Garage48 "Internet of Things" Dnipro 2016

When 28-30 October, 2016

Where Dnipro, Ukraine

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  • 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!

    Why IoT? 

    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 Edison

    7x RasPi 3

    2x Sensorkit

    3x Weller

    9x Arduinod

    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

    1x Dremel

    7x Multimeters

    7x Pi3 PSU

    3x Wire cutters/pliers/tweezers

    10x Breadboards

    3x Jumper wires

    2x Heat shrink kit

    3x Calipers

    1x Wires, 0.5mmsq

    16x USB power supply

    25x Battery 9V

    10x Carpet knife

    5x esp8266

    2x Screwdriver set

    1x Heat gun

    1x Wires, 0.12mmsq

    4x Tape, Gaffer

    5x Memory cards

    4x Cleaning fluid (IPA)

    3x Wires

    3x Tape, insulating

    4x Solder

    2x Hot Glue gun

    100x LEDs

    1x Scissors

    14x microUSB cable

    4x Flux

    4x Superglue

    10x PCB2

    9x miniUSB cable

    30x Pin headers

    25x Hot Glue

    6x Spray paint black/white/red

    1x Cardboard, thick

    9x Extension cords

    3D Printer

    1x Cotton swabs

    1x Oscilloscope

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    Friday, 28th October 

     18:30 - Check-in, networking, coffee, snacks
    19:00 - Opening remarks
     19:30 - Presentation of ideas
    21:00 - Team formation
    22:00 - Dinner
    22:30 - Team work begins!

    Saturday, 29th October 

    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues
    10:00 - Checkpoint #1
    11:00 - Mentors go around
    13:00 - Lunch
    13:45 - Product development
    18:00 - Checkpoint #2. Pitch practice
    19:00 - Dinner
    20:00 - Product development continues

    Sunday, 30th October

    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues
    10:00 - Checkpoint #3
    11:00 - Pitch drill session #1
    13:00 - Lunch
     14:00 - Pitch drill session #2
    17:00 - Coffee break with light meal/snacks
    17:30 - Final event & LIVE stream
    20:00 - Winners & networking

    NB! Schedule is tentative, changes are possible and likely to happen.

    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.



    Positive attitude, open mind and lots of energy! Everything you need for a rapid product development. We will have equipment and materials on site.


    Please take your:


    3-5m power extension cord (as power might be on distance)

    mobile phone

    all chargers



    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 (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.



    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 time.



    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!


    The Mentors 

    Ragnar Sass
    Founder and CEO at Salto Network, Co-founder at Pipedrive, Founder at Lift99
    Indrek Rebane
    CTO at Hedgehog Electronics Engineering
    Cesar Zeppini
    Design Lead at Veriff
    Mihkel Heidelberg
    CEO, Software & hardware engineer @Hedgehog
    Sander Värv
    Lead UI Designer at Pipedrive
    Emil Syundyukov
    Lead at Start(IT) Foundation
    Vladymyr Khyliuk
    CPO at ARTKB
    Michael Ryabokon
    CIO at Noosphere
    Demyan Om
    Founder and CEO at business incubator; founder, CEO at I coworking hub
    Kostiantyn Hladkov
    Senior Interaction Designer at Softserve
    Volodymyr Shymanskyy
    Co-founder at Blynk
    Vitalie Braghis
    Channel Representative for Intel
    Alexander Olenyev
    Intel Makers Manager, HW-engineer at Mobiliuz.
    Sergey Poslavsky
    Noosphere Engineering School


    Kai Isand
    Host, mentor and pitch coach at Garage48 
    Olesya Malevanaya
    Chapter Director at Startup Grind Dnepropetrovsk
    Merilin Lukk
    Project Lead @ Garage48

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