Pune home automation project wins Intel IoT hackathon – Economic Times

PUNE: The city witnessed an IoT hackathon recently conducted by Intel, with an aim to foster innovation and use IT technology to solve various local problems.

The two-day roadshow in Pune had a total of 120 participants in a 24 hour hackathon to build IoT-enabled solutions. The company had earlier held a hackathon in Bengaluru.

A project on gesture based home automation, a solution that allows you to control and execute various household activities using gestures was declared winner at the show. Project on smart city plugin – a solution to digitally monitor the city infrastructure using the cloud; DoorMate – a smart door that can send you alerts and also allows you to trigger action; Brain Inside – a smart helmet to protect motorists; Smart Digital Contracts – a solution to seamlessly transfer value and IoT Aqua – a smart aquarium were the other winning projects. In all, 44 IoT projects were created by participants.

This hackathon was meant for students, professionals and hobbyists all with a talent for design using technology. “We are looking to see working prototypes come out of the hackathon. We are also partnering with startup incubators such as Nasscom, TiE and other stakeholders to scout and support start-ups with innovative tech solution especially in IoT, mobile applications and cloud analytics,” said Sachin H Kelkar, APJ Developer and Partner Program Software & Services Group of Intel Technology.

Intel will be hosting more than 20 IoT roadshows this year across cities in the US, Europe, South America and Asia.


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