TigerGraph 2020 Graphathon

All of us at TigerGraph believe that graph databases have the power to improve the lives of millions of people across the world.  

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Staying true to what we believe in (that graphs will enable possibilities that will change the world for good), we are asking you to help and enable others in the community. 

What this means, you as a fellow developer have a unique knowledge and skill set. We want you to take your knowledge of “what you know” and ENABLE and EMPOWER the TigerGraph community to learn and/or use those tools as well to help improve the world.

WHAT IS A GRAPH DATABASE?

If this is your first time hearing about graph databases don’t worry, it’s easier to understand than you may think. Graph databases allow you to interconnect data together to derive insights that weren’t previously possible.  

BASIC EXAMPLE

Let’s imagine for a moment that you are in front of a class of 5th graders and you wanted to explain “How money is stored at a bank?” 

You might start by drawing a big picture of a BANK 

Then draw a picture of ACCOUNTS and then draw a picture of a PERSON. Now you want to show that a PERSON has an ACCOUNT at the BANK so you draw a line between each of those entities. It might look a bit like this:

PERSON - (has_an) - > ACCOUNT - (at_a) -> BANK

Congratulations - You have actually just modeled a graph database. It’s that simple

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IF YOU ARE A WEB DEVELOPER

  • Design and build a full-stack application that serves as a template for others.
  • Design and build useful visualization library examples
  • Design and build patterns that others could use

IF YOU ARE A BACKEND DEVELOPER

  • Design and build connectors to enable others to use TigerGraph
  • Design and build...

IF YOU ARE A SOLUTION ARCHITECT 

  • Design and build patterns for different cloud and or on-premise solutions

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Prizes

$16,150 in prizes

1st Place Reward

Cash Prize of $5,000 +
Cloud Credits of $2,000 +

Additional Prizes:
Project listed on community showcase
Spotlight featured in our newsletter
A professional article will be written about your contribution
A social promotion that links back to your LinkedIn page (or an alternative social platform you recommend)
Sweatshirt / cup / shirt / stickers

2nd Place Reward

Cash Prize of $2,500 +
Cloud Credits of $1,500 +

Additional Prizes:
Project listed on community showcase
Featured in newsletter
A social promotion that links back to your LinkedIn page (or an alternative social platform you recommend)
Shirt & stickers

3rd Place Reward

Cash Prize of $1,000 +
Cloud Credits of $1,000 +

Additional Prizes:
Project listed on community showcase
Featured in newsletter
A social promotion that links back to your LinkedIn page (or an alternative social platform you recommend)
Stickers

Most Popular

Most Popular - $1,000 TigerGraph Cloud Credits -

Using Devpost social share to get more votes for your solution. The winner is the team who gets the most votes.

Most Creative

Most Creative - $500 TigerGraph Cloud Credits -
Given to the solution to team thinking outside the box, thinking of something that no one thought of, something that gave a WOW factor.

Most Technical

Most Technical - $500 TigerGraph Cloud Credits. Given to the team that designed and developed a complex solution that requires a very architectural mindset along with the design chops to back that up. The most technical award is given to that team that went above and beyond delivering what one would only call a masterpiece from a master crafter.

Best Documented

Best Documented - $500 TigerGraph Cloud Credits. Straight forwards as it sounds, this is given to the team that is able to document their solution. Think in clarity (ability to communicate / to understand) the artifacts blogs, video, code, code comments.

First 50 Qualified Submission (13)

$50 of Cloud Credits for just submitting your project + project listed on community showcase

General Submission (13)

Your project will be listed FOREVER on TigerGraph’s community showcase!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

  1. Create a video walkthrough - a minimum of 2 minutes

  2. Share source code on GitHub - Include a link to the repository

    1. Tag GitHub Repository - with TigerGraph

    2. Have Documentation 

 

Medium Blog Optional 

Judges

Victor Lee

Victor Lee
Head of Product Strategy and Developer Relations / TigerGraph

Mingxi Wu

Mingxi Wu
VP Engineering / TigerGraph

Mark Megerian

Mark Megerian
Sr Distinguished Engineer / Optum

 Kishan Sachdeva

Kishan Sachdeva
Software Engineer III / YouTube

Steve Hall

Steve Hall
Principal Engineer / Nike

Michael Shaler

Michael Shaler
VP Business Development / TigerGraph

Venkat Dasari

Venkat Dasari
Director, IT Architecture / IQVIA

Judging Criteria

  • Completeness
    Is it a full end-to-end solution or is it only a fraction of the overall solution? Those submissions that have the full end-to-end built and are no missing gaps in the submission will be given higher marks in this criteria.
  • Robust - Well-Architected
    How solid is the solution? Is it smoke and mirrors? Is it built with shoe strings? This category is to judge how well the solution submitted was built.

themes

  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • DevOps
  • Social Good