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DevOps Hackathon

Getting Started

We are glad you’re here and looking forward to collaborating over the course of a week and ending with an in-person networking event! 

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Welcome to a Hackathon devoted to Observability Pipelines

Over the course of a week, we’ll give you the tools to explore all the possibilities of using pipelines, coupled with some examples to get your creativity if you haven’t used one before. Then we’ll end with an in-person event where the finalists will discuss their approach and judges will declare a winner! Prizes will be awarded!

There is one twist to this hackathon, however. Observability pipelines are often fairly simple in their design: grab telemetry, process data, and send downstream. Instead, the winners of this hackathon will be the ones who build the most overly complicated and convoluted pipelines. And if you’re a finalist, be ready to defend just how necessary all those extra steps are to the judges!


Who is Edge Delta:

Edge Delta is an automated observability platform that monitors your services, alerts you when something is wrong, and guides root-cause analysis. The platform is built for DevOps, SRE, and developers to simplify log management, streamline troubleshooting processes, and route data to other observability platforms.

Quick Start Guides - Coming soon!

What to build:

For your hackathon entry:

  • Display “Hello World” from one or multiple data sources, in a different downstream system, using as complicated an Observability Pipeline as possible

Requirements:

  • Use at least one Edge Delta agent and pipeline in building the solution

  • Have at least one data source feeding data into the pipeline

  • Have at least one downstream system (whether Edge Delta’s UI or another tool) to display “Hello World”

  • Have fun pushing the possibilities of the technology!

Join the Slack channel (coming soon!) to run your ideas by other hackers, ask questions or to get help from the team.

What to submit:

  • Submit an email (that was used in Edge Delta) with the following:

    • The agent_tags of the pipelines used in the final solution

    • A sentence or two describing the approach to the problem

    • A screenshot of Hello World in the final destination

Schedule

Monday, March 25, 2024

  • 12:00 pm ET | Kickoff with Welcome (Zoom, replay will be available)

Monday, March 25 - April 2, 2024

  • Hackathon workshops and submissions

  • Bonus: Blog Post or Social Post Prize
    Share your journey of the week and the wider impact of your work through a blog post or social post. Please use the hashtag 'DevOpsHackathon' on social and address one or both of the following questions, offering valuable insights into your creative process and the potential learnings of your project. The content of your blog post must be materially different than your submission questions.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

  • 12:00 pm ET | Final submission due

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET | Judges review submissions

  • 5:00 pm ET | Finalists are notified

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

  • 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET | In-Person at 1700 Broadway, New York City
    Networking and winners announced

  • 7:30 pm ET | Connect with winners on how they will receive their prizes

Our Judges

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Can Bal

Head of Engineering, Edge Delta

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Gozde Ozcel

Senior Software Engineer, Edge Delta

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Julissa Mackey

DevOps Team Lead, CleanChoice Energy

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David Wynn

Principal Solution Architect, Edge Delta

Rules

No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not increase your chances of winning.

Submissions of any entry constitute an agreement to these rules as a contract between the entrant, the hackathon, Women in DevOps, and Edge Delta.

  1. Dates and Timing

    Submission Deadline: April 2, 2024, 12:00 pm ET
    To be considered for the overall winner - submissions must be received by 12:00 pm ET. No late projects will be accepted. Submissions may be sent any day or time from 1:00 pm ET on March 25, 2024, to 12:00 pm ET on April 2, 2024.

    Judging Period: April 2, 2024, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
    There will be one round of judging. During the overall judging, the judges will review all projects. Finalists will be selected.

    Finalists Notified: April 2, 2024, 5:00 pm ET

    In-Person Event: April 3, 2024, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET
    1700 Broadway, New York City (registration is required)

    Finalists will be introduced and given a few minutes to:

    • Explain your design and any inspiration

    • Answer any question from the judges

    • Judges will deliberate while the group networks and winners will be announced.
      If unable to attend, the event will be streamed live, and we’ll have a virtual best-in-show.

  2. Sponsors

    Edge Delta, 701 5th Ave #4100, Seattle, WA 98104
    Women in DevOps, 20 Westland Pl, London N1 7JR, United Kingdom

  3. Prizes

    • The first 100 submissions will receive a 1-year free license of Edge Delta.

    • Bonus Blog Post (First 25): $50 Amazon Gift Card

    • Bonus Social Post (First 25): $25 Amazon Gift Card

    • Overall 1st Place: Oura Ring

    • Overall 2nd Place: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

    • Overall 3rd Place: Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 Instant Camera

Prizes

Prize #1

Oura Ring

Prize #2

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Prize #3

Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 Instant Camera

Frequency Asked Questions

Who can participate?

The hackathon is open to anyone 21+ older and is currently employed as a DevOps engineer or a similar position. To participate must register on the Edge Delta page for the virtual hackathon. If you also plan to join us in person, you must register on the Eventbrite page.

How do I get started?

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email (check your spam!) with the full details about what to expect, examples, and quick-start guides. If registering early, two days prior to the hackathon you will receive another email with the details on how to log into your accounts.

Are travel expenses covered?

Travel expenses are not covered. Only food and beverages will be provided during the in-person event. If attending in person, we will be providing exclusive gear and other goodies!

If I'm unable to attend to in-person, am I still eligible in winner?

Yes, attending the in-person event does not increase your odds of winning. We will be live-streaming the in-person event.

Can I join a team?

This is an individual event, NO TEAM ENTRIES, though collaboration is completely fine and encouraged.

How will winners be notified?

Winners will be notified live at the in-person event. If not attending in-person event, you will be notified within 24 hours via email.

Additional questions

For additional questions email sarah@edgedelta.com.