Participants Hack Their Way into History at the 2012 Connected World Conference
BIGfrontier Communications Group
Chicago, Ill. June 19, 2012: With just 36 hours to craft the best code, individuals and teams battled it out for their own place in history at the first-ever M2M (machine-to-machine) Hackathon.
Developers from around the country assembled at the Connected World Conference to compete in a hackathon, held June 11-13, 2012, 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.
The Connected World Conference attracts representatives from the most innovative technology companies in the world, all fueling M2M initiatives. 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:
Gabriel Peal and Kashif Malik, Northwestern University: Arduino
Two students without any prior knowledge of M2M developed a home-monitoring solution.
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.
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,” says 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 Sept/Oct 2012 issue of Connected World magazine. Visit the publication’s Website today to subscribe and learn more about the winning applications and the innovative minds that created them.
About the Connected World Conference:
The 2012 Connected World Conference sets the stage for what’s next in M2M and connected devices. Bringing together technology-conscious consumers and upwardly mobile entrepreneurs with tech-minded professionals, it is the industry event for individuals looking to either create or consume the latest emerging devices and technologies. While uncovering the latest connected gadgets on the market today, see what's in store for the next generation of the connected car, home health, fitness devices, connected home, and how they will be used in our everyday lives.