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Get creative coding future concepts for the Internet of Things

According to recently revelations by Gartner, by 2020, Internet of Things Will Create $1.9 Trillion of Economic Value and in 2020, Over 30 Billion Connected Devices Will Be In Use. The two-day Enterprise Machine to Machine (M2M) Internet of Things (IoT) Hackfest will pry open this new industry and challenge developers, IT professionals and mobility experts to create innovative solutions using both hardware and software M2M technology (Internet of Things, Web of Things, Ubiquitous Computing, Ambient Intelligence, Haptic Technology, etc.) over a furious two-day Hackfest. Two sessions. Two days. Loads of SDK's and API's. Equipment demos. Expert collaboration and advice. And of course MASSIVE PRIZES!



Our sponsors, who reinforce the Hackfest kudos of looking to encourage creativity and innovation, so much so they provide amazing prizes for doing so!



Hackfest Schedule

Day 1 - 26/11/13



08:30 Registration & Welcome refreshments
09:00-10:00 APIs and SDKs get pitched by sponsors.
10:00 Hackfest starts!
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-18:00 More hacking!

Day 2 - 27/11/13



08:30 Welcome refreshments
09:00 2nd day of Hackfest starts
13:00-14:00 Lunch - Judges arrive and start to mingle with the hackers
15:00-16:00 Presentations to take place for the judges
16:30-17:00 Hackfest winners announced and award presentation

Our Hack Judges

These folk play the vital role of determining who deserves to be crowned a Hackfest champ. As experts in their field they will take the time to meet our hack teams, evaluate the concept and review the presentation before deliberating over our deserving winners.

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    Jeannette Chin

    Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computing and Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

    Jeannette is an academic at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her research interests concern smart Internet of Things, a concept she explored back in 2003 when it was known as “Embedded Internet”. Prior to joining

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    Marcus Kirsch

    Innovation Director at RAPP UK Limited

    Marcus Kirsch, is one of the few real cross-discipline designer, techno-artist and thinkers of our times. His works include projects on various media from graffiti, drawings and paintings, print design for magazines, interactive networked projects both commercial and non-commercial, software development to

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    Gill Wildman

    Co-founder and Principal of the Innovation Consultancy Plot

    From 2004 as a co-founder and principal of the innovation consultancy Plot, Gill Wildman has designed and developed the interventions that Plot undertakes across industry sectors for clients such as Nokia, the BBC and Participle. Gill is passionate about the

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Briefs & Prizes


Awarded to Most Awesome Hack
Download the IBM brief
Awarded to Best Collaboration Between Hacks 
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IMB3 xively1
Awarded to Best Blog Entry submitted  
about a creation to solve the IBM brief 
Download the IBM brief
Awarded to First place 
following the Xively brief 
Download the Xively brief 
xively2 xively3
Awarded to Second place 
following the Xively brief 
Download the Xively brief 
Awarded to Third place 
following the Xively brief 
Download the Xively brief 
aeris1 aeris2
Awarded to First Place for the Aeris brief
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Awarded to Second Place for the Aeris brief
Download the Aeris Brief
aeris3 kii1500
Awarded to Third Place for the Aeris brief
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Awarded to First Place for the Kii brief
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Awarded to Second Place for the Kii brief
Download the Kii brief
Awarded to Third Place for the Kii brief
Download the Kii brief

The Facts

When: 26-27 November 2013

Where: Olympia 2, London.

How to get there: http://www.eco.co.uk/p/how-to-get-here/94

Start time: Kick off at 9am

Dress code: Comfys, daps and anything else you will feel ready to code in.

Visit http://www.telecomstechworld.com/ for full details

Enter your projects here to be eligible for the prizes

Frequently Asked Questions

Still left with any burning questions about the show? hopefully you can find the answer below but if not feel free to drop us an email on info@the-hackfest.com

  • When do we find out the briefs? +

    Sponsors briefs will be made available to all participants approximately one week prior to the start of the hack. We will also introduce registered hackers to each other so groups can start to be formed, if you so wish
  • What should I bring? +

    Laptop or tablet, comfortable clothing and any gadgets or tools that may help your team win!
  • How big are the prizes & will I be able to take home on the plane? +

    Details of all prizes will be posted on the website prior to the start of the hack. If you havent pre-planned any transportation for potential large prizes the hackfest team will assist in arranging suitable delivery to your selected address.
  • What will I be provided with? +

    Power sockets, WIFI, hot & cold refreshments, food, seating, and beanbags for the lean-back hackers! 
  • What happens if I don’t like pizza? +

    Whilst we will aim to cater to individuals, dietary requirements it is impossible to meet all requirements. We will endevour to ensure a variety of toppings are provided and there are plenty of crisps to go around. Catering outlets will also be available within the Apps World exhibition for those looking to stretch their legs and mooch around the expo
  • What is Telecoms Tech? +

    Telecoms Conference & Exhibition: Telecoms Tech World brings together leading telco firms, service providers, equipment manufacturers and OTT players to debate and discuss the new opportunities and challenges facing the telecoms industry. Expert workshops over the two days will provide high level insight into areas including OTT/VAS strategies, M2M strategies, dealing with the capacity crunch and the new opportunities in identity, billings and payments. With speed networking, a dedicated networking tool, exclusive party and a bustling exhibition with 1500+ attendees, the event creates the perfect opportunity to make valuable connections and forge pioneering relationships for the future.
  • What is a hackathon? +

    A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. Occasionally there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week in length. Some hackathons are intended simply for educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software. Hackathons tend to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. In other cases, there is no restriction on the type of software being created.
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