We invite everybody in the London area to participate in our upcoming "Kii Hackfest: Life, Connected" which will take place on November 26th and 27th , 2013 (Tue: 9am-6pm & Wed: 9am-4:30pm) at Olympia, London, UK.
Don't miss this opportunity to try leverage Kii Cloud on your IoT project and win great prizes.
Here are the details:
Assume a set of connected things within your home, which could be connected cameras, thermostats, smart power outlets, sprinklers, home routers, refrigerators, TVs, etc. The challenge is to come up with a great solution that makes our life simpler by leveraging the connectivity and smartness of this internet of things.
Keep the following questions in mind:
● Which devices should be connected? Are they readable only or controllable?
● Which sources of data would be useful besides those within the home (i.e. external data sources / APIs / services)? (For example services related to weather, traffic etc.)
Create your own idea! Our favorite part of the internet of things is that there is no limit to what can be accomplished. Present a problem and solve it in a creative way using the internet of things and any API/SDK that you wish (including those from other challenges within this hackathon).
Guidelines applicable to both challenges
You can simulate data coming from or going to these "connected things" in whichever way that suits your needs. What we are looking for is smart solutions that leverage connected things so don't get too bogged down on the actual connectivity interface itself. Make reasonable assumptions about interfaces to those connected things.
The solution can be an individual consumer solution (an app or a service) that individuals or families use to manage their smart homes or it could be a community solution that an entire community (a neighborhood, a city etc.) utilizes for efficient, smart living.
All solutions must use various Kii Cloud functionalities which include features like managing users and groups, data storage, push notifications and more. Visit us at http://community.kii.com/category/events for further questions and discussion! Of course, we’ll be onsite during the hackfest to answer your questions and help as needed.
Cash money! First prize will be £1500, second prize £750 and third prize will be £250. Prizes will be awarded to the best ideas and implementations using the internet of things. You must use Kii Cloud in an effective way to be eligible. Good luck!