Pitney Bowes Shipping Hackathon 2019

1431 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

Winners are announced.

idea phase
starts on:
Aug 29, 2019, 02:30 AM
ends on:
Sep 27, 2019, 01:29 PM
starts on:
Sep 27, 2019, 01:30 PM
ends on:
Sep 29, 2019, 01:29 PM



Applications will be judged on the following Criteria

1. Fitment & User Personas (30%): How well does the product serve the mentioned user personas (under Resource Center tab) & theme
2. Innovation (20%): How innovative is this idea, and how did you come up with it?
3. Scalability (20%): Does this product work when applied outside of a hackathon setting?
4. Functionality (20%): Does this solution solve the problem it is intended for?
5. Usability and Experience (10%): How easily the solution can be used by businesses


All participants making their submissions are eligible for the prizes. This is a team participation hackathon. You can have at most 4 members in your team. You can either invite your friends to form a team or you can request other teams to add you as a member.

Entries without the Idea Submission Presentation will not be considered for evaluation. Entries must be submitted on the Hackerearth site. You are expected to come up with new and innovative ideas, any idea that has been copied from somewhere will be disqualified.

Your app/solution must be developed entirely during the Hackathon duration. You may use open source libraries and other freely available systems/services such as Google Maps, Facebook Connect, Twitter feeds, etc.

All submissions to the Pitney Bowes Shipping Hackathon remain the intellectual property of the individuals or teams that developed them. By registering, the participants are consenting to the terms of the Shipping Challenge, and entering a submission, however, the participant agrees that Pitney Bowes reserves the first right of refusal to acquire the intellectual property for a period of one year starting on the date of announcement.

Idea Sumbission Format

Please submit your idea in the following format.

  1. Problem Statement: Define the exact problem that you intend to solve.
  2. Solution: Explain, in brief, how you intend to solve the problem at hand. Please include the following;
    • Beneficiary/User segment this solution is intended for
    • How it helps the beneficiary/user segment
    • The impact that the solution would create; the impact metrics that one can use to analyze the effect of the solution
    • Time to make a prototype
    • Frameworks/Technologies and APIs to be used
    • Assumptions, Constraints, Solution decision point (Reason behind choosing a technology)
    • Effectiveness of the solution in solving the problem defined and ease of implementation.

Project Submission Format

You have to submit the following files & details during the project submission stage.

  • Team ID
  • Snapshots of the prototype
  • Presentation
  • Demo Link
  • Repository URL (Github / Bitbucket) - If possible
  • Video URL (if any)
  • Source Code
  • Instructions to Run

Terms and Conditions

By participating in the hackathon, you agree to the terms and conditions of HackerEarth. Developers agree to abide by the Pitney Bowes legal terms of use.

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