IOT WEEKEND HACKATHON

Are you a hacker? A student? Engineer? Maker? Expert? Noob? Or just curious about IoT?

Come join us and 100 other hackers on the 23-24 of January at FIXME to build the future Internet of Things, during a software and hardware hackathon - you'll have access to a fully equipped workshop with laser cutters, soldering irons, CNC machines, 3d printers, and much more. Everyone with a sincere and passionate desire to make something awesome is welcome!

32 Hours
100 Hackers
250m^2 Workshop
3 CNC machines
1 Weekend
10'000m^2 Venue

Register here to participate in the biggest IoT Hackathon in Europe, with access to a makerspace, experts and hardware.

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Doors open and event registration

The doors to the IoT Weekend will open at 9h30, participants can sign in to the event. Please come with the printed ticket from Eventbrite to speed things along.

The address for the hackerspace is:
FIXME Hackerspace
Chemin du Closel 5
1020 Renens

You can find more detailed information about access via public transport and how to get into the building here.

The unexpected consequences of IoT

Keynote by Paul Bristow

Paul is a "practical visionary". That means he's one of those rare people that can see the big picture but can also outline the real-world steps needed to get there. With experience as both a CTO and Head of Communications he has a deep understanding of technology and how to communicate it's benefits.

As a futurist, he look at the interactions of society, technology and business, understanding how each affect the other and take practical steps to ensure that business ideas converge with market requirements at the right point in the future.

At heart Paul is a ecological "maker". When not consulting he's using new open source hardware tools to build connected products.

Submit your project here!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Hackathons provide a venue for self-expression and creativity through technology, where people come together to solve problems in an original way. Participants from all backgrounds form teams around a problem or idea, and collaboratively code a unique solution from scratch - these generally take shape in the form of websites, mobile apps, and IoT Hardware.
Please bring your laptop, a power supply, and a bottle of water. You are encouraged to bring an Ethernet cable and a power strip. We will have Wifi, but we can't guarantee that it will work with hundreds of devices connected to it at once.

If you have IoT and related hardware that you'd like to use during the weekend, please bring it along. We will have a limited quantities available for participants that don't have any.
You can go either way: by yourself or part of a team. Work on your own or put together a team with a back-end developer, a hardware expert, and a front-end designer. Whichever way works best for you! However, building a great team allows you to divide responsibilities and spend more time on your strongest areas. We would definitely recommend having a developer/designer combination. You must have a great solution, and if your project is also visually appealing, you maximize your odds of getting noticed.
No worries! You'll have plenty of time to meet up with other participants and discuss any ideas or projects that they have. If you have an idea, please come prepared to present it to others in a clear and concise manner - sell us your dream in under a minute.

One of our partners has a challenge for those who want to work on an interesting real life problem. They will have a separate special prize for those who are able to build something that passionates them!
Of course! All of your projects, ideas and code will belong to you. All we ask is that you submit a link to a (working) demo of your project for our judges to evaluate, as well as a link to your git repo.
Yes. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Yes. There are no obstacles that would impede wheelchair access.

Hackathon Venue

Address: Chemin du Closel 5, 1020 Renens, Switzerland

Host: FIXME Hackerspace

Mail: info@fixme.ch