Build innovative solutions for Smarter Cities!
Smart Cities Hackathon 3.0 is a space where developers, entrepreneurs, designers, professors, researchers and people interested on making of their city a better place, can gather and together, in a collaboratively fashion, build solutions that will make our city a more efficient and intelligent place to live.
This Hackathon will take place on June 15-17. It is a completely free event in which anyone interested in developing solutions for our cities is welcomed! The Smart Cities Hackathon 3.0 edition will be a bi-cultural experience since we will be receiving students from the University of Texas at El Paso, who will be participating in the event, as well having an international exposure.
All participating teams will have the chance to present their projects in a rocket pitch fashion to the judges, who will decide the winners for each category.
Hurry up and register your project, since teams with a registered project will have priority!
YOU CAN START DEVELOPING YOUR SOLUTION NOW!!
Where and when?
- June 15 - 17
- Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
- Location: MIND building (Av. Faro 2350, Col. Verde Valle, 44550 Guadalajara, Jal, México)
- Teams must have at least 3 participants and a maximum of 5
- Up to 150 participants
- Teams that have uploaded their project to Devpost will have preference
What does the event include?
What should you create?
The objective of Smart Cities Hackathon 3.0 is to encourage participants into building innovative solutions for a Smarter City through a rapid pace development. Therefore, an innovative solution with a functional prototype related to one of the challenges below is expected.
1. Smart Buildings (IoT) --- $2,000 USD in prizes + more
Develop an application that uses sensors to create datasets in order to reduce costs, make more efficient processes or enhance building's features. Projects that address this challenge MUST use IBM Watson IoT Platform or IBM Bluemix's Internet of Things API to develop their solutions, otherwise projects will not be eligible as potential winners.
Click here for IBM Watson IoT Platform Resources or click here for Internet of Things Bluemix's API
2. Smart Mobility --- $1,000 USD in prizes + more
Develop an original mobile/web application that solves mobility issues, such as parking, traffic jams, car reduction, reduction of vechicle's emissions, etc.
3. Smarter Healthcare for Our Elderly People --- $1,000 USD in prizes + more
Develop a web/mobile application that addresses a Health Challenge that elder people face.
4. Smart Security --- $4,000 USD prize +more
The VoIP emergency button that everybody wants to have: an effective and user-friendly app to contact emergency services (066 / 911) with features that promote wide public adoption.
* For this specific challenge, winners need to transfer the Intellectual Property to THALES in a specific contract in order to get the prize
5. Smart Cities App Store Repository --- 2 Intel Galileo boards + 6 months incubation!
Develop a platform that enables citizens to download and use Smart Cities Applications to benefit their daily life.
6. People's Choice Award --- $250 USD in prizes + 2 Intel Galileo boards + 6 months incubation!
Visit Smart Cities Hackathon Facebook
** All prizes are subject to their corresponding sponsor **
All challenges also participate for a prize for the best implementation of IBM bluemix.
IBM BLUEMIX MATERIAL
*Challenges and evaluation criteria may change according to the event's organizing committee
How to enter
Join us at the hackathon by registering in the link above!
Remember you MUST upload/join a project in order to participate in Smart Cities Hackathon 3.0.
HOW CAN YOU UPLOAD A NEW PROJECT OR JOIN AN EXISTING ONE?
Head of Engineering Thales Mexico
Dean at UTEP
Dr. Natalia Villanueva
Assistant Professor of CS and Co-PI at Cyber-Share Center of Excellente at UTEP
Dr. Kelvin Cheu
Civil Engineering UTEP
Software Developer at IBM
Agile Project Manager at IBM
David del Río
Test Manager at Foxconn
Entreprenurial Projects at CUCEA
Tania Marcela Hernández
Coordinadora de Posgrados CUCEA
Luis Abelardo Elizondo
Cloud Sodtware Developer at IBM
Software Engineer at IBM
Andrés Alberto Lavariega
Security Specialist at Evolutel
Dr. Alejandro López
Professor at UDG
Dr. Leopoldo Gómez
Information Technology PhD at UDG
Rocket Pitch Template
Download rocket pitch presentation guide! (It is just a guide of what the judges are looking for, you can customize it or create your own!)