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HackZurich

Created by devnetevents2 on Sep 28, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015 at Zurich, Switzerland

Starts at 1:00 PM ยท Ends on Oct 5, 2015 at 2:00 AM, GMT (Etc/GMT)

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What was the event?

It was HackZurich - http://www.hackzurich.com/ - one of the largest hackathons (lasting 40 hours) in which 500 of the most talented hackers from all over the world compete for the prestige and prizes associated with creating award winning applications.

 

How did it go? 

"It is advertised as the Biggest European Hackathon and it certainly seems like it considering there were over 500 hackers in attendance for the event with 123 submitted projects at the end of the competition ..."
Read the full blog post from DevNet's Mike Maas


Specifically, how was DevNet involved?

We held a workshop to get participants fully up-to-speed with three Cisco technologies in readiness for the hackathon:

  • NeXt (JavaScript based toolkit for network web applications) with OpenDaylight
  • EIoT (Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) USB-to-ethernet adapter that allows simple Python scripting to pull information from enterprise sensors across the network.)
  • Tropo (exposes a cloud API for creating applications that use phone calls, voice recognition or text messages. We will introduce you to its easy-to-learn, easy-to-implement scripting environment designed for creating a wide variety of communications applications.

 

Attendees were then be able to use the technologies in the hackathon.

Zurich, Switzerland