Master blockchain, machine learning, industry APIs and open source technology while competing in a four-month virtual hackathon with more than $50,000 USD in prizes!
The Unchain the Frame Virtual Hackathon is your key to unleashing early success. That’s because this challenge is focused on some of the most rapidly growing technologies in the marketplace, including Blockchain, Machine Learning, and Open Source technologies, combined with Industry APIs and the most scalable and secure platform. The IBM Z mainframe. Yes. The mainframe!
Mainframes sit behind the scenes, quietly, securely and efficiently running thousands upon thousands of processes every single second delivering high quality experience while meeting stringent compliance requirements. Continuous innovation ensures they have the highest security rating, fastest throughput with zero downtime.
But did you know that they also collect data? Lots and lots of it. It’s estimated that the majority of the world’s corporate data resides or originates on mainframes, and this includes things like transactions that generate that data. For example, processing more than $7.7 trillion USD in credit card payments annually, 29 billion yearly ATM transactions (an additional $1.7 trillion USD), not to mention the number of airline reservations … that’s a lot of transactions. In fact mainframes generate more than 30 billion transactions a day, more than the number of daily Google searches. And the newest generation of mainframe processes 12.6 billion transactions per day…against fully encrypted data!
What better way to experience this technology than a hackathon?!
Over $50,000 in prizes and trips!
Developers, Designers, Entrepreneurs. In other words: ANYONE.
The best part? You don’t need to learn a single new coding language to participate and utilize the technology categories.
We’ll host team formation on the hackathon Slack just before Phase 1. Teams can be up to 5 participants
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Did the team integrate IBM technology into their solution? Two points for each IBM technology (from the ones presented) integrated.
Was a working, functional prototype (for round 1, is there a clear roadmap to functionality) demonstrated? How well does the solution perform and meet the purpose described?
Does this solution have the potential to have an impact at scale, globally?
How creative was the team in developing a unique and innovative solution for the challenge?
Rate the UX/UI, functionality and ease of use of the solution. For round 1, is there a clear consideration of design and usability.