IBM Collaboration Solutions Developer Competition 2016


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Introducting the 2016 Developer Competition

At the ICON US conference today we announced our 2016 developer competition to highlight your skills using IBM Collaboration Solutions as your platform for innovative, adaptable and above all useful collaboration solutions.

The competition is open to all IBM Business Partners, IBM Champions or OpenNTF contributors and we have some really cool prizes to share with the winning team and two runners-up teams.

We're offering IBM developerWorks Premium subscriptions for all members of the winning and runners-up teams, together with a cash bonus for you to have a winners party!

The winners will also receive a trophy and special recognition at IBM Connect 2017 in San Francisco.

We're looking for you to work together with colleagues in your company, or even better, in other companies to take an IBM Domino or IBM Connections system and leverage IBM Bluemix and the many services like IBM Watson, Box, Internet of Things, to deliver an engaging experience for mobile, web or Notes 9 client.

The winning and runners-up solutions will be added to the open-source OpenNTF community for everyone to access the source code and understand how they can build cognitive, connected and collaborative systems for their customers or in their business.

The competition starts on 9th June, and from 13th May you can sign up at We'll provide collaboration space, github repositories and a facilitator to help you pull it together over the coming months. The winners will be announced at the ICON UK conference on 15th September.

Check out this slide deck for the full details on the competition, and get together with your team-mates ready for the launch of our sign-up process.

Good luck! - Alan Hamilton

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IBM Collaboration Solutions Developer Competition 2016

  1. 1. IBM CollaborationSolutions Alan Hamilton Developer Competition 2016
  2. 2. IBM Collaboration Solutions Developer Competition 2016 • An opportunity for you to show off your skills • A way to highlight cool solutions • Encourage open source collaboration • Cool prizes for the winners!
  3. 3. IBM Collaboration Solutions Timeline 9th May Competition Launch Participation Deadline 9th June Project Submission Deadline 5th Sept Winners Announced 15th Sept
  4. 4. IBM Collaboration Solutions What’s the Challenge? IBM Domino Application IBM Connections or Connections Cloud IBM Watson Services Notes 9 Client Application XPages or other Framework Application on Bluemix iOS or Android Native App Start with at least one of these… ...develop a solutionusing Bluemix & at least one of these… ...make the solution accessible through at least one of these. APIOther Bluemix Services
  5. 5. IBM Collaboration Solutions Logistics & Rules Technical • Must run on Bluemix • Must be in English • Public URL to be provided for evaluation • Source code in public git repository • Max 1 page of documentation with screenshots or video (in English) Teaming • Min team size is 2 • Max team size is 5 • Prefer teams to be formed from different organization • IBM or OpenNTF assistant will be assigned. • Collaborate via Connections Cloud • IBM Bluemix ID required (free) • Participate in monthly facilitated team meetings online. Judging • OpenNTF & IBM judges • Criteria • “Wow” factor & completeness • Reusability, consumability and documentation • Business Value • Effort made Eligibility • Any registered IBM Business Partner, • Any current IBM Champion. • Any regisitered OpenNTF contributor Legal • All contributions will be: • cleared by OpenNTF IP Manager. • Published to community • Guided to sign ICLA or CCLA Publicity • OpenNTF will blog about your contribution • OpenNTF will produce a demo video
  6. 6. IBM Collaboration Solutions Prizes 1 • IBM developerWorks Premium subscription for each team member • Promotional video case study highlighting the solution & the team who built it • Trophy - one per team member • Promotion at IBM Connect 2017 • $500 contribution to your team party! 2 • IBM developerWorks Premium subscription for each team member • $250 contribution to your team party! • 2 teams of runners-up developerWorks Premium: • 12 months Bluemix subscription • $240US credits on Bluemix to develop apps with services including Watson, IoT, and many others • Credits of up to $45US per month to create your own development sandbox in SoftLayer (up to $540USD annually) • 500+ online technical books from Safari covering the hottest developer topics • Complete video replays of recent O’Reilly conferences • One complementary voucher for over 250 choice of IBM certifications • Up to 50% off developer events from IBM and partners • GitHub Micro personal plan with 5 private repositories for one month • Always-on community support $399 value, one per team member of winners & runners-up teams.
  7. 7. IBM Collaboration Solutions Next Steps… THINK about what you’d like to do with your team-mates. APPLY to take part. GET CODING when your application has been approved. Available between 13th May and 10th June
  8. 8. IBM Collaboration Solutions Good luck!