WordPress-Google-Terraform Hackathon


This hackathon is intended to test your skills on writing terraform code for GCP and Ansible written code to maintain a fault tolerant and fast loading configured WordPress setup. You must ensure that the WordPress web infrastructure and all its underlying components (database backend) is highly available! You will be judged on code quality and reliability as well as speed, join us for our first hackathon event and grab your free attendee t-shirt once your submission is posted.

How to Enter:

If you would like to enter the WordPress-Google-Terraform Hackathon, please sign up here!


This Hackathon is purely remote! All you need to do is follow the guidelines and submit your work by the deadline below!

When Does Registration End?

The deadline for signing up for the Hackathon is July 31, 2019.


Latest WordPress deployment w/ dummy content
Deployable in GCP (must use GCE only) – Sign up here
Must use Terraform for deploying the infrastructure
Must use Ansible for post-provision configurations
You must not use anyone else’s code (e.g., pre-built modules)

How You Will Be Judged:

On how fault tolerant your WordPress setup is
Infrastructure as Code (IaC) & Configuration Management (CM) best practices
DRY (Don’t repeat yourself) code
WordPress site speeds (important that you use the above dummy content

You may use anything you wish to give you the best chance of winning so long as it doesn’t go against the above rules and requirements. If you are still unsure of anything, please feel free to reach out to hackathon@rootleveltech.com.

When Are Submissions Due?

All submissions are due no later than August 14, 2019.

How Do I Submit My Work?

1 – Fork this repo to your own github account (how to fork).
2 – Commit all your working code to your repo (make sure it is public).
3 – Once you have completed your submission, open a PR to our repo so it is ready to be judged.

What are the prizes?

1st Place $500 Cash Prize

2nd Place$300 Cash Prize

3rd Place$150 Cash Prize

All Participants– Everyone that participates in the Hackathon will receive some RLT swag! This will include a t-shirt and a few other items. 🙂