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:
- Ideas and feedback from a recent Zowe Hackathon at Broadcom
- Five Places to begin Adopting Zowe on Mainframes
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: http://www.cvent.com/d/ynql8z/4W
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.
- Potential business value
- Blog/Vlog quality
- Finished product
Resources available to get you started:
- Download the current version of Zowe.
- Review the Getting Started Zowe documentation.
- The official documentation gives you full information on how to install and set up Zowe. If you want a quick start, consider this “quick and dirty” streamlined hackathon step-by-step instructions (file attachment). (link to “Zowe Hackathon Instructions.pdf”)
- To quickly get a Zowe environment to try and play with, you can get a zTrial account with Zowe.
- You may also read this Medium article to see what you can try using zTrial.
- A good article on Getting Started with Zowe CLI
- Complimentary Zowe Basics training on Interskills
- To register your team, please click here: http://www.cvent.com/d/ynql8z/4W
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.