Virtual Event

QIoT Hackfest

September 7, 2020Online

Take part in Quarkus for IoT Hackfest

Demonstrate your development skills to win prizes and recognition

What is QIoT Hackfest?

QIoT Hackfest is an initiative where teams of three to five people compete to design and create an edge side of an IoT architecture using Quarkus. It is different from the more well known, sprint-based hackathons, as it takes place over three weeks.

QIoT Hackfest is open to a specially selected group of Red Hat App Dev partners in EMEA, who have the Quarkus, Java and/or IoT skills necessary to take part.

Register now

To take part, please gather a team of three to five members from your organization, who are all able to make the time commitment required to participate.

Please select a team leader to register the team on the form below. Your team’s code will then be provided to the team leader. Once the code is available, team members will need to register themselves on the same form, quoting their team’s code.

Please enter your details below to register, indicating whether you are the team leader or a team member:

QIoT event details

  • Pre-event
    • Week commencing Monday August 17, 2020 - team leader registration.
    • Week commencing Monday August 24, 2020 - team member registration and package delivery. Once all team members have signed up, Red Hat will ship the package containing the hardware for the edge device.
    • Week commencing Monday August 31, 2020- all participants invited to attend two-hour long enablement webinars with Red Hat experts at 10 a.m. CEST each day.
  • QIoT Hackfest takes place from Monday September 7-Friday September 25, 2020
    • Participants use their existing and new knowledge to create an innovative and measurable IoT solution to a real-world problem, based on cloud-native technologies.
      • Week one - play with Fedora IoT running on an ARM device.
      • Week two - play with container technology and cloud-native frameworks.
      • Week three - finalize IoT solution integrating the edge device with the Data Hub.
      • Red Hat experts in IoT and cloud-native development will run weekly drop-in clinics to support the teams.
  • How and what can you win?

    While all participants will benefit from developing their edge computing, IoT and cloud-native skills, there is of course a competitive element to the initiative.

    At the end of QIoT Hackfest, teams will present their solutions to a panel of Red Hat, Quarkus and IoT experts for evaluation around the following criteria:

    • Radical innovation
    • Level of Quarkification
    • Edge device management
    • Container technology
    • Red Hat integration

    The panel will select three winning teams, who will win one of the following prizes, and benefit from Red Hat publicity about their IoT solutions.

    • 1st place - Embarcadero pack
    • 2nd place - Wireless earbuds
    • 3rd place - Stainless steel tumbler

    The Red Hat panel members are:

    • Mark Little, Vice President Global, Software Engineering
    • Nick Barcet, Global Senior Director, Product Management
    • Emmanuel Bernard, Distinguished Engineer
    • Max Andersen, Distinguished Engineer
    • Markus Eisele, Business Development Manager - Developer Adoption
    • Andrea Battaglia, Partner Development Manager Technical - Cloud-native and DX

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Date: September 7, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (GMT+02:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

(Registration opens 30 minutes earlier)

If you have any question, send us an email.

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