Persistent Memory Programming Hackathon Program

Registration is now OPEN for the 2020 SNIA Persistent Memory Programming Hackathon program events - North America and EMEA:


At the February 4 Hackathon, SNIA experts will mentor SDC attendees participating in "drop-in-anytime" Hackathon sessions taking place all day from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm in the Tiffany room at the Sheraton Hotel in Tel Aviv. Tutorials throughout the day will enable participants to learn the basics of programming persistent memory, and the mentors will provide more advanced examples in exercises that will provide access to cloud-based persistent memory systems.  Attendees can continue to access the PM systems on Thursday, and mentors will be available for questions. Registration is inlcuded as part of conference registration.

At the March 8 Hackathon, SNIA experts will mentor attendees in an afternoon Hackathon session from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.   A kick-off tutorial will enable participants to learn the basics of programming persistent memory, and attendees can then learn ways to use multiple aspects of PM via systems in the SNIA Technology Center and the cloud.   NVDIMM Programming Challenge participants are welcome to attend and demo their solutions.  Hackathon participants only need a laptop with wireless access and some basic programming knowledge to begin learning.  . Complimentary registration is now open.

 More details on both Hackathons can be found on the SNIASolidState blog, and in issues of the SNIA Matters newsletter.

Have you entered the NVDIMM Programming Challenge?

SNIA's Persistent Memory and NVDIMM Special Interest Group is proud to announce the inaugural NVDIMM Programming Challenge!  Participants get free access to online persistent memory systems using NVDIMM-Ns provided by SIG members AgigA Tech, Intel, SMART Modular, and Supermicro.  It's your chance to showcase your best persistent memory applications or tools!  Contest winners will have the opportunity to demonstrate their entries at the SNIA Persistent Memory Summit in January 2020 and at other SNIA events!  Read the contest details on the SNIA SolidState Blog HERE.  Don't miss out - email for your entry credentials today! 


About the Hackathon Program

The PM Programming Hackathon Program is designed to help software developers understand the various tiers and modes of PM and what existing methods are available to access them.  Participants leave the Hackathon with a better understanding of how to use existing Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to program Persistent Memory, as well as where further research and development might be of benefit. 

As a sponsor of the first PM Programming Hackathon, Google Cloud provided access to remote virtual and physical systems. Intel Corporation also is providing access to remote virtual and physical systems.  The course materials (tutorials and source code) are provided by SNIA and mentors helped attendees develop sample code based on open-source PM found in the Linux Kernel, and other interfaces.

In 2019, SNIA has held successful Hackathon events at the Persistent Memory Summit 2019, the Non-Volatile Memory Workshop at University of California San Diego, the Global Data and Storage Summit in Xian, China, Flash Memory Summit, and the SNIA Storage Developer Conference.   Over 200 attendees have now participated.  SNIA is actively planning a continuing series of Hackathons in 2020, so bookmark this page for the latest information, sign up for the monthly SNIA Matters Newsletter, and learn more on the SNIA Solid State blog.

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