Create innovative solutions for the connected vehicle using our Toyota API along with our Five Great Co-sponsors!

A total of $ 10,000 will be awarded to the top three projects by Toyota. Additionally, cash, hardware and software prizes will be provided by the hackathon's co-sponsors.

Themes: We’re most interested in Apps that improve these areas: Driver Comfort & Convenience, Safety & Security, the Relationship between Cars and Community, and Energy Management & Sustainability.

CASH PRIZES

 First: $ 5,000
 Second: $ 3,000
 Third: $ 2,000

 

SPONSORS 

Api.ai: Equips developers with a simple way to make products listen, understand and talk to users. The platform combines natural launguage understanding with speech recognition and synthesis, enabling speech interfaces to be easily added to any solution. 

API docs: http://api.ai/docs/index.html

Pebble: Putting critical apps and notifications on your wrist, giving you immediate access to what's most important. 

API docs: https://developer.getpebble.com/2/api-reference/modules.html 

SDK link: Cloudpebble.net

Sensory: Improving the user experience in consumer electronics through speech and face recognition, speech synthesis, and other speech, audio and vision technologies.

SmartThings: Providing a safer, smarter home in the palm of your hand.

API docs: http://docs.smartthings.com

http://ide.smartthings.com

Twillo: Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop and mobile software. 

API: https://www.twilio.com/api

AGENDA:

November 7, Friday

5:45pm - Registration opens

6:00pm to 7:00pm - Networking + food and drinks

7:00pm - Sponsors start presenting their platforms 

8:00pm - Start coding! If you don't have a team, you can pitch your idea for 1 minute

               *We will have a dedicated area where you can find team members

9:30pm - Submit teams on ChallengePost

12:00am - Sugar rush CREAM + RC Car Race @ the Toyota Garage

November 8, Saturday

9:00am - Breakfast Served

12:00pm - Lunch Served

3:30pm - Deadline to submit projects on ChallengePost

3:55pm - Twitter challenge* winner announced 

4:00pm to 5:30pm - Presentations starts (3 min pitch per team)

5:30pm - Judges deliberating 

5:45pm - Award Ceremony

6:00pm - Wrap up and go home :-)

 

*The picture using the event's hashtag with more favourites win a prize!

Event hashtag: #toyotahackathon14

 

View full rules

Eligibility

Must be at least 18 years old to participate.

In order to participate in the event you must be registered on our EventBrite page.

All participants must sign our event terms and conditions agreement prior to entering the event space on Friday.

In order to be eligible for prizes, your app must at least in part make use of the Toyota API.

All team members must register on ChallengePost in order to have their project considered for an award.

Teams must be no larger than 5 people in size.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED ON EVENTBRITE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A PRIZE!!!

Requirements

Must be at least 18 years old to participate.

In order to participate in the event you must be registered on our EventBrite page.

All participants must sign our event terms and conditions agreement prior to entering the event space on Friday.

In order to be eligible for prizes, your app must at least in part make use of the Toyota API.

All team members must register on ChallengePost in order to have their project considered for an award.

Teams must be no larger than 5 people in size.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED ON EVENTBRITE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A PRIZE!!!

Judges

Matt Kresse

Matt Kresse
Toyota ITC

Christina Apatow

Christina Apatow
api.ai

Ilya Gelfenbeyn

Ilya Gelfenbeyn
api.ai

Andrew Mager

Andrew Mager
SmartThings

Erich Adams

Erich Adams
Sensory

Tony Mataya

Tony Mataya
Twilio

Katherine McAuliffe

Katherine McAuliffe
Pebble

Susumu Kono

Susumu Kono
Toyota ITC

Yoko Sugisaki

Yoko Sugisaki
Toyota ITC

Judging Criteria

  • Toyota
    1. Relies on Toyota APIs 2. Degree of App Completion 3. Relation to Interest Areas 4. Presentation Quality 5. App Originality