We recently hosted the 2nd USA Open Hackathon. Hackathons are becoming tradition here at Mellanox – this represents our 8th software Hackathon. To those of you who wonder what Hackathon is, it is a software writing competition, where innovative and talented engineers bring their ideas to life within a short period of time of intensive coding and debugging. A Hackathon is a combination of Hacking and Marathon coding, and when it comes to software, it is amazing to see what great people can code just in ONE long day! At the end of the competition, each team presents a working demo of their product. Some of these prototypes are likely to become products, open source projects, internal tools, patents and can some can lead to further collaboration with our partners.