There are very few people on the planet who are unaware of the environmental and sustainability challenges facing us all. Most people are keen to do what they can to mitigate the negative consequences of unsustainable living. However, even the most willing and active advocates of sustainability can disagree on the best way to achieve our common goals.
If we all knew how our efforts contributed to science based targets such as limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C then it would make it far easier to measure the impact of our actions and work towards common sustainability goals.
#HackTheHat hackathon is the platform for both, the people with ideas and the people who’re looking for an idea to join. This is the chance to refine, develop and take the ideas on Sustainable Future to the next stage.
We are inviting you to be the Positive Disruptors in the Planet’s Run towards a Sustainable Future by addressing this cause through Red Hat’s OpenShift platform’s hackathon.
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Hackathon participants must complete at least one of the Red Hat’s training courses.
Understand the vision of cloud-first approach to sustainability from Atos and Red Hat leaders. Live technology sessions delivered by Red Hat experts and introduction to the Sustainability Hackathon.
A hackathon is a useful innovation tool for exploring difficult problems and creating new and innovative solutions. It does not have to involve technology but usually does. This is a strictly time-boxed event, usually lasting for 1-3 days during which representatives from various disciplines come together to form diverse, multi-disciplinary teams and collaborate intensively.
A mixture between a Focused and Experimental hackathon conducted online with local hacker hubs available for participating teams.
The hackathon’s theme is Sustainability.
Your team can choose which of the following Problem Statements to tackle during the hackathon:
Very often the best ideas come from the community. Hence we are strongly encouraging You, the Participant to submit your own Problem Statement & Idea on how are you and your team going to address it during the hackathon.
All of the hackathon’s participants are encouraged to form co-located teams and take use of the local hackathon labs in the 4 locations across Atos-Syntel and Atos offices in India
Local Hacker Hubs will be set-up for the duration of the hackathon at the following locations:
All of the 4 locations have an on-site catering facilities.
Everyone from Atos-Syntel and Atos staff located in India are invited to submit ideas and register pre-formed teams.
The mandatory pre-requisite is to complete at least one of the Red Hat’s training courses.
More information found in:
|30%||Sustainability||How do you estimate the sustainability and environmental impact on the Planet of your solution?|
|20%||Red Hat’s Tech Adoption||Have you embedded at least one Red Hat’s technology and how efficiently it is used to address the Sustainability theme?|
|30%||Feasibility||How feasible it is to implement the solution in the business? (i.e. is this a Go-To-Market solution for Atos-Syntel or our Clients)|
|15%||Disruptiveness||What is the potential of this solution to disrupt an existing market and mindset? How it might happen?|
|10%||Technical Innovation||Why and how is your idea innovative from a technical perspective? (i.e. using ML, IoT, etc technology solutions)|
|5%||Social acceptability||What is the expected public response to the solution, do you have any feedback?|
The hackathon teams will be pre-formed online during the Abstract submission stage.
Only the best teams and abstracts will be nominated to compete in the hackathon.
The team requirements:
|Role||Role focus||Typical career path|
Focusing on the Proof of Concept’s application to a business context, acting a bridge between the business and the team e.g.
|Business Analyst, Project Manager, Sales, Marketing|
Focusing on delivering a working (coded) PoC and/or ensuring technical feasibility, e.g.:
|Full stack developer, Front-end developer, Back-end developer, System’s Architect, Data Engineer, Software Engineer, etc|
Focusing on the creative side, the visualisation and ideation. Might lead or co-lead on user and business need gathering/analysis for the PoC together with Hustler. The position caters for:
|Service Designer, UX Designer, UI Designer, Graphic Designer, etc.|
Additional guidance for forming teams:
High-level technology environment
Technical skillset for Hackers
The required knowledge for the Hacker Role in team:
Recommended knowledge (if not, training sessions will be delivered)
Desirable & provided knowledge (if not, training sessions are delivered), either of:
Top-level tecOther considerations:
The Red Hat’s Sustainability hackathon has a 2-tier prize structure.
Prizes for the winners and runner-ups
1 August – 25 September
Do you have an idea on how you would make an impact to the World’s Sustainability race?
If not, that’s fine too! Why not just browser the pre-defined problem statements by Atos Syntel vertical leads and check the ideas submitted by other teams? Perhaps they would greatly benefit from your skillset!
1 August – 27 September
The submitted ideas will be evaluated based on the published evaluation criteria and weighting. Only the best teams and ideas will make it to the hackathon. All participants will be informed by Atos whether they are selected for the Hackathon and have a chance to compete for prizes.
6 July – 14 October
Red Hat’s training (or existing knowledge) is mandatory requirement for the hackathon. The online training platform will be made available from the initial announcement of the hackathon to the very last miles. The training is open to everyone who’s willing to up-skill on the Red Hat’s technologies.
30 September – 14 October
The participants are encouraged to use the Local Hacker Labs at any of the 4 locations in Pune, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore or participate remotely.
Red Hat and Atos Mentors will be available in the Local Hacker labs as well as supplemented by online mentoring.
15 October – 31 October
All of the solutions go through the shortlisting stage based on the pre-defined criteria and weighting. Only the top solutions will be invited to the Final Pitching.
31 October – 8 November
You will compete alongside other finalists remotely for a prize (TBD) and other opportunities (TBD)
You have 10 minutes in total to convince the executive jury. 5 minutes to pitch your solution + 5 minutes for the Q&A session)
The winners and runner-ups will be announced and awarded on a virtual Town Hall call.