Hackathon meets SCOM for the ultimate clash of the titans

Back by popular demand, HackaSCOM returns for the ultimate MP authoring showdown. HackaSCOM 2022 combines a conventional hackathon with SCOM to bring together some of the greatest SCOM experts in a head-to-head 24-hour challenge.

Set over two days, our contestants build ideas from the SCOM community and then share the code with us all, so it’s a win-win!

Day 1 – Ready, Set, Code

During this webinar, the SCOM community vote on the final monitoring mission we set our experts. Our experts then share their initial thoughts on their challenge and we start the timer! Giving our pros a mere 24-hours to complete their build.

Day 2 – The Results

In this webinar, our experts were center-stage to showcase their work live to our panel of judges, who then critiqued their approach and nominated a winner. This is a great opportunity to get first-hand MP authoring tips and tricks and see how our pros built their custom MPs.

Get the code

Check out our deep dive blogs on each of the contestant’s work containing links to the source code, so you can put it into practice in your own SCOM deployment.

HackaSCOM winner: Predicted thresholds MP using Machine Learning by Nathan Foreman

Meet the contestants

We’re super excited to introduce our HackaSCOM contestants. Check out their vital stats below:

Meet the judges

On our panel of judges, we have an all-star SCOM lineup:

Bob Cornelissen

Microsoft MVP & managing consultant @TOPQORE
Bob (AKA SCOM Bob) is a Managing Consultant at TopQore, a highly specialized Cloud and Datacenter Management consultancy from the Netherlands and operating world-wide. Bob is an 11 x MVP, blogs, wrote a book, presents at events in person or virtually world wide, and loves anything community related.

Stoyan Chalakov

Microsoft MVP and Senior IT Consultant
Stoyan is a Microsoft MVP and works as a Senior IT Consultant at POHN IT-Consulting, a Swiss IT consulting company, where he is responsible for the Cloud and Datacenter Management technologies. His focus lies on private and hybrid Cloud management, involving number of technologies like Microsoft System Center, Hyper-V, Office 365, Microsoft Azure and covering topics like Datacenter monitoring, IT service management, orchestration and automation. Stoyan started his career as Support Engineer for the server platform team at the Microsoft Professional Support, supporting customers from the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region. As part of the Microsoft Support he was also involved in providing the highest level technical support to Microsoft Premier customers. In addition to Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter, Stoyan has an expertise in Microsoft Active Directory and the related technologies.

Aakash Basavaraj

Program Manager for SCOM @ Microsoft
Aakash is Program Manager at Microsoft’s System Center Team. He has been with Microsoft for over 10 years now, and has had immense customer facing experience in different industries. His passion for technology, hunger for trying new things and for being part of product designing lead him to Program Management.

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