After a full day of workshops and talks at MesosCon, we're challenging participants to hack on Mesos during an Atlassian-sponsored hackathon taking place Friday, August 22nd. This event is an opportunity to contribute to the project, collaborate with other members of the community, and learn in the process.
We've identified two categories of hacks that we hope participants will focus on:
We strongly encourage hackathon participants to use the public JIRA issue tracker to log and discuss their ideas prior to the hackathon, using the MesosConHack label. The project mailing lists and IRC are good places to discover and share project ideas in advance.
Thursday evening of MesosCon, teams will form and ideas may be pitched. Additionally, project committers will be on-site to act as mentors and shepherds throughout the hackathon.
Following sessions on day one of MesosCon, we will hold a hackathon kickoff that includes an explanation of the rules, and a chance for ideas to be pitched and teams formed. Hacking may begin at this time, although evening hacking is optional.
9:00 - Hacking begins at conference center
13:00 - Lunch arrives
17:00 - Coding stops, refreshments are served
17:15 - Re-explain the voting rules
17:20 - Presentations start - Each team gets 5 minutes to pitch what they built and show it off
18:00 - Voting occurs
18:15 - Winners announced
Interested in participating in the hackathon? Participants must register for MesosCon.
For new MesosCon registrants, you will see a checkbox at the time of registration. If you've already registered for MesosCon, you will be contacted to confirm whether you plan to participate in the hackathon.