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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 30 March 2019 ~ 31 March 2019 at Makerspace G·Camp. The event, which is rooted from Silicon Valley, U.S., is a venue for participants to share ideas and knowledge 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 15 Feb. (Friday) that it will organize the ‘Seoul Hardware Hackathon’ in 2019. Around 120 participants including hardware 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 Microsoft. Arm is one of leading supplier of microprocessor technology and IoT H/W platform, and Microsoft is leading analytics cloud platform. By hosting ‘Seoul Hardware Hackathon’, SBA expects that it will be able to offer a great opportunity for Korean Hardware developers, Makers and domestic companies to experience the global technologies with real projects.
The ‘Seoul Hardware Hackathon’ will be held for one night and two days, on specific topics. Participants will develop hardware products and services with arm's MBED and Microsoft Azure IoT. 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 'The use of ICT for the weak and unprivileged position. Any weak situation doesn't matter.'
Application Submission for the Hackathon will begin in 15 Feb. 2019. More information and detailed schedule will be posted on the website (http://english.seoulhackathon.org)
Chief of Makerspace G·Camp from SBA Mr. Kitae PARK said. “The Seoul Hardware Hackathon will be a great opportunity for young hardware developers to have a unique experience for hardware projects with superb platforms. We expect that the event will be significant venue for young developers who want to start an hardware startups or develop hardware services."