Anastasia Dyubaylo · 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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I joined with an article and a video.
Might be an inspiration for other writers.

Mr. Cemper is always an inspiration for us

Hi Devs!

Half of the registration period has passed!

Do not miss your opportunity to participate and publish your excellent article!

Have a great weekend!

Hey Community,

You asked – we did it! 

❗️ We extend the contest period until July 31

More time to write your article! Don't miss your chance to win  😉

Thanks! Python inside IRIS works like a charm!