School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News
Oct 25 2012
Juniper Networks Hackathon November 2012


The School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (SoECS) at NYIT is proud to announce a new Academic Alliance with Juniper Networks, offering its faculty and students a number of joint initiatives including industry relevant curricular activities, opportunities for research and post-graduate work, and access to new resources.

To kick off this partnership, NYIT SoECS would like to invite all students to participate in an exciting upcoming competition:


Nov. 8-17, 2012
Juniper Networks OpenLab, NJ*
(Nov. 8-10: Workshop*, Nov. 11-16: Off-line app development, Nov. 17: Judging/Awards*)

Qualified teams are invited to enroll and compete in this exciting, dynamic, real world workshop with a challenging final real world application development project

What you will learn:

  • Innovation and entrepreneurial basics
  • Introduction to Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network programmability concepts
  • Introduction to the Juniper Networks SDN/ programming technology and tools
  • Introduction to the AT&T Foundry® innovation centers and AT&T programming interfaces/capabilities
  • How to develop an application using the Junos Space SDK (Network Orchestration Platform)
  • Introduction to the Juniper Developer Network and Juniper's new OpenLab

3-student teams with appropriate programming and networking skills will compete. There is a limit to the number of teams that can participate.

What you will achieve:

  • A challenging software project whereby you will design and build your own application solution under the mentorship of Juniper Networks and AT&T coaches
  • The opportunity to present and demonstrate your solution to Juniper and AT&T representatives for prizes

You have a background in:


  • Software Engineering (Software planning and Design)
  • Data Structures/Intro to Algorithmic Analysis
  • Computer Networks (Understanding of networking)
  • Hands-on course using advanced Java


  • Hands-on experience with Java coding
  • Small project experience
  • Strong understanding of networking solutions, devices, protocols, and services is preferred
  • Experience with Eclipse IDE and REST programming

Enrollment deadline is Nov. 1, 2012.

How to enroll:

*For more information and to register please contact: Dr. Helen Gu, Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences; and 212.261.1709

Note that a $50 (fully refundable upon completion) fee will be required per student ($150/team) to register.

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