200 Hackers + CeBIT + Industry Leaders ( Bosch, Intel, DigitalOcean ) + IoT Wonders + Venturesity = India’s Largest IoT Hackathon!
The IoT Labs Hackathon had every element for making it the best in class. After getting the best out of the back to back learnups and debrief sessions, an army of hackjacks marched into the Bangalore International Exhibition Center to get the hack rolling. Through this initiative, CeBIT aimed to demonstrate the power of connected technology and young minds. The hackers in teams of 3 to 4 started creating anything and everything that you can think of.
Growing number of connected devices and the increasing availability of affordable microprocessors is opening up limitless possibilities in IoT. Hackers had a fantastic opportunity to bring their IoT ideas to life at this hackathon. However, getting everything connected and streaming data made the job even more complicated. But battling all the odds, the hackers created some mind-blowing solutions.Sign language interpreters, greenhouse temperature control, robots, medical drones and even IoT kits that help you order food better and faster in restaurants.
The hackers worked hard through the day and we received overwhelming submissions. There were amazing hack ideas and 16 teams were shortlisted in total who presented to judges from Intel and Bosch, the sponsors. The innovative hack ideas made it difficult for the judges to adjudge the winners. Team Drix, Nightrise and Boyesian Conspiracy emerged as the winners of the hack.
- Team Drix made a medical help drone
- Nightrise made a knee fit-bit device
- Boyesian Conspiracy built a food nutrition calculator
“The Internet of Things is the next Industrial Revolution by the industry experts. And hackathons like these help us learn and create so much more than we can possibly imagine. Interacting with these amazing developers opened our minds in unexplored dimensions. We are looking forward to more such hacks!”, quoted one of the hackers.
A great hackathon has to have some stellar prizes. What were the prizes? The top two teams won an all expenses paid trip to Hanover, Germany to present their ideas. Apart from this, Intel awarded project incubation to all three winning teams. Nothing could get cooler than this!
It all ended on a happy note and some kickass hacks by the attendees.This is just the beginning of a revolution. There is so much more in store. So, are you IoT ready for our next hackathon?