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Quick-start guide

Thanks for joining the IBM Sparkathon! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Here’s how to get started on your project today. Submissions are due January 20, 2016, at 5pm ET.

  1. Plan your attack. Visit the resources page for tips on using Analytics for Apache Spark and suggested weather data sets.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form; this will give you a good idea of what you'll need to put together. You can edit your submission as many times as you like before the deadline.
  3. Optional: Form a team. Thinking about buddying up? Visit the participants page to find and meet teammates.

We’re looking forward to seeing how you’ll incorporate Spark’s data analytics tools in your weather apps! Good luck!

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email and we’ll respond as soon as we can.