TechM i5 Event - Internet of Things!

Tech Mahindra cordially invites you to the i5 Hackathon.

i5 is a quarterly technology event organized by Tech Mahindra that showcases innovative ideas which incite, ignite, and inspire people to create a better society by leveraging technology.


Tech Mahindra is a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering solutions. We are a USD 3.4 billion company with 95,300+ professionals across 51 countries serving 649 global customers, including Fortune 500 companies.
http://www.techmahindra.com


Agenda

Hackathon themes are being announced a few days ahead of scheudle on 4th Feb. to enable participants to brainstorm ideas.

 

Friday, February 6:

Hackathon Day 1  

3:30pm

Registration & Reception

4:00pm

Explanation of themes and logistics.

6:00pm

Dinner

6:00pm

Hackathon Starts

2:00am

Close of Day 1

Saturday,February7:

Hackathon Day 2  

8:00am

Breakfast

12:00pm

Lunch

6:00pm

Dinner

2:00am

Close of Day 2

Sunday,February8:

Hackathon Day  3  

8:00am

Breakfast

12:00pm

Lunch

12:30

Pre-evaluation of ideas by judges on the hackathon floor.

3:00pm

Demo by top 10 selected teams.

4:30pm

 Closure

5:00

Event ends. 

View full rules

Prizes

$4,520 in prizes

Best application for Mahindra Genze or Mahindra Non Profit (4)

One DJI Phantom for each team member.

Best use of Kandy APIs (4)

One iPad mini for each team member.

Best use of Orchestra platform (4)

One Kindle Paper White for each team member.

Open Category (4)

One Fire TV for each team member.

Best use of connect2.me APIs (4)

One Fitbit for each team member.

Consolation Prizes (4)

One Google Chromecast for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • All current UTD students over 18 years in age are welcome to register!
  • Teams can have a maximum of 4 students.
  • Follow register link to register (mentioned in "How to Enter" section)

Requirements

What to Create: Participants must build a new app/application that addresses the solution for one of the below themes(5).

How to Test / Demo: 

  • You must submit a app / application which can be demoed to demonstrate the functionality to solve the below problem statement.
  • You must ‘record the appling of application’ to the test/demo segment. You can use tools
  • such as Quicktime, Windows Media Player, etc that can record screens and videos.

What we are providing:

  • Connect2.me Platform to enable API’s for any device for e.g API’s to interact with Twitter, Facebook
  • Kandy Platform - Provides powerful APIs and downloadable SDKs, carriers, enterprises, ISVs, and developers canquickly create and embed real-time communications capabilities into their business applications.

     

1. Mahindra Non-profit Challenge

The Mahindra group, the umbrella group to which Tech Mahindra belongs,  has its non-profit  to support girl child education.

The project provides academic, material and social support that allows a girl child to access quality education, attend school with dignity and reduces the chances of her dropping out. 

We are seeking ideas to use state of the art technologies that can help the non-profit become more successful at what it does. These ideas can relate to non-profit operations, fundraising, community and sponsor engagement, advertising etc. For example, one could use social media for fundraising. 

Eligible Platforms:

  • Smartphone or tablet (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Kindle, Windows Phone)
  • Web (mobile or desktop)
  • Desktop (Windows PC, Mac Desktop)
  • Software running on other hardware (including, but not exclusive to, wearable technology, open source hardware, etc.)
  • Custom hardware which includes a software component (wearable technology, etc.)

 

More details about the non-profit are at :  Link to Mahindra Group's non-profitable organization

2. Kandy Challenge

Kandy is a full-service cloud platform that enables real-time communication between applications.

Kandy brings the power of GENBAND’s suite of communications assets into a developer-friendly cloud offering. Enabling carriers and enterprises with the ability to provide competitive communication services quickly and within a cost-effective business model. With Kandy's capabilities, powerful  APIs and downloadable SDKs, carriers, enterprises, ISVs, and developers are able to quickly create and embed real-time communications capabilities into their business applications.

Participants must submit a new app that uses free Kandy’s API/SDK (via a Promo Code) or update an existing app with Kandy. 

Eligible Platforms:

  • Smartphone or tablet (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Kindle, Windows Phone)
  • Web (mobile or desktop)
  • Desktop (Windows PC, Mac Desktop)
  • Software running on other hardware (including, but not exclusive to, wearable technology, open source hardware, etc.)
  • Custom hardware which includes a software component (wearable technology, etc.)

Link to Kandy platform Link to KandyLink to Kandy on you tube.

3. Mahindra Genze Challenge

The GenZe 2.0 is an electric two-wheeler created for urban commuters. A fully connected vehicle, the GenZe Cruise-Connect™ system provides the ability to monitor data (including speed, range and charge) through a cloud-based system, and govern settings from your mobile phone.

“The objective of the challenge is to identify and use extensible technologies / API ecosystems, that when coupled together, could provide a deeper and richer customer experience when enjoying the Genze scooter.”

A simple example could be an intelligent fuel gauge on the display of the Genze.

Your idea can assume that Genze to be an open API Ecosystem that can expose services such as (odometer readings, battery life, calories burned, auto lock / unlock, and any other creative API you may want to include). While the Genze doesn't expose APIs yet, your idea has the potential to become a real-life product.

Eligible Platforms:

  • Smartphone or tablet (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Kindle, Windows Phone)
  • Web (mobile or desktop)
  • Desktop (Windows PC, Mac Desktop)
  • Connect2.me and Kandy platforms can be used to develop an app for this problem.

Link to GenZe 2.0   Link to you tube video about Genze electronic scooter

4. Orchestra Technology Challenge

Orchestra Technology is dedicated to improving mobile communications through its products and services. Their portfolio of Mobile Enterprise Applications enables monetization of networks in numerous ways while the suite of Professional Services aids in ensuring quality, speedy deployment and management of complex networks and products.

We are seeking ideas to use the Iitelli-Agent Service Builder GUI system to create innovative service cases which can trigger action on device remotely from the Cloud based platform.  The Service Builder GUI can easily drag and drop to define a set of activities remotely on a registered mobile device. For example with these Service Builder functions, you can remotely setup/receive voice calls; send/receive SMS,MMS; use data services (i.e web browsing, You Tube play ..), monitor device location, RF conditions and health (e.g. CPU, Battery);  and collect performance metrics. 

Eligible Platforms:
            • Smartphone or tablet (iOS, Android, Windows Phone)
            • Web (mobile or desktop)
            • Desktop (Windows PC, Mac Desktop)
 
Testing / Demo: You must submit app or application cases which can demonstrate most creative and innovative usage of this Cloud based Intelli-Agent GUI Service Builder.

Link to : http://www.orchestratec.com/

5. connect2.me Challenge

Make the best use of connect2.me API's for solving the above mentioned problem statement such as Non profit challange and Genze.

6. Bring your own idea!

You are welcome to bring your own idea, but will only be judged on what you develop during the hackathon. Prizes for this category will be judged separately.

Winners:

Theme 1: Best application for Mahindra Genze or Mahindra Non Profit

 Akash Gosi
 Avinash Patil
 Shivu Gururaj
 Sharatj Chandra

Theme 2: Best use of Kandy APIs Challenge

Quang Tran
Son Pham
Vasu Jindal

Theme 3: Best use of Orchestra platform Challenge

Trusit Shah
Mittal Patel
Hrishikesh Prajapati
Sajid Siddiqui

Theme 4: Best use of connect2.me APIs

Haridarshan HS
Shreesha Nagaraj
Anup Anilkumar
Nikhil Anand

Theme 5: Open Category 1 Challenge

Amey Kelkar
Aniruddha Kakade
Akshay Sathe
Darshan Bidkar

Theme 6 : Open Category 2 Challenge

Abhimanyu Rana
Neel Parikh
Rahul Saraf

Judges

Ashish Julka

Ashish Julka
VP, TechMahindra USA

Yasser Khan

Yasser Khan
Founder and CTO connect2.me

Sandeep Shrivastava

Sandeep Shrivastava
Senior Director - Orchestra Technology

Priyank Johri

Priyank Johri
AVP, TechMahindra USA

John Cole

John Cole
Senior Lecturer -Computer Science, UTD

Jean-Francois Morin

Jean-Francois Morin
Principal Designer, KANDY.IO

Judging Criteria

  • Originality of idea
  • Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
  • Difficulty of technical implementation
  • Completeness of the application.
  • Polish of the application.
  • Presentation and demo.