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3rd to 5th of November

Doltone House, Australian Technology Park
2 Locomotive St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

HACKING UP THE STACK

Australia’s first OpenStack Cloud Application Hackathon: This is a 3 day community driven event where participants are invited to hack up the stack and create the best cloud application using the worlds leading open cloud platform.

OpenStack Application Hackathons are intended to educate students, developers, designers and entrepreneurs who are passionate about innovation, cloud and open source. Participants will learn how to build and migrate applications to distributed cloud environments, as well as showcase the diverse use cases for OpenStack.

Hackers are invited to join as an individual or as part of a team. Bring your sleeping bag and camp out to take in the full Hackathon experience!

SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY

Become a sponsor

SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Become a mentor

HACK THE STACK!

Register today

THE PERKS

PRE TRAINING

Learn how to use OpenStack and its APIs in our free training sessions during the month leading up to the Hackathon. Coaches come from renowned technology companies around the world. Videos will be accessible for those unable to attend, but you must register to access pre training activities.

FOOD & COFFEE INCLUDED

To make sure you have the necessary energy to complete the challenge, we will provide meals, snacks and drinks for the full duration of the Hackathon.

GLOBAL COVERAGE

The cloud-app Hackathon is part of a series of events worldwide. This event is covered in OpenStack’s Super User magazine and the winner will have the their project featured at the OpenStack Summit Sydney 2017.

EASY TRANSPORT

The event will be held in Doltone House within the Australian Technology Park. It is located approximately 5km south of the Sydney CBD, 8km north of Sydney airport and within 200m of Redfern Railway Station. 

GREAT PRIZES

The winning team will be provided with free tickets to the OpenStack summit in Vancouver. All mentors and participants will be provided with a free pass to the Sydney OpenStack Summit (valued at $1200), but you must be on-site during the Friday registration to receive your pass.

MENTOR SUPPORT

During the event you will have the help of mentors who will advise you during the development of your application. Mentors and judges are part of the Australian developer community. 

SWAG

In true OpenStack fashion, all participants will be given OpenStack swag! Make sure you arrive on time to pick your size before they run out.

LIVE FAQ

Dedicated support will be provided via a live Slack support channel. Teams can participate remotely, so even if you can’t make it in person you will still have full access to our Hackathon mentors.

THE GOAL: CREATE THE BEST OPENSTACK APP IN 40 HOURS

The clock is ticking. One teammate whiteboards while another digs through documentation. The best idea wins, but everyone learns. OpenStack Hackathons bring together hundreds of technologists in a supportive learning environment to practice their skills with the latest cloud tools. 

THE ORGANISERS

THE MENTORS

Jeremy Stanley

Infrastructure Engineer, OpenStack

Clark Boylan

Infrastructure Engineer, OpenStack

Chris Hoge

Interop Engineer, OpenStack

Joanna Huang

General Manager, Aptira

Lei Zhang

DevOps Engineer, Aptira

Kieran Spear

Senior Software Developer, Aptira

Dr Shunde Zhang

Senior Cloud Engineer, Aptira

Sam Morrison

Technical Lead, Nectar Research Cloud, University of Melbourne

Jake Yip

DevOps Engineer, Nectar Research Cloud, University of Melbourne

Andy Botting

DevOps Engineer, Nectar Research Cloud, University of Melbourne

THE AGENDA

HACKING DAY 1

3:00 pm —
Registration
5:30 pm —
Opening ceremony
6:00 pm —
KeyNote
6:30 pm —
Agenda + Rules + Q&A
7:00 pm —
Presentation of Judges
7:30 pm —
Food & Networking. Form your team and meet your mentor
9:00 pm —
Mentor check-in #1: Begin hacking up the stack!

HACKING DAY 2

9:00 am —
Breakfast
10:30 am —
Mentor check-in #2: Architecting the app
1:00 pm —
Lunch
5:30 pm —
Mentor check-in #3: OpenStack integration & code review
7:00 pm —
Dinner

HACKING DAY 3

9:00 am —
Breakfast
10:30 am —
Mentor check-in #4: Deployment
1:00 pm —
Lunch
2:00 pm —
Mentor check-in #5: Prepare your pitch and upload your deliverables to the judges.
2:30 pm —
Pre-selection round
4:00 pm —
Semifinals. Judges deliberate and choose the best applications, while the teams prepare their pitch
5:00 pm —
Finals. The best applications will present their projects to the audience. Winners will be chosen.
6:00 pm —
Awards Ceremony
7:00 pm —
Closing Ceremony