The Summer of Innovation continues! Last week we started the week with with an internal Design Jam and finished the week with our big event: The HQ IoT Hackathon on July 30-31. The hackathon was a success, with 12 teams and 50 participants.
All teams were given a Raspberry Pi, a set of plug and play sensors, and were free to bring additional sensors and had two days to build out an Enterprise IoT solution. Congratulations to all teams who participated.
Every team who entered was successful at building out a working demo in
the 2 days, which made the judges job harder, but they managed to pick
the winners. Drumroll, please.....
First Place AND People's Choice Award winner: Team Brilliant Factory for their integrated manufacturing and quality assurance solution.
Second Place: Team Sensors on Rails for their fleet management, asset and driver safety solution.
Third Place: Team ATG Illusion for their solution showing how connected products can generate leads.
Noel Portugal, Raymond Xie, Chuck Pilon and Corey Nash showing their own inspiring IoT demos
Mentor Jayson Webb with Shared Services Team
Did you know that Oracle is a big sponsor of the Raspberry Pi Foundation? We love working with Raspis since they're relatively inexpensive and really easy to get up and running quickly. We're obviously not the only ones - you can find a Raspberry Jam held most weekends around the globe by other Pi enthusiasts. Other groups at Oracle use them, too. During our hackathon, Kunal Dalal from the Oracle Education Foundation came and spoke to the crowd to recruit volunteers to help with a two week project working with local high school kids to create projects using the Raspberry Pi.
What's next? We're in our Guadalajara office running our second ShipIt! event as I write this. The last one resulted in 3 projects already in production, so we have high expectations for this one, too.
Thanks to all the organizers and mentors of the IoT Hackathon. All the mentors were IoT experts in some way, whether in the upcoming IoT Cloud, on product teams working in IoT, or just long-time IoT enthusiasts and serial hackers. Mentors can make a huge difference in solving problems or providing guidance and we count on them heavily to make the experience a positive one for participants.
IoT Organizers, mentors, including a couple of young intern mentors