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Only 3 weeks ...

Posted by jgolla Employee Mar 5, 2018

Until the start of Visualization Virtual Hackathon 2018.

 

This is our second go around with running a hackathon focused around our visualization platform, PI Vision. During the hackathon, participants will be able to build new extensions to be used to visualize PI data inside PI Vision.

 

If you are curious about how our virtual hackathons and what can be accomplished, I would urge you to check out last year's Visualization Virtual Hackathon. The full list of submissions to the hackathon can be found here  and the winning submissions can be found here.

 

PI Vision 4.x

 

 

One of the more exciting aspects of this year's competition is that as a participant, you will get early access to our completely redesigned PI Vision 4. This version leverages a completely client-side architecture written using latest version of Angular. As a extension developer, you will be able to use the latest development technologies to integrate seamlessly into the PI Vision 4 platform, using Angular with TypeScript and our PI Vision Extension Library Seed Project. To learn more about PI Vision 4 and the extensibility model, sign up for our upcoming webinar, A Sneak Peek into the PI Vision 4 Extensibility Model.

 

If you are curious to learn more about the event check out PI Developers Club Webinar Series: Visualization Virtual Hackathon 2018.

 

Time is running out, but it is not too late to sign up for the hackathon.

First of all, I would like to thank all of you that participated. This was OSIsoft's first ever attempt at a virtual hackathon and it went way better than expected and that was because of you, the participants. You did not make the judges lives easy with the quality of your submissions. In fact the judging was so difficult the judges felt the need to break the mold of the traditional first, second and third prize and give awards based on categories instead, calling them 2 second and 2 first place winners. So without further adieu ...

 

Most Creative Use of External Data

Servelec Controls Team 1 and their PI in The Sky, Hackathon Entry - Servelec Group - Team 1 . The team was made up of GBADI0, Gregor Emslie, Michael Nelson, and James Todd. For their award, each member will receive a 100% discount to PI Developers Club for 1 year.

 

Biggest Potential Business Impact

Servelec Controls Team 2 and their C.H.A.P.S. and L.A.D.Y. entry, Hackathon - Servelec Group - Team 2. The team was made up of Timothy MacLaren, Sarah Wallace, Marija Markovic, and Leslie Shields. For their award, each member will receive a 100% discount to PI Developers Club for 1 year.

 

Best in Show

Magion with the ScatterPlot Matrix, PI Visualization Hackathon - Magion Scatterplot Matrix. The team was made up of only one member, David Golverdingen. For his award, David will receive an Oculus Rift VR headset and a 100% discount to PI Developers Club for 1 year.

 

Best in Show

Exele with their Event Map, Exele Event Map - OSIsoft Visualization Virtual Hackathon 2017 Entry. The team was made up of Dan Fishman, James Sconfitto, and Michael Kiefer. For their award, they will each receive an Oculus Rift VR headset and each member will receive a 100% discount to PI Developers Club for 1 year.

 

Best OSIsoft Submission

Team Doomguy and their augmented reality PI view, PROJECT-OPERATION-PI-TANGO-DOOM-3D. The team was made up Johnathan Burns, Simon Boka, Phillip Little, and Andrew Bathon.

 

 

I would like to thank all of those who helped organize the hackathon and have it run smoothly:

 

And our judges:

 

I will be contacting all of the winners shortly to arrange prizes!

Hello Visualization Virtual Hackathon participants!

 

The time has come to allow submissions. To submit your entry, create a personal blog post and add a link to it as a comment to this post. As submissions are made, I will update this post with links to all of them.

 

To create your personal blog post, click the pencil in the upper right hand corner and select Blog Post .

 

The hackathon end March 13th, 12:00 AM EDT (GMT - 4), and please remember each blog post submission should have the following:

  • A description of the general purpose of your project, including who and why someone would use it
  • A picture of your project in use
  • A video that demonstrates your project, http://camstudio.org/ is a nice screen capturing tool
  • A link to your GitHub repository where your source code is located. Please note that all source code must be published under the Apache 2.0 license.

 

Good luck!

 

Current Submissions

Now that the Visualization Virtual Hackathon is underway, I wanted to give everyone a brief update and answer a couple of questions that I have received.

 

All blog post submissions must be posted in the Hackathons space by March 13th, 12:00 AM EDT (GMT - 4). The blog post must contain:

  • A description of the general purpose of your project, including who and why someone would use it

  • A picture of your project in use

  • A video that demonstrates your project, http://camstudio.org/ is a nice screen capturing tool

  • A link to your GitHub repository where your source code is located. Please note that all source code must be published under the Apache 2.0 license.

 

There have been a couple of questions regarding how many teams are participating. For this hackathon, we are running two separate competitions, internal and external. The internal competition is made up of teams from OSIsoft, while the external competition is made up of non-OSIsoft employee. The two are not competing against each other. There are 20 total teams participating, 13 external and 7 internal. Below is part of my display that I have been using to track registrations

 

 

Please feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions.

 

Happy Hacking!

When: Feb 20, 2017 -  Mar 13, 2017

Where: Anywhere

 

Join us at our first ever Visualization Virtual Hackathon to learn, network, and compete for prizes.  We will provide all the tools, access to subject matter experts, and a ready-to-start environment. Just show up with your ideas and energy to develop some amazing visualizations in this 3 week event!

 

The hackathon will focus around adding new and innovative extensions to the OSIsoft visualization platform. You are free to use any of your own data or use one of our provided environments that will include several Asset Based Example Kits. At the end, your application will be judged by a group of experts. The top applications will be awarded prizes, and you and your team will be publicly recognized for the achievement.

 

For questions and discussions about the event, please check out our Hackathons space in PI DevClub. This will be the best medium to have your questions answered. In case you prefer to discuss something privately about this event, please contact pidevclub@osisoft.com.

 

Q: Who is this hackathon for?

A: If you are a PI System developer, architect, integrator, idea person, subject matter expert, data scientist, or a technologist interested in data visualization, this event is for you.

 

Q: How do I sign up? What is the flow of the event?

A: Once you decide to join the hackathon, we ask you to sign up you and your teammates (up to 4 people per team) on this sheet. You can then start the work on your project while engaging with us and the rest of the hackers in this space. We highly encourage you to continuously follow this space because we will be posting updates and news about the event there. You are expected to submit your entry and other requirements by the end date of the event through GitHub. We will judge the entries and announce the winners at Users Conference 2017 in San Francisco.

 

Q: What do I need to bring?

A: For this hackathon, you have a couple of different options. The first is to use one of the OSIsoft provided development environments. The provided environment will include a pre-release version of our visualization platform, VS Code, and access to a PI Server. The second option is to use your own development environment and data with a pre-release version of our visualization platform, which we will provide as a download on PI DevClub.

 

Q: How do I submit my entry?

A: All submissions will be done through PI Square. In order to submit your project you will need to create a blog post; you can save it as a draft and make it public at the end of the event. You post should include:

  • A description of the general purpose of your project, including who and why someone would use it
  • A picture of your project in use
  • A video that demonstrates your project, http://camstudio.org/ is a nice screen capturing tool
  • A link to your GitHub repository where your source code is located. Please note that all source code must be published under the Apache 2.0 license.

 

Q: Is GitHub required?

A: Yes, to be accepted all contributions must be hosted on GitHub. We are making this a prerequisite to facilitate collaboration within the community. You or one of your team members will need a GitHub account, and you will need to create a new repository in your personal GitHub account to host your work. For more information about using GitHub, you can look at their contributing guidelines, https://github.com/osisoft/contributing.

 

Q: How will the judging take place?

A: Judging for the event will  be based on your video submission as well as the following criteria:

  • Creativity and Originality
  • Potential Business Impact
  • Technical Implementation
  • Data Analysis and Insight
  • UI/UX

 

Q: What will I win?

A: Here are the prizes:

  • First place: Sticking with the virtual theme, the top scoring team will receive a set of VR goggles for each team member and 100% discount to PI Developers Club subscription for 1 year for each team member*.
  • Second place: 100% discount to PI Developers Club subscription for 1 year for each team member*.
  • Third place: 50% discount to PI Developers Club subscription for 1 year for each team member*.

* The discounts have to be redeemed by 1 year after the conclusion of the Hackathon.

 

Q: Does this replace the traditional hackathon held at the UC?

A: No, we will still be holding our regular hackathon at the UC this year.

 

Q: How can I learn more?

A: Check out our webinar on January 25th for more details about the Visualization Virtual Hackathon.