Virtual Event

QIoT Hackfest

April 19, 2021Online

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 groups 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 group of three to five members from your organization, who are all able to make the time commitment required to participate.

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

Please enter your details to register, indicating whether you are the group leader or a group member. 

QIoT event details

  • Pre-event registration:  February 22, 2021 to March 26, 2021 

Please make sure the group leader registers first and shares the registration code with the group members, as they will need to provide this when they register.

  • Enablement week: April 12, 2021 to April 16, 2021

All participants are invited to attend the daily two-hour enablement webinars with Red Hat experts at 10:00 CEST.

  • QIoT Hackfest: April 19, 2021 to May 14, 2021

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. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Play with Fedora IoT running on an ARM device.
  • Play with container technology and cloud-native frameworks.
  • Finalize an IoT solution integrating the edge device with the Data Hub.
  • Try cloud-native technologies on the data center side. 

 Red Hat Edge computing and cloud-native development subject matter experts will run weekly drop-in clinics to support the groups.

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 - Maguire pack pack
  • 2nd place - Wireless earbuds
  • 3rd place - Quarkus H2Go water bottle

The Red Hat panel members are:

  • Mark Little, Vice President Global, Software Engineering
  • Nick Barcet, Senior Director, Product Management Global
  • George Gastaldi, Principal Engineer - Red Hat Application Services
  • Max Andersen, Principal Engineer - Red Hat Runtimes
  • Markus Eisele, Business Development Manager - Developer Adoption
  • Andrea Battaglia, Partner Development Manager Technical - Cloud-native and DX
  • Mattia Mascia, Principal Consultant - Middleware

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Date: April 19, 2021
Time: 8:00 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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