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ConnectCentral 2017 Hackathon: Join RingCentral Developers to Compete for Cash Prizes


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Are you a developer, innovator, or IT engineer who sees a process at work you’d like to improve? Do you want to share your development ideas with other like-minded individuals? Would you like to learn about how members of the RingCentral developer community use different tools to automate business workflows and streamline their day-to-day work?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then register now for the ConnectCentral Hackathon. Preceding RingCentral’s ConnectCentral 2017 annual conference, the industry’s premier cloud communications event, this complimentary developer session will give you a chance to show off your skills and connect with others to create cool hacks and win great prizes.

When: October 21–22, 2017

Where: The Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., San Francisco, CA

The challenge

For the ConnectCentral Hackathon, RingCentral is calling developers to build interactive chatbots from scratch, or port existing messaging, virtual assistant, customer service, or e-commercial bots from other frameworks to the RingCentral Glip™ bot framework. Or use RingCentral Connect Platform™ APIs to build next-generation interactive experiences that improve the way businesses engage with their customers.

Participants can compete as individuals or enter as a team with up to four members. All entrants must follow the Hack Code of Conduct and are free to use any programming language or technology. If you prefer, you may begin preliminary work on your hack before arriving at the event.

The reward

Winning teams will receive the following:

First prize: $5,000

Second prize: $2,000

Third prize: $1,000

All members of winning teams will also receive a RingCentral backpack.

In addition, RingCentral partners will join the ConnectCentral Hackathon to launch their own challenges. It’s your opportunity to win even more great prizes.

The schedule

Day 1: Saturday, October 21

1:00 p.m.     Opening ceremony and swag pickup

1:15 p.m.     RingCentral welcome and partner breakout sessions

1:45 p.m.     Team up and begin coding

2:30 p.m.     Technical workshops (30 minutes/session)

6:00 p.m.     Dinner

9:00 p.m.     Doors close for day one

Day 2: Sunday, October 22

8:30 a.m.                    Doors open, breakfast

9:00 a.m.                    Coding

12:30–1:30 p.m.         Lunch

4:00 p.m.                    End coding

4:15 p.m.                    Team presentations/demos (three minutes per team)

5:15 p.m.                    Judges deliberate

5:45 p.m.                    Winners announced

6:00 p.m.                    Doors close for day two

Register today for the ConnectCentral Hackathon. Then stay on to experience the power of connection at the three-day ConnectCentral 2017 annual conference.

Originally published Aug 30, 2017, updated Aug 11, 2020

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