· Jun 15, 2022

InterSystems Tech Article Contest: Python Edition

Hello and welcome to the next InterSystems technical article writing competition!

🐍 InterSystems Tech Article Contest: Python Edition 🐍

Write an article on any topic related to the usage of Python with InterSystems technologies from June 20 to July 20 July 31– extended!

🎁 Prizes for everyone: A special prize pack for each author who takes part in the competition!

🏆 Main Prizes: AirPods Max; Apple Watch SE; Apple HomePod mini / Apple Pencil 


1. Everyone is a winner in InterSystems Tech Article Contest! Any user who writes an article during the competition period will receive special prizes:

🎁 InterSystems Branded Apple AirTag

🎁 InterSystems Branded Rubik's 9-Panel Cube

2. Expert Awards – articles will be judged by InterSystems experts:

🥇 1st place: Apple AirPods Max

🥈 2nd place: Apple Watch SE

🥉 3rd place: Apple HomePod mini / Apple Pencil 

Or as an alternative: Alternatively, any winner can choose a prize from a lower prize tier than his own.

3. Developer Community Award – article with the most likes. The winner will have an option to choose one of the following prizes:

🎁 Apple Pencil 

🎁 Apple HomePod mini


  1. The author can only be awarded once per category (in total the author will win 2 prizes: one for Expert and one for the Community)
  2. In the event of a tie, the number of votes of the experts for the tied articles will be considered as a tie-breaking criterion.  

Who can participate?

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

Contest period

📝  June 20 - July 20: Publication of articles and voting time. 

Publish an article(s) throughout this period. DC members can vote for published articles with Likes – votes in the Community award.

Note: The sooner you publish an article(s), the more time you will have to collect both Experts & Community votes.

What are the requirements? 

❗️ Any article written during the contest period and satisfying the requirements below will automatically enter the competition:

  • The article must be related to the usage of Python with InterSystems technologies (Embedded Python or Python API).
  • The article must be in English.  
  • The article must be 100% new (it can be a continuation of an existing article).  
  • The article cannot be a translation of an article already published in other communities.  
  • The article must contain DC tag(s): Python or Embedded Python tags (depending on your topic).
  • Article size: 750 words (links and code are not counted towards the word limit).  
  • Multiple entries from the same author are allowed. 
  • Articles on the same topic from different authors are allowed.


This time we decided to add additional bonuses that will help you to win the prize! Please welcome: 

Bonus Nominal  Details
Topic bonus If your article is on the topic from the list of the proposed topics (listed below), you will receive a bonus of 5 Expert votes (vs 1st place selected by an Expert = 3 votes)
Video bonus

Format of the presentation of the content of the article: besides publishing the article make an explanatory video.

Discussion bonus 1

Article with the most useful discussion, as decided by InterSystems experts. Only 1 article will get this bonus.

Translation bonus 1

Publish a translation of your article on any of the regional Communities. Learn more.

Note: Only 1 vote per article.

New member bonus 3

If you haven't participated in the previous contests, your article will get 3 Expert votes.


Proposed topics

Here's a list of proposed topics that will give your article extra bonuses for topic:

# Topic Details
1 Useful Python libraries for InterSystems Data Platforms Describe which libraries you have used to produce applications on InterSystems platforms.
2 Embedded Python from Interoperability Explore how Embedded Python can be leveraged from an Interoperability production.
3 Embedded Python: Translating by Language Constructs While we aim for seamless Embedded Python integration there are some tips & tricks to smooth things over. Underscore methods, dictionaries, lists, and others. What are the best ways of calling Python features from ObjectScript?
4 PEX for Python Examples   Describe a Python-centric approach to leveraging the power of InterSystems IRIS. Data models in Native Python architecting.  
5 Native API for Python Examples Describe which libraries you have used to produce applications on InterSystems platforms.

Note: Articles on the same topic from different authors are allowed.

➡️ Join InterSystems Discord to chat about the rules, topics & bonuses.


It's time to show your writing skills! Good luck  ✨

Important note: Prizes cannot be delivered to residents of Crimea, Russia, Belarus, Iran, North Korea, Syria, or other US embargoed countries.

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