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Welcome to XD Hax 2017

Welcome to XD Hax our virtual developer challenge.

This DevPost site will have everything you need throughout the competition and we will be posting updates as the challenge progresses.

One important piece of information you need is how to get set up with AWS Activate. To do this and to take advantage of the $500 worth of credits you will need to follow these instructions:

Details of the offer and code are as follows:

Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with resources they need to get started on AWS. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world and build your business using AWS!


  • Visit the AWS Activate webpage to apply using the following*:
      1. URL:
      2. Organization ID (case-sensitive): 1I30W
      3. Be sure to provide your AWS Account ID when you apply. Promotional Credits will be added to the account number you submit with this application.
      4. Please sign up using your company e-mail address. Personal email addresses complicate tracking and billing inquiries in the future.
  • Applications take around 2 weeks to be processed. Please reach out to us if it is taking longer. To see your credit balance, applicable services, and expiration date, please go to your Billing and Cost Management Console

*Note that this link and Org ID should not be shared. 

You will be eligible for:

  • $500 in AWS Promotional Credit valid for 1 year
  • 2 Months of AWS Business Support

Conditions: Companies may not be eligible for Promotional Credit if they previously received a similar or greater amount. For more information, please review the AWS Activate Terms & Conditions.

This is a great opportunity for you to get up and running on AWS and get your app working fast. We have also provided you with some starter apps for inspiration and have put these up on our GitHub repo for you here

For support throughout the challenge we have set up a Slack channel. To receive an invite to this please register on the home page. The Developer Platform team are here to support you should you need us.

Other resources available

Please visit our developer center in order to get started with the Xero API. You'll find documentation, SDKs and our app center so you can get up and running fast.

Best of luck and see you at the finish line!


We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email and we'll respond as soon as we can.