Anastasia Dyubaylo · Nov 19, 2020

InterSystems Analytics Contest 2020

Hey Developers!

We're pleased to invite you all to the next competition of creating open-source solutions using InterSystems IRIS! Please join:

🏆 InterSystems Analytics Contest 🏆

Duration: December 7 - 27, 2020


1. Experts Nomination - winners will be determined by a specially selected jury:

🥇 1st place - $2,000 

🥈 2nd place - $1,000 

🥉 3rd place - $500

2. Community Nomination - an application that will receive the most votes in total:

🥇 1st place - $1,000 

🥈 2nd place - $500 

🥉 3rd place - $250

If several participants score the same amount of votes they all are considered as winners and the money prize is shared among the winners.  

Who can participate?

Any Developer Community member, except for InterSystems employees. Create an account!

Contest Period

Dec 7 - 20: Two weeks to upload your applications to Open Exchange (also during this period, you can edit your projects).

Dec 21 - 27One week to vote.

Dec 28Winners announcement.

The topic

💡  Analytics solutions using InterSystems IRIS 💡

Use one or more InterSystems IRIS analytics capabilities (IRIS BI, IRIS NLP, IntegratedML, InterSystems Reports) to create a simple compelling, and clear visualization and/or story.

The application should work either on IRIS Community Edition or IRIS for Health Community Edition or IRIS Advanced Analytics Community Edition.

The application should be Open Source and published on GitHub.

If the application satisfies some additional requirements listed in this post, it gets additional technology votes.

Helpful resources

1. Example applications:

2. How to submit your app to the contest:

3. Online courses and materials:

4. Videos:

5. Sample data:

6. Tools to import data:


Please find the Judgment and Voting Rules for the Contest here.


Ready. Set. Code.

Please join our exciting coding marathon!

❗️ Please check out the Official Contest Terms here.❗️

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Will be the multi-model contest skipped?


Do we still need it?

We can make it if the concept is resonating with a lot of developers. The multi-model approach expects that we use Object, or SQL, or direct global usage. Or IRIS document model usage. Or even your personal custom structure (e.g. graph, columnar, etc).

Can be a bonus to the analytics contest, have multimodel usage

I don't think so.  laugh

I asked because the multi-model contest was part of the initial contest calendar. 

This is exciting! Can't wait to see what our developer community comes up with!!

The proposed topic for the analytics contest: introduce a utility that can go through all the pivots used in dashboards, run it, and create a report with errors. This is very useful to understand if changes to cubes and data structures brake pivots and dashboards.

Check @Anton Umnikov's article if you want to use AWS S3 resources as datasets for your IRIS Analytics solution. Also added into resources list.

Developers! We are starting our 8th competition!

Are you ready to win? Then join us! 🚀


We are waiting for your solutions!

Don't forget to participate!wink


The last week of registration has begun. ⌛

Hurry up! 🔥We’re waiting for your apps.


Participants! Whose application will be the first? 👀


A few hours left before the deadline for uploading applications for the Analytics contest! Registration ends today at 11:59:59 PM EST.

Join us to win! 🚀