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Winners named in the HPE Developer Community Hackathon

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Said Syed.jpgBy Guest Blogger, Said Syed, Director Developer Experience and Product Incubation at HPE

On May 24, HPE developers from around the world and across various HPE organizations began participating in the HPE Hackathon. A total of 49 individual hackers took up the challenge, comprising 18 teams that ranged in size from 1-7 participants. In the end, 12 teams crossed the finish line and presented outstanding projects to a distinguished panel of 4 judges. 

Judging took place from June 4th-10th. Teams were given 15 minutes to present their projects, which were judged on the following criteria:

  • 20%: Completeness & Presentation
  • 20%: Technical Merit
  • 20%: Originality
  • 40%: Potential Customer Impact

Team IndiaMatrixMasters with Coach.jpgParticipant experience varied widely--from teams with little to no coding background (looking to grow their skills), all the way to very experienced coders. Each team was assigned a coach from the Developer Experience & Incubation team to guide and assist the team’s work.

And the winners are…  

Congratulations to Team Chatbot, who was awarded first place for their project. Team members include Jesse Olsen, Dana Lynn, and Jeroen Kleen. Team Chatbot built an awesome chatbot based on a React/Redux platform. More details about this project will be coming soon on the HPE DevCom portal.Team Chatbot Demo to Ric.jpgPictured left to right: Ric Lewis, Software-Defined and Cloud Senior Vice President and General Manager at HPE, joins Team Chatbot’s Jesse Olsen and Jeroen Kleen as they demo their project.

Team Reality Distortion received second place honors. Congratulations to the one-man team of Damian Janiszewski.

Damian developed an HPE OneSphere extension module that exports HPE OneSphere metrics for Prometheus time series database and alerting system. Prometheus metrics are then easily visualized using Grafana dashboards.

Team Reality Distortion hacking on the train in Poland.jpgImage courtesy of Team Reality Distortion (Damian Janiszewski), participating in the hackathon during a train ride between Krakow and Warsaw in Poland.Third place went to Team Last Bench, for their project. Contributing team members include Gandharva S, Shiva Kumar M, Krishna Kanth Mallela, Manjunath Patil, and Sahana Sampige Prabhakar. 

Thank you to all participants

The HPE DevCom would like to thank all of the HPE Hackathon participants for their outstanding creativity and hard work.

A partial list of other completed projects includes:

  • Team NoName: Collect & display HPE OneSphere data using R
  • Team Everest: Ruby bindings for HPE OneSphere
  • Team Hela: HPE OneSphere metrics collection using Grafana
  • Team Spectrum Spiders: Ansible module for HPE OneSphere
  • Team Ashlesha: Enable provisioning of AWS CloudFormation templates via the HPE OneSphere catalog
  • Team Last Bench: ServiceNow integration with HPE OneSphere
  • Team India Matrix Master: Terraform module for HPE OneSphere

The work completed by all of the teams during the hackathon will be leveraged by the HPE Developer Community (@HPE_DevCom). More information about these projects and many others will be available in upcoming articles on the community’s blog site.

Why participate in a hackathon?

Hackathons are a great way for companies to foster innovation through collaboration and creative problem-solving. And that’s exactly what the HPE Developer Community witnessed. The hackathon was designed to:

  1. Foster cross-organization collaboration and innovation
  2. Provide an opportunity for personal growth (growing software development skills in HPE)
  3. Provide an opportunity for the community to create tangible customer-centric solutions
  4. Build a foundation upon which to create a robust internal HPE developer community
  5. Have fun!

If you are interested in learning more or participating in a future HPE Hackathon, please reach out to the HPE DevCom on SLACK.

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