Innovate and Enhance Your Unique Application or DevOps Environment Using NFS Storage as a Service for AWS


Innovate and enhance your unique application or DevOps environment using NFS Storage as a Service for AWS.

For the DeveloperWeek 2018 Hackathon, NetApp is showcasing our innovative NFS Storage as a Service for AWS, a new cloud service providing secure data storage and data management functions. This capability expands developer’s ability to effectively manage enterprise data and provides for a rich developer ecosystem to create enterprise applications including analytics, IoT, DevOps, backup, and disaster recovery solutions all within the AWS environment.
Our challenge is for you to develop any application or environment of your choosing that utilizes NetApp’s NFS as a Service for AWS for data storage and data management. This includes but is not limited to the following examples:

Example 1: Build an innovative IOT, AI, ML, DL, mobile or enterprise application that uses “NetApp NFS as a Service for AWS” capabilities, integrations and API’s to enhance your application providing predictable and scalable performance over other cloud services.

Example 2: Create a scalable and resilient DevOps environment integrated with “NetApp NFS as a Service for AWS” taking advantage of integrations and advanced features i.e. replication. The DevOps environment can use tools/platforms/IDEs such as Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, Eclipse, Mesosphere etc. to deliver a unique DevOps experience for automated CI/CD with horizontal scaling and persistent storage.

Challenge Type

On-Site Hackathon


Total Prize Value for NetApp Challenge: $10,000
• First place: $ 5000 in prize value ($5K gift cards)
• Second place: $ 3000 in prize value ($3K gift cards)
• Third place: $ 2000 in prize value ($2K gift cards)

Projects solving this challenge

Miner Bandits

Let miners find the best places to mine via NFS


This project is a decentralized crypto to fiat ATM service. The problem it solves is that buying crypto with fiat is highly regulated and is perceived as a crime in the eyes of many governments. This project mitigates this and provides crypto enthusiasts a resource to find avenues where they can buy and sell cryptocurrencies with their fiat money without the government ever knowing.


A mobile app to help Product Managers create and easily prototype both the frontend and backend components of their apps.

Future of Interviews

Re-invent how interview process is being done. Using the Ubuntu instance provided by NetApps, we are using Veritone's AI engine and RealSense Camera capture to analyse how the candidate does during the interview. We are also using Agora's Conference facility to record the live video and setup real-time interview sessions. Overall goal is to do more meaningful interviews at your own pace and time - a win-win for both interviewers and interviewee's.


A better way to rideshare


To use TomTom api to create a smart and realtime garbage and price collection system.


Empowering your pursuit towards excellence


Blockchain + NetApp


Doctors must engage with patients to gain key insights into their health. Yet even during in-person visits, doctors spend much of the time entering data, leaving patients feeling unseen. MedSync enables doctors and patients to walk through health records together. Visits are documented through transcription and handwriting, and the doctor remains accessible via chat and video consultation. By making time for communication, MedSync is improving the quality of healthcare, one visit at a time.


Web app that teaches all the necessary skills for reading, writing, listening, and speaking Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese. Staying close to the benefit of immersive language learning, the lessons are geared towards hands-on experience of writing and listening to common Chinese dialects. It works on web and iPad for making study sessions easy.


Casual crypto-currency Trader platform in VR/AR. Winner of the Grand prize $20,000 @ Developer Week 2018 : BTC Terminal Project Description and technologies : Ai powered crypto-currency trading desk for casual day traders. Predict and track multiple coins and make real time trades on our custom VR / AR platform.


ProdSense is web based app that uitlizes REST APIs, MySQL and NetApp Cloud to manage products in different categories.

Mars DataLabs

Data science operations today is difficult: data scientists send each other Jupyter notebook files without version control, result tracking or support for cloud. Our project aims at creating a SaaS platform for modern data science teams to operate smoothly and collaboratively. We create a central place for data scientists to control model versions, run experiment on scalable env and track experiment result. Stack: AWS, NetApp NFS-aaS, Kubernetes, Kubeflow, Python, Tensorboard, Boostrap.

Performance Pilgrim

A mobile app designed to use user data to inform the customer how they can improve efficiency in their daily lives.


innovative netapp solution


It takes more than just a good idea to improve society. It takes a team of people, working together and rallying around a shared goal. PetitionThat enables anyone to drive social change at the scale of the internet by collecting and vetting contact information, gathering verified electronic signatures, and contacting supporters by phone and SMS. Together, we can change the world.

AI Endless Training

AI Endless Training


An application to find wait time of restaurants.

Captain Flint

Simplifying Kubernetes deployment, monitoring, and scaling.

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 2018 SF Bay

This is the DeveloperWeek 2018 SF Bay Hackathon!