almost 8 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow hackers.

almost 8 years ago

The judges have decided!

The judges have rendered their decision. The public has a couple hours left for their decision - keep voting.

The big reveal will be tonight at our Pivotal Open Source Hub virutal meetup - log in at 6:45, and the talk begins at 7PM:

If you happen to be attending OSCON in Portland, or are a local, then drop by our in person Meetup:

almost 8 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Ambitious Apps at Amazing Scale! - A Hackathon for Apache Geode has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.


The Ambitious Apps at Amazing Scale! - A Hackathon for Apache Geode team

almost 8 years ago

2 days to go! How is it going?

Greetings hackers!

As of midnight tonight, there will be 48 hours to submit your demo videos.

We've heard from a few of you for help getting your Geode clusters going. If anyone else needs help, you can post a question to

You may need to subscribe first: - send anything in subject and body. It will then email back a verification email which you reply to, and then you are subscribed.

If you want to validate some ideas, drop by the Apache Geode Hipchat room and ask away.

And as always, you can message me here via…

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almost 8 years ago

We've added a "Honorable Recognition" category

Recognizing that we may have people who wish to participate in the Hackathon, but don't meet eligibility requirements to receive prizes, we've opened a new category:  Honorable Recognition.

If you are an employee of a governmental organization, a resident outside of the United States, or have an employee or customer relationship with Pivotal Software, you can still enter a submission under this category, and have your entry scored.

The top scoring entry in this category will be named the "Honrable Recognition" category winner.

almost 8 years ago

Get help before the weekend!

The last weekend before the deadline is coming up - perfect hacking time.

Apache Geode contributors are on Hipchat all day today if you want to validate an idea, or ask for help.

Talk with you soon!

-Greg Chase

Hackathon host

almost 8 years ago

New features in Apache Geode Build & Reaching Your Host

Greetings Apache Geode Hackers,

I'm happy to report that some new features have been added to the nightly build. For those of you building new apps, most likely the HDFS-based persistence and the Redis-compatible APIs may be of interest.

Basically this means your in-memory data will be persistent in Hadoop should you choose.  And, you can adapt a Redis app to work with a Geode cluster in the backend to gain some new capabilities.

Also, in case you want to reach me, your hackathon host, by email for questions or to validate an idea, drop me a line at,…

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almost 8 years ago

Are you working on a project? Let us know!

Dear Apache Geode hackers,

We have 7 days + a few hours left until the submission deadline.  If you are working on a project for the Hackathon, please send me, Greg Chase, a message on ChallengePost or drop me an and let me know how you are doing.

If you have any questions, or want some suggestions, I'm more than happy to help out!

-Greg Chase

Hackathon Host

almost 8 years ago

This application could have won...

In case you need inspiration about the kind of applications we are looking for, check out this amazing demo created by one of Pivotal Software's technical evangelists: Fred Melo.

Yes, we think his work is amazing. No, he can't submit it since he's ineligible to compete.

The Highy Scaled Stock Predictive System

He built using Apache Geode for in-memory analytical scoring, Spring XD for data pipeline streaming, Hadoop for storing historical stock prices, and a machine learning algorithm written in "R".

Watch the presentation and demo

Download the code

Need some ideas?  Don't forget that the Apache Geode committers are closely watching HipChat

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almost 8 years ago

Slides posted from last Sunday's Tutorial Meetup

Here are slides from last Sunday's hands-on tutorial Meetup for Apache Geode where we first announced this hackathon:

almost 8 years ago

Apache Geode Office Hours Thursday 7/1

Greetings Hackers,

3 day weekends are great opportunities to make some progress on hackathon projects. 

To help you hackers prepare, members of the Apache Geode contributors community will be closely monitoring the community Hip Chat channel tomorrow, Thursday 4/27 for anyone who has any questions about getting started wtih Apache Geode, or questions about potential apps for the Hackathon.

Find us here:





almost 8 years ago

Getting started information with Apache Geode

Greetings Hackers!

A few questions have been asked about how to bone up on Apache Geode quickly:

1. Here are instructions of how to build and run Apache Geode in 5 minutes

2. The Apache Geode Wiki is full ot lots of great information 

3. For hands-on exercises and some videos, check out these intro training materials. Although branded "GemFire", they are valid for Apache Geode.  

4. If you like to use Docker, check out this page for instructions. This pulls from Apache Geode nightly builds, so its only for testing purposes.

almost 8 years ago

Check out our new intro video

We just posted a new intro video about the Hackathon.  Hope you enjoy!  Spread the word to your friends: