Every year, the city of Nuremberg hosts the Embedded World fair, and this year, Intel has seized this occasion to organize its own major IoT event in the region. The Intel IoT Solutions hackathon took place on March 11-12, 2017, in an outstanding venue in Fürth; a little city on the outskirts of Nuremberg.
People with a common passion – IoT – turned out at the hackathon with one thing in mind: create, test, and learn throughout the whole weekend and, well, also get a chance at winning a share of the 10,000$ prize pool.
Throughout the 2-day hackathon, a team of a dozen experts from Intel and IBM made themselves available to share their knowledge with the participants. Each team was provided with kits including a Genuino, Intel NUK kit, and a Grove Dev Kit, along with extra sensors on request.
Discovering the developer kit, boards, and sensors
Left: Opening conference; Right: Competitors getting advice from with the Intel team
The weekend was full of insightful and playful moments; everything from workshops and conferences on IoT and security, to games and challenges such as “How many legos are in the box? ” and twitter challenges.
Fernando, winner of the first challenge of the day, with Hugo from BeMyApp