Connected car platform Mojio launches 'Hack Your Ride'

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Mojio, an open platform for the connected car, is running a virtual 'Hack Your Ride' hackathon between June 16th - August 10th. Entries need to make "strong use" of Mojio’s platform for connecting cars and integrate APIs from the AT&T Developer Program.

As of writing, this leaves participants 54 more days to submit their entry which should leave plenty of time for hackers to...

By Ryan_Daws, 18 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

'Futurethon' aimed to fix droughts and other civic issues

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Hosted at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) in downtown Los Angeles, the Futurethon was a collaborative effort aimed at finding solutions for droughts but expanded its focus to find solutions to other civic issues in the areas of health, immigration, and transportation. 

Dozens of individuals attended the weekend event on June 6th - 7th to find innovative solutions to...

By Ryan_Daws, 17 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

'Phase One' winners announced in MirrorLink connected-car hackathon

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MirrorLink is the only OS and OEM-agnostic standard for car-smartphone connectivity and helps to empower consumers with new ways to link with their devices. The standard is maintained by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) who hosted a three-day hackathon in Paris. 

The competition drew 21 teams of more than 90 developers who each battled it out to advance the connected-car and its...

By Ryan_Daws, 16 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

PCH hackathon in Canada invited hackers to "create the next Pebble"

Over the course of 54 hours, the organisers of the PCH hackathon in Canada challenged innovators to create the next big tech hardware product and follow in the footsteps of recent hit devices such as the Pebble smartwatch and Nest thermostat. 

The event held at the Tannery Event Centre in Kitchener this past weekend was graced with around 100 people consisting of engineers, software designers, and entrepreneurs who all put their talented minds together in order to create a hardware...

By Ryan_Daws, 15 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

NBC Universal announces London hackathon winners

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Last month we reported US-based media giant NBC Universal will be holding a hackathon in London in the search for new innovation under the theme of "The Future of Content Creation, Distribution, and Monetisation in a Connected World". 

The event was a resounding success, and more than 100 people attended June 6th - June...

By Ryan_Daws, 11 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Absolut Vodka turns storage containers into a ‘Creative Space’

With a focus on finding solutions to environmental problems, The Absolut Company are transforming old storage containers into 'Creative Space' where talented minds can meet for hackathons and come-up with innovative new ways to ensure a sustainable future. 

Creative Space brings together selected developers, engineers, designers, and students to participate in a unique environment which should foster ideas. 

Interested parties sent their applications between May 11th - June...

By Ryan_Daws, 10 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Sprinkle Camp offers hackers an expense-paid weekend in Detroit

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Detroit, otherwise known as "Motor City" for its hardened traditional workforce, is looking to move beyond its automotive roots and transform into a cutting-edge beacon for technology. To help spark this bold new era, Sprinkle Camp are providing developers with a a weekend-long all-expenses-paid hackathon. 

Sprinkle is a team of New York-based team of designers, developers, and...

By Ryan_Daws, 09 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Internet of Parks cleaning robot sweeps up at TM Forum Hackathon

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The Internet of Parks (IoP), a system of automated robots designed to clean city municipalities, has won first prize at the latest TM Forum Hackathon.

The hackathon, the second in TM Forum’s history, ran under the theme of “smart citizens in a smart city”, bringing enterprise developers, designers and technologists together under one banner. It included sponsors such as Orange, IBM, Ericsson, FIWARE and Team Cote d’Azur.

IoP works in the French city of Nice, ranked as the...

By James, 05 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Korea's first Hackathon kicks-off on Friday

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The first 'Hackathon' in Korea kicks-off on Friday at the Pangyo Techno Valley high-tech industrial complex in Gyeonggi-do, and will last for three days. Around 1,000 college students are due to attend the event to share their ideas on a certain topic and produce innovative outcomes with the ideas within a set time. 

Hackathons are becoming...

By Ryan_Daws, 01 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

TADHack returns to 14 world cities on 13th June

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Global telecoms hackathon, TADHack, will be retuning to 14 cities on the 13th June to pit some of the world's most talented teams against one another in order to build a software-centric telecom application developer ecosystem.

Last year's event attracted close to 700 global registrations

Now in its second year, the Telecom Application Developer Hackathon will once again connect to each of...

By Ryan_Daws, 29 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

PubHack lets you combine your love of code and beer

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A 10-hour digital hackathon called ‘PubHack’ is being held in various pubs around Portsmouth with the aim of transforming those great (and not so great) alcohol-fuelled ideas into reality. The next event is taking place at the Fat Fox in Portsmouth on 25th June. 

On their website, the team wrote: 

We all appreciate the genius ideas born from pub banter. PubHack is a 10 hour tech based hackathon which lets...

By Ryan_Daws, 28 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Innovative recipe app wins Tesco's hackathon

Earlier this month, supermarket giant Tesco held a hackathon at their HQ with the aim of improving customers' retail experience and making the task more enjoyable. 

The winner, TescoFoodie, delivered across the board. It is a recipe app built by a team from global management consultancy, Kurt Salmon, and mobile integration specialists Mobispoke, with support from IBM and a Tesco store manager. Rather than just providing a selection of recipes, the app learns about its...

By Ryan_Daws, 21 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

The winners of IBM Watson's first hackathon

IBM Watson is perhaps the world's most famous supercomputer, and has incredible cognitive abilities more akin to a human brain thanks to its powerful analytics. Of course this amount of potential is only utilised with the right applications, and so the first-ever Watson Hackathon was held earlier this year during IBM’s World of Watson conference. 

Working in collaboration with NUI Central, the hackathon brought together talented teams of UX/UI designers,...

By Ryan_Daws, 20 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

'Gamify It' launch hackathons to solve societal issues

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A bunch of talented professionals called 'Gamification World' aim to solve societal issues around the world through making solutions more interesting via the medium of gaming. Gamification, of course, is adding gaming elements to an otherwise boring task - unfortunately that match of Call of Duty you play in your spare time isn't going to solve real-world problems. 


By Ryan_Daws, 19 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.

Winner of BBC hackathon in Cape Town chosen

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Last month we reported that the BBC were set to hold a hackathon in Cape Town with the aim of making the broadcasting giant's audio more accessible through utilising existing and cost-effective technologies like Raspberry Pi, audio streaming, software defined radio, and podcasts to deliver content to...

By Ryan_Daws, 18 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hackathon.