CreatorCon is always a popular part of ServiceNow’s Knowledge conference. The multi-day event is all-digital this year. It has attracted a record number of builders, makers, developers, and engineers, who all want to learn about the latest innovations in the Now Platform. As usual, the CreatorCon 2020 Hackathon was a highlight of the event.
In a virtual event held over a weekend from May 1-3, nearly 200 teams competed to showcase their skills and build apps that use the Now Platform to solve real business problems. Each team competed in one of the following categories: healthcare, telecom, manufacturing, banking and social good. Five finalist teams made presentations for a panel of judges, and on May 13, judges announced the winning team, which received a prize of $5,000.
Marcus Torres, VP of platform product management at ServiceNow, served as one of the four Hackathon judges along with Karel van der Pol, VP of NowX & future products Karel van der Poel, Abhijit Mitra, VP of industry products, and Chris Pope, VP of innovation Chris Pope.
“I loved that we’re seeing the community in action,” Torres said. "We had multiple finalists showing this year that it's about people, which is what we really care about as a company."