2 days ago

One week left to deadline - keep going!

There’s only one week left to enter your submission to the Automation Rising 2020 SOAR Hackathon.  Don’t wait until the last minute - submissions are due September 29 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

Office Hours
Do you have questions to help get your project wrapped up?  Join the office hours Zoom sessions this Thursday, from 8-9am PT. Find the link in the To-Do section of the hackathon home page.

Start your submission now
Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your project meets the requirements. There’s…

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9 days ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to enter your submission to the Automation Rising 2020 SOAR Hackathon.  Submissions are due September 29 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.)  And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Slack Channel, the Resources Tab and your “to-do” list for more info to help you get started.

Looking for a little inspiration? Darkfeed just shared a behind the scene's…

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16 days ago

Three weeks to go! Don’t forget to use the community

There are three weeks remaining in the Automation Rising 2020 SOAR Hackathon. Submissions are due September 29 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city

As you continue to build and test your playbook, don’t forget there is a world of resources out there to help you.  If you are stuck, don’t be afraid to use what’s there to help you over the hurdle.  Here are a few places you can look:

  1. Slack Channel: There have been ideas and questions being posted throughout the hackathon.  Your fellow participants are there to help…

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22 days ago

You’re Halfway There - Keep Going!

You’re halfway there, Congrats! Check out the below and make sure your submission meets the requirements.

  1. Register, review the quick-start guide and request a Cortex XSOAR instance.
  2. Start planning your submission and submission video.
  3. Make sure the playbook aligns with a category.
  4. Finish your playbook and test, test, test.
  5. Finish your submission form (Don't forget to submit through Github).

We are halfway through the Automation Rising 2020 SOAR Hackathon and are already so impressed by the work and collaboration we are seeing.

It is always awesome to see creativity spark and what great ideas are out in the world, especially…

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26 days ago

Ready for the weekend!

While you relax this weekend, catch up on some helpful tech videos.

 

Ready to build? Palo Alto Networks is providing free instances to hackathon participants. Request one for your team with the below form and start building!

Automation Rising 2020 SOAR Hackathon Instance Request

 

We can’t wait to see all the innovative projects in the works - happy building!


about 1 month ago

How to make your submission video great

We know as devs and innovators, your expertise normally lies behind the scenes, however, the submission video needs time too! It's often the first (and sometimes only!) thing that judges review.

Your video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear showcase of your software and talent. 

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain how your playbook meets the hackathon requirements.
  • Within 60 seconds, viewers tend to lose interest, so use this time wisely to keep them engaged!
  • Show, don't tell. Providing real life context and showing judges firsthand how your playbook benefits…

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about 1 month ago

Did you know?! Fun Hack Fact Friday

Did you know?!

Palo Alto Networks is providing free instances to hackathon participants. Request one for your team with the below form and start building!

Automation Rising 2020 SOAR Hackathon Instance Request

Still trying to understand the capabilities of XSOAR? We have the perfect video for you - Cortex XSOAR In Under 5 Minutes. If you have more questions, be sure to request and then join the Slack Channel to get in touch with the team and other developers.

We can’t wait to see all the innovative projects in the works - happy building!


about 1 month ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

Whether or not you have started building your Automation Rising 2020 SOAR Hackathon playbook, the Slack Channel is the perfect place to connect with other developers!

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also ask the Palo Alto Networks and Devpost teams questions!

 

Teaming up
Looking for a challenge team?  The Slack Channel can also help you connect with potential teammates.  You can also use the Participants Tab to search for other developers looking to team up, check out their skills and message them to see if…

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