About the Event

Sign up now for the 2019 IoT World Hackathon, where hackers connect with IoT Innovation! The IoT World Hackathon is part of the IoT World Developer Conference and this year welcomes a new sponsor, SAIC, who is bringing you a unique Agtech challenge.

The Challenge: Water

Water is a precious commodity that impacts all aspects of life. For some, this resource is readily available and in great supply. In the agriculture industry, however, that is not always the case. Access and proper use of water is imperative for the sustainability, growth and livelihood of agriculture. How can you make a difference and find solutions for these issues?

Your challenge is to come up with a solution to any aspect of this problem, all while considering the following:

Applicability of broadband use in rural America where there is limited access and what are the alternatives?

How can open USDA data be used in the decision making process, machine learning, or artificial intelligence models and applications?

Cybersecurity to detect, prevent, mitigate and protect against threats.

$15K Prize Value

Interview with ITPro Today

1 Team Tabletop Stand in the DevCon track on May 15 & 16

All-Access Conference Passes for the team (up to 7) on May 15 & 16

20 minutes to Present the Winning Hackathon Solution in the DevCon on May 16


May 13th

8:00am            Doors Open

9:00am            Kickoff / Hacking Begins

12:00pm          Crash Tests

3:00pm            Team Registration Due

6:00pm            Drone Races

11:59pm          Leave

May 14th

8:00am            Doors Open / Tech Support Resumes

12:00pm          Coding Ends

12:30pm          Round 1 Presentations

4:00pm            Top 3 Teams Present at Exhibitor Happy Hour

4:30pm            Winners Announced

5:00pm            End


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