Marvell has announced its own Hackathon challenge taking place during the Internet of Things World IoT Hackathon event being held at the Crowne Plaza in Palo Alto, CA from June 17-18, 2014.
This is an open challenge and any category of IoT application may be developed. The only requirement is that the application needs to be developed using the Marvell’s EZ-Connect Wi-Fi Microcontroller IoT platform. Marvell will award a special prize to the winner of this challenge.
Marvell 88W8787 Wi-Fi
Marvell will supply participants with development boards for this platform that will include the 88MC200 microcontroller along with Marvell 88W8787 Wi-Fi. The board has convenient IO connectors that include interfaces such as UART, GPIO, SPI, PWM, ADC, I2S, etc. for easy interfacing to sensors, actuators, or other components.
Marvell EZ-Connect™ Software
They will also get a license to use Marvell EZ-Connect™ Software with a convenient easy-to-use software development environment and fully-documented API’s. The software will also include an interface to a leading IoT cloud-service provider.
This platform is being used by leading OEMs across the world, and Marvell is enabling the hackathon participants with the same production-quality hardware/software platform to create innovative IoT applications. More information about the Marvell EZ-Connect Wi-Fi Microcontroller IoT platform is available at: http://www.marvell.com/microcontrollers/wi-fi-microcontroller-platform/
Bring Your Own Tools
Marvell will supply software tools, development boards and infrastructure for the event. Hackers are welcome to bring their own tools and any sensors or external circuitry they would like to interface to the development boards. They must supply their own Linux, Mac, or Windows 7 laptop for software development.
Marvell are one of a number of technology providers for the Hackathon, and hackers will also get to use technology including the WICED platform from Broadcom, Sensor Boards from Sensorplex, and ARM’s mbed and Sensinode platform.
How to Book – Limited Passes Still Remain
The IoT World Hackathon is a not for profit event that creates on-the-spot teams of technologists and industry stakeholders to shape the next generation of the connected internet. The Hackathon provides a playful, exploratory environment where disruption and creative ideas are the essential tools for innovation.
Plus…Internet of Things World Conference Program with over 115 Speakers
Please note Hack passes will not provide access to the 2-day conference program. If you wish to attend the main 2-day conference please book a 2-day conference pass.
Limited passes still remain – online bookings are open until Friday June 13