AlefEdge Virtual Hackathon

July 1st - August 31st
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What could be more awesome than quadcopters, drift trikes, and robots? 

Push Your Creativity to the Edge

The AlefEdge Virtual Hackathon is a six (6) week online API challenge with cool prizes like electric scooters, quadcopters, and other experiential prizes such as dinner with founders of a-list startups.

Here’s The Idea

With mobile and server technology advancing at a rapid pace, we are now seeing applications that are driving an increase in compute capacity at the edge as well as requirements for network security and data privacy. This hackathon is a series of mini-challenges designed to engage technical and non-technical people to explore next-generation edge compute-focused technologies as well as how technology will evolve over time. The winning entries will be open-sourced so that others that are not as privileged may have access to these ideas/tech and be able to build toward brighter futures.

Challenges & Prizes

The AlefEdge Virtual Hackathon will find technology solutions within three themes:

 1. Connectivity Idea Challenge

Read over the API description and submit ideas on how you would utilize the API. What kind of new products could you create? 

  • API Description Link
  • Top two submissions will receive one of the following: 
    1. Blog post with potential mention in an upcoming press release and $250 Amazon Gift Card
    2. One (1) $50 Amazon Gift Card 

2. Raspberry Pi 4 Tutorial Challenge

Create a tutorial involving a Raspberry Pi 4 and AlefEdge APIs that is clear and succinct. 

  • Top two submissions will receive one of the following: 
    1. Blog post with potential mention in an upcoming press release and $250 Amazon Gift Card
    2. One (1) 30 minute mentoring session with Jeff Tennery on business or professional development positioning & One (1) $100 Amazon Gift Card 
    3. One (1) 30 minute mentoring session with with Alex Donn on business or professional development positioning & one (1) Boosted Board 

3. Machine Learning Challenge

Combine AlefEdge with an open source machine learning codebase to create mini-games or interactive ads. 

  • The top two submissions will receive one of the following:
    1. Blog post with a potential mention in an upcoming press release and one (1) quadcopter
    2. Blog post with a potential mention in an upcoming press release and one (1) $500 Amazon Gift Card
    3. Blog post with a potential mention in an upcoming press release and one (1) $250 Amazon Gift Card 

 

Game Plan Details + Your Deliverables

Step 1

Register yourself and/or your team via this link  

Step 2

Forward this eventbrite onto your friends. Social profiles with the most reposts/tweets will win Alef t-shirts and hoodies!

Step 3

Submit a proposal for what you would like to build, how  you would like to build it and who is involved.

Step 4

Teams that are selected to move on to the next round are given hardware and six weeks to pull together the solution.

Questions? Email hackathon@alefedge.com   

Sponsorship

AlefEdge Virtual Hackathon sponsors lead the way in demonstrating commitment to personal safety as well as a sustainable future where technology is equal access. To find out more about sponsorship opportunities, email us at hackathons@alefedge.com.

Sponsors

Questions?

Email hackathon@alefedge.com  

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The AlefEdge Virtual Hackathon is a six (6) week online API challenge with cool prizes like electric scooters, quadcopters, and other experiential prizes such as dinner with founders of a-list startups.