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Hackaday World Create Day @Open Source Maker Labs

Let's get together and make cool stuff. Hackaday Prize 2017 Design Your Concept round is officially ON!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 09:00 am PDT - 06:00 pm PDT
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2591 Pioneer Ave Suite G, Vista, CA 92081
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On April 22nd, Hackaday communities around the world are coming together to create tech solutions for social change. Join us at Open Source Maker Labs for a one-day hackathon - our own edition of our worldwide brainstorming session, Hackaday World Create Day!

The Goal:

Form a team (or work on your own) and submit a project to the Hackaday Prize Design Your Concept challenge. Check out the challenge details here.

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The Agenda:

The day kicks off with introductions and a quick brief about the day's objectives. Then we'll form our teams, brainstorm and create our proposals according to the Design Your Concept entry requirements

For registered participants, lunch will be provided by our sponsoring partner, Mexico City Cuisine. At the end of the day, we'll share our ideas and feedback in a round of lightning pitches. Finally, we'll wrap up by submitting our project ideas to the Hackaday Prize Design Your Concept

A judging panel will select the best project presented.

The Prize:

The winning team receives a six-month membership at OSML to develop their idea for the Hackaday Challenge.

If there ever was a perfect time to get rolling on that idea you've been kicking around, to learn something new, and meet other awesome, inventive people... that time is now! Come create with us on April 22nd!

Some topic areas to help get you started:

Focus areas:

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Sustainable energy
  • Affordable prototyping
  • Smart contracts/microtransactions

Technology areas:

  • IoT
  • 3D printing
  • Solar energy
  • Material science
  • Robotics
  • Blockchain technologies

Schedule:

9:00 Check in

9:30 Welcome and orientation

9:30 Start hacking!

12:00 Lunch (provided by sponsors) - keep hacking

4:30 Team pitches

5:30 Awards

6:00 Adjourn to no-host after-party at one of our fine local craft breweries

  • World Create Day 2017 @OSML

    Dan Hendricks04/25/2017 at 18:34 0 comments

    Our Hackaday #WorldCreateDay hackathon kicked off Saturday at 9:00 AM, with both members and visitors participating. After some introductions and negotiations around forming teams, our contestants picked their challenge problems and started to work. We also had several drop-ins, both teams and individuals, that brought in their own projects to hack on throughout the day. We had a group come in for a tour at 11:00 and joined the hackathon contestants for a great lunch sponsored by Mexico City cuisine catering Service. By the afternoon, our contestants were well underway with their projects and were doing some initial prototyping to validate their ideas. As the competition approached the judging time, they raced to post them on the hackaday.io website. We had several visitors join us for the final presentations and judging.

    It turned out to be a very close competition between our top three finalists – all had great ideas with high potential:
    Genesis Adams – Glow Beam
    Joseph Broderick – Wifi Digital Hydrometer
    Dusty Klein - CHEWS: Calendar & Health Emergency Warning System

    Our final winner was Dusty Klein, whose project has the opportunity to reach a broad range of people. All three contestants plan to continue development of their projects, and enter them into upcoming competitions that are all part of the 2017 Hackaday Prize. They also plan to collaborate on some of the technologies that are in common between the projects – that’s the true hacker collaborative spirit! At the end of the competition, the entire crew headed over to our other sponsor, Latitude 33 Brewing to continue the collaboration as new friends.

    Be sure to follow and like their projects on hackaday.io. If you don’t have a free account, sign up today.

    We also plan to host hackathons for the remaining four rounds of the 2017 Hackaday Prize – more chances for you to win cash prizes for your project!

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