Back in September we launched the Red Hat EMEA Hackathon inviting developers to “ReBoot Customer Experience with Open Source.” We did this as part of a drive to encourage greater developer adoption.
Hundreds of developers from around the world participated, some as individuals with others as part of a team, helping to create some fantastic app ideas. The submissions were reviewed by an experienced panel of six judges - whom I should thank for all their hard work and words of wisdom.
The hackathon judges
- Gert Jan van Halem, Chief Technology Officer at Devoteam
- Markus Eisele, Developer Adoption Program Lead, Red Hat Germany
- Markus Heimbach, Director of Engineering at Dynatrace
- Jose Quaresma, DevOps practice Leader at Accenture
- Antonio Valle Gutierrez, Global Head of BPM & BRMS Architecture, BBVA
You can find out more about our judges here.
In mid-December we announced the winners, and in reverse order here they are:
In third place...
In third place was Victor CX, an auditory CUI for visually impaired or differently-abled users for building inclusive interfaces that access and manage an organization's technology products and online services, which was developed by an individual contributor, Allister Beharry, who walks away with a cash prize of €3000.
In second place...
In second place and winner of a €5000 cash prize was rhv2prometheus, an app which can build metrics from the ovirt-engine api from RHV and present them as prometheus format, then can be scraped from an openshift prometheus to integrate fully infrastructure monitoring, which was created in Spain by Xana Da Silva Mori, Michael Ramirez, Mario Parra de Miguel and Victor Parraga.
And the winner is...
In first place was the ACE: Airline Customer Experience, a system developed to take the pain and waiting time out of app development at airlines where it can take up to nine months to make changes to systems that impact customer experience, often because they are monolithic mainframe applications. Phil Ogilvie, Andre McGuire, RH Carboleo, Mizanur Rahman, Daniel Weatherhead, will have free flights, accommodation and attendance at Red Hat Summit 2020 in San Francisco, in addition to sharing the top prize of €10,000.
You can find out more about all the winners and submissions here. In addition to all the participants and judges, I also want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Red Hat who made the competition possible. As a campaign to raise awareness and drive up developer adoption, the Hackathon was a great success that really helped shine a light on the agility that open source technology enables for creative and innovative developers.