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Axeda M2M Hackathon Sponsored by AT&T


Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM - Monday, May 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

Axeda M2M Hackathon Sponsored by AT&T

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Axeda M2M Hackathon
Sponsored by AT&T

Join us for an exciting 24-hour M2M Hackathon competition sponsored by AT&T.  This hackathon is designed for both technical and non-technical attendees to build apps, connect products, and compete for $10k in prizes. Bring your team if you have one. If you don't have a team, no worries, you can find a team to collaborate with on site.

Registration is free in advance, $10 on site.  Competition spots are limited so sign up today!


Take one step closer to becoming an award-winning hacker – the $10k in prizes will be awarded by a judges panel that includes angel investors, tier-1 media outlets, Axeda and AT&T executives.


Take on the M2M challenge: code and deploy a business app. We'll bring the Axeda Machine Cloud platform and the AT&T wireless network, you bring your ideas and laptop.

For inspiration: Check out the video of the AT&T Hackathon 2013 in Las Vegas, winning project Good Times powered by Axeda:

Note: Registration for the Hackathon does not include access to the full Axeda Connexion conference following the Hackathon.  To register to attend the conference go here: http:connexion.axeda.com


Schedule of Events

Day 1 - Sunday, May 5th

12:00pm: Check In/Registration

12:30pm: Welcome

1:00pm: Hackathon begins

7pm: Pizza!

12am: Snacks while hacking continues throughout the night

Day 2 - Monday, May 6th

9:30am: Breakfast served while hacking continues

12:00pm: Hacking ends, judging begins, lunch served

2:00pm: 3 finalist teams announced

We Provide

Hardware (Arduino and Multitech) will be loaned to paticipants. We will provide caffeine to keep you going. Technical and business experts willbe on hand to assist you in the building of your app.

You'll Need to Bring

Your laptop, skills & ideas! Optionally BYOHardware. Come with a full team or plan to join a team on-site.  Try teaming up in advance on twitter using the hashtag #cx13hack.




Ben Einstein, Managing Director, Bolt
Dan McKeigan, Partner, Tudor Growth Equity
David Rose, Visiting Scientist, MIT Media Lab
Tina Weber, Chief Engagement Officer and Lean Startup Coach GearSay.com and the Lean Startup Challenge
Brian Jepson, Senior Editor, MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire



Each team will be given 5 minutes to present ideas and projects to the Judges. In this time you will need to explain the concept, and demonstrate what you have built. Judges may ask questions after each presentation and may call back any presenters for additional questions after all presentations have been completed.


Project Acceptance Criteria


Pre-baked ideas are acceptable, pre-implemented ideas are unacceptable (i.e. they cannot bring a working application to the Hackathon and expect to get credit for it.)

While bugs are expected, projects must be in a demo-able state.



End-user value & market potential


Usability & depth of features


Effective / Creative use of Device


Effective / Creative use of Axeda Platform**


Presentation / Pitch


Max Pts.


Prizes Provided by AT&T

1st Place: $6,000 cash
2nd Place: $3,000 cash
3rd Place: $1,000 cash

Three finalists will be informed Monday. First, second and third prizes will be announced at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 7th as part of the Axeda Connexion keynote. Finalists will be able to present their solution to hundreds of M2M industry leaders and innovators.


Social Media

Follow #CX13Hack on twitter for pre-event updates and to get your teams organized.  We will also be tweeting live from the event.



AT&T Sponsor


Have questions about Axeda M2M Hackathon Sponsored by AT&T? Contact Axeda

When & Where

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel - Marriott
606 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM - Monday, May 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

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