The “Internet of Things” Hackathon & Accelerator Series is a sequence of hackathons that focus on building apps that are compatible with multiple devices.


Create Your World.

The challenge for this series of hackathons is to craft new ways that the processor and All In One PC can be an integral part of the family experience. Ideas and interactivity models range from quantified self to multi-device, multi-player gaming and beyond. While we are not asking you to create a robot of the future, there are ways of utilizing the microprocessor at home for interesting interactivity models.

This specific event will focus on education and we will have students from GenTech on site learning about development. We highly encourage teams to work with these students, whom will be competing for separate prizes, in order to build apps that disrupt education in meaningful ways. Their feedback will be invaluable to you in building meaningful apps that will attract users from your target audience.

So the challenge is simple: Create an app that involves an AIO PC and mobile phones. There will be additional prizes and bonus points for eduaction related apps. Create what you imagine. Create your world.

Hackathon Event Schedule.

The following is a list of the weekends agenda:

September 27th

6PM - Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.

7PM - Lightning talks.

8PM - Idea pitches and team formation. Pitch your ideas and form teams or just start coding with your preformed teams.

12AM - End of the night. Go home, get some rest and come back the next day refreshed!

September 28th

10AM - The fun continues with the final day of the hackathon. Continue to work with your team to finish coding and polishing your app. Senseis will be available throughout the final hours to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 6PM.

1PM - Lunch

6PM - Pencils down. Please sign up your teams to present this site. Pitches start promptly at 6PM and are limited to three (3) minutes per team. No powerpoints unless you are only presenting an idea.

View full rules

Prizes

1st Place
$4,000

An all expense trip for two (2) representatives to the National Accelerator Demo in Las Vegas. Team representatives will pitch for a 1/8 chance at $20,000 in cash with no strings attached.

$3,000 in Amazon Web Services credits

$1,000 Cash

One (1) year Github "Medium" Plan for team to share

2nd Place
$2,500

An all expense trip for two (2) representatives to the National Accelerator Demo in Las Vegas. Team representatives will pitch for a 1/8 chance at $20,000 in cash with no strings attached.

$2,000 in Amazon Web Services credits

$500 Cash for the team to split

One (1) year Github "Small" Plan for team to share

3rd Place
$200

$200 in Cash for the team to split

$1,000 in Amazon Web Services credits

One (1) year Github "Micro" Plan for team to share

1st Place Best Education App
$500

$500 in Gift Cards and $3,000 donation to charity of team's choice from approved list.

2nd Place Best Education App
$300

$300 in Gift Cards and $2,000 donation to charity of team's choice from approved list.

3rd Place Best Education App
$200

$200 in Gift Cards and $1,000 donation to charity of team's choice from approved list.

Eligibility

TBC

Requirements

TBC

Judges

Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson
AT&T

Judging Criteria

  • Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
  • Originality of idea
  • Technically challenging implementation

How to enter

TBC