What is the event all about?
How can you reach over 243 million Indian online users? By joining the IBM HackFest Virtual Hackathon. Choose from one of three themes: Finance/Technology, Entertainment or Social Good. Create an awesome hack, alone or with a team, and deploy it on the BlueMix platform. Once you deploy your app, make sure to enter your information here and you could win one of the three 100,000 INR prize packs! Seven lucky winners will win a Woodland Gift Hamper worth 10,000 INR. There’s more, the best Social Good app will win an entry into the AngelHack HACKcelerator with a $1000 airline voucher to the Silicon Valley. Do it India! We know you’re going to build something great.
Our Chief Analyst & CEO, Sanchit Vir Gogia, is a jury member amongst other experts on the panel.
Why does Greyhound Research believe this event is critical for developers?
According to a recent Greyhound Research study across the Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa regions, demand for enterprise apps on mobile is rapidly growing, with over 70 percent of enterprises looking for CRM, BI and HCM apps to add value to their mobile device strategies. However, not all these apps are being offered by existing software vendors and it clearly represents a big opportunity for developers and smaller (and newer) software vendors.
Separately, per Greyhound Research predictions India is the fastest growing cloud computing market in the Asia Pacific region; with ongoing roll-outs of national broadband and 3G networks. With focus on reducing TCO (total cost of ownership), demand for more scalability and flexibility in business applications, the cloud computing market in India is poised for continued growth.
CIOs and enterprises are looking for convergent ecosystems from their solutions providers that can help them leverage the joint benefits of cloud, mobility and data.
Such initiatives give upcoming developers and software vendors an opportunity to leverage existing technology and offer out-of-the-box solutions.
We, at Greyhound Research, wish all participants the very best for the hackathon!
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August 11th – 25th, 2014