Open Mainframe Project’s First-ever Virtual Zowe Hackathon

By February 24, 2020 March 19th, 2020 Blog, Zowe, Zowe Development Updates

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: