The hackathon is open to developers and non-developers. The mission? Create new apps to harness Connected Life in 1 of 4 categories—in just 24 hours:
- Smart Cities App Challenge: Using AT&T and sponsor technologies to improve the efficiency of city services. Address issues in parking, resource management and community engagement.
- Education App Challenge: Using AT&T and sponsor technologies to create an impactful education-focused app that focuses on enhancing learning in school and/or at home.
- Best Use of the Czech Republic’s Open Data: Using open data from the Czech Republic’s government sources.
- Best Use of Open Source by CZ.NIC: Using open source framework with the Czech Domain Name Registry – CZ.NIC.
Winners will split cash prizes worth US$15,000 (13,000 euros). Five randomly selected contestants will split US$10,000 (9,000 euros) in scholarships for online Nanodegree courses. Winning teams will also receive mentoring from CZ.NIC, Credo Ventures, and Y Soft Ventures.
The CTU and AT&T V4 Hackathon is the first event of its kind held in the Czech Republic by the 2 host organizations. The hackathon will provide contestant teams various tools to create new apps. Contestant teams will also have access to the AT&T M2X IoT development platform. It offers a toolset to quickly create and refine prototypes, and cloud-based data storage to help collect, analyze and share IoT data. Tech experts will also be at the event to lend support.
Czech Domain Name Registry, CZ.NIC, will also provide certain open source software and other technology for use by the contestants in the event.
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