Brought to you in partnership with Xero and Amazon Web Services, AWS.

Build awesome new apps using the cloud to benefit small businesses around the globe.

There are no limits. Think outside the square and get as innovative as you like.  

Our categories are:

  • Best App - APAC
  • Runner-up - APAC
  • Best App - EMEA
  • Runner-up - EMEA


Impact the future of small business, learn something new and have fun.

Xero has almost 1.4million global customers. Don’t miss your chance to get your app in front of them. Check out the apps our customers are already using in Xero’s app marketplace for inspiration. Soon they could be using yours!

The winner of each category will receive:

  • An entry-level exhibitor opportunity at a Xerocon
  • US$5000
  • Enlisted in the AWS Activate Program
  • The opportunity to be featured on Xero’s app marketplace
  • Promotion on Xero’s community and social channels, including the XeroDevBlog and Developer TV.

Everyone who successfully builds and submits an app will receive exclusive Xero swag.

Thanks AWS for partnering with us on XDHax.


Check out last years winners here!


For more info on XDHax check out the FAQs. See how you can get started below.


Please read the full rules for eligibility


Please read the full rules for submission requirements

Hackathon Sponsors


$25,000 in prizes

$5000 cash (2)


Xerocon (2)

Entry level exhibitor opportunity at a Xerocon in your region

AWS Activate Program (2)

You will be enlisted into the AWS Activate Program

Runners Up (2)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  1. Register for XDHax on DevPost by clicking 'Enter a submission' at the top of this page
  2. Join our Slack channel to collaborate with the Xero team as you build your app
  3. Build an awesome app. Check out our developer center to get started
  4. Create your submission on DevPost with:
    1. Your app's name
    2. Your Xero App name (from
    3. Github Repo for Open source projects
    4. URL to login or download your app
    5. Username/Password if we can’t create our own account
    6. Banner image for your app via the image uploader
    7. Video of your App and Xero integration (optional)


Dan Young

Dan Young
Head of Developer Platform, Xero

Sid Maestre

Sid Maestre
Lead Developer Evangelist, Xero

Nick Houldsworth

Nick Houldsworth
GM Ecosystem, Xero

Grace Rooney

Grace Rooney
Developer Evangelist, Xero

Judging Criteria

  • Design
    Is the UI intuitive and in compliance with Xero UI? Is the listing informative including useful screenshots?
  • Quality
    Does the app function as expected? Is it free of bugs?
  • Innovation
    Is your app creative and unique given the other apps in the market?
  • Usefulness
    Is your app solving a real problem customer's have?

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