Hack, Create have Fun AND win a share of £7,500!:
Call for Teams:
Lancaster University in collaboration with the Smart Streets Project consortium are inviting teams of forward thinking students, researchers, and professional developers from across academia and industry to create innovative ideas, and develop novel digital experiences using new IoT (Internet Of Things) data APIs and services as part of the 'Smart Streets Hackathon' 2014. Participating teams will be given exclusive access to bleeding edge IoT data hubs including the Smart Streets Hub, offering datasets provided by leading highways maintenance industry organisations including Carillion Plc, Balfour Beatty & Mott MacDonald, to innovate and share solutions that address current and future challenges within the highways sector and beyond.
Format and Awards:
Teams will have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes from a fund of up to £7,500 looking at aspects such as data visualisation or mobile/web experience. Specific prizes will be announced on the day.
At the end of the 24 hour period teams have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an expert panel and have a chance to win one of the events awards. Team wishing to enter for an award need to have developed a software prototype ready to demonstrate in a 5 minute pitch using one or more of the datasets provided from the Smart Streets hub plus a dataset offered by a secondary IoT data hub made available (I-MOVE, STRIDE).
Hang out with friends, meet other smart people, challenge yourself and test your skills
Work on projects with people you might not normally collaborate with
Get access to unique data from IoT data hubs and develop prototype solutions and help inform the design of IoT data services and tools for the future
Hear from IoT hub developer experts and industry data providers/consumers
Learn about domain challenges and case studies of how IoT data can be applied to develop novel applications
Learn about the Technology Strategy Board’s work in helping business shape the future of IoT
Did we mention there is a £7,500 prize fund?
Teams can be between 2 and 5 members in size. Please note though that team sizes may be reduced to a maximum of 3 members should the event be oversubscribed.
What datasets can I expect?
In addition to having access to range of publically available data sets, at this event you will be given access to data from a range of IoT Demonstrator Hubs such as Smart Street s, I-MOVE and STRIDE. These hubs provide a variety a range of novel live & historic data in areas such as highways maintenance (road repairs, gritting and drainage cleaning), transportation (local traffic systems, mobile cells)
Sample data will be provided to registered applicants 1 week prior to the event to help prepare for the event.