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DeveloperWeek Cloud 2022 Hackathon

Join the largest cloud challenge-driven virtual hackathon, co-located with DeveloperWeek Cloud 2022!

Join the largest cloud challenge-driven virtual hackathon, co-located with DeveloperWeek Cloud 2022! Our hackathons regularly attract over 300+ participants, and we are inviting the international developer community to converge in person & online this year for the DeveloperWeek 2022 Hackathon

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Palmer Events Center (Sept 7-8) & Online Hackathon hosted on Devpost

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2022 Schedule

Monday, August 22, 2022

10:00 AM | Hackathon Launched

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Hackathon Workshops – Palmer Events Center – Expo Innovation Stage

Thursday, September 8, 2022

10:00 AM CST | Teams must submit Final Project
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST | Overall judges review all teams
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST | Sponsors review projects submitted
3:00 PM CST | Overall and Sponsor Winners Announced via Main Stage
COB | Sponsors connect with with Winners on how they will receive their Prize (DeveloperWeek Cloud Team can help!)

2022 Challenges & Prizes

Hackathon Overall Challenge / Grand Prize

Amazon Echos
(Up to 5) DevNetwork Premium All-Access Passes to all 2022 virtual conferences
Announcement in our email to 60,000 subscribers listing your team and project
Learn more about the challenge Here.

2022 Judges

Grayson Adkins

Co-Founder/CEO, Uffizzi

Grayson Adkins is Co-Founder/CEO at Uffizzi, an open engine for creating on-demand test environments in the cloud when you open pull requests or build container images.

With a background in engineering, computer science, and design, Grayson steers product direction at Uffizzi. He is passionate about discovering and building productivity tools that help product teams deliver software better, faster and cheaper. Grayson is particularly interested in tools that disappear into the background and seamlessly integrate into existing workflows.

Prior to Uffizzi, Grayson worked as a researcher in AI and Deep Learning.

Helen Beal

Owner, Carapace Limited

Helen Beal is a DevOps coach, Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute and an ambassador for the Continuous Delivery Foundation. She is the Chair of the Value Stream Management Consortium and provides strategic advisory services to DevOps leaders. She is also an analyst at Accelerated Strategies Group. She hosts the Day-to-Day DevOps webinar series for BrightTalk, speaks regularly on DevOps topics, is a DevOps editor for InfoQ and also writes for a number of other online platforms. She regularly appears in TechBeacon’s DevOps Top100 lists and was recognized as the Top DevOps Evangelist 2020 in the DevOps Dozen awards.

Erez Berkner

CEO & Co-founder, Lumigo

Co-founder & CPO

James Birnie

Head of Platform, Currencycloud

James has worked in commercial software since the 1990s, when Agile and Lean were words used to describe gymnasts, and Pipelines were for carrying oil.

After 10 years in a startup, including major rebuilds, Agile transformations and building delivery pipelines before they were a thing, James moved into consultancy with Thoughtworks.

After 6 happy years as a consultant James crossed the divide to make the move back into a product organisation as Head of Platform for Currencycloud, nowa $1Bn part of Visa.

Mighael Botha

CTO - Americas, Software AG

Mighael Botha is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years experience in Information Technology, starting in development and now focusing on architecting multi-vendor solutions in the areas of cloud, IoT and AI.
Today Mighael advice C-suite, architects and developers on the right technologies to use to accelerate business growth and gain a competitive edge. The biggest impact on business today is driven by disruptive technologies like IoT, Cloud, AI, APIs and Blockchain. Mighael meets on a daily basis with key stakeholders to not only advice on technologies to use to accelerate their digital transformation.

Robert Boyd

CTO, Guide-Rails.io

Robert leads technology strategy and the design of the Guide Rails® platform, which automates the entire software development lifecycle to accelerate software delivery and revolutionize DevOps practices. Over the span of his career, Robert has led software development and operations teams in top-performing engineering organizations. A proven leader in digital transformation, he has spearheaded the development of software delivery platforms enabling continuous delivery, DevOps, and rapid adoption of public cloud. He earned a Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) degree from the University of the West of Scotland, and a postgraduate Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification from Villanova University.

Marc Campbell

CTO, Replicated

Marc Campbell is currently the founder and CTO of Replicated Inc, building a platform that extends an existing cloud based SaaS product into a version that is easily installed, licensed, managed & supported in their customers' private environment. Before Replicated, he was the founder and CTO of Look.IO, a plugin for mobile apps & mobile websites to easily enable live customer support chat. Look.io was acquired by LivePerson, Inc (Nasdaq: LPSN) where he led a team of developers to enhance the Look.IO platform to an enterprise grade product serving the largest telcos, financial institutions & retailers in the world.

Ovidiu Cical

Cloud Security Architect, Cyscale

Founder of Cyscale – https://cyscale.com – Cloud Native – Automated Cloud SecurityOWASP Cluj-Napoca Chapter Leader. Cybersecurity enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in the field of information technology, working with Go, Big Data, Python and Linux. I worked as Software Developer at Sophos, Security Engineer at CoSoSys where I developed Endpoint Protector and sensitivity.io. Before Cyscale, I was responsible of the entire Security Department for QiO https://qio.io – Industrial IoT.At CoSoSys, I led the development of its flagship award-winning Data Loss Prevention Solution, Endpoint Protector. I enjoy giving back to the community and riding my motorcycle.

Ian Crosby

CTO, Container Solutions

Ian Crosby is the CTO at Container Solutions, helping companies through their Cloud Native transformations. With a long background in software development across a wide variety of industries, Ian is passionate about helping organizations solve challenges, be they technical or cultural. His focus is on the intersection of cloud native technologies, and the real world problems they are looking to solve.

Chase Douglas

Engineer, Amazon

Chase has experience in cloud software development and operations as CTO and co-founder of Stackery. As an AWS Hero, he has presented at conferences around the world ranging in topics from low level technical bits to software development lifecycle and DevOps practices. His expertise spans from technical to managerial, focusing on how to build highly effective and productive teams and organizations.

Viktor Farcic

Developer Advocate, Upbound

Viktor Farcic is a Developer Advocate at Upbound, a member of the Google Developer Experts, CDF Ambassadors, and Docker Captains groups, and a published author.

His big passions are DevOps, GitOps, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences.

He is a host of the YouTube channel DevOps Toolkit and a co-host of DevOps Paradox. He published The DevOps Toolkit Series and Test-Driven Java Development.

Alan Flower

SVP, Head Cloud Native Labs, HCL

Alan Flower is SVP for Cloud Native at HCL Technologies, and heads the HCL Cloud Native Labs & Advisory Services. A successful entrepreneur and technologist, Alan is deeply passionate about using technology to support the transformation of business and driving the creation of innovative products and services.

Karthik Gaekwad

Developer Advocate, Google

Karthik Gaekwad is a veteran engineer who enjoys learning and building software and software products using cloud and container technologies. He has worked in large enterprises and startups, including Oracle, Signal Sciences, StackEngine, Verica, and currently works at Google crafting better developer experiences for users.

Karthik lives in Austin, Texas, with his family. He believes in building communities and runs meetups and conferences in the city. He's on the organizing committee for several groups, including Devopsdays Austin, CloudAustin, Container Days, and All Day Devops, and is an accomplished author for LinkedIn Learning. You can find Karthik on Twitter @iteration1.

Dan Garfield

Co-Founder and Chief Open Source Officer, Codefresh

Dan is the Co-Founder and Chief Open Source Officer at Codefresh. His work in open source includes being an Argo Maintainer, and co-chair of the GitOps Working Group. As a technology leader with a background in full-stack engineering, evangelism, and communications, he led Codefresh's go-to-market strategy and now leads open source strategy. You can follow him at twitter.com/todaywasawesome

Philip Gavlan

Director of Engineering, Cyber Defense Group

Philip is a seasoned systems, devops, and cybersecurity professional that has aided in the development, growth, and security of many organizations, small to enterprise.

Currently, Philip is leading the engineering organization of a boutique cybersecurity consulting firm based in Los Angeles, CA.

Martin Giess

CTO, EMnify

Veteran in the mobile industry, developing platforms bringing developers and the telecom world together for 20+ years. At EMnify Martin revolutionised mobile core infrastructure by building the first cloud-native super network purposed built for the internet of things. His main mission is the democratisation of cellular connectivity and giving it with an API-first approach into the hands of developers as "Connectivity as Code".

Laurent Gil

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, Cast AI

Laurent oversees product and business development at CAST AI. Laurent was co-founder and Chief Product and Business Officer at Zenedge (acquired by Oracle), and CEO and co-founder of Viewdle (acquired by Google). He holds degrees from the Cybernetic Institute of Ukraine (Doctorate Honoris Causa), the Wharton School of Business (MBA), and Supélec (M.Sc., Computer Science and Signal processing), among others.

Philip Griffiths

VP Head of Business Development, NetFoundry

Philip Griffiths is VP for Global Business Development and Partnerships at NetFoundry and regularly speaks at events from DevOps to IoT to Cyber Security. Prior to this, he worked for Atos IT Services in various roles working with C-suit executives to realise their digital transformation. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two daughters.

Anurag Gupta

Co-Founder, Calyptia

Anurag is an entrepreneur and software product engineer working on challenges in Observability at Calyptia. In the past, Anurag has worked at Elastic, Treasure Data, and Azure across cloud and open-source product lines.

Jenna-Shae Harris

Solutions Engineer @ VMware

Jenna-Shae B. Harris is a Solutions Engineer at VMware, specializing in Tanzu Observability. Prior to joining VMware, Harris worked as a Systems Developer at SAS Institute, where she specialized in systems design, implementation, and maintenance across enterprise-wide cross-platform infrastructure. She also spent many years in the banking industry as a Mainframe Systems Engineer. Harris holds a B.S. with honors in Information Technology from NC A&T State University and a MS in Information Systems & Business Analytics from Marist College. She is passionate about helping her customers solve real world problems to ensure they maximize their potential and success.

Firasat Hussain

CTO, arrivia

Firasat is an accomplished technologist with a successful track record of building customer-centric products and high-performance platforms. He has more than 23 years of experience in software architecture, development, technology leadership, his passion for learning new technologies, and his energy to building phenomenal teams.

Vlad Ionescu

CEO, Earthly Technologies

Founder and CEO of Earthly Technologies.Previously founder and head of Engineering at ShiftLeft. Creator of Lever OS. Ex Google. Ex VMware. Built Lever OS, the industry's first open-source serverless/lambda implementation. Co-author of RabbitMQ's Erlang clientMy experience ranges from founding successful high-tech companies, leading world-class teams and building industry-leading products from scratch, to developing distributed systems within Google's search infrastructure team (the systems that serve the Google home page and the search results) to developing mission-critical signaling systems for EE (systems responsible for measuring customer data usage in real-time and allowing access on the network).

Vipin Jain

CTO, Pensando.io

Vipin is Co-founder and CTO at Pensando.io. He has worked on various aspects of building cloud infrastructure and DevOps systems. Prior to Pensando, he held leadership positions at four startups that were subsequently acquired. He has authored about 20 patents, co-authored standards, has been a speaker at technical conferences, and evangelized his open source project. He is an investor, advisor to startups and consults on solving technical challenges, business strategy, uncovering core competencies, and building technical excellence.He enjoys coding and reading philosophy in his spare time.

Nik Jain

Director of Solution Engineering, Dynatrace

Nik is a value engineer and business consultant at Heart. Formally, he is Director of Solution Engineering for Dynatrace ANZ and currently heads up a team of Solution Consultants and Architects in the region. Nik has more than a decade of BizOps, Release Automation, SRE, and DevOps consulting experience for leading global software vendors in the space. In addition, Nik has featured as a speaker at world-leading conferences like Reinvent, Kubecon, DevOpsDaysTalk, Perform, Chaos Carnival and more.

Andy Jeffries

CTO/Co-Founder, Civo

Working with a globally distributed department of SREs and developers in building the world's first CNCF certified Kubernetes platform based on K3s.

Eran Kinsbruner

DevOps Chief Evangelist, Perforce

Eran Kinsbruner is a bestselling author of 3 software testing books, with over 21 years of experience in software development and testing, patent inventor in the software testing domain, 2021 DevOps Evangelist of the year finalist, serving as Chief Evangelist and Senior Director of Product Marketing at Perforce Software

Max Körbächer

Co-Founder, Liquid Reply

Max is Co-Founder and Cloud Native Advocate at Liquid Reply based in Munich. In the past years, he builds cloud-native, cloud agnostic solutions on/with Kubernetes. Lately, he drives the platform engineering topic with various clients to simplify the current challenges with complex target environments. At night he works within the Kubernetes release team.

Jonah Kowall

CTO, Logz.io

Jonah Kowall a computer scientist and open-source contributor committing code to observability projects and such as OpenSearch, Jaeger, and OpenTelemetry. Throughout 15 years as a practitioner and manager across startups and large enterprises specialized in operations, security, and performance. In 2011 Jonah changed careers, moving to Gartner to focus on monitoring and observability, speaking and writing research globally for IT leaders and CIOs. In 2015 Jonah joined AppDynamics driving corporate development, product strategy, and vision. In 2020 Jonah joined Logz.io as CTO leading engineering, product strategy and partnership for their open-source based SaaS observability platform.

Swarraj Kulkarni

CTO, MediaAgility

With 30 years of industry experience, now I am with MediaAgility as its CTO. My focus areas include strengthening the existing Google Cloud technology capabilities, building cloud-native industry solutions, enabling the Marketing and Sales teams, mentoring the Architects and Engineers, establishing guilds and technology chapters, strengthening internal IT systems and InfoSec functions. I am also engaging with our clients and partners at Google on technology and business initiatives. Before MediaAgility, I spent almost 15 years with Cognizant leading Digital Engineering and Technology And Architecture Office for the Banking & Financial Services industry in North America and India.

Yaniv Leven

CEO, Panoply

Yaniv is CEO and Co-Founder of Panoply Leading the company's strategy and growth for the past 5 years. Yaniv has extensive experience in Statistical analysis and data modeling. Yaniv headed the analytics and data management design and utilization as COO at Mytopia (acquired by 888Holding (LSE: 888.L) in a $48M transaction and Win (a subsidiary of Bwin.party digital entertainment (LSE: BPTY.L)).

Ryan Lockard

CTO Cloud Technologies, Cognizant

Ryan Lockard is an executive leader, recognized globally for his impact to organizations, teams, and people. He has over 20 years experience working in multiple verticals, including; financial services, healthcare, insurance, publishing, media, advertising, retail and others. Ryan is currently the Global CTO of Cloud Technologies for Cognizant.

Ryan is well respected as an international keynote speaker on topics within the cloud, DevOps, DevSecOps, SRE, Agile and Lean communities. Many of his talks and written works have been cited in various ways, including a doctoral thesis, various industry association publications and as part of post-graduate curriculum at a major university.

Antonio Davi Macedo Coelho de Castro

CEO, Back4App

I am a developer since I was 13 years old, a Computing Engineer since 2006 and an entrepreneur for more than 15 years. My passion is software development and my mission is to turn the development faster and better. That’s why I am co-founder and CEO at Back4App, a backend-as-a-service platform based on Parse open source. We help the developers to create, run and scale high quality backend spending minimum effort, saving time and money.

Ian Massingham

VP, Developer Relations & Community, MongoDB

Leading Developer Relations & Community at MongoDB. Previously, I led Startup Solutions Architecture and Developer Relations & Evangelism at Amazon Web Services.

Paul McCarty

CTO, SecureStack

Paul has been in the IT industry for almost 30 years and opened his first computer store in 1996 and then an ISP in 1997. He's worked as a unix system admin and platform engineer and then later as a devops engineer before it was a term. He's worked for Boeing, NASA, the US Army, John Deere, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Queensland government amongst others. Paul's speciality is security automation, via code, especially at scale. He now is the founder and CTO of SecureStack a security platform built by developers FOR developers.

Hugh McKee

Developer Advocate, Lightbend

Hugh McKee is a developer advocate at Lightbend. He has had a long career building applications that evolved slowly, inefficiently utilized their infrastructure, and were brittle and prone to failure. Hugh has learned from his past mistakes, battle scars, and a few wins. And the learning never stops. Now his focus is helping developers and architects harness the power of the cloud. Hugh frequently speaks at conferences around the world. He is the author of Designing Reactive Systems: The Role Of Actors In Distributed Architecture.

Eylam Milner

Co-Founder & CTO, argon security

Co-founder & CTO of argon. Formerly Co-Founder & CTO of Datsmi. Formerly R&D Lead at special unit Ofek of the IAF

Navin Mittal

Head of Marketing, nops.io

I have over 23 years of industry experience in engineering, product management and product marketing across companies like Cisco, HPE, Fortinet and Automation Anywhere.

Serkan Özal

CTO & Co-Founder, Thundra

Serkan Özal is the CTO and founder of Thundra (www.thundra.io), a serverless-centric debugging, monitoring, and security solution for applications, tests and CI pipelines. He has 10+ years of expertise in software development and is a Ph.D. candidate at METU. He is an AWS Serverless Hero, AWS DevOps Pro Certified Engineer and has a patent on distributed environments. He mainly works on serverless architectures, distributed systems, and monitoring tools.

Gianluca Padovani

CTO & Founder, Coders51

SW craftsmanship, TDD addicted, agile coach. I have fallen in love with FP in particular Elixir/Erlang. I like Ruby, NodeJs and C++. CTO @coders51

Samridh Pandey

Senior consultant, Capgemini

I have a Bachelors of Technology in Computer Science Engineering From Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology (GGSIP University, India). I am a Business intelligence consultant / developer with 5.5 years of professional experience in designing, developing, testing and maintaining the solutions in an agile team. I love exploring new technologies and eager to learn and worked on cloud technologies with Microsoft stack knowledge with a expertise in Mendix, Azure, CICD, Power BI and MicroStrategy as an onsite coordinator , efficient team member and consultant.

Sharona Plasmeijer

Cloud Solution Architect , Microsoft

Sharona is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft specialized in Data & AI, with a focus on industries like retail, agri, and manufacturing. She has gathered her experience by hands-on data projects by working for Microsoft Consultancy companies and a Dutch international bank.Sharona combines her love for data and technology, and business by working together with eg data engineers, architects, and C-level. She considers having the right strategy in place as the most important part in every cloud and data journey. Tackling challenges and come up with reliable and future proof solutions is what she does.

Rosalind Radcliffe

Distinguished Engineer, CIO DevSecOps CTO, IBM

IBM Distinguished Engineer, CIO DevSecOps CTO. Rosalind is responsible for driving the Developer Experience for the DevOps transformation for the IBM CIO. In her role she will be working to make IBM CIO's a hybrid cloud showcase and driving the continuous improvement culture within the developer community. In her prior role she was responsible for bringing open modern toolchains to the z/OS platform and working with clients on their DevOps transformation. She is a frequent speaker at conferences, master inventor, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, author of Enterprise Bug Busting.

Tracy Ragan

CEO, DeployHub

Tracy is CEO and Co-Founder of DeployHub. She is expert in configuration management and pipeline life cycle practices with a hyper focus on microservices and cloud native architecture. She currently serves as a board member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) and is the Executive Director of the Ortelius Open Source project. She is a blog contributor for the CDF, sits on the CDCon selection committee and is a recognized by TechBeacon as one of the top 100 DevOps visionaries and speaks at many DevOps events such as CNCF’s KubeCon and CloudBees DevOps World. https://www.deployhub.com/tracy-ragan/

Chandra Ranganathan

Co-founder and CEO, Opsera Inc.

Chandra is the co-founder and CEO of Opsera, a continuous orchestration platform for Next-Gen DevOps. In Prior roles, Chandra was the Head of Global Enterprise Infrastructure at Uber and SymantecChandra's domain expertise spans DevOps, AIOps, Cloud, Infrastructure and Security, and he has led large scale digitization initiatives including private and hybrid cloud build-outs, software delivery automation and infrastructure transformationChandra holds an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the Wharton School and Masters and Bachelor degrees in Computer Science. In his spare time, he mentors Bay Area high school students in STEM programs and enjoys running marathons.

Ravi Ravichandran

Head of Cloud Platform and engineering, Juniper Networks

Ravi Ravichandran is Head of Cloud platform engineering and Devops at Juniper Networks. He is instrumental in transforming Devops at Juniper Networks. Ravi has over 25 years of experience Cloud/SaaS platform and engineering, IT Strategy, Architecture, Support, Cloud Services Delivery, DevOps, Infrastructure, Operations engineering and Security, with technical and business leadership. At GE Software, As CTO for Cloud Platform & Devops, He was responsible for the industrial cloud for customers and led the global Cloud/SaaS strategy spanning AWS, Azure and Private Clouds, addressing security, availability and reliability. Ravi worked at numerous startups taking 2 companies to IPO.

Pradeep Reddy

VP, Skyflow.com

Experienced Software Leader/Architect with reputation of providing high quality deliverables. Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, product managers, UX designers and customer success. Rich experience in building highly available, horizontally scalable systems.

Jared Reimer

President, Caelum NorthWest (Cascadeo)

I am the founder of Cascadeo, and have personally overseen its growth since inception. As we have built a first-class management team, my focus has returned to the area I am personally passionate about: excellence in engineering. Working closely with brilliant engineers, business leaders, and operations experts is a great joy to me; no two days are ever exactly alike.

Alois Reitbauer

Chief Product Officer, Dynatrace

Alois is the Chief Product Officer for Dynatrace cloud automation technology. He is also the co-chair of TAG App Delivery and was a contributor and founding member of several W3C standards; most recently Trace Context. Alois has successfully developed several products in the monitoring and observability space and is strong support of open source technologies in the cloud-native space.

Giulio Roggero

Founder & CTO Mia-Platform, Mia-Platform

As founder and CTO of Mia-Platform I help enterprises to build their digital assets moving from legacy systems and silos organizations to cloud native platforms and open governance organizations. My principal focus are:- API and Cloud Native platforms - Data Streams, Fast Data and Data Mesh solutions - DevOps value stream platforms - Omnichannel experience: mobile, voice, touch, type, web

Baruch Sadogursky

Head of DevOps Advocacy, JFrog

Baruch Sadogursky (@jbaruch) did Java before it had generics, DevOps before there was Docker, and DevRel before it had a name. He started DevRel at JFrog when it was ten people and took it all the way to a successful $6B IPO by helping engineers solve problems. Now Baruch keeps helping engineers solve problems but also helps companies help engineers solve problems. He is a co-author of the "Liquid Software" and "DevOps Tools for Java Developers", serves on conference program committees, and regularly speaks at numerous most prestigious industry conferences, including Kubecon, JavaOne, Devoxx, QCon, DevRelCon, DevOpsDays, DevOops and others.

Adam Sandman

CEO, Inflectra

Adam Sandman was a programmer from the age of 10 and has been working in the IT industry for the past 20 years in areas such as architecture, agile development, testing and project management. Adam is the Founder and CEO of Inflectra Corporation, where he is interested in technology, business and enabling people to follow their passions.
Adam has previously spoken at STAR West, STAR East, Agile+DevOps West, Agile+DevOps East, STPCon, Swiss Testing Day, InflectraCon, TestingMind, EuroSTAR, Agile Testing Days, TestCon Europe, UNICOM, GSDC and STAR Canada.

Kerim Satirli

Sr. Developer Advocate - Infrastructure, HashiCorp

Kerim is a senior developer advocate at HashiCorp, where he works on creating a positive experience for infrastructure operators.

He is passionate about complex systems and enjoys the challenge of codifying them.

Before he joined HashiCorp, Kerim worked at a variety of companies, ranging from cultural institutions and aviation to government services.

Igor Seletskiy

CEO, Cloud Linux Inc

Igor Seletskiy is the Founder and CEO of CloudLinux, TuxCare, and AlmaLinux OS Foundation. Igor launched CloudLinux in 2009, forging it into today’s prominent player in the Linux, Enterprise & service provider ecosystems. In 1997, he formed PSOFT, pioneering products for the service provider market such as multi-server commercial control panel, website builder, and one of the first web file managers. Igor Seletskiy is a respected and accomplished technology guru specializing in Linux, kernel development, cloud, and security. He is a frequent and enthusiastic speaker at industry events worldwide, and a passionate commentator on many sector issues.

Arul Selvan

Head of Software Engineering, AMN Healthcare

https://selvans.net/resume/bio

Hands-on information technology leader (Software Engineering & DevOps) with three decades of experience and a proven track record of architecting and delivering reliable and scalable systems in a variety of areas, such as internet/e-commerce, network management/security, financial systems, messaging services, EAI, etc

15 years of leadership experience in managing large software development projects using Java, Linux, and open-source technologies ...

Shira Shamban

CEO, Solvo

Shira Shamban is a security researcher and technical expert with a focus on cloud security. Currently, she is the co-founder and CEO of Solvo, where she makes developers and security team's life easier by enforcing adaptive security for them automatically. Shira started her professional career in cybersecurity as an officer in the elite intelligence unit 8200. Shira strongly believes in empowering women and under-represented communities in the world of technology. She volunteers as a lecturer and a mentor in SheCodes, Cyber Ladies and WomenInAppSec. Shira started her own mentoring program called Security Diva and is the co-chair of OWASP Israel.

Roman Shaposhnik

Founder, ZEDEDA Inc.

Roman Shaposhnik is a co-founder and a head of Product and Strategy at ZEDEDA. Prior to starting ZEDEDA, Roman has spent time building scalable, cloud-native compute and data platforms at Sun microsystems, Pivotal, and Cloudera. He has also contributed to numerous open-source projects and has been on the boards of directors at Linux and Apache Software Foundations.

Nir Sheffi

Co-CEO and CTO, Ridge

20 years of experience in hands-on R&D management, from start-ups to large-scale organizations. My expertise covers the full life cycle of technology products both from technical and business aspects.

Jeff Shukis

CTO, VoiceBase

VPE, VP Cloud OPS, and CTO for SaaS and Enterprise Software companies. Expertise in agile software development, cloud computing, and at-scale OPS, DevOps and Security.

Robert Statsinger

Senior Solutions Architect, Contrast Security

Robert Statsinger has worked in Application Security for the past few years. His prior experience includes Applications Performance Management and its impact on DevOps, Intelligent Device Management, Enterprise Applications Integration, and developer tools and middleware. Robert holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

Rajesh Tammana

Head of Engineering, Amazon Web Services

Accomplished Product and Engineering Leader with a track record of building high-performing global organizations and delivering market leading products at some of the world’s most innovative companies. Defined and built products in several technology domains including Cloud, Infrastructure, Security and Databases.

Steven Tan

Chair, SODA Foundation

Steven Tan is VP & CTO Cloud Solution, Storage at Futurewei where he oversees cloud solutions for storage incorporating open source strategy and collaboration. Steven brought leading organizations together from around the globe and founded the SODA Foundation to address data and storage challenges through open source. He hails from Singapore, lived in Taipei, Beijing and Shanghai, and is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Eddie Tejeda

Senior Director of Engineering, Mode

Eddie is a Director of Engineering at Mode. Previously, he worked at Code for America, 18F, and served as Director of Cloud.gov.

Josh Thurman

Co-founder, Uffizzi

Co-author of the Continuous Previews Manifesto, Head of DevRel at Uffizzi, and highly decorated Navy SEAL who leverages his experience leading high performing teams to help organizations improve how they build and deliver software. After 12 years and 11 deployments across the globe Josh left the SEAL community in 2018 to co-found Uffizzi. Day-to-day he organizes Uffizzi's Open Source and serves as its Head of Developer Relations. When he's not talking about the intersection of process and technology improvements Josh competes as a National level Age Group Triathlete and enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids.

Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist @ Red Hat

Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, NA West at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software. Since joining Red Hat in 2005, Chris has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners and is a frequent speaker on DevOps, Security, and Containers. He started his career at Intel in IT and Managed Hosting followed by leadership roles in services and sales engineering at Loudcloud and Linux startups. Chris holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Henrique Vaz

CEO, CleanCloud

Corporate lawyer turned serial entrepreneur founding four companies in different industries with one exit over the last nine years. For the last four years acting as the CEO of CleanCloud.

Jim Walker

Principal Evangelist, Cockroach Labs

Jim is a recovering developer turned product marketer and has spent his career in category creation for emerging tech and open source. He loves useful, cool, cutting-edge technology and has a unique ability to translate often complex concepts into a compelling, effective core narrative that broader markets can consume. He is an advocate of the developer and an active participant in several open source communities.

Jade Wang

Head of Developer Relations, Cloudflare

Jade Wang runs the Cloudflare for Startups program, and hosts Founder Focus, a Cloudflare.TV show. She previously co-founded Sandstorm.io, ran a network of hacker houses, and grew the community of Meteor, an open source project. Her Ph.D. is in neuroscience, and in her early life, she was a concert pianist. For fun, she tinkers with hardware projects.

Misha Yalavarthy

Security Engineer, Cloudflare

I'm currently a Security Engineer at Cloudflare where we are helping to build a better Internet.

Michael Yuan

Founder, Second State

Dr. Michael Yuan is the author of 5 books on software engineering, including Building Blockchain Apps by Addison-Wesley. He is the CEO of Second State, a company that focuses on bringing WebAssembly and Rust technologies to cloud, blockchain, and AI applications. Dr. Yuan was a long time open source contributor and a Principal Investigator at the National Institutes of Health.

Rules

  • This is a in – person & virtual hackathon. Teams will be formed on Devpost.com – DeveloperWeek Cloud Hackathon. From Devpost participants can message each other to form teams, participate in chat boards, and communicate with sponsors.
  • Teams can build apps from scratch (Mobile App / Consumer Web App / Business Web App).
  • Teams can solve no challenges (build whatever you want) or can submit to as many challenges as they want.
  • There will be 2 rounds of judging. During Round One, judges will review all team projects and fill out a scoring sheet on each to determine the Overall Winner. Round Two is the Sponsor Round. Each sponsor will judge the teams working on their Challenge and determine a winner. The sponsors will choose their own prizes and choose their own prize winners.
  • Round one judging will be based on 1) How much progress you make 2) Concept – does it solve a real problem? and 3) Feasibility – could this become a startup or company?

FAQ

Who can participate in the hackathon?

The Hackathon is open to everyone, but pre-registration is required. You must register on both the Eventbrite registration page AND Devpost event page. You can be a developer, designer, biz dev person, idea person, or anything in between.

What types of projects can hackathon teams work on?

Hackathon teams can work on any type of project (web apps, mobile apps, wearable solutions, data visualizations, algorithms, even video presentations or visual mock-ups) however all of the hackathon prizes are sponsored prizes for teams that best utilize sponsor technology. Most of these sponsor technologies are only relevant for web and mobile applications, and 95%+ of teams will end up building web and mobile applications.

How do I form a hackathon team?

You can form a hackathon team before the hackathon (either with friends/co-workers or you can find team members on Devpost.com).

Who owns the technology that hackathon teams produce?

The teams that work on the projects own the project technologies, however ‘just being a team member’ at the hackathon does not mean that you get to own any code or IP that your teammates (or the audience) produce in the future based on the idea. Any ideas you pitch or share at the hackathon are released into the ‘public domain’ and we do not require attendees to sign non-disclosure agreements! It’s just a hackathon — if you’re worried about people stealing your startup idea — then this might not be the right place to unveil it.

Does the hackathon, its sponsors, or mentors provide any assistance to teams?

All the sponsors are available to help you with your project. Contact information will be available on DevPost.com.

Hackathon Policies

Hackathon Anti-Harassment & Intellectual Property Policy

We also ask all participants to be in compliance with the Hack Code of Conduct Terms.

All hackathon participants are required to agree with the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Please report any incidents or concerns to the event staff, or contact [email protected].

I. Code of Conduct

We fully support appropriate behavior by all participants at technical events, including all hackathon conferences. We expect all attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers, and staff to help us make the hackathon a place that welcomes and respects all participants, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in person, online, or in any other form.

Examples of harassment include offensive comments, verbal threats or demands, overly sexualized images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention.

We expect all participants—attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers—to follow the Code of Conduct during the hackthon. This includes conference-related social events at off-site locations, and in related online communities and social media. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

We thank our participants for your help in keeping the event welcoming, respectful, and friendly to all participants.

II. Anti-Harassment

Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, photography or audio/video recording against reasonable consent, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Overly sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue, including hacks, talks, workshops, parties, social media and other online media.

Photography is encouraged, but other participants must be given a reasonable chance to refuse being photographed. If they object to being photographed, comply with their request. It is inappropriate to take photographs in contexts where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy e.g. in bathrooms or where participants are sleeping.

Hacks created at our hackathon are equally subject to the anti-harassment policy.

Sponsors, partners, exhibitors, and volunteers are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use overly sexualized images, activities, or other material. Sponsor representatives should not use overly sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of hackathon staff immediately. Hackathon staff will happily help participants contact any local security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the hackathon.

Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the hackathon organizers. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the hackathon organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the hackathon with no refund.

We expect participants to follow these rules at hackathon and workshop venues and hackathon-related social events. We value your attendance.

Please report any incidents or concerns to the event staff, or contact [email protected].

III. Intellectual Property Policy

A. Intellectual Property Rights
Any submission to the hackathon remains the intellectual property of the individual or organizations that developed it. We encourage participants to open source their projects to both share their hacks with the greater community and promote innovation in this space.

B. Protection of Intellectual Property
By submitting a hackathon entry or accepting any prize, participants represent and warrant the following: 1) participants will not submit content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret, or otherwise subject to third-party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless the participant is the owner of such rights or has permission from the rightful owner to post the content and to grant the hackathon all of the rights granted herein; 2) the participant will not publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage the hackathon, its sponsors, or any third party; 3) the participant will not submit content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, encourages criminal activity, gives rise to civil liability, or is otherwise inappropriate or destructive to the hackathon’s or sponsors’ brand image or goodwill; 4) the participant will not post advertisements or solicitations of business; 5) the hackathon will not be obligated to pay any compensation to, or permit any participation by, any third party in connection with the use, reproduction, modification, publication, display, or other exploitation of any of the content that the participant submits; and 6) the content the participant submits does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other disabling devices or harmful code.

By posting or submitting a hackathon entry to the Contest (regardless of the form or medium of such content), the participant hereby grants the hackathon and its sponsors, their respective affiliates, their affiliates’ agents, and third-party contractors a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license, with the right to sublicense, discuss, publicize, market, and otherwise display content derived from or relating to the hackathon entry (“Marketing Content”), and to distribute and use such Marketing Content for promotional and marketing purposes either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work. The participant understands that he or she will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your hackathon entry, other than what is described in these Official Contest Rules.

C. Copyright
The participant represents and warrants that he or she is the sole author and copyright owner of the submission, and that the submission is the participant’s original work. If the submission is a work based on an existing application, the participant warrants: 1) that he or she has acquired sufficient rights to use and to authorize others to use the submission as specified in the “Intellectual Property Rights” section of the Rules, 2) that the Submission does not infringe upon any copyright or upon any other third-party rights of which the participant is aware, and 3) that the submission is free of malware.

IV. General

A. Eligibility
The hackathon organizers will have the right at their sole discretion to determine whether an entrant is eligible for the Contest. The hackathon may disqualify entries that: 1) are in violation of third-party rights, law, or regulation, 2) use inappropriate or explicit language or images, or 3) display content that the hackathon or its sponsors otherwise finds objectionable or inconsistent with the hackathon’s or its sponsors’ brand image or goodwill.

The hackathon will accept only those entries that are completed and submitted as described above and that conform to any technical requirements specified as part of the entry process. Entries that do not comply with the provisions of these Official Contest Rules will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered.

B. Winner Selection/Judging Criteria
The Contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges (“Judges”).

By submitting any hackathon entry, entrants release the hackathon, its sponsors, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, and advisors from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the decisions of the Judges.

C. Awards
Contest prizes are non-transferable by the winner. Accepting a prize, makes a prize recipient solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting such prize.

D. Conduct
By entering this contest, participants agree to be bound by this policy. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the hackathon reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Participants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the hackathon and the judges which shall be final and binding in all respects. The hackathon reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that violates this or any other hackathon policy, and acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person.

Please report any incidents or concerns to the event staff, or contact [email protected].