Mellanox Hosts 10th Software Hackathon

 
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Hackathon is a about motivation and driving innovations into our products. It enables every engineer to come up with a great idea, prototype that idea and present it to the management team. This is the way ideas are brought to life!

At Mellanox, Hackathon is not just a tradition, it’s a way of life. This week we held our 10th software hackathon, following 9 successful hackathons in Israel and the U.S. This hackathon was opened to any idea that relates to our products. 42 talented engineers from software, firmware, IT and chip design disciplines gathered in 15 teams. The teams worked for 48 hours, around the clock, hacking a proof of concept for their idea. At the end of the hacking round, we got together and each team gave a product pitch to the judges.

We had great innovations in many areas: security, HDR and 200G, RoCE, machine learning, debug, diagnostics, visibility, performance, tools, BI, performance and more. Some of these great innovations will find their way into our products, tools and some will even find their way into our patent portfolio.

It is amazing to see what great people can code within 48 hours, and I am proud and honored to be part of this team!

The winning teams:

  • 1st Place: Achiad Sochat, Amir Ancel, Aviv Heller, Liran Liss, Natan Oppenheimer, Aviad Yehezkel
  • 2nd Place: Tal Anker, Matty Kadosh, Alex Shpiner
  • 3rd place: Boris Pismenny, Noa Osherovich, Rotem Damsker, Eyal Cohen, Gennady Yekelis

Looking forward to the next successful hackathon!

 

 

About Dror Golderberg

Dror Goldenberg has served as Mellanox’s Vice President of Software Architecture since October 2013. Previously, he served as Vice President of Architecture from March 2010 to October 2013, where he was responsible for software, firmware and system architecture. Mr. Goldenberg joined Mellanox in 2000 as an architect, serving in numerous architecture and design positions. Prior to Mellanox, Mr. Goldenberg held various software development positions on an elite R&D team in the Israeli Defense Force. Mr. Goldenberg was a member of the Pentium MMX and Pentium 4 architecture validation teams at Intel. He contributed to the PCI and InfiniBand specifications and holds several patents in the field of high speed networking. Mr. Goldenberg graduated Cum Laude with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and holds an MBA from the Technion Institute of Technology Israel.

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