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‘IoT Hackathon’, an event in which S/W developers, H/W developers and others involved in IoT service development, collaborate intensively on IoT projects, is to be held in 15 Sept. 2018 ~ 16 Sept. 2018 at Seoul IoT Center. The event, which is rooted from Silicon Valley, U.S., is a venue for participants to share ideas and knowledges on a specific topic within a set time, and to produce tangible results, including innovative programs or products. *The word ‘Hackathon’ derived from two words, Hacker and Marathon.
Seoul Business Agency(SBA) announced on 23 July. (Mon) that it will organize the ‘Seoul IoT Hackathon’ in 2018. Around 120 participants including IoT developers, SME entrepreneurs, students from engineering backgrounds and foreign developers will join in Seoul for the 1 nights and 2 days event.
Already many global companies have been sponsoring ‘Hackathon’ with their own themes. At this event, SBA will host the event with Arm and Daliworks. Arm is one of leading supplier of microprocessor technology and IoT H/W platform, and Daliworks is leading Korean IoT analytics platform. By hosting ‘Seoul IoT Hackathon’, SBA expects that it will be able to offer a great opportunity for Korean IoT developers and domestic companies to experience the global IoT technology with real projects.
The ‘Seoul IoT Hackathon’ will be held for one night and two days, on specific topics. Participants will develop IoT products and services with Arm's Mbed and Daliworks' Thing Plus. Projects will be screened and winners with high grades will be awarded with cash and other prizes. In this year, the subject of the hackathon is 'Looking for your IoT ways to better facilities management in Seoul' and 2 united teams will be awarded for Proof of Concept chance for facilities run by Seoul Facilities Corporation(http://www.sisul.or.kr/global/main/en/)
Application Submission for the Hackathon will begin in 19 Aug. 2018. More information and detailed schedule will be posted on the website (http://english.seoulhackathon.org)
Chief of the Seoul IoT Center from SBA Mr. Taejin KIM said. “The Seoul IoT Hackathon will be a great opportunity for young IoT developers to have a unique experience for IoT projects with superb platforms. We expect that the event will be significant venue for young developers who want to start an IoT venture or develop IoT services."