Festive Tech Calendar 2021

December 1st-31st
By the communities, for the communities.
Octopus Deploy

Festive Tech Calendar 2021


A big thank you to Octopus Deploy for being a supporter of this years Festive Tech Calendar event.

Octopus Deploy are running a Hackathon competition from December 1, 2021, until December 15, 2021, where you can win some awesome Octopus Deploy swag!

The Octopus hackathon

The aim of the hackathon is to deploy an Azure Web App using Octopus Deploy. You can go as simple or complex as you like, as long as you end up deploy an Azure Web App using Octopus Deploy.

When: Wednesday, 1 December - Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Prize: One of three Octopus Deploy swag bundles

Hackathon guidelines

Our guidelines are loose:

  • We don't mind how you configure your deployment or what the web app is
  • It doesn’t matter how complex or straightforward your app and process are
  • You can build a new web app or use one of the Octopus samples:
  • You can use technologies that are new to you, or those you’re familiar with, anything from ARM templates, PowerShell, and Terraform, to GitHub Actions and more.

Primarily, we just want you to have fun and learn something!

How To Enter

  • Use an existing Azure account or sign up for an Azure Free account
    • If you're signing up for an Azure free account, you automatically receive $200 in Azure credits for 30 days and a limited quantity of additional free services for 12 months
  • Use an existing Octopus Deploy environment or sign up for an Octopus Cloud free trial
  • Deploy an Azure web app using Octopus Deploy
  • After completing the hackathon, fill out all required fields in our hackathon submission form before 5 pm GMT, Wednesday, 15 December 2021.


We'll randomly select three winners from the submissions.

There are three swag bundles to giveaway.

We'll announce the winners on or around 2 pm GMT, Monday, 20 December 2021.

Spreading community spirit

Feel free to write a blog post, create a video, or tweet about your hackathon implementation, tagging @OctopusDeploy we’d love to hear from you.

These optional activities don't get you extra credit but will spread some community spirit.

The fine print

  • A purchase or payment isn't necessary and doesn't increase your chances of winning.
  • We'll only consider one entry per person.
  • The hackathon is not open to employees, representatives, or agents of Octopus Deploy, including all members of their immediate family or household.
  • The hackathon is not open to any other individual involved with the design, production, promotion, execution, or distribution of the hackathon, including all members of their immediate family or household.
  • Hackathon submission period: 8 am GMT, 1 December 2021 – 5 pm GMT, 15 December 2021.
  • Winners announced: on or around 2 pm GMT, Monday, 20 December 2021.

Getting started with Octopus Deploy

If you haven't used Octopus Deploy before, check out the following resources:

Happy deployments!