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Open Mainframe Project’s First-ever Virtual Zowe Hackathon

By | February 24, 2020

Open Mainframe Project is hosting its very first Virtual Hackathon for Zowe. From Feb. 23-April 5, participants from all backgrounds – students, developers, engineers, makers – are welcome to join the event. Any new or existing team (consisting of 2-8 participants) can register and submit their current project, or try something new.

The only condition is for the open source project to be Zowe related such as:

  • An enhancement or addition to the Zowe ecosystem, perhaps a feature you might have been missing in it.
  • A project to build something of your own on top of Zowe, or leveraging Zowe.
  • If you have a product of your own, it could be an enhancement to make it compatible with Zowe, or Zowe extension for your product.

A good example of a project is the Zowe Mobile App that initially started as a hackathon project within Open Mainframe Project member Broadcom, which has hosted several internal Zowe events in the past. The Zowe Mobile App has recently been accepted as a part of the Zowe project. You can read more about the app and how it was created in this article.

For additional ideas and Inspiration, you can check the following:

If you have such a project, or you want to experiment and hack something together, please register and submit your work in order to participate in your hackathon.

To register your team, please click here:

After April 5, the Open Mainframe Project will host a webinar where each team will have a short slot to present their project in front of a panel of judges to review. Leading solutions will be announced via virtual meetup, blog and will be invited to Open Mainframe Summit, which takes place on September 16-17 in NYC, at no cost.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Potential business value
  • Blog/Vlog quality
  • Innovation/creativity/fun
  • Learning
  • Finished product

Resources available to get you started:

For support, please reach out to us using the Open Mainframe Project Slack #virtualhackathon channel, where Zowe community members will offer support to the registered participants during the hackathon.

Additional resources: