Connected World Conference Holds Hackathon
Jun 22, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
With 36 hours to craft the best code, individuals and teams battled it out for their own place in history at the M2M (machine-to-machine) Hackathon.
According to a release, developers from around the country assembled at the Connected World Conference to compete in a hackathon, held June 11-13, to develop new M2M applications. Three intensive-coaching sessions were individually led by platform providers Exosite, ILS Technology, and OSIsoft. A total of seven M2M apps were developed and judged by an independent panel of industry experts, which also included the editors of Connected World magazine.
The judging panel was comprised of Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World; Mike Carrozzo, chief editor, Connected World; Greggory Garrett, CEO and founder, CGS Advisors; Tim Lindner, senior business consultant, Voxware; and Chris Rezendes, president, Inex Advisors; as well as one representative from each participating platform provider.
At this year's event, attendees could hear from companies like AT&T, ADT Residential and Small Business, Audi of America, Harvard Medical School, Novatel Wireless, Panasonic, Qualcomm Life, Samsung, TomTom Business Solutions, University of Chicago Medical Center, and Verizon Wireless, then visit RACO Wireless, ThingWorx, Telit Wireless Solutions, and many more on the show floor.
The technologies and devices produced by these companies include everything from control technologies for homes and power plants to a new breed of automobiles that literally turn a car into an extension of the home and office.
The judging panel selected the following winners from each platform:
OSIsoft Gabriel Peal and Kashif Malik, Northwestern University: Arduino Two students without any prior knowledge of M2M developed a home-monitoring solution.
Exosite Chris Lonsberry, Bruno Bachiega, and Lily Wong, OSI Field Service: Exosite/OSI PI Federation Services This team combined the expertise of two solutions to create one powerful M2M app.
ILS Technology Brian Radmer, AT&T: Commercial M2M Enterprise Grade Integration This winning app shows how a remote-monitoring solution can monitor the temperature and run time of industrial equipment, for example.
"The innovative minds that came together for the 36-hour hackathon were thinking outside of the box, and gave us a look at not just where M2M stands today, but where it can take us tomorrow," said Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine. "That is really what our event and this marketplace are all about. I, for one, am excited to see what comes next."
The winners of this hackathon will be featured in the Sept/Oct 2012 issue of Connected World magazine.
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