Imagine a world where inanimate objects have the chance to speak. A machine could tell a manager that her employees were in danger because its parts are aging. Imagine a world where objects can speak to one another to make you and the environment safer, to transport you faster, to make industries more productive and cities more friendly. That world is coming and that world is enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT).
Now imagine being part of that transformation. With less than 1% of things in the physical world connected to the Internet, there is an incredible opportunity to connect the unconnected, to gather, analyze, and act upon all sorts of “undiscovered data” as we move towards connecting billions of new things.
That is why Cisco is inviting developers, hackers, designers, entrepreneurs, students and other dreamers to be a part our 24- hour hackathon featuring APIs specifically made for IoT projects. At the end of it all, one team will be chosen to have their idea presented at the exclusive, invite-only IoT World Forum.
Here are some details about the event:
Who: For designers, developers, makers and self-proclaimed problem solvers.
What: you will find besides the opportunity to code for the brand new world of IoT:
- Learning tools for APIs (some you may not have tried before!)
- Networking – meet other developers and hackers in real life
- 24 Hour Hackathon – here you can show your coding chops
- Prizes, and fun side activities
When: October 10 – October 12, 2014
Where: 1871 – 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza 12th floor (There’s a giant light at the end of the hallway that says 1871. Just this once, go towards the light.)
Why: Because you like to create. Because you are curious about Internet of Things. Because you want to collaborate with others like yourself.
How to get involved: go to http://hackathon.iotwf.com and register!