Welcome to the loomSDK Holiday Hack!

Love it or hate it, the holiday season isn't the same without in-person meetings and events. Can you build a fun app that drives human connection at work? 

Think: sending special greetings or entirely replacing a holiday party. And, if a holiday party isn’t your idea of connection, what does connection mean to your team? Maybe it’s strategic alignment. Get creative! The idea/app should be useful all year, but can be inspired by the holiday season.

What to Build: 

You can create a new application or update an existing app using the loomSDK (via recordSDK or the embedSDK) that fits the above criteria. 

What to Submit: 

  • Loom video. Include a loom video (about 3 minutes) that demonstrates your submission and explains how it sparks joy. Videos should be recorded on Loom and made public. 

  • Access. Provide a URL to your code repository for judging and testing or a link to your functioning demo. Must be able to prove your work. If you do not have your project hosted please, submit a zip of the source code.

  • Originality. Be the original work of the submitter, be solely owned by the submitter, and not violate the IP rights of any other person or entity.


  • All submissions must include a demonstration video of the entry using Loom 

  • Must include a link to your project working and be able to prove your work if you do not have your project hosted please, provide end-to-end proof with screen recording of localhost

  • Must provide a URL to code repository or functioning demo for judging and testing

  • Be substantially different from any other app submitted by the same submitter/team/organization 

  • Be the original work of the submitter, be solely owned by the submitter, and not violate the IP rights of any other person or entity

Hackathon Sponsors


$34,090 in prizes

First Place

• $10,000 Bitcoin gift card
• (2) DeveloperWeek tickets
• Featured blog/social post on Loom social channels
• Choose from a set of international charities/nonprofits. Loom will donate $5000 to the charity of your choice

Second Place (2)

• $5,000 Airbnb Gift Card
• (1) DeveloperWeek ticket

Third Place (2)

• $3,000 Airbnb Gift Card
• (1) DeveloperWeek ticket

Bonus Prize - Judges Choice Award (2)

• Virtual Meeting with Loom Team (2 hours)
• Loom Swag Kit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas
Co-Founder, Loom

Anique Drumright

Anique Drumright
VP of Product, Loom

Harshyt Goel

Harshyt Goel
Engineering Manager, Loom

Cassidy Williams

Cassidy Williams
Director of Developer Experience, Netlify

Judging Criteria

  • The Marie Kondo
    How much joy and connection does this app spark?
  • WOW Factor
    Is this app exceptional in any way? Does this app standout, and does it deserve to be recognized? Apps can stand out creatively or technically.
  • Technical Ingenuity
    How many systems are involved in this app? Is the project scalable beyond a hackathon app? Is the app accessible?
  • Originality
    Is this idea unique or has it been done before? Is it tackling a new problem with the loomSDK, approaching a current problem in a new way, or finding a unique solution to an existing problem?
  • Design
    Is the project design intuitive and does it encourage use of async video? How polished is the app? Would you want to use the app? Does it fulfill its desired purpose?

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