The TM Forum Enterprise {open}: hack series continues at our Action Week event. Taking place in the coastal city of Vancouver, Canada on September 25 & 26, the hack will feature a smart city challenge and how new telecom services can help to power and drive cities forward. Our hack delivers an audience like no other, featuring service providers, software developers, architects, product designers, startups and university students from around the globe.

This is an opportunity to learn and build new innovative services, APIs and plugins with a group of likeminded and talented individuals from diverse countries and companies. Leveraging a common underlying platform, hackers will create new potential products and services underpinned by Open APIs built to service the needs of these massive cities.


  1. Accelerate industry deployment of Forum Open APIs, metamodels and architecture across the industry
  2. Validate existing APIs and provide feedback for future iterations to technical collaboration teams
  3. Create IoT and Smart City solutions leveraging the Forum Open APIs
  4. Accelerate the incubation of new digital business opportunities in the areas of  IoT and Smart City
  5. Create extensions to Forum Open APIs to be shared with industry

$4,000 total in prizes

1st: $2,000

2nd: $1,000

3rd: $1,000


All those registered for the event can participant 

We are specifically seeking, software developer from service providers, solution vendors and SMEs, IoT & Smart City Application Developers, Architects & product designers, Network Engineers & architects, startups, incubators, university students, UX developers and Business Analysts. 



Please submit your team’s Entry to the location provided on DevPost by 12pm Tuesday September 26th. Your submission should include:

  • Your App, product or service submission:
    • Title
    • Tagline
    • Description (should be approximately 500 words); 
    • Explanation regarding which APIs you have used which were exposed at the hackathon. 
    • Explanation and links regarding other platform capabilities used 
    • Feedback regarding use of the APIs and platform from the event
    • Screenshots or images, with a maximum size of 5MB. Format should be JPG, PNG or GIF
    • Recommended: A link to a YouTube video of your submission
    • Git Commits:
      • Each team is suggested to commit their new code created during the {open}:hack to a public or private repository on GitHub by 2pm on Mar 16th. 
      • The Git Commit should include all source code of your app including CSS and supporting media
      • If, for whatever reason, your team is unable to submit via Git, then the source should be zipped up and submitted via e-mail within the deadlines to hackathon@tmforum.org
    • It is not obligatory to submit the full code at the end of the hackathon. It is however, highly recommended to submit the new code created at the hackathon to the open source community and in particular any extensions to the Forum Open APIs which will be used as feedback to the wider industry. 
    • Clearly labeling where the fresh code rule applied and what applications and capabilities existed prior to the hack. 


  • By making the submission, you represent and warrant that:
  • Any code you supply for your entry is yours or your teams to choose to submit and is being submitted in alignment with TM Forum's IPR agreement. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$4,000 in prizes

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Joann O'Brien

Joann O'Brien
VP, APIs & Ecosystems, TM Forum

Ying Zhang

Ying Zhang
Information Services Manager, Telus

Ashish Syal

Ashish Syal
Chief Engineer, Sierra Wireless

Judging Criteria

  • Open Hack, Vancouver, Canada - Judging Criteria
    Judges are observing for: Best use of APIs and technology Design: Best overall technology design Impact and value to industry or society including feedback on use of the APIs, extensions to the APIs etc. Completeness: How ready is this to deploy?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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