Innovate and enhance your unique application or DevOps environment using NetApp ONTAP Cloud.


Showcase innovative use of NetApp’s ONTAP Cloud technology for AWS. ONTAP Cloud is built on NetApp’s leading storage OS, delivering enterprise-class cloud data storage management with advanced features such as cloning and replication. Your unique application or DevOps environment should utilize ONTAP Cloud for data storage. Example 1: Build an innovative IOT, mobile or enterprise app that uses ONTAP Cloud’s capabilities, integrations and APIs to enhance your application. Your dataset should be created in ONTAP Cloud to enable NetApp’s advanced features. Example 2: Create a scalable and resilient DevOps environment integrated with ONTAP Cloud taking advantage of ONTAP Cloud’s APIs and advanced features, ie. cloning and/or replication. The DevOps environment can use tools/platforms/IDEs such as Jenkins, Docker, Swarm, Kubernetes, Eclipse, etc., integrated with ONTAP Cloud to deliver a unique DevOps experience for automated CI/CD with horizontal scaling and persistent storage.

Challenge Type

On-Site Hackathon


Over $12,000 in Total Prize Value

First Place: $6000 in AmEx Gift Cards

Second Place: $4000 in AmEx Gift Cards

Third Place: $2500 in AmEx Gift Cards

Projects solving this challenge

School Student Management Project

We have developed a School Student Management Project using PubNub and NetApp. We use PubNub to handle Amazon Alexa voice control. Then upload the Data to cloud on NetApp. School Student Management is a powerful application for school daily management, it makes school management simpler. It can also integrate with Data Analysis and data mining tools. With big data service in the cloud, it provides detail student analysis reports and trends and it significantly improves student management.

Thermal Stress Test

Our project is a mix of IoT and data analytics. We make use of a FLIR mobile IoT thermal camera to stream data observations to a cloud server where that information can be aggregated to determine any number of thermal stress points. It can be used to determine ideal plant temperatures for maximum growth, flash points of certain materials , failure point temperatures, etc. Users are able to benefit from the data collected by other users which is constantly being updated by other users.


CitySnap empowers citizens to send photo reports and help make San Francisco a better city. Reports of lost cats or graffiti tags are sent from an iOS application and received in real-time on a web portal using PubNub services. The data is persisted using NetApp storage, and database snapshots can be instantly mounted via API calls to the NetApp ONTAP Cloud to inspect how the data set has changed over time.

Internet of Gardens

Smart Garden System uses AR and AI to communicate with plants in your plants.

Pala Saves

Create sensor to keep parents from forgetting their babies in a hot car.


EPIC is a product discovery engine and ecommerce platform powered by the real user's face. We use realtime computer vision to analyze 68 feature points of the user's face to determine the eyewear, earrings, hats, and cosmetics that best fit a user. In addition, we can also help the user preview customizable products they'll create. Users can also socially share different looks to further discover EPIC styles. NetApp OnTap is used for global scalability for cloning data stores via pointers.


NatureFit is fitness platform designed to boost sales and club membership through a gym perk incentive-based credit system. Powered by Clover Point of Sale API, and customer tracking - users can earn and redeem points for use in gym stores. NetApp backend allows high resiliency (even in small datacenter configurations) by using a novel instant-backup strategy for replacing stalling instances on the fly.


Tension arises in DevOps when both development and operations face data gaps. Tapping on to NetApp ONTAP Cloud’s technology, Honeydew helps teams to work off the same dataset, reducing misunderstanding. Honeydew encapsulates Docker into a command line tool that integrates with NetApp’s SLM API. Honeydew has also been integrated into Flock, bringing visibility and control to DevOps engineers over their data environment in the midst of their communication environment.


An app for companies to onboard new employees


ThunderTalk takes out the pain of team inboxes and enables you to scale your customer support, your sales and more. It isn’t just for back-to-back messaging. ThunderTalk brings all of your external messages from emails to social media accounts like Twitter, Facebook Messenger, and SMS into one unified platform.


Our lives are consumed by digital noise. Pindow frees us to enjoy human interactions. It captures your digital life into a custom container filtered by machine learning algorithms and location/activity awareness to only surface information that is truly relevant. A companion app provides an interactive status board. For example, out with your Sony N, a Pindow Segment informs that an important document has finished signatures and a voice command triggers submission.

Organizations hosting challenge

NetApp, Inc.

Leading organizations count on NetApp for software, systems, and services to manage and store their data. We help enterprises and service providers envision, deploy, and evolve their IT environments. Customers also benefit from our open collaboration with other technology leaders to create the specific solutions they need. NetApp is a Fortune 500 company with $6.3B in revenue and over 12,000 employees across the globe.

Events specific to challenge

DeveloperWeek 2017 Hackathon

The DeveloperWeek Hackathon invites 600+ hackers to compete for $100,000+ in products and services at the official kick-off to DeveloperWeek!

Technologies specific to this challenge

NetApp ONTAP Cloud for AWS is a software storage service on NetApp’s clustered Data ONTAP storage OS. ONTAP Cloud provides superior data management and enhances your development environment to optimize cost and accelerate application development lifecycle. ONTAP Cloud works with NetApp’s OnCommand Cloud Manager for a streamlined user experience. NetApp storage APIs, instant cloning capabilities and other features can increase performance and provide enhanced scaling for dev/test environments.