SHARE San Jose HackZone Challenge Winner Announced – The Edgelands
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SHARE San Jose HackZone Challenge Winner Announced

Holden O’Neal Earns Grand Prize at Second SHARE Event Hackathon

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SHAREorg–Holden O’Neal, senior associate software developer at the SAS Institute,
is the grand prize winner of the SHARE® San Jose HackZone
challenge. The challenge, sponsored by SHARE, IBM and Rocket Software,
was open to all event attendees Saturday, March 4 through Friday, March
17.

The HackZone featured opportunities for participants of all skill levels
to overcome challenges leveraging the power z Systems in Application
Development. Participants used IBM Bluemix, APIs delivered via z/OS
Connect, Apache Spark on z/OS and more to complete challenges. Forty-six
attendees participated in one or more challenges during the two-week
period.

“IBM Bluemix, APIs delivered via z/OS Connect, and Apache Spark on z/OS
are some big topics that are up and coming in the enterprise computing
community. It’s tough to get all the needed resources set up on your own
to be able to actually run some code and see results,” O’Neal said. “I
think the HackZone provides an amazing gateway for individuals to learn
and better understand these technologies in a hands-on way.”

HackZone sponsors provided in-person support at SHARE San Jose, where
the challenge began in the event’s Technology Exchange Expo. Attendees
were able to complete challenges online through the end of the following
week.

Throughout the competition, participant progress was tracked on the
HackZone leader board, and top performers as of the end of the day on
March 17 were awarded prizes. As the grand prize winner, O’Neal will
receive a complimentary registration to the SHARE
Providence event
, August 6-11, at the Rhode Island Convention Center
in Providence, R.I.

SHARE hosted its first HackZone competition in collaboration with IBM
and Rocket Software at its SHARE Atlanta event in the summer of 2016.
Read a full interview with O’Neal on
the mindSHARE blog
.

About SHARE Inc.

SHARE®
is an independent, volunteer-run information technology association that
provides education, professional networking and industry influence.
Since 1955, SHARE has enabled IT professionals to achieve business
results through a combination of credible, relevant programs and peer
opportunities.

Contacts

SHARE Inc.
Vickie Crews-Anderson
312-673-4995
media@SHARE.org

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