There is no doubt, we are in a golden age of technological innovation. At the same time, we face a number of societal challenges in cities, such as urbanization, pollution and traffic congestion — to name just a few. Technology can alleviate some of the negative effects of these trends or even resolve them.
This is what we want to enable through our competitive hackathon, taking place May 6-7 in Nice, France – the latest event in our open hack series. The theme is smart sustainable cities and we are specifically inviting application designers, usability engineers, app developers, start-ups, data scientists and data architects. Your innovation will drive what tomorrow looks like.
The event brings together open data from different city sources, and will be supported by FIWARE and TM Forum’s own crowdsourced open APIs, which are proven to help enable seamless communications across complex boundaries.
The open data and APIs will be exposed through an open ecosystem platform, which is an integrated environment from Ericsson’s Service Delivery Framework and IBM’s Bluemix. We invite you as open innovators to join teams from across the globe in this highly charged and competitive open hack.
The winning application that resulted from a past TM Forum Hackathon, for example, was Internet of Parks (IoP), an integrated, automated cleaning solution for public spaces and green areas in Nice, France. Find out more here.
The event will kick off with some inspiring talks from our featured startups, Leapyear, SaiSai and Trimaker. You will get hands-on experience of rapid prototyping and faster route to market through the use of common industry APIs and common functions and capabilities.
In a learning and supportive environment where both business and technical experts are on hand to guide you through the design and development of your application, you will gain what we believe to be a unique chance to rapidly bring new business ideas to life.
InnoWave’s Amaro summed up comments made by many of the hackers at the recent Lisbon open hack when he said,
“It was awesome. When we heard about the hack, I looked up TM Forum and saw it has all these amazing partnerships and the event turned out to be great. The mentoring was essential and very helpful; it was real-time work.” (See more here.)
Overall winners will get cash prizes as well as the opportunity for three executive appointment meetings with senior execs from companies attending TM Forum Live!