Cloud.Community Hackathon by 1&1

The WHD.hackathon premiered at WHD.global 2016 with tremendous success. Twenty-three dedicated coders worked through the night on six different projects that made a real difference in the industry. For 2017, the second edition “Cloud.Community Hackathon” is presented by 1&1, partnering with Intel as well as CMS Garden, Plesk, InternetX, HEG and OnApp to provide significant, real-world projects for the hacking teams to work on.

1&1’s focus this year will be on IoT to Cloud connectivity, and how to create exciting projects which connect IoT devices to the Cloud infrastructure. Please see our project description below.

Due to the outstanding feedback from last year and the support of our fantastic sponsors, we can now offer 50 developers the chance to program with us und work on six projects. The development projects cover a wide range of topics — from management web apps, Application Packaging Standard (APS) to provide 1-click installation features, and security tasks to automation in the world of IoT and beyond. All of them cool, all of them real. You can get more information about the individual projects below.

The aim of the Cloud.Community Hackathon is to get developers connected and have fun coding together. You will meet fantastic developers from all over the world sharing their experience and having fun working on the projects. Of course, we’ll provide you with energy drinks, pizza, and all you need to keep fueled throughout the hackathon. In addition, we support the open source and cloud community with the contributions from the projects the attendees are working on during the Hackathon.

Sabrina Waltz, Community Manager at 1&1 Internet SE and organizer of the Cloud.Community Hackathon, will present the hackathon results on Tuesday, March 28 at 10:20 am on the main stage giving all teams the chance to talk about their projects and results.

If you want to join a fantastic team and spend a weekend in one of Germany’s most impressive event locations and meet cool people while working on interesting technology projects, then register for the Cloud.Community Hackathon by 1&1 right now!

WHY PARTICIPATE

Why Join WHD.hackathon as a Coder?

  1. You get to do what you love to do anyway — write code with your friends — but you get to do it in the comfort of 5-star accommodations with free food... life is good!
  2. You will be working on real projects that will really make a difference in tech — including fun projects in IoT, Automation, Server Management, WordPress, and more.
  3. global is filled with 7000 professionals from across the hosting, cloud, software, and internet industries. You know … the kinds of people who hire employees and contractors to write code. This is one of the best ways to meet your next boss or customer!
  4. Your work will be recognized by everyone at WHD.global during the presentation session when the projects are presented.
  5. Once completed, your project will be posted to GitHub with an open-source license — that’s great for the community AND great for your resume.

Why Should Hosting and Cloud Service Providers Sponsor a WHD.hackathon Project?

  1. The Hackathon brings dozens of talented developers together in one room, and you get to engage with them one-on-one. It’s a tech recruiter’s dream.
  2. It can be a low cost motivation for your in-house teams to come to WHD.global and work with fresh talent.
  3. You get to present your project on the main stage on March 28th — putting your team and brand up-front and in the middle of all the action.
  4. Your brand and logo will be display, printed, and published on all related materials. It’s a great branding opportunity!

Why Should ISVs Sponsor a WHD.hackathon Project?

  1. The Hackathon brings dozens of talented developers together in one room, and you get to engage with them one-on-one as they write extensions for your products and services — WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and more!
  2. After the event, your project will be posted to GitHub, helping to establish and grow your online development community.
  3. Your in-house developers and project managers will meet and work side-by-side with some of the top hosting and cloud service providers in the world (your target customers) — including 1&1, HostEurope, InternetX, and many more!
  4. You get to present your project on the main stage on March 28th — putting your team and brand up-front and in the middle of all the action.
  5. Your brand and logo will be display, printed, and published on all related materials. It’s a great branding opportunity!

Projects

The following companies have already committed to participating at our Cloud.Community.Hackathon for 2017:

1&1

Progressively redefine client-focused processes through mission-critical catalysts for change.

CMS-Garden

CMS-Garden is partner in a project funded by the German government that targets to improve the IT security of SMBs by helping them to secure their CMS installations

OnApp

Our hackathon challenge is to create a web app for admins to make complex queries on the OnApp Cloud infrastructure.

InterNetX

Practical example: You discover an ad with the slogan “Got milk?"

HEG

Numerous hosting providers — including HEG — are using a version 1.0 branch of the Application Packaging Standard (APS) to provide 1-click installation features to their customers. As newer APS versions are available today, package providers have stopped providing APS 1.0 packages.

Plesk

Plesk.Cloud App - manage your web projects in the cloud

AGENDA

Day 1 – March 25th

12:00 PM Check in Participants arrive and check in to their hotel rooms

1:30 PM Lunch Casual get together

3:00 PM Welcome A warm welcome to all participants and an introduction of the rules and objectives of the event.

3:15 PM IntroductionsThe participants introduce themselves to each other.

3:45 PM Vendor Presentation The participating vendors introduce themselves and present their Projects (a project assignment that has been prepared by the vendor in advance).

4:30 PM Break Coffee Break

5:00 PM Development Selection Teams choose the project that they are interested in solving and get immediately to work.

7:00 PM Dinner Served Food and Beer in the workshop room to keep the teams working if they choose to.

Day 2 – March 26th

9:00 AM Welcome Welcome and recap of Day 1

9:15 AM Development Time

1:00 PM Lunch Served Teams allowed to work through lunch if they choose.

2:00 PM Development Time

7:00 PM Dinner Served Food and Beer in the workshop room to keep the teams working if they choose to.

Day 3 – March 27th

9:00 AM Welcome Welcome and recap of Day 2

9:15 AM Development Time

1:00 PM Lunch Served Teams allowed to work through lunch if they choose.

2:00 PM Closing The teams submit their finished projects to the panel of experts for review

EVENT DETAILS

  • 3-day event, March 25th – 27th at WHD.global 2017
  • Presentation of results on March 28th at the keynote session

ATTENDEE PROFILE

The event is targeted at developers in the webhosting industry. Required skills are:

  • Solid knowledge in one or more programming languages of your choice, i.e. Perl, Python, C, JavaScript, PHP, Bash, Go
  • Basic understanding of the technical basics in the webhosting industry (common services, network protocols etc.)
  • Experience with a version control system (Git, SVN, CVS)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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