Recap: Hack-o-ween @ CyberTech, powered by AT&T
Boo! Recently, we were in San Diego celebrating Halloween with a hackathon at CyberTech. Ed even dressed up as a Hackathon Fairy to get the event kicked off!
Attendees heard from representatives of MediaTek, Harman, and Gimbal about all of their cool technology. We had technical experts onsite to help with any questions. CyberTech was open all night long for around-the-clock hacking. At the end of the hackathon, seven teams presented their projects to the judges.
A big thanks to CyberTech for hosting and to our partners and volunteers for making this event a success! The awesome support of the community is not only essential to producing great hackathons but also to maintaining the sanity of our organizers.
Here are the winning apps:
- Best Hackathon Overall App – EmoCoShare
- Best Use of MediaTek – EmoCoShare
- Best Use of Harman APIs – JHS Music Machine
- Best Use of Gimbal Beacons – Harbal
- Community Choice Award – Help us decide by voting in the comments!
Don’t forget to help us select our Community Choice Award winner by posting a comment below telling us which app from Hack-o-ween is your favorite! Please see all of the app submissions and winners of the event below.
EmoCoShare – “Share an emotional connection between close friends and family. When you are away, EmoCoShare will sense your environment and share that experience with them. In addition to seeing raw data on the environment, the EmoCoShare at-home app displays the environment visually as well as generating a soundscape through Wi-Fi-connected Harman-Kardon speakers.”
hdRAD.io – “hdRAD.io is an automatic and seamless personalized music and environment control application. Imagine walking into your office or home and having your own personal play list, lighting, and more. By combing the MediaTek IoT and Harmon HKWPlayer as our base, we have incorporated Gimbal personal sensing to provide the right content, lighting, and soon more features to make the our user comfortable upon entry into their office or home.
Our breakthrough is integrating Spotify as our music management platform. Personal streaming music channels make music management easy!”
CopMeter – “The app will monitor and record the activity of a police officer automatically.”
JHS Music Machine – “JHS Music Machine lets you control your music the way you want, dampening the volume when you leave a room and raising the roof when you enter another. Through the use of cleverly placed beacons and a mobile app, you control playback of your favorite tunes and let the system fade out your music automatically when you are not within earshot.”
BrownBlink – “Control things at a blink of an eye.”
Smart Ventilator – “Dust Sensor detects a gas leakage’s bad odor in the home and will turn on the Ventilator accordingly. It makes sure the atmosphere inside the home will be in the healthiest way.”
Harbal – “At Harbal, we believe that a consumer’s shopping experience should be fun, seamless, and rewarding. A happy consumer is a loyal consumer. We provide an advertising platform for brick and mortar retailers to create location-aware advertising that draws in a consumer’s attention via customized messages and rewards them for interacting. We do this by combining Gimbal’s technology for detecting a consumer’s proximity to a product in a store and notify them about hot-selling products in that region via the Harmon Kardon wireless speakers. The consumer is rewarded via coupons appearing on their phone if they visit certain locations in the store.”