We are currently still developing the exact rules, which are subject to change until the start of the event, but the following has been determined:

  • There will be 3 to 5 people to a team.
  • Any base themes, code generators or other contest specific software will need to be open source.
  • The results will be judged by a panel of independent judges on various aspects.
  • All resulting webshops will be open for the public to inspect. This means the result of this competition will also need to be open sourced.


Teams consist of 3 to 5 members. This can include not just developers, but also designers, project managers or devops people. Teams themselves are also allowed to be distributed.

How your team will be managed is of course completely up to you.

Since you will work as a team, outside help is not allowed. Of course you can always consult stack overflow or other internet resources. But any back and forth conversation about the project with people from outside your team will result in disqualification.

Team signup closes December 1st. Competing teams will be informed shortly thereafter. If not all information is received by December 20th the team may be unselected for competition.


The duration of the derby is 24 hours. All teams will start at the same time. You are not obliged to stay awake for all 24 hours, or to start with all team members at the same time.

Technologies to use

To create a level playingfield but keep the competition interesting at the same time we have come up with some rules around the technologies to use. All webshops must at least use Magento 2 Open Source as its cart system. This means that for example catalog and product data may be fetched externally if so desired. However, since external systems are part of the webshop they must be open source. So ElasticSearch or Akeneo would be allowed, whereas a SAAS search engine would not.

Magento 2 Open Source’s frontend does not have to be used, the use of PWA is therefore allowed.

Technologies such as functional and unit testing are encouraged but not a must.


It is not allowed to use any materials or assets that are not royalty free or otherwise restricted in use as the result of the derby will be open sourced. Please make sure to use open source fonts/icon sets and other assets.

Code of Conduct

There is a code of conduct for a reason, if any team member is found to violate the code of conduct it can result in the disqualification of the entire team.


Do you have questions about the rules or suggestions? Let us know by emailing [email protected]

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