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Medusa Hackathon 2022: Participation Tips and Guidelines

On Saturday, we kicked off the Medusa Hackathon where developers can participate by creating something awesome using Medusa and win up to $1,500 and cool swag!

This post gives you some tips on where to start, some project examples, and what guidelines you need to follow when you participate.

Examples of Projects

Although the possibilities are endless with Medusa, we know it can be hard to find ideas sometimes. This section includes some general ideas and examples for projects to create with Medusa for the Hackathon.

Live stores

Building a live ecommerce store is all what Medusa is about! One way to participate in the Hackathon is to deploy a live Medusa store, and add in your own touches, including using existing plugins, storefronts, or making your own!

Some examples from previous blog posts on building a store with Medusa, integrating plugins, and deploying it:

Ecommerce Storefronts

Medusa provides bespoke ecommerce infrastructure. Part of this means the solution is headless, which allows you to implement any type of storefront you want with your preferred frontend framework.

Medusa currently has two starter storefronts: one with Next.js and one with Gatsby.

If you are experienced with other frontend frameworks, want to customize our existing storefronts, or have a better design in mind for our existing storefronts, you can use that as your Hackathon project.

Some examples from previous blog posts on building storefronts with Medusa:

Ecommerce Apps

Similar to the previous project type, you can connect any type of mobile app with the Medusa server to create an Ecommerce Mobile app.

An example from a previous blog post:


Medusa allows developers to integrate additional features using plugins. Plugins can be used to add new features or integrate Medusa with third-party services.

Some examples from previous blog posts and existing plugins in our documentation:

Admin Panel

Medusa provides an admin panel that allows merchants to manage their store’s settings, products, orders, and more.

You can either build a new admin panel with more features and a cool design, or you can add to the existing one.

Core Customization

Since Medusa is an open-source platform, you can take it apart and change it into anything that you need. You can customize its architecture, entities, or business model.

Some examples of core customizations can be:

  • Create a subscription business model.
  • Create a marketplace business model.

Be creative

Creativity is at the core of every Hackathon. For the Medusa Hackathon, we’re excited to see all the creative projects that you can come up with.

Some example of a creative project with Medusa is Medusa.Express, which allows merchants to easy share product links with one-page checkout functionality.

I still need more ideas

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing on our blog different examples of Medusa submissions including customizing storefronts, adding integrations, creating ecommerce apps, and more.

Be on the lookout for these articles. You can follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or join our Discord community to always be informed of new articles.

Where do I start?

If you have some ideas but are unsure how to implement them with Medusa, or you are still learning about Medusa, this section shares some resources on where you can get started!

All Project Types

Live Stores

Ecommerce Storefronts and Mobile Apps


Admin Panel

Core Customization

What are some guidelines I need to follow?

Your README page must properly showcase what your project is and how to install and use it. You can check out this guideline repository for more details on what your README must include.

How do I submit my project?

To submit your project, reply with the link to your repository in this discussion thread. Your repository must follow the guidelines to be accepted.

We have a Hackathon repository that groups together all repository submissions. This repository will be regularly updated by our team to include submissions that are proven to follow our guidelines.

I have more questions or I need help during the development

If you have any more questions or you need help while creating your project, you can join our Discord community. On this Discord server you can:

  • Ask questions related to the Hackathon on the qa-hackathon forum.
  • Join teams or find project ideas on the teams-n-projects forum.
  • Get any help during your development on the help forum.

Top comments (5)

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Shahed Nasser

Will you participate in the Hackathon? Let us know 👇🏻

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Shahed Nasser

Looking forward to it 🤩

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Nicklas Gellner

Really nice guide! Looking forward to see all the submissions 💪

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Nevo David