On July 13, VMware Foundation kicked off #ContributingCode, a two-week long event in Palo Alto, California, to encourage local students to build applications focused on a social and community benefit. With over 100 local students and VMware interns participating, we encouraged the students to develop in teams. Their projects were judged on their potential social impact, alignment with the sponsored app challenges, and competent software engineering.
Using Cloud Foundry as their platform, the teams could choose to develop their applications among several frameworks, including Spring, Node.js and Ruby on Rails. They could also use a variety of application services.