2024 Ireland Tech Arena

Server Fleet Management At Scale

Frequently Asked Questions



You can sign up HERE.

First click on “Create an account” and follow the instructions. Then click the red “Participate now!” button on the platform to finalize your participant account. You can then submit your proposal!

You will receive a confirmation email upon registration. If not, please email help@agorize.com.

When there is an update, you will receive an email from the admin on the Agorize platform and a notification at your provided email address. Please make sure you have clicked ‘Participate’ and check your junk mailbox!

To update your details, log in at LINK and go to your participant profile and/ or space to edit or change your details.

After completing the registration process, you will see options to join an existing team or create your own. Additionally, you can go to the Team page on our website to manage your team. To help your friends join your team, share the webpage with them. They can follow the registration instructions provided to find and join your team easily.


To be eligible for this competition, you:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Non-Huawei employees

The best team members for this competition are:

  • Students who are currently in undergraduate, Master's, or PhD programs.
  • Students who are enrolled at a higher education institution in Ireland or the UK.
  • Students studying engineering, mathematics, computer science, or similar fields.

Important Points:

  • Teams can have up to 5 members.
  • It’s a good idea to have at least one PhD student on your team.
  • Each participant can only be a member of one team.

All deliverables must be in Python. This requirement applies to both phase 1 and phase 2.

Registration Phase

For the Registration Phase, your team must register by completing and submitting the participation form. 

The deadline for registration is August 30, 2024, at 23:59 GMT+01.

Phase 1

Yes, you can modify your submission during Phase 1 before the final deadline of September 6th, 2024, at 23:59 GMT+01. However, there is a limit of three submission modifications per day.

Participants will have more information about the challenge to tackle during phase 1 on August 19th, 2024.

For Phase 1, you will need to submit a JSON file containing your solution to the platform. The specific format and detailed submission instructions will be provided soon.

At the end of Phase 1, you will be required to upload your complete codebase, including all the files needed to replicate your solution, to the Agorize platform.

If two or more submissions have the same score, the following tiebreakers will be used:

  1. The submission that can be generated in the lowest amount of time will be considered the higher-scoring submission.
  2. If there is still a tie after considering the generation time, the panel of Mentors will vote to determine the higher-scoring submission among the tied submissions.

Phase 2: The Hackathon

Up to 70 top participants from Phase 1 will be invited to Dublin to join the Final Hackathon. For participants from UK universities, travel and accommodation costs will be fully covered by Huawei.

The Hackathon will take place on the 21st and 22nd of September 2024 in Dublin, Ireland. Participants will have the opportunity to work with their teams during a 2-day offline Hackathon with a unique experience, and the support of mentors from Huawei.

Announcement of the winners will be made on September 22, 2024.


The top teams of the Final Hackthon will compete for the following cash prizes:

  • Grand Prize: EUR 6,000 for the top-placing team.
  • Second Prize: EUR 4,000 for the runner-up team.
  • Third Prizes: EUR 1,500 each for the two teams that place third.

Yes, a total of 4 teams of the Final Hackthon will be designated as Huawei Competition Students and will be offered internship opportunities within Huawei. Additionally, outstanding participants will have the chance to visit Huawei’s headquarters in China, providing an incredible insight into one of the world's leading tech companies.

All participants who make it to the Final Hackathon will receive unique Huawei souvenirs to commemorate their experience in the 2024 Ireland Tech Arena.