2017 TIBCO Energy Forum Hackathon
Last updated:
1:00pm Apr 26, 2018

Try your hand at a guided hackathon aimed at tackling problems and use-cases pertinent to Energy sector. These will include geospatial data exploration and wrangling, machine learning, production data analysis and much more. All the above custom visualized with the power of Spotfire and tailored for ease of use through point and click, drag and drop functionality!

Skill level required is basic familiarity with Spotfire, but hints and resources along with the rich online community support will benefit users across all skill levels. Thus, everyone is encouraged to participate

See also highlights from Hackathon at TIBCO Energy Forum 2016 and TIBCO Energy Forum 2017.


This page will feature Hackathon problem statement files, rules, submission guidelines, resources, winner announcements and honorable mentions. Please check back regularly before, during and after the Hackathon!

The Hackathon DXP has been made available on this page on Wednesday Dec 13, at 1pm. To download it, scroll to the bottom of the page right-click then select ‘Save link as’ and the save dialog box will appear.

Participant Checklist

To ensure the best experience for you during the Houston Energy Forum Hackathon 2017, we request that you complete the following 3 requirements:

  1. Install TIBCO Spotfire Cloud Analyst

To participate in the hackathon you will need to bring your laptop with the latest TIBCO Spotfire® Cloud Analyst installed. The installation instructions and system requirements are detailed under Installation Instructions.

  1. Decide between competing or observing

The Hackathon has a guided format, which simply means the hackathon is divided into 4 tasks over the 2 hours. Each task will be submitted individually and solutions for each will be discussed after submission time. You can choose to participate in 2 ways:

1. Compete and submit your solutions for a chance to win a top prize!
2. Observe and wait for the solutions to be discussed. You can try the hackathon questions but will not submit.

Before the hackathon starts you will have the chance to choose between the compete or observe group. During the hackathon the two groups will be seated separately. The moderators are more lenient while helping the Observe group but more attentive to the Compete group!

  1. Check this page regularly

Installation instructions

To participate it is required that you bring a laptop with TIBCO Spotfire® Cloud Analyst installed; instructions below. This ensures you are using the latest version of Spotfire. (If you have an older version of Spotfire, you are also welcome to join the event.)

1. Go to https://spotfire.cloud.tibco.com.
2. Sign in or create an account.
3. Click on your name in the upper right corner and pull down to Account Settings. The My Profile page opens.
4. In the menu to the left, click Downloads. The Downloads page opens.
5. Click the blue Download button. The Spotfire Cloud Analyst installer is downloaded to your computer.
6. Double click installer and follow the steps for download.

View system requirements.

Any of the following:

Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1
Microsoft Windows 7

NOTE: While both 32- and 64-bit operating systems are supported, 64-bit is strongly recommended. Running TIBCO Spotfire installed client on a 32-bit operating system (or in 32-bit mode) is only suitable when using in-database analytics or with small data sets. From version 6.0, TIBCO Spotfire installed client is only optimized for use with 64-bit systems.

Resource Links

  • TIBCO Community Exchange contains under category "Analytics" reusable components and data functions that can be downloaded and then added to your dxp file

  • TIBCO Answers page is a question and answer forum for TIBCO Products. Spotfire questions can be asked under Analytics or Spotfire tags.   

  • Quick Reference Topics contain quick tutorials, examples and how-to videos on basic Spotfire topics.

  • Spotfire Reference Videos is the link to Spotfire Youtube channel that contains quick how-to videos on innovative Spotfire tricks.

  • Dr Spotfire will feature online training and Q&A sessions biweekly for both new Spotfire users and existing Spotfire users