Garage48 is teaming up again with the Estonian Development Cooperation and our local partners to bring a hackathon to Dnipro. This time we will hack the world of Internet of Things! Prepare yourself for 48 hours full of fun, coding, building, designing, selling and thinking BIG! So if you’re ready to think outside of the box, meet like-minded people and build something crazy and innovative, this event is for you!
Within the nearest future, there will be a continuously increasing number of items, that will be equipped with sensors. They will interact and collect data, then communicate this data through the internet with users and systems. The Internet of Things hackathon will help you realize your ideas to innovative technologies and infrastructure, that enable connected devices to communicate with each other.
We expect people of all skill sets - engineers, developers, designers, marketers, visionaries - to come together and work on their ideas with a target to have fun while doing it. Everybody will get a chance to present their idea on Friday and teams are formed on the spot around the best ones. The 48 hours that follow are full of vibrant community energy, top-notch local and international mentors and team effort to present a working prototype at the Sunday final.
List of equipment
Every team will have access to the following items and
gadgets (PS: be sure to take along any additional stuff you might need):
7x RasPi 3
2x Arduino Sensor kit
5x Arduino Supplement Kit
4x ELLP basic kit
14x Rechargable batteries
3x Rasberry Pi camera module
3x cable USB to serial
7x Pi3 PSU
3x Wire cutters/pliers/tweezers
3x Jumper wires
2x Heat shrink kit
1x Wires, 0.5mmsq
16x USB power supply
25x Battery 9V
10x Carpet knife
2x Screwdriver set
1x Heat gun
1x Wires, 0.12mmsq
4x Tape, Gaffer
5x Memory cards
4x Cleaning fluid (IPA)
3x Tape, insulating
2x Hot Glue gun
14x microUSB cable
9x miniUSB cable
30x Pin headers
25x Hot Glue
6x Spray paint black/white/red
1x Cardboard, thick
9x Extension cords
1x Cotton swabs
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Take advantage of this unique opportunity and be part of the disruption!
We'll start on Friday at 18:30 with opening doors. Please
come on time, as the registration process might take some time. This time
before the official opening is a great opportunity for getting to know the
crowd and to network. See the agenda for further information.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU?
Positive attitude, open mind and lots of energy! Everything
you need for a rapid product development. We will have equipment and materials
Please take your:
3-5m power extension cord (as power might be on distance)
photo camera to take and share photos
mattress, sleeping bag and towel (in case you want to sleep
over at the venue)
credit cards for domain registration
business cards (if you have any)
Ideas are presented based on "elevator-pitch"
method within 90 seconds on Friday night. Event host and audience can ask 1 to
3 short questions.
You can prepare 1 (one) PDF slide to support your pitch. You
should send the slide by Friday noon, at the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject:
name of your project).
Consider the following key points:
* Describe briefly your background (10 sec)
* What is the name of the idea (5 sec)
* What's the idea all about? What is the problem your idea
solves? Target user count and description (30 sec)
* Technical solution and if there is a revenue model (in case
of non-profit idea, how the maintenance and further development costs will be
covered?) (30 sec)
* Minimum viable product and plan for 48 hours. Who do you
need for the team? (20 sec)
NB! Practice your pitch to your friends or family before you
present! 90 seconds goes really fast!
After pitching is over, we will put all the ideas on the
wall. Every participant will choose their favourite idea and this is how teams
will be formed. Usually ca 15 ideas will get enough interested people to get
the "green light" for the implementation.
Average team has about 5 to 7 people and the team should be
"balanced" - covering all required roles necessary like engineers,
designer, a project manager (team lead/visionary) and marketer in order to get
the product/service ready in 48 hours!
If some ideas get too few people or not balanced teams
(probably unable to build the service), the idea will be dumped. Those people
should choose another idea/team.
WORKING IN TEAMS
After forming the teams, organizers will give a room/space
for every team for the weekend. You should start by dividing roles, setting the
product vision, customer journey and start working right away.
It is very important that you have a project manager (team
lead) in the team - one of his tasks is to keep the focus of the team, one eye
on the clock and the other on the team progress. 48 hours is really a short
FOOD AND DRINKS
We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on
Saturday and Sunday. So, you could focus on work and building your product.
We have arranged mentors to work with the teams
throughout the weekend. Some of them are more technical, some more business
savvy. Be open and ask for their advice and contacts.
Please wear your name badge during the whole event, this
will help to encourage networking and gets you inside through security guards.
The venue is opened 24/7. We will have areas where it is possible to sleep, so please bring your sleeping bag and if necessary a mattress if you'd like to stay there.
Catering and snacks/drinks/refreshments will be provided throughout the event.
MOST IMPORTANT - be open, get to know new people, share your
ideas & HAVE FUN!