AngelHack to host IoT hackathon at Levi’s Stadium
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Hacker community, Angelhack, is partnering with The IoT Influencers Summit to host its first-ever hackathon. Developers will spend up to two weeks July 6th - July 21st hacking-together their best IoT prototypes before accepted teams will present their innovative creations at Levi's Stadium on July 21st, 2015.
Sponsors will provide the technology for use in the hackathon and will include LISNR, Neura, and NFL Digital Media. Angelhack's event will provide a unique opportunity to work alongside the best hardware and IoT companies to push the rapidly-growing industry forward and take advantage of its current interest.
Teams will be showing-off their creations in front of hundreds of conference attendees
The hackathon also benefits the sponsors, who have the opportunity to share the benefits of their technologies and interface directly with developers to build a rapport with them. This direct interaction is becoming more important as several competitors fight to grab their positions in this uncertain industry.
"AngelHack ignites the passion of the world’s most vibrant community of code creators and change makers to invent the new and make change happen, together. We help developers become change-makers in the most vibrant, global hacker community where they can build, test and launch their ideas to the world together," the company wrote on its website.
If accepted to demo at the Levi Stadium, teams will be showing-off their creations in front of hundreds of conference attendees, tech enthusiasts, hardware fanatics and an excellent judging panel including the highly accredited investor and TED speaker, Ben Parr.
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