Create IoT hacks that solve the world's problems: Smart Health, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities...

New WiFi and internet-enabled microcontrollers are opening the opportunity to hack together new Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. Bringing together experts, mentors, hackers and judges, the Tech Valley Center of Gravity is hosting an IoT Hackathon 2016. Powered by AT&T, and supported by Jeff Branson of Sparkfun, the IoT Hackathon promises to be a fun and exciting event to build new devices, software and teams. Focus areas include transportation and infrastructure, health care, clean technology and consumer devices, with over $1000 in prizes to be awarded. 

The event starts at 10am Saturday morning January 30th with awards at apx 4pm Sunday January 31st. 

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Eligibility

You must be 18 and a US citizen or legal resident of the US in order to win prize money. There are no other restrictions on hacker eligibility for the IoT hackathon.

Requirements

You must be 18 and a US citizen or legal resident of the US in order to win prize money. There are no other restrictions on hacker eligibility for the IoT hackathon.

Judges

Kishor Bagul

Kishor Bagul
Former CTO of NYS, Founder Cloud and Things

Jeff Branson

Jeff Branson
Sparkfun Electronics

Ken Zalewski

Ken Zalewski
Manager of Application Development, NY State Senate

Ryan Quackenbush

Ryan Quackenbush
Corporate Communications, Apprenda

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John Onderdonk
Partner, Mosaic Associates Architects

Rich Fantozzi

Rich Fantozzi
Software Architect, Capital District Transit Authority

Steve Lovelett

Steve Lovelett
Architectural Designer, Mosaic Associates Architects

Matthew Lean

Matthew Lean
Founder, One Hudson

Francis Gulotta

Francis Gulotta
Director of Web Connected Devices, Bocoup

Thomas Tongue

Thomas Tongue
Executive Director, Tech Valley Center of Gravity

Ed Bergstraesser

Ed Bergstraesser
External Relations, AT&T

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    This criteria is scored from 0 - 5 points, based on the overall originality of the idea and implementation.
  • Execution
    Execution is scored from 0 - 5 based on how well the team translated the idea into reality.
  • Demo
    Quality of the demo is up to 5 points, with the points split between how well their DevPost submission has been put together, and how well they are able to demonstrate the project in person.
  • Multidisciplinary
    How well did the project span a range of disciplines on a score of 0 to 5.
  • Wow Factor!
    How much did this projec blow you away? On a scale from 0 to 5!