DataStax Is Proud To Announce “The Next Great Data Developer” $10,000 Scholarship, And Paid Internship Program
This program is aimed at computer science/engineering students who are either in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in North America. One of the scholarships will be reserved for a female developer to champion women in IT. The two winning contestants will be presented a scholarship for $10,000, paid travel and passes to OSCON, and a paid internship at DataStax!
Our 6 finalists will be invited to present their Apache Cassandra project live on-stage at the Bay Area Cassandra Summit 2013 (June 11th – 12th). Two winning finalists will be selected and awarded their scholarship at OSCON 2013 (July 22nd – 26th) in Portland by the Apache Cassandra Project Chair, Jonathan Ellis!
In order to participate in this scholarship program, you must build any kind of application on Apache Cassandra and document your experiences using the following tools:
Create an Activity Blog (Minimum of 5 postings on your project activity)
Create a YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Channel for Video Recordings (Minimum of 2 recordings, any length)
Using Your Blog, Tell Us Your Business Case (Minimum of 1 page, describing how your application can be applied in a business setting)
Create a Working Prototype and Post to GitHub.com
Our judging panel will evaluate your work based on your working prototype and ability to document your development process’ using the tools found above. The panel will review your application and monitor your progress on an ongoing basis. Judges will review how well you’ve communicated your development process.
Participation is limited to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate computer science/engineering program at a North American college or university. DataStax is committed to championing women in technology, and will reserve one scholarship for a female developer.
By May 15, 2013, the judges will finalize their list of 6 applicants and invite them, all expenses paid, to the Bay Area Cassandra Summit, taking place June 11-12 where they will present their projects. Summit attendees can watch the presentations and participate in a question and answer session. DataStax will announce the final 2 winners at OSCON 2013, which takes place July 22-26 in Portland; Apache Cassandra Project Chair, Jonathan Ellis, will present the awards at the show.
Looking to get started with Apache Cassandra? Find more information about getting started in our Getting Started tab.
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