Payara Announces Winners of First Ever Hackathon!

We are proud to announce the winners of our first ever Payara Hackathon!

We asked entrants to build an app with Jakarta EE 10 and Payara Platform for a chance to win £3,000 in prize money for the winner, with £2,000 and £1,000 prizes for runners up – and the chance to get key recognition in the Jakata EE Community.

Meet the 1st place winner of our inaugural Payara hackathon – Vivek Ravikumar.

“Being a novice, I took Payara and Jakarta EE for a spin, and I reached my destination. The journey was fun!”

Meet the 2nd place winner of the Payara Hackathon – Nicolás C. Ibarra.

‘Participating in the Payara Hackathon meant a great opportunity for me to expand my knowledge of the technology and put my skills into practice. I found it very interesting to leverage artificial intelligence tools to accelerate development and deepen my knowledge of Jakarta EE 10 and MicroProfile. It was a challenging yet rewarding experience, and it gave me the confidence to continue exploring this technology and participate in similar future events.”

Our judges Otavio Santana, Ivar Grimstad, Andrew Pielage & Luqman Saeed were hugely impressed by the talent on show.  Watch this space for more hackathons celebrating Jakarta EE …

Find out more about our judges:

Ivar Grimstad

Ivar is a Java Champion and Jakarta EE Developer Advocate at the Eclipse Foundation. He is Project Lead for Eclipse Enterprise for Java and represents the Eclipse Foundation in the JCP Executive Committee. He is a JUG Leader and regular speaker at developer conferences.

Otavio Santana

Otavio is a Java Champion and Software Engineer and Jakarta EE Committer. He is a NoSQL expert and representative of SouJava, the Brazilian Java Users Society, on the JCP and Jakarta EE boards. He has helped guide the direction of the Java platform since Java 8.

Luqman Saeed

Luqman is a Jakarta EE Expert and Technical Writer at Payara. He is also a distinguished Jakarta EE trainer, delivering the popular Java Enterprise Edition 8 for Beginners course on Udemy, with a passion for helping software development teams get productive with Jakarta EE!

Andrew Pielage

Andrew is a Senior Java Engineer at Payara, and Jakarta EE Committer. He created asadmin recorder, one of the most used and popular features of Payara Platform, when he was just a junior, and has continued to make a huge impact in the world of enterprise Java!

What were the juding criteria?

Innovation: Are there features or techniques used that have not been previously observed in systems? Are there new inventions or business methods that support the novelty?

Part of the Reef: To what degree does the application rely on the Payara Platform? Does it use features of Payara in expected or unexpected ways? Does the app highlight the technical and business benefits of Payara Platform?

Ease of Use & User Experience: How well does the application allow users to achieve goals with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction in a specified context of use?

Potential Impact: To what degree does the application enable or deliver progressive developments within a field for competitive advantage, extensive adoption and market reach?

Use of Jakarta EE & MicroProfile: To what degree does the application leverage the various features provided by Jakarta EE and MicroProfile? Are they used in a logical and cohesive way?

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