NVIDIA DOCA Virtual
European Hackathon

March 21, 9:00 a.m. CET to March 22, 3:00 p.m. CET
Space is limited!

Reshape the Future of Data Centers and Clouds

Join the NVIDIA DOCA Virtual European Hackathon and be part of the next evolution in AI-driven data center and cloud. Take part in supercharging DPU capabilities for AI, networking, storage, and security by familiarizing yourself with the NVIDIA® DOCA software framework and building an innovative accelerated application. Build your network, meet NVIDIA experts, and show what you can accomplish with DOCA. This hackathon is the right place to start.

Please join us and reshape the future of datacenter and cloud.

NVIDIA DOCA Hackathon

Why Should You Join the DOCA Hackathon?

If you’re passionate about advancing cloud and data center computing, the power of innovation is at your fingertips. Take advantage of the DOCA Hackathon to build the hands-on skills needed to leverage next-generation cloud and data center innovation that will help you advance your infrastructure services.

Who Should Attend?

The DOCA Hackathon is Open to All

If you love technology, we want you here, whether you’re a seasoned researcher or a novice developer, an independent software vendor (ISV) partner or a cloud service provider. Be prepared to learn, brainstorm, and build amazing real-world DOCA skills. Throughout the event, we’ll provide the support and tools you need to learn the foundations of the DOCA software framework and how to use its SDK and tools to develop DPU-accelerated cloud applications.

DPU-accelerated cloud applications

Hackathon News

Read more about how DPU hackathons are unleashing breakthrough technologies and furthering advancements in AI, cloud, and accelerated computing.

Data Center Innovation with Pioneering DPU-Based Applications Demos

Data Center Innovation with Pioneering DPU-Based Applications Demos

At NVIDIA, where non-stop innovation is our culture, we’re hosting a global series of regional DPU software hackathons that will take place over the next 12 months. These virtual events are aimed at advancing research and development in data center and AI technologies.

AI, Cloud, and Accelerated Computing Breakthroughs

AI, Cloud, and Accelerated Computing Breakthroughs

The last NVIDIA DPU Hackathon brought together 11 teams with the goal of creating new and exciting DPU innovations. The event spanned 24 hours from December 8-9 and included 50 team applications from various universities and enterprises.

DOCA Speeds Development and Accelerates These Key Areas

Network Virtualization and Management

Network Virtualization and Management

Software-Defined Storage

Software-Defined Storage

Security Software

Security Software

Data Center Infrastructure and Virtual Network Functions

Data Center Infrastructure and Virtual Network Functions

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Telemetry, Automation, and Network Visibility

Telemetry, Automation, and Network Visibility

Hackathon Judges

Michael Kagan

NVIDIA Chief Technology Officer

Amit Krig

SVP of Software R&D

Dror Goldenberg

SVP of Software Architecture

Yaël Shenhav

VP of Business Ethernet NIC and DPU

Erez Cohen

VP of Cloud Programs

Prizes

Along with the below prizes, the top three teams* will receive special recognition in an NVIDIA blog about the hackathon, and each winner will get three credits to the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute.

1ST PLACE

$400 Amazon Card

One NVIDIA® BlueField®-2 DPU card
for the winning team

2ND PLACE

$300 Amazon Card

2ND PLACE

$200 Amazon Card

Prizes

Along with the below prizes, the top three teams* will receive special recognition in an NVIDIA blog about the hackathon, and each winner will get three credits to the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute.

1st Place

$400 Amazon Card

(per participant)

One NVIDIA BlueField®-2 DPU card for the winning team

2nd Place

$300 Amazon Card

(per participant)

3rd Place

$200 Amazon Card

(per participant)

Get Ready with the Hackathon Bootcamp

To prepare for the hackathon, there will be an optional bootcamp on March 16, 2022, to familiarize yourself with the DOCA SDK, as well as the hackathon’s online platform.

FAQs

  • What is DOCA?

    The DOCA software framework is a development platform that enables developers to create network, storage, security, management, and AI and high-performance computing (HPC) applications and services for BlueField DPUs, much like how NVIDIA CUDA® enables developers to build GPU-accelerated applications. 

    https://developer.nvidia.com/networking/doca

    https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-zone

  • What meeting platform will be used?

    The hackathon will be hosted on Microsoft Teams.

  • What kind of server setup is available to the teams?

    Each team can use their own set up or can request a pre-configured DPU set up from NVIDIA DOCA Hackathon.

  • How do I get access to the DPU?

    Your team will be contacted a few days before the event and provided with connection details and credentials to access your team’s dedicated setup. You will be able to use Secure Shell (SSH) to directly connect your laptop to the BlueField DPU operating system and its hosting x86 server. In addition, you’ll have access to the server’s Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) for power cycle and additional management operations.

  • What do I need?

    Bring your team (up to five people per team), your ideas for AI or network-based applications that can use the BlueField DPU and its hardware acceleration, and your best hacking abilities!

  • How do I register or join a team?

    Register a team of up to 5 people. If you don't have a team, please reach out to DOCAHackathon@nvidia.com and we’ll try to match you with others to form a team. We encourage participants to start forming teams before registration.
     

    Have your team leader submit the form on this page. Then the team lead will receive a confirmation email with a registration link for the rest of the team. After your team has registered, you may still modify your application by re-submitting the form and indicating that you’re amending your previous registration. Submissions will be evaluated by an admissions committee who decides which ideas enter the hackathon.

  • Is my idea a good fit?

    The competition is open to any solution that runs on and/or leverages the hardware acceleration of the BlueField DPU.

  • How will the judges determine the winners?

    The judges will evaluate both the level of innovation and vision in using the BlueField DPU and the execution of the idea.

  • Do all team members need to be from the same country or organization?

    Teams can be formed by people from different countries and organizations.

  • When does the hackathon event start and end?

    Registration closes March 9, 2022. Selected teams will be announced on March 11, 2022.

    The Hackathon will begin on Monday, March 21 2022 at 9:00 am CET and will end on Tuesday, March 22 2022 at 3:00 pm CET.

For further inquiries you can send an email to DOCAHackathon@nvidia.com.

Join the Hackathon

See what you can create with DOCA, grow your network, and be part of the DPU innovation.