Creating the Future Today in a Unique Internet of Things Hackathon

London, (PresseBox) - The involvement of leading technology brands Intel, Marvell, and Microsoft within The Internet of Things World Hackathon, a 30-hour app building contest held in Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, could potentially see the creation of the next 'must-have' consumer gadget by bringing software and hardware together.

Running alongside the Internet of Things World conference and exhibition, June 17-18, The IoT World Hackathon is a not for profit event that creates on-the-spot teams of technologists and industry stakeholders to shape the next generation of the connected internet.

Participators will have early access to the new technology brought to the event by Intel, Marvell and Microsoft and have the opportunity to hone new skills, and work together with new partners/hackers.

A number of challenges will be run, including two challenges : Best Consumer IoT Project and Best IoT in the Environment Project. - whilst other challenges will be overlaid by technology partners such as Marvell.

Application sectors for the consumer might include Home, Fitness & Health, Car, or use of Beacons. We may well see applications created which will allow us to turn on the coffee maker when you run the shower in the morning, turning on your car's engine when you open the garage door, or being guiding around a shopping mall.

Meanwhile, application sectors for the environment could include Smart Cities, Intelligent Agriculture, Logistics or the Industry Internet. Applications which might be built include trash cans that know when they need to be emptied, street lights that turn off when no-one is around, plants that know when they need watering, or industrial machines that let you know when their bearings might be wearing out.

The Hackathon will give developers, designers, and entrepreneurs the chance to pitch app and product ideas - form teams - build prototypes- and present to our Hackathon judges for a chance to be one of the top Hackathon winners who get Prizes, Publicity and Connections.

Colocated with Internet of Things World, the Hack and the conference have a degree of integration to allow each group to benefit from the others presence - for Hackers to gain from exposure to the industry experts that will be present, and for conference goers to be inspired by the innovation and excitement of the Hack. Some of our keynotes and industry guru speakers will be acting as judges for the Hack, and other product gurus from the industry sectors addressed by the conference will be on hand to act as mentors.

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