The Open Compute Project is having a Summit in March in San Jose, California. As part of that, they are having a hackathon, and giving away $10K in prizes.
[…] Do you have a great idea for innovating data center technologies or want to hack on hardware to seed your company? Join us for our Hardware Hackathon at the OCP U.S. Summit 2016 on March 9-10 in San Jose, California. You could win cash prizes to help you seed your initial idea – up to $10K! Winners will present their hacks and receive their prizes on stage during OCP U.S. Summit 2016. Hackathon seating is limited to 100 people. Everyone who registers and participates will receive a special OCP Hackathon t-shirt. We ask that once you register for the hack, you participate in the entire hack, which will last 12-24 hours over the course of the two-day summit. The OCP Hardware Hackathon will consist of 2 tracks: the first track will encompass all active hardware projects under the Open Compute Project — Server, Storage, Network, Open Rack, Hardware management; the second track allows you to hack on hardware that is outside of the existing active OCP projects. […]