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:
Looking forward to the next successful hackathon!