Community Choice: Vote for your favorite Packs through August 17th in the voting doc.

The Coda Packathon is a six-week, virtual hackathon for makers to build innovative Packs—and submit them for a chance to win $20,000 in prizes.  

Coda is the all-in-one doc that brings words, data, and teams together. Coda comes with a set of building blocksーlike pages for infinite depth, tables that talk to each other, and buttons that take action inside or outside your docーso anyone can make a doc as powerful as an app.


Packs take the core building blocks of Coda—like tables, formulas, and buttons—and let you re-write the rules, so you can customize how your doc looks, works, and integrates. You might connect the apps you use every day, create custom formulas to simplify complex calculations, or even start your business with a Coda Pack.  

Here’s a glimpse into what we’ve seen:

  • Gumroad Pack: Manage and analyze your Gumroad subscriptions and product sales.
  • Mermaid Pack: Create beautiful flowcharts and complex diagrams using text.
  • Strava Pack: Track and analyze your Strava activities over time.

Looking for more? Get inspired in the Coda Gallery.  Or get started building, all you need is a Coda account, which you can create for free on our signup page.  


At Coda, we believe everyone is a maker, so we built the Pack Studio so anyone can make a Pack.  If you have a little time and some Javascript familiarity, you can build a Pack in your browser through the Pack Studio—or opt for your local CLI if you’d prefer. Beginners and seasoned experts are welcome!  

The challenge is simple. We’re calling all makers—no matter your skill level—to create Packs that transform what’s possible in your doc. Submit your Pack and a Coda doc that demonstrates how it works. Our panel of judges will review your submission for the chance to win $20,000 in cash prizes. Packs will be judged based on their potential impact to Coda makers and team, the experience of your Pack, and how well the Pack is demo’d in a Coda doc.

As a bonus, if you submit one of the first 100 eligible entries you'll get a limited-edition Packathon mug and laptop sticker.

Check out the Resources tab to get started!



Build a Pack for Coda. Coda is a new type of doc for teams, and Packs are extensions to these docs. For example, Packs can:

  • Integrate with other services, to pull in data or take actions. For example, the Slack Pack.
  • Add new features or capabilities to Coda. For example, the Barcode Pack.


  • A link to a Coda doc, with the Pack installed, that demonstrates how the Pack can be used. The doc must be shared with the settings “Anyone with the link” = “Can view”.
  • Include a video (about 3 minutes) that demonstrates your submission. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Loom and made public.
  • Provide a URL to your code repository for judging and testing. If you developed your Pack in the online Pack Studio, share a link to a GitHub Gist containing your code.


Hackathon Sponsors


$20,000 in prizes

1st Place

$7,000 USD

2nd Place

$5,000 USD

3rd Place

$3,000 USD

Honorable Mention (3)

$1,000 USD

Best demo doc

$1,000 USD

Community Choice

$1,000 USD

Participation Swag (100)

A custom Coda Packathon mug and laptop sticker for the first 100 eligible submissions.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Shishir Mehrotra

Shishir Mehrotra
Co-founder, CEO at Coda

Lane Shackleton

Lane Shackleton
Head of Product & Design at Coda

Oliver Heckmann

Oliver Heckmann
Head of Engineering at Coda

Stephanie Glover

Stephanie Glover
Program Manager of Product Innovation at Netlfix

Sara Darke

Sara Darke
Senior Operations Analyst at Qualtrics

Dan McGrath

Dan McGrath
Portfolio Lead at Zip Co.

Milo Spirig

Milo Spirig
Principal Product Manager at Brex

Trey Moore

Trey Moore
Engineering Manager at Descript

Judging Criteria

  • Potential Impact
    How useful would the Pack be to Coda makers and teams? How many new scenarios does it unlock in Coda?
  • Design and Features
    Is the user experience and design of the project well thought out? Have you taken advantage of relevant features of the platform to make your Pack more useful? How well have you adhered to our best practices?
  • Caliber of Demonstration
    How well do you demonstrate the value of the Pack? Is the demo doc well designed and visually interesting?
  • Quality of the Idea
    How creative and unique is the project?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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