 31st.

Who Should Attend?

The hackathon is open to all Developers, Designers, Entrepreneurs or Supply Chain Managers with skills or interests in Supply Chain application development, data science, AI, machine learning, Industrial IoT or blockchain. Developers versed in various coding languages such as JSON, XML and Javascript.

Judging and Prizes

Judging Criteria

Your projects will be judged on the following criteria: Impact, Implementation, and Technical Execution.


  • Will this solution have a far reach and market potential?


  • How seamlessly could this concept be integrated?

Technical Execution:

  • How has the team effectively utilized the available technologies? 
  • How easy is the application to use? 
  • How advanced is the prototype presented?
  • Solution highlights use of GS1 standards*

*Please note the new addition to the Technical Execution judging criteria.


$30,000 Prize Pool!

In addition to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, there will also be 3 category prizes, as well as a random drawing for all qualified solutions:

  • Greatest Impact - $1K
  • Best Implementation - $1K
  • Best Technical Execution - $1K
  • Random Drawing for all Qualified Solutions - $1K

The GS1 US Hackathon Experience

Check out highlights from our last hackathon, held in October 2019 in San Francisco! 

Hackathon Agenda

Hack Kickoff Week

Monday | August 31, 2020

Hackathon begins!


Tuesday | September 1

@ 11:00am PST

Hackathon Overview, How to Win a Hack and Presentation/Demo Tips Webinar, led by BeMyApp.

Wednesday | September 2

@ 8:00am PT

Join this webinar to form teams live!

GS1 US specific webinars / videos will be available on the event platform on August 31

Project Deadline and Development

September 4-20


Individual  and Team registration for the Hackathon closes at midnight.

Project Deadline

Sunday | September 20

@ 11:59pm (Local Time)

All final presentation videos and projects must be submitted by 11:59pm (Local Time) in order to qualify for the hackathon. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Happy Hacking!

Sunday | September 20

@ 11:59pm (Local Time)

Post Event

September 21-29

Judges review projects.

Winners Announced

Friday | October 2

Winners are announced!

Hackathon Location

This is a virtual hackathon for US residents.

Community Partners

About GS1 US

GS1 US® is a unique identification organization that enables companies in more than 25 industries to identify parties, places and things in a standardized way to facilitate the global supply chain. As a neutral, not-for-profit organization, GS1 US drives industry collaboration through the use of GS1 Standards – the most widely-used data standards in the world. 

The barcode, the most recognizable example of a GS1 Standard, is scanned more than 6 billion times per day globally. GS1 Standards create a foundation for emerging technologies that can improve security, visibility, interoperability and trust between business partners. Unique identification makes it possible to take advantage of the technologies of the future – connecting consumers, patients, businesses, and products. For more information, visit www.gs1us.org.

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