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Experts Nomination -
a specially selected jury will determine winners
1st place
2nd place
3rd place
4-10th places - $100
Community winners -
registered members of the InterSystems Developer Community will choose the best applications
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Datasets contest!
One of the most discussed problems with our previous programming contests is the lack of datasets. Every time you have a project idea about a particular subject area or industry, you need a related dataset, and part of the work with the contest is to find/prepare/load the dataset.
That’s why we decided to have a dataset contest! Let’s bring several helpful datasets to the InterSystems Community!

What are we looking for?

Present a repository that will load a dataset into the InterSystems IRIS namespace.
This could be done ideally with a ZPM package, and the data can be inside the package, or the package can have a method that loads data from the URL into the IRIS instance. Anyways your project, once installed, should bring a class (classes) and its data for it that are related to a particular topic, subject area, idea, industry, name it.
The project should suggest how to use data - SQL query, REST API, or both.
Visualization of the data is a plus. Both visualization and API (if any) can be delivered with another project, but it’s not mandatory.
We don’t limit you in the ways, how the data can be stored in the repository. E.g., this could be:
  • Export of the global(-s) (preferably in XML than in GOF format).
  • An SQL script that creates data
  • An ObjectScript (or java, js, python, name it) that generates data in IRIS
  • Integration with external Data API
Here are the project examples, that deliver the thing:
Requirements for applications:
Class naming convention. Start the class names with: E.g. if there is a dataset on trading data the class names could be:,
The reference to the source of data. If you take the dataset from somewhere on the Internet and adapt it to InterSystems IRIS format, please provide the link to the source. If this is your data, please provide the license of the usage.
The ZPM package should start with a“dataset-” name, e.g., dataset-countries, dataset-titanic.
And as usual, we’ll have technical bonuses for docker, demo, article, zpm, video, etc.
Provide the license to a dataset.
December 27 - January 9:
December 27 - January 9:
Application development and registration phase
Note: Developers can improve their apps throughout the entire registration and voting period.
January 10 - 16
January 10 - 16
Voting phase
January 17
January 17
Winners announcement
Who can participate?
Any Developer Community member, except for InterSystems employees. Create an account!

👥 Developers can team up to create a collaborative application. Allowed from 2 to 5 developers in one team.
Do not forget to highlight your team members in the README of your application

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