LiveWorx 2015: #IoT Hackathon

2 May 2015 14:00 - 3 May 2015 14:00

Industry pioneers unite at LiveWorx 2015 for our First Annual 24 hour Internet of Things Hackathon.

Compete for cash prizes and put your technical expertise to the test as you crack IoT challenges, wire up prototypes and devices, pitch groundbreaking IoT solutions, and build apps on ThingWorx, the world’s leading IoT platform.

Finalists will have the opportunity to present their innovations on stage to 2,000 event attendees. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will award the ultimate prize as he crowns the LiveWorx 2015 #IoT Hackathon champions.

When: Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 3
Where: The Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC) at Boston University
Time: 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Entry into the IoT Hackathon is open to the public and free of charge. Visit www.PTC.com/go/iot-hackathon to register.

The Internet of Things is happening now. Be a part of the group of IoT leaders who are shaping the future of IoT technology today.

Hackathon Challenges:

Smart City
Boston has been hit by a record-breaking winter which, in many ways, ground the city to a standstill. How could IoT have helped us? Entries in this challenge can focus on anything from transportation to energy consumption.

Accessibility
The Perkins School for the Blind presents us with a compelling challenge for IoT emerging technologies. Entries in this challenge will enable wearable technology that change the way a blind person experiences the world. Make the world a safer, richer experience for the blind by leveraging the unique possibilities of smart, connected products.

Smart Agriculture
Did you know that there are over 7,300 commercial farms in Massachusetts? The world has more and more mouths to feed and the impact of population growth, water restrictions, and climate change will be felt all over the world. For this challenge, our friends at Freight Farm will provide teams with access to real monitoring equipment from an urban agriculture solution. No simulations here; we’re solving real-world problems with IoT.

More details about the event can be found at: www.PTC.com/go/iot-hackathon

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