About this event
Ignite your passion for Spark and Analytics. Participate Now!
Participate in Spark Streaming Innovation contest, build a Spark Streaming application and get a chance to win $10,000. Open to teams of one to three members, the contest will provide participants with a development challenge that will solve a real-world streaming data application and access to StreamAnalytix™, a real-time streaming analytics platform.
It is an opportunity for Big Data Developers, Data Scientists, and Business Analysts to experience how fast, easy, and user-friendly Spark application development can be and hone Spark and real-time streaming analytics skills. Ignite your passion for Spark and analytics and get ready to win BIG.
Team StreamAnalytix from Impetus Technologies Inc. is the host of this contest.
For more information, please visit: https://streamanalytix.com/contest/
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THE OFFICIAL RULES Spark Streaming Innovation Contest is based on specific rules mentioned below. Please read these rules carefully as they form a binding legal agreement between you and IMPETUS...
THE OFFICIAL RULES
Spark Streaming Innovation Contest is based on specific rules mentioned below. Please read these rules carefully as they form a binding legal agreement between you and IMPETUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (“Impetus”)
YOU MAY NOT SUBMIT AN ENTRY TO THIS CONTEST AND ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE PRIZES UNDER THIS CONTEST UNLESS YOU AGREE TO THESE RULES. YOUR SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE RULES AS “ENTRANT” OR “YOU”
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The words "include" and "including" as used in these rules mean "including but not limited to."
- DATE & TIMINGS
Contest Registration Period: February 8, 2017 (12:00 am Pacific Time) - March 31, 2017 (12:00 am Pacific Time) Contest Submission Period: February 8, 2017 (12:00 am Pacific Time) -March 31, 2017 (12:00 am Pacific Time) Judging Period: April 1, 2017 (12:00 am Pacific Time) - April 15, 2017 (12:00 am Pacific Time) Winners Announced: April 18th, 2017. The results of the contest will be posted on the StreamAnalytix website contest page on April 18, 2017. Posted results will include a list of the team names in ranked order based on their scores. The names of the winners are also available by sending a request and self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Impetus Technologies, Inc. at 720 University Ave, Ste 130, Los Gatos, CA -95032, USA.
All the times are listed above are in Pacific Standard Time (California, USA). YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE CORRESPONDING TIME IN YOUR TIME ZONE.
- ELIGIBILITY & REGISTRATION
The contest is open to: All individuals who are at least 18 years of age as of the time of entry.
This is a team contest. You can participate as an individual or teams of eligible individuals (Please limit the size of the team to a maximum of 3 eligible individuals).
An individual cannot join more than one team. If an individual is ascertained by Impetus to be on 2 different teams or might be participating in a contest in more ways than one, then Impetus reserves the right to eliminate the individual from participation in the contest.
An individual who is part of a team cannot enter the contest separately on an individual basis. If a team is entering the contest, it must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Representative”) to represent, act, and enter an entry, on their behalf. The representative must meet the eligibility requirements above. By entering an entry on the StreamAnalytix website contest page on behalf of the team, you represent and warrant that you are the representative, and are duly authorized to act on behalf of your team or your organization.
Impetus reserves the right to verify your eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time. You agree to provide Impetus with reasonable evidence of eligibility, as per the rules of the contest, if requested by Impetus and your refusal or failure to provide such proof within 3 days of Impetus’ request will result in your disqualification from the contest and forfeiture of any prizes.
The contest is NOT open to: Residents of countries who are prohibited from doing business with the US or countries with which US may have trade restrictions.
Countries restricted by applicable export controls and sanctions programs.
Current employee (including intern and contractor) of Impetus Technologies Inc. or its affiliates or their relatives or household members*. *Relatives include the individual’s spouse, children, parents, and siblings. The members of an individual’s household include any other person that shares the same residence as the individual for at least three (3) months out of the year.
THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
- REGISTRATION & SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Participants must do the following to participate in the contest during the contest registration period:
Register on HackerEarth.
Register on StreamAnalytix to get access to the StreamAnalytix Cloud instance and online documentation.
Registered teams/individuals will get an email with a link to access the StreamAnalytix platform hosted on our cloud. The contest consists of one round where teams will have to develop an application on the StreamAnalytix platform during the contest registration period.
Submission of work for evaluation: During the contest submission period, teams/individuals must do the following to submit their work for evaluation and to officially enter the contest:
Teams/individuals must submit their Pipeline Name and User Name on HackerEarth. Impetus reserves the right to deem any submission ineligible for the contest based on the contest scoring criteria or other applicable reasons.
All submission materials must be in English or, if not in English, you must provide an English translation of the text description, and testing instructions as well as all other materials submitted.
Entrants must submit the submission materials within the specified contest submission period. Submission materials that are received after the contest submission period will not be accepted and will not be entered in the contest.
There is a limitation of one entry to the contest per person/team during the contest submission period but entrants may submit multiple entries within the contest submission period. For each contesting team/individual only the most recent entry of submission materials will be stored and considered a valid entry in the contest. All previous entries of submission materials will not be considered a valid entry in the contest and may be deleted after a new entry of submission materials are received for a particular team/individual.
For any queries related to the contest, you can send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All communications between Impetus’ and you, including the contest webpage and email communications, will be in English.
- SUBMISSION RIGHTS
Ownership of submission materials. All submission materials developed and submitted are subject to the following rights:
ENTERED SUBMISSION MATERIALS AND SOLUTIONS: Entrant hereby grants Impetus Technologies Inc. an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use and execute, reproduce, display, distribute, and make copies and modifications of such entered submission materials and solutions without any restrictions of copyright, working rights or any moral rights. WINNING SUBMISSION MATERIALS AND SOLUTIONS: If entrant’s entered submission materials and solutions are selected as a winner of the contest, then entrant hereby assigns and agrees to assign to Impetus Technologies, Inc. all right, title and interest in and to the submission materials and solutions, including all intellectual property rights. As such, you agree that Impetus exclusively owns all INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS in and to all submission materials for WINNING SOLUTIONS, and that such WINNING SOLUTIONS are confidential information of Impetus Technologies Inc. 6. WARRANTY
You warrant and agree that any and all information contained in any submission materials will be accurate and will not:
infringe any third party's copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
violate any law (including without limitation those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising); and
be libelous, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing. You further warranty and agree that the information you provide about yourself while registering or in subsequent communications with Impetus is truthful and accurate and that your submission materials are original and, unless expressly permitted by these rules, not created with the assistance of any information about the problems not provided by Impetus.
- JUDGING CRITERIA
Criteria: Eligible entries of submission materials will be evaluated by a panel of judges and scored using the following equally weighted criteria in Impetus’ sole discretion (the “Judging Criteria”):
Quality of the Application (Includes creativity, originality, and “wow” factor of the solution)
Extent to which the StreamAnalytix tool was utilized (maximum use of StreamAnalytix operators excluding Channels & Emitters, and the use of StreamAnalytix built-in dashboards for data visualization).
Quality of the entry and submission materials (Includes how well the solution is described and documented).
Ranking contestants: Teams/Individuals will be ranked in order of the highest score first and lowest score last, and not based on anything other than the score calculated for each team/ individual. Impetus reserves all the rights for scoring and judging the competition entries. In the event of a tie, the Impetus judging panel will re-judge the entries based on the Judging Criteria above.
- CANCELLATION OF THE CONTEST
Impetus may cancel the contest if technical difficulties prevent or make it unfair to run the contest in accordance with these rules with or without any prior notification.
- PRIZES & PRIZE DISTRIBUTION
Eligible entries will be eligible for one of the following four (4) prizes.
One Grand Prize - $10,000
One First Runner Up - $5,000
One Second Runner Up - $3,000
One Student Special - $2,000
Money Prizes: Money prizes will be awarded in U.S. dollars and may be delivered in the form of prepaid card or other cash equivalent. The monetary prize will be mailed to the winner’s address (if an individual) or the team representative’s address (if a team) after receipt of all required forms. It will be the responsibility of the team’s representative to distribute the prize among their team’s members, as the representative deems appropriate. Prizes are not transferable. No prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Impetus.
Prize Delivery Timeframe: Within 45 days of Impetus’s receipt of the required forms.
Taxes: You are solely responsible for complying with all applicable tax laws and filing requirements. To remain eligible for a prize, you must submit to Impetus or the relevant tax authority all documentation requested by Impetus or required by applicable law within 7 days of Impetus' request or earlier if required by law. You are solely responsible for paying all taxes, duties, and other fees imposed on prizes awarded to you. All prizes will be net of any taxes Impetus is required by law to withhold.
Verification Requirement: THE AWARD OF A PRIZE TO A POTENTIAL WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION OF THE IDENTITY, QUALIFICATIONS AND ROLE OF THE POTENTIAL WINNER IN THE CREATION OF THE SUBMISSION. Impetus Technologies Inc. reserves all the rights for the final decision to designate a winner.
Winners will be notified using the email address associated with their account used to enter the contest (the submitter is the “Representative” in the case of a team). In order to receive a prize, the team’s representative will be required to sign and return verification documents, any applicable tax forms, and a declaration.
Forfeiture: You (Team’s Representative) will forfeit your prize and an alternative winner may be selected, if:
You fail to respond to the email correspondence notifying you to provide the required details within 7 days. You do not respond to multiple emails or fail to sign and return the required details and required forms by the deadline listed above, or if you respond and reject the prize. The prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable. 10. DISQUALIFICATION
You may be disqualified from the contest and forfeit any prizes you may be eligible to receive if Impetus reasonably believes that you have attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest, including:
Providing false information about yourself or team members during registration or concerning your eligibility.
Breaching or refusing to comply with these rules.
Tampering or interfering with administration of the contest or with the ability of other contestants to participate in the contest.
Sharing or using from others any information about a problem (including its content or solution) before the end of a round unless expressly permitted by the contest rules or these rules.
Submitting content that:
violates the rights of a third party,
is lewd, obscene, pornographic, racist, sexist, or otherwise inappropriate to the contest, or
violates any applicable law; or Threatening or harassing other entrants or Impetus employees and/or representatives.
Harassment: You may report at email@example.com any harassment, cheating, or violation of these rules by another entrant. Impetus may investigate any such allegations and all decisions by Impetus in these matters are final and binding. If you are asked to stop any harassing behavior, you are expected to comply immediately.
Hacking: You will not modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the StreamAnalytix product. Any such violation will result into immediate disqualification and other legal consequences.
THE CONTEST WEBPAGE AND ALL INFORMATION AND STREAMANALYTIX ARE ALL PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. IMPETUS DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED), INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IMPETUS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCOMPLETE, FAILED, OR DELAYED TRANSMISSION OF YOUR ENTRY, SUBMISSION MATERIALS, APPLICATION INFORMATION OR SUBMISSIONS DUE TO THE INTERNET, INCLUDING INTERRUPTION OR DELAYS CAUSED BY EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE MALFUNCTION OR OTHER TECHNICAL PROBLEMS. Impetus is not responsible for (i) electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties; (ii) errors in transmission; or (iv) any condition caused by events beyond Impetus’ control which may affect the contest.
Not an Offer or Contract of Employment:
You acknowledge that your participation is voluntary.
You acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between you and Impetus and that no such relationship is established by your submission of an entry to the contest.
You understand and agree that nothing in these rules, any rules, a submission into the contest, or an award of a prize may be construed as an offer or contract of employment with Impetus.
Severability: If any term (or part of a term) of these rules is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the rest of the rules will remain in effect.
Translations: In the event of any discrepancy between the English version of these rules and a translated version, the English version will govern.
Governing Law: ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE RULES WILL BE GOVERNED BY CALIFORNIA LAW, EXCLUDING CALIFORNIA'S CONFLICT OF LAWS RULES, AND WILL BE LITIGATED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE FEDERAL OR STATE COURTS OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, USA;
- CONTEST RESULTS
The contest winners will be posted on the StreamAnalytix website on or before April 18th, 2017.
The sponsor of this contest is Impetus Technologies, Inc. with corporate headquarters at: 720 University Ave, Suite 130, Los Gatos, CA -95032, USA. If you have any questions or comment, or wish to send any notice regarding the contest, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.