TIBCO Analytics Forum 2021 Hackathon

Join us for the virtual TIBCO Analytics Forum (TAF) 2021 Hackathon for your chance to win awesome prizes! Designed for TIBCO SpotfireⓇ analysts and developers, the four hour self-paced hackathon challenges participants to use Spotfire advanced features. At TAF,  you will also have the option to attend TIBCO Spotfire Advanced Training Part 1 & Part 2 on May 26, 2021, to help you learn first hand the type of features covered in the hackathon. 

What to Expect

As a participant in this hackathon, your role will be to import a dataset in Spotfire analytics and use your analytics skills to interrogate the data and answer specific business questions. As an analyst, you should apply your data literacy knowledge and select the best visualizations representing the answers you want to communicate to a business user.

TIBCO Spotfire Advanced Training, Part 1 
Wednesday, May 26 | 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Wednesday, May 26 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT (repeat)
TIBCO Spotfire Advanced Training, Part 2 
Wednesday, May 26 | 11:30am - 1:30pm EDT
Wednesday, May 26 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm EDT (repeat)

Hackathon Office Hours
Need help during the challenge? No problem! Connect with us virtually during Hackathon Office Hours. We will be happy to help. 
Wednesday, May 26 | 7:00pm–9:00pm EDT
Thursday, May 27 | 9:00am–11:00am EDT

Important Times To Remember
Thursday, May 27 | 1:00pm EDT | Exam & DXP File submitted

First Place Winner – USD 500 Amazon Gift Card
Second Place Winner – USD 400 Amazon Gift Card
Third Place Winner – USD 300 Amazon Gift Card
Fourth Place Winner – USD 200 Amazon Gift Card

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the hackathon? 
First, register for TIBCO Analytics Forum and select the hackathon option when registering. The hackathon is open to the first 150 registrants. One week prior to the start of the hackathon, a detailed email will be sent with directions for logging into the hackathon site.

What if I already registered and did not sign up for the hackathon?
Reach out to registration at events@tibcomeetings.com.

What does it cost? 
The hackathon is included with the TAF All Access Pass.

Who can participate in the hackathon? 
Anyone registered for TIBCO Analytics Forum who resides in the United States and Canada*.
*Note: Quebec, Canada is not eligible to participate in the hackathon.

Is TIBCO Spotfire Advanced Training required to participate?
No, training is not required to participate in the hackathon but is recommended. 

What skills are needed?
Participants must have Spotfire experience and knowledge of Spotfire Data Functions and Data Canvas.

How does judging work? 
Two parts:  Complete the exam and submit the DXP file.

Judging criteria:

  • Correct Chart Usage (Comparison, Relationship, Distribution, Composition)
  • Effective Color Usage (Binary, Qualitative, Diverging, Sequential)
  • Clarity and Aesthetics (Data-to-Iink Ratio, Readability/labeling, Purpose)
  • Data Usage (Correctly solves hackathon problems)

Do I have to be online and available for the entire duration of the hackathon? 
No, you do not need to be logged in or online for the entire duration. You can develop the application any time during the Hackathon event (4 Hours).

Do I need to give a demo for the product that I have built? 
No, you will just need to submit the DXP file.

How will I know if I have won the Hackathon?
Winners will be notified by email and posted on our hackathon page by 8am EDT, May 28, 2021. 

What are the rules for the contest rules for the Hackathon?
Click here to view the contest rules for this year's TAF Hackathon.

* Please Note: The TIBCO Analytics Forum Hackathon is available to TAF All Access Pass holders who reside in the USA and Canada (except Quebec, Canada).