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OData API Hackathon Using Hybrid Data Pipeline

Top talent in Silicon Valley has developed applications that leverage OData API generated using Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline. Read more about the apps they built.

Progress’ data developer relations team was excited to make the trip to the Bay Area for a second year in a row for the OData API Challenge as part of the API World Hackathon, which is the nation’s largest hackathon focused on API + Integration. See the winners from our challenge last year.

We were excited that the challenge was hosted by our friends at Tibco in their sunny headquarters in Palo Alto, where they showcased project Flogo.

The Progress team provisioned OData V4 API, which could access popular databases and cloud sources using DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline deployed to AWS. If you’re not familiar with OData, check out to learn more.

Our Popular OData Hackathon Challenge

We described our OData Hackathon Challenge as follows:

Build a new application that leverages OData API generated using Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline. We encourage you to take advantage of the OData standard in your app with any other challenge in the hackathon.

Business applications need data, but to build them efficiently and get them in the hands of users, developers can’t spend hours custom coding one data connection at a time. They need to integrate applications and data quickly, no matter where that data lives; on-site, in the cloud, or both. DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline is a data access service that simplifies integration by connecting directly to the data. This provides applications the ability to use SQL or OData to perform real-time access to on-premises and cloud data. In this challenge, you are required to use DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline’s OData API in your application and will be judged based on "Best use of OData API," which may include how well you have made use of OData’s Interoperability, advanced query capabilities and other features of OData. Your project will be judged by Progress' Engineers. To get started, all the interested hackathon attendees will be provided provisioned with a DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline account.

Hackathon Teams Developing Data Access Using Progress

  1. eSourcing
  2. Crypto Data Source
  3. Incident Command System (ICS)
  4. TorQ
  5. Cease Fire AI
  6. SpendWise
  7. Data Connector
  8. GetMoving
  9. WeddingCrashers
  10. Team 77 Project
  11. API without API

And the winners were …

3rd place for $500 + Kinvey Business Edition: Crypto Data Source

2nd place for $750 + Kinvey Business Edition: WeddingCrashers

1st place for $1500 + Kinvey Business Edition: Data Connector

Get Started with Data APIs via Hybrid Data Pipeline

We want to congratulate all the winners who provided very positive reviews on our hybrid data connectivity services for OData V4. The OData API delivers a rich surface area that supports data driven applications, and is ideal for data developers. You can learn more about the Progress DataDirect and the Data API movement at

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