Connected World Conference Reports Hackathon
Jun 22, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Connected World Conference announced developers from around the country assembled at its Conference to compete in a hackathon, held June 11-13, to develop new M2M applications.
According to a release, three sessions were individually led by platform providers Exosite, ILS Technology, and OSIsoft. A total of seven M2M apps were developed and judged.
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, and Telit Wireless Solutions.
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 first-ever hackathon will be featured in the September/October 2012 issue of Connected World magazine.
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