Sponsored Challenges at TADHack Global

arcfireWe’ve added a new section to TADHack Global for 2017, Challenges and Ideas. Sponsored Challenges are challenges you can hack on that have prizes associated with them, you must use the global sponsor’s technologies in the hack. So even if you do not win a global sponsor prize or a location prize, you still have a chance for a sponsored challenge prize. Its a great way for more prizes to be available to people taking part in TADHack Global. Our first sponsored challenge is from Arcfire called “RINA Rumba – The Network Winter is Over”.  We’re hoping to add many more sponsored challenges in the coming months.

The Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA) is a computer network architecture that unifies distributed computing and telecommunications. RINA’s fundamental principle is that computer networking is just Inter-Process Communication or IPC. RINA reconstructs the overall structure of the Internet, forming a model that comprises a single repeating layer, the DIF (Distributed IPC Facility), which is the minimal set of components required to allow distributed IPC between application processes. RINA inherently supports mobility, multi-homing and Quality of Service without the need for extra mechanisms, provides a secure and programmable environment, motivates for a more competitive marketplace, and allows for a seamless adoption.

For TADHack you should see RINA as an innovative way to provide networking services, going beyond the Internet’s flaws and giving the application developer an easy way to build a distributed application. We want the focus to be on the seamless way to write and deploy a distributed application with inherent mobility, QoS awareness, security and isolation.

The other part of the new section is Hack Ideas, these are simply ideas people have sent in from all around the world. The first one, “Pay to Talk with Me” came from a tweet by Dean Bubley of Disruptive Analysis earlier this year. Others have come in from the amazing team running TADHack The Hague (Iperity and Bijou Consulting). The list is simply to help stimulate ideas for hacks. We recommend you find a problem that matters to you, as we’ve discussed in this weblog on What Happens at a TADHack, and build a solution to that problem using the global sponsors’ technologies that matters to you. However, we hope these ideas also help some of the people taking part. Building hacks to the hack ideas does not increase your chances of winning a prize.