Winter is coming

Brace yourself

Out-code others

Win the prizes


The Winter of Code is a challenge for the best application built on OpenShift. From most practical to the most crazy, submit your applications and win fabulous prizes, such as Google Nexus Tablet and much more! The winners on each category will be announce on the DevConf 2015, where they will receive their prizes. Every participant of this mani challenge will also recieve a special OpenShift Winter Of Code T-Shirt

For inspiration you can browse through some of the winning application from last year.

This year, besides the main challenge for the best application, we also would like to announce a side challenge, in which you can receive OpenShift Winter Of Code T-Shirt for any contribution to our OpenShift organization on GitHub

Rules of Winter


1. Sign up for free

Create your free account on OpenShift. The OpenShift free plan comes with 3 small gears, which is more than enough to build your application.

2. Code

Building your cartridge is easy, building your own application on top of existing cartridges is even easier. Before you start, it makes sense to read the documentation first.

3. Submit

When you're done with your amazing application or cartridge, send it to us. Each participant gets a free T-shirt, so there are no losers in this challenge!


1. Fork any our repository

Pick any repository in OpenShift organization on GitHub, into which you would like to contribute.

2. Code

Find in the repository any part you would like to change or add to OpenShift. Doesn't matter if it is just a typo fix or code refactoring. Every contribution is valuable.

3. Send pull request

Send a Pull Request to our upstream repository with your code. Before you send the Pull Request please read the complete rules first.

4. Submit

After you Pull Request is merged into upstream, submit the form for the Side Competition, where you put your Pull Request URL and requested T-Shirt size.

Winter 2015

1. First place

Sean Kavanagh

A web-based SSH console for OpenShift. Connect and share terminal commands on multiple gears simultaneously.

2. Second place

Lubomír Sedlář

In-browser, multi player turn based role playing game written in Haskell !!!

3. Third place

Richard Ludvigh

Rubyfy.ME is an open source project focused on Ruby benchmarking

OpenShift Enterprise Prizes

Company: Produban, Madrid - Spain

This cartridge can be used to execute any java code, is was designed initially for Spring boot, but now it supports any java server code.

Matej Kollar

Tor cartridge for OpenShift that makes your application accessible as a Tor Hidden Service

Winter 2014

1. First place

Radek Hofman, Michal Ráček

On-line atmospheric dispersion modeling laboratory demonstrates that running of complex scientific models can be conducted also from the web environment using a small home-made cluster powered by multiple OpenShift gears.

2. Second place

Jan Včelák

gitlab2jenkins is a simple web application which provides a bridge between GitLab and Jenkins CI server.

3. Third place

Michal Trunečka

Dashboard is a Django application using Gridster library for displaying several web pages on one.

Special OpenGov prize

Paweł Mendelski

eDemocracy is portal with several function to support open government, such as online petitions, social questions and vitual referendum.

Creative prize

Dwaraka Nath

ComPair is matching your peers and make pairs on Facebook.


Main Challenge

The main challenge has ended

Winners will be announced on 7th of February on DevConf

14:05, D0206

Thanks for all your great submissions :-)

Side Challenge