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Smart Cities Hackathon at CES

Hosted by ReadWrite, presented by Amazon Alexa on January 8th - 9th, 2017 in Las Vegas

Join 300+ developers to work on real, meaningful smart cities problems and win thousands in cash and prizes!! Register Here: https://goo.gl/ezqFwM

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Hackathon Overview

Register Here for the CES Smart Cities Hackathon today!

 

* Hackathon participants receive a free CES Expo Pluss Pass *

 

Join 300+ developers, makers, and smart cities specialists for the Smart Cities Hackathon at CES 2017!

 

GET YOUR HANDS ON TOP TECH + DATA

  • Amazon Alexa Skills Kit
  • IBM Watson Cognitive and Bluemix APIs
  • Intel's Grove IoT Dev Kit
  • Honeywell's Connected Home API
  • UL's Safety Index
  • Open Data from City of Las Vegas 
  • AI software that reads facial expressions
  • Other leading IoT technologies TBA

 

WIN KICK-ASS PRIZES

  • $10,000.00 for the Grand Prize winning team
  • Meeting with Las Vegas' Innovation team to potentially pilot your solution
  • $5,000.00 in gift cards
  • Amazon Echos
  • Apple 2 Watches 
  • Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones for each member of the winning team
  • Eyeris Emotion AI (EAI) Dev Kits
  • More prizes TBA!

 

NETWORK WITH TOP GOVERNMENT + ENTERPRISE INNOVATION TEAMS

The event includes a panel with the City Manager of Las Vegas and thought leaders from Arrow, UL, and Panasonic, discussing the future of Smart Cities and the role of the developer community in shaping them.

SMART CITIES HACKATHON PANEL:

Albus Brooks, President Denver City Council

Betsy Fretwell, City Manager of Las Vegas

Aiden Mitchell, Vice President, IoT Global Solutions, Arrow Electronics

Ken Modeste, Global Principal Engineer, UL

 

 

 
 

Sponsors:

  


 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Why Hack for smarter cities?:
 
It’s Dope: Hack solutions that support sustainability, safety, and efficiency for smarter cities. Utilize the latest IoT HDK, SDK, and API's! 
 
Win Prizes: Win prizes, publicity, and connections. Pitch a panel of expert judges, network with the best in the industry, and showcase your expertise through the platforms of CES and ReadWrite.
 
Get Exposure: Gain exposure to industry experts and leaders.  Hack transportation, data + security, public health, big data technology, M2M communication, and sensor data at the one of the largest conferences in North America.
 
Food, beverage, and dedicated WiFi will be provided on both days of the event.  
 
 
 
Agenda:
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7TH

8:00am: Check-in, team set-up
9:00am: Welcome!
9:10am: Introduce Sponsors and technology
9:30am: Start Hacking!
9:30am: Tech Tutorials provided by Sponsors
12:00pm: Break for Lunch
1:00pm: Smart Cities Hackathon Panel w/ the City Manager of Las Vegas
6:00pm: Break for Dinner

Hack through the night!
 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8TH

8:00am: Coffee & Breakfast Items available
8:00am - 12pm: Continue Hacking!
10:00am: Start Submitting Solutions to Hackster.io
12:00pm: Break for Lunch
  • First round of judging through Hackster.io
  • Sponsors select Top 5
  • GP Judging Panel selects Top 5
1:00pm: Top teams pitch to sponsors + GP judging panel
  • Sponsors pick their winners
3:00pm: Pitches + Prizes
  • Sponsors’ winning teams awarded prizes
  • Final 5 for Grand Prize pitch on stage
3:45pm: Judges Deliberate
4:00pm: Grand Prize Awarded!
 
 
Judging Run-of-Show:
 
FOR THE JUDGING PROCESS
  • Each sponsor will be able to judge for individual sponsor challenge (ex: “Best Use of Technology”)
  • A Grand Prize Judging Panel will determine the finalists and winning team for the Grand Prize
First round of Judging
  • Projects must be posted 
  • Sponsors will narrow down to top 5 teams
  • Grand Prize Judging Panel will narrow down top 5 teams
  • Sponsor and GP Judging Panel will go around Science-Fair-Style to hear top teams pitch
  • Sponsor Judges will deliberate and select Winning Team to Pitch on Stage and collect prize
Top 5 teams pitch on stage
  • Grand Prize Judging

 

 
 
 
Logistics: 

VENUE INFORMATION (see Venue Map Here

  • Venue Directions & Parking Info Here and reference our Shuttle Service Schedule Here. **Parking is complimentary in the Venetian and Palazzo parking garages.
  • Tables/Space for Developers: first come, first served, however there will be room for a maximum of 450 developers participating
  • NOTE: No outside hardware is allowed for the event as it could present an unfair advantage. The only outside software and API’s allowed are those that are open to the public and easily accessible.

LOCATION: VENETIAN LEVEL 2, BALLROOM B & C (Floor Plan here)
 
 
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