· Apr 8

InterSystems Vector Search, GenAI and ML Contest

Hey Community,

We have more exciting news! The new InterSystems online programming contest dedicated to Generative AI, Vector Search and Machine Learning is starting very soon! 

🏆 InterSystems Vector Search, GenAI and ML Contest 🏆

Duration: April 22 - May 19, 2024

Prize pool: $14,000

The topic

Develop any solution using InterSystems IRIS or InterSystems IRIS for Health or IRIS Cloud SQL that uses generative AI and/or machine learning.

To make it even more interesting, the authors of the most innovative projects harnessing the power of vector search will be invited to the Global Summit 2024* (up to 3 people)!

* The invited developers will receive a free ticket to the Global Summit and a free hotel stay from June 8 to 13, 2024.

General Requirements:

  1. An application or library must be fully functional. It should not be an import or a direct interface for an already existing library in another language (except for C++, where you really need to do a lot of work to create an interface for IRIS). It should not be a copy-paste of an existing application or library.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 .  
  4. The application should be Open Source and published on GitHub. 
  5. 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.
  6. Only 3 submissions from one developer are allowed.

NB. Our experts will have the final say in whether the application is approved for the contest or not based on the criteria of complexity and usefulness. Their decision is final and not subject to appeal.


1. Experts Nomination - a specially selected jury will determine winners:

🥇 1st place - $5,000 

🥈 2nd place - $3,000 

🥉 3rd place - $1,500

🏅 4th place - $750

🏅 5th place - $500

🌟 6-10th places - $100

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

🥇 1st place - $1,000 

🥈 2nd place - $750 

🥉 3rd place - $500

🏅 4th place - $300

🏅 5th place - $200

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

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. 2 to 5 developers are allowed in one team.

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

Important Deadlines:

🛠 Application development and registration phase:

  • April 22, 2024 (00:00 EST): Contest begins.
  • May 12, 2024 (23:59 EST): Deadline for submissions.

 Voting period:

  • May 13, 2024 (00:00 EST): Voting begins.
  • May 19, 2024 (23:59 EST): Voting ends.

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

    Helpful Resources:

    ✓ Documentation:

    ✓ Example applications and libraries:

    ✓ Online courses:

    ✓ Videos:

    ✓ For beginners with IRIS:

    ✓ For beginners with ObjectScript Package Manager (IPM):

    ✓ How to submit your app to the contest:

    Need Help?

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

    We're waiting for YOUR project – join our coding marathon to win! 

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

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    Hey Devs!

    The recording of the "Kick-off Webinar for Vector Search, GenAI and ML Contest"  is on InterSystems Developers YouTube! 🔥 

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    This is the last day to join the contest! Hurry up, upload your apps, and get ready for the voting!
    By the way, 6 more competitors have joined the contest!

    iris-ai-studio by @Ikram Shah
    companies-search by @Lucas Fernandes
    iris-medicopilot by @Henry Pereira 
    AutoML Churn Predict Showroom by @Yuri Marx
    BG-AppealAI by @Katsiaryna Shaustruk 
    DNA-similarity-and-classify by @Davi Massaru Teixeira Muta
    WALL-M by @Somesh Mehra