almost 7 years ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the Atlantec - IBM Watson IoT Hackathon gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.


We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email and we'll respond as soon as we can.


Share the good news on linkedin and Twitter #porterhack

almost 7 years ago

How will the hackathon be judged

When all the dust settles and the fun stops there are 4 judging criteria for each project.


Each criteria has equal weight and are the what the judges will be using to score each project


1: Innovation/Novelty (25%)
Got the next unicorn? How new and interesting is the idea?


2: Business Case and Pitch presentation (25%)
How well does the team pitch their idea?

  • Pitching starts 12:30 Sunday.
  • 1 minute setup.
  • 4 minute pitch.


3: IBM Cloud Technologies (25%)

How well does the project leverage IBM Watson/Bluemix capabilities?

There must be an application running in Bluemix.

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almost 7 years ago

Intro to Cisco Meraki Edge Location Services

Meraki's Location API is powered by CMX (Connected Mobile Experiences) which is Cisco’s location analytics and engagement platform.

CMX provides an API that allows you to export the location data collected from APs (access points) to your own application.

Learn how to leverage this data to improve user engagement and interaction.

Experts will be on hand over the weekend to assist with any questions if you would like to incorporate into your project.

More details available @


Patrick Riel is attending the Hackathon to give first hand expert advice on Meraki over the weekend.

almost 7 years ago

Want to connect your things? VT Networks with Sigfox has you covered.

Sigfox connectivity with VT Networks


See your welcome pack this evening to find out how to join the VT Network Startup Programme


Sigfox is a company that provides low bandwidth, wireless networks for connecting sensors and devices that require minimal amounts of data transmission. This Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) or Low-Power Network (LPN) could prove to be a perfect partner for your Ireland Watson IoT hackathon project.

Find out more about Sigfox at their website:
VT Networks is the exclusive operator of the SIGFOX network in Ireland:

Find out how to connect a Sigfox device to…

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almost 7 years ago

Hacking with Cisco Spark APIs?

If you are planning to incorporate Cisco Spark APIs in your Hackathon check out for detailed information on developing for the Spark platform. Remember our experts are on hand over the course of the weekend to help out also.


Using Spark you’ll see how easy it is to stay in sync with your teams and customers. Download and create a Spark account @ The Cisco Spark space will be used for Hackathon updates and to share hints and tips over the weekend.


Happy Hacking!

almost 7 years ago

LinkedIn Group

Hi all,

We've created a LinkedIn group so that all the people involved in this hackathon can network before, during and after the event.

Our hopes are that it will help foster strong relationships between us all.

The IoT sector is growing rapidly; if you have a good idea, the skill to create it and know the right people you're on to a winner.

Feel free to share any posts you've created that relate to the IoT sector;

Any questions you have, or even just a post about who you are and what you do.

Happy hacking!



almost 7 years ago

Dev Environment Setup Steps

Hi Participants,

It's only 1 big sleep to the Hackathon!!

We recommend you get your development environments up and running prior to the event in order to make the best possible use of your time at the Hackathon.



Step 1: You must be Registered for BlueMix.

  • At the event registration desk in the PorterShed on Friday evening, we will be allocating official IBM Bluemix Promo-Codes, which will extend your time (90 Days) and resources (10 Services, 4GB Memory) on IBM Bluemix.
  NEW!!! Step 2 : Check you can connect to Watson IoT platform.
  • At the hackathon we…

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about 7 years ago

URGENT: Make sure you're registered on ClearBookings

Hello Hackers!

It's now only 8 days until we meet at the PorterShed for the Ireland Watson IoT Hackathon! 


You may be registered on DevPost however you may not be registered on ClearBookings.


To make sure you have a place secured you need to register on ClearBookings:  


The places are filling up quickly and there is a limit,  so don't be disappointed and register now! :)


  Once you're registered make sure you also have a BlueMix account (you need it in order to compete and win prizes):  


We're super

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