Netflix is announcing a new developer contest called the “Netflix Cloud Prize,” which is promising prize money of $100,000 to those who improve the features, usability, quality, reliability, and security of Netflix’s cloud computing services, hosted here on GitHub. The contest is open to anyone with their own GitHub account, and to participate, they only need to fork Netflix’s repository to get started. The company explains the importance of its cloud computing infrastructure in a statement released today, saying that “every piece of the Netflix experience that members see when browsing TV shows and movies to stream on any device is delivered from the cloud.” Today, Netflix adds, over 33 million of its members benefit from Netflix’s cloud technology. “We’re laying railroad tracks for cloud adoption and usage,” said Neil Hunt, chief product officer at Netflix, in a release.
‘Netflix Cloud Prize’ to Award Improvements to Open Source Cloud Tech
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).