Smarter, cheaper and always-on devices keep us connected. This includes everything from tiny, low-power sensors to video cameras, actuators and industrial machinery. The sensors and microchips that define Internet of Things (IoT) capture, monitor and share myriad types of data. As the numbers of these smart sensors increase, the amount of information they produce explodes.
Hackathons have grown into a very interesting and productive trend over the last decade, not just to showcase or jam tech ideas but to back a cause or find innovative solutions. These codefests as they are otherwise called, in the recent years, have created some major companies like GroupMe and highly popular ideas including the Facebook ‘Like Button.’