Jisc calls for entries to Networkshop’s first hackathon

The industry networking event is calling for student, apprentice and professional teams to participate in the competition

Networkshop – Jisc’s networking conference for research and education – is set to return to Nottingham City campus from 15–17 April this year, with the brand-new addition of a hackathon.

Sponsored by Cisco, the 2020 hackaton will take on a theme of ‘making life easier through network automation’ – a concept specifically designed for network engineers.

Jisc is seeking entries from students, apprentices and professionals to tackle to challenge in teams of 3–4. Teams must include members from the same organisation, but can include a mix of professionals, apprentices and students.

The goal of the hackathon is to produce a functioning software or hardware prototype that solves a particular problem through network automation.

Jisc notes that while coding experience may prove useful, it is not a requirement for entry to the competition.

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Applying to the hackaton

Teams must submit an outline of their idea as part of the registration form, which is available on the Jisc website here.

Successful teams will be asked to take part in the live event on Thursday 16 April, where they will present their solution to a panel of expert judges.

Networkshop is free to attend for hackathon teams and winners will receive a £100 Amazon voucher.

Click here to read the terms of entry and privacy notice (PDF).

The deadline for entries is 09:00am on Monday 23 March.

Click here for more information on Networkshop.

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