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NSU40s Hackathon: Calling all Developers at TBC – It’s time to throw down!

The NSU40s are hosting a NonStop Hackathon Event and we want YOU to come take part!

The NonStop Under 40s



Connect and the NSU40 planning team is hosting the first ever NonStop Hackathon event at this year’s Technical Boot Camp! If you are a developer and want to test your skills against your fellow NonStoppers then now’s you chance. Please read below for more information on the challenge itself. In short, all you should need is a laptop, your go-to tool-sets, and maybe a buddy to sign up with you, everything else will be provided for you on the day.

This year’s Hackathon will be a fast-paced, fun event which will hopefully create the blueprint for further NonStop Hackathons in the years to come.

So, if you enjoy a challenge, enjoy competition, enjoy spending time with your NonStop community members, enjoy beer, pizza, chips and dips, AND enjoy taking home cash prizes:

CLICK HERE to sign up.

If you don’t want to compete but still want to take part in the event in some form or another please see below how else you can contribute to this year’s Hackathon.



How can I participate?

Participate as a:

  1. Competitor – Teams of two will take part in the Web Server / REST API challenge on NonStop
  2. Mentor – A panel of experienced NonStop experts will be on hand to provide guidance
  3. Judge – Throughout the challenges, project judges will ensure teams have met the various sprint criteria, and at the end of the event, determine prize winners.
  4. Commentator – The event will be streamed, and we invite anyone interested in commentating throughout the event (this will be epic).
  5. Spectator – We will provide entertainment and light refreshments throughout the event.
  6. Sponsor – We are more than happy to accept additional planning help from other vendors or others interested in getting involved (please reach out to us to help coordinate the event).

Please use the link above to sign up.


What is the Hackathon Challenge?

Build a web server that answers HTTP requests with a web page or REST API response. Make the web site unique in your own way and convey the fundamental values of openness and inclusiveness; both socially and technically. You can use ANY language, framework, or library available on NonStop. Design, Inventiveness, Visualization all count for bonus points.

The only rule is that you are prohibited intentional sabotage of any of the other teams.

We encourage teamwork and creativity. The output should demonstrate the core message of open inclusion in display, interaction, performance, or other technical realm.


What is the goal?

A key aim of the NonStop Under 40s is to encourage and celebrate a wider participation in NonStop from an emerging generation of IT professionals. Our 2019 Hackathon provides an opportunity for participants to get hands-on NonStop experience and learning through a fun and exciting challenge, testing and showcasing their skills in the process.

While this year’s event will be stripped back and something of a trial run, the intention is to build on this year on year, encouraging participants to develop their ideas in a format and environment that encourages innovation and the sharing of knowledge between people of all professional backgrounds, industries and NonStop generations


When and Where is the event?

Sunday, November 3, from 1:00pm-4:30pm in Sand Pebble A


What do I need to participate?

A laptop with putty, and (+ ssh-keygen), if you would like to use Eclipse and/or cross-compilers (please bring that yourself, x86).


Why should I attend?

Prizes will be awarded to the overall winner as well as awards for creativity and performance. Also for comradery, networking, to learn how a hackathon works, plus a really cool t-shirt!
Spots are limited, so ACT FAST.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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