· May 30, 2023

InterSystems Grand Prix Contest 2023

Hi Developers,

The annual competition for InterSystems IRIS developers is fast approaching! 

We're super excited to invite you all to join the Grand Prix contest for building open-source solutions using InterSystems IRIS data platform! 

🏆 InterSystems Grand Prix Contest 2023 🏆

Duration: June 12th - July 9th, 2023

Prize pool: $26,000

The topic

InterSystems Grand Prix is our annual programming contest to find the best application that uses InterSystems IRIS. We welcome applications on any topic!

Present any application which uses InterSystems IRIS as a backend (API or database) with any type of InterSystems IRIS API or data model.

You are welcome to improve your applications which you presented in the InterSystems contest series last year and submit them for the Grand Prix. And you are welcome to submit a 100% new application.

General Requirements:

  1. Accepted applications: new to Open Exchange apps or existing ones, but with a significant improvement. Our team will review all applications before approving them for the contest.
  2. The application should work either on IRIS Community Edition or IRIS for Health Community Edition. Both could be downloaded as host (Mac, Windows) versions from Evaluation site, or can be used in a form of containers pulled from InterSystems Container Registry or Community Containers: intersystemsdc/iris-community:latest or intersystemsdc/irishealth-community:latest . 
  3. The application should be Open Source and published on GitHub. 
  4. The README file to the application should be in English, contain the installation steps, and contain either the video demo or/and a description of how the application works.
  5. Only 3 submissions from one developer are allowed.

Contest Prizes:

1. Experts Nomination – winners will be selected by the team of InterSystems experts:

🥇 1st place - $7,000 

🥈 2nd place - $5,000 

🥉 3rd place - $3,000

🏅 4th place - $2,000

🏅 5th place - $1,000

🌟 6-10th places - $200

🌟 11-20th places - $100

2. Community winners – applications that will receive the most votes in total:

🥇 1st place - $3,000 

🥈 2nd place - $2,000

🥉 3rd place - $1,000

✨ Global Masters badges for all winners included!

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

Important Deadlines:

🛠 Application development and registration phase:

  • June 12, 2023 (00:00 EST): Contest begins.
  • July 2, 2023 (23:59 EST): Deadline for submissions.

 Voting period:

  • July 3, 2023 (00:00 EST): Voting begins.
  • July 9, 2023 (23:59 EST): Voting ends.

Note: Developers can improve their apps throughout the entire registration and voting period.

Who Can Participate?

Any Developer Community member, except for InterSystems employees (ISC contractors allowed). Create an account!

Developers can team up to create a collaborative application. Allowed from 2 to 5 developers in one team.

Do not forget to highlight your team members in the README of your application – DC user profiles.

    Helpful Resources:

      ✓ How to work with InterSystems IRIS (for beginners):

      ✓ For beginners with ObjectScript Package Manager (ZPM):

      ✓ How to submit your app to the contest:

      ✓ Sample IRIS applications:

      Need Help?

      Join the contest channel on InterSystems' Discord server or talk with us in the comment to this post. 

      We can't wait to see your projects! Good luck 👍

      By participating in this contest, you agree to the competition terms laid out here. Please read them carefully before proceeding. 

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      An example idea for Grand Prix entry:
      Demonstration of a "Language Interface" (chat interface) to replace the functionality of a traditional online shop ( HTML UI )

      •   Use IRIS to hold a product catalogue (Images, Description, Cost, Stock)
      •   Use IRIS to present the "Language Interface". Can support via Embedded Python
      •   User Experience:
        •   Describe what you want instead of search
        •   Filter products based on preferences identified in conversation
        •   Automatically locate products via catalogue meta data from conversation content
      •   CSP or other web Session for current Shopping basket (Item, Quantity, Total)
      •   Persist and reuse preferences identified from previous shopping chats

      Hey Devs!

      The recording of the "Kick-off webinar Grand Prix 2023" is on  InterSystems Developers YouTube! 🔥
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      The links to InterSystems IRIS community Editions are updated.

      The application should work either on IRIS Community Edition or IRIS for Health Community Edition. Both could be downloaded as host (Mac, Windows) versions from Evaluation site, or can be used in a form of containers pulled from InterSystems Container Registry or Community Containers: intersystemsdc/iris-community:latest or intersystemsdc/irishealth-community:latest . 

      Thanks for reporting!