JomHack Penang - Smart Cities with IoT
By Digital News Asia November 12, 2016
- Smart Cities with IoT, will be the third event in the JomHack Malaysia series of hackathons for 2016
- Participants will be required to build IoT solutions based on LoRa technology
JOMHACK Malaysia is organising JomHack Penang: Smart Cities with IoT, a 24 hour hackathon in Penang, in conjunction with MyIoTC Week 2016, from 18th - 20th of Nov 2016 at @CAT (Accelerator for Creative, Analytic and Technology) in Georgetown, Penang.
This event is in collaboration with MDEC, MyIoTC, Cytron, Kerlink, Microchip and a few other industry partners. Smart Cities with IoT, will be the third event in the JomHack Malaysia series of Hackathon events for 2016, focusing on “Smart Cities” and LoRaWAN technology.
Participants will be required to build IoT solutions based on LoRa technology to overcome city management related problems, and also to make existing operations more efficient.
The LoRa technology allows for things/devices to talk to the internet without 3G or WiFi. So no WiFi codes and no mobile subscriptions. It also features low battery usage, long range and low bandwidth, thus making it perfect for IoT solutions.
The purpose of this hackathon is to enable participants to develop usable Smart City solutions which can be adopted, and implemented by the Penang city council and other relevant bodies, and also to create awareness on LoRa technology among the Malaysian maker community.
The winning teams will have the opportunity to work with these organisations to further develop their solutions, and implement them on a larger scale, under the supervision of MDEC.
The teams may also receive further funding and support from MDEC or opportunities to network with other potential investors and partners.
This event will be exclusive to only 40 teams with three members per team, with a standard entry fee of RM25/pax for professionals, and RM15/pax for students.
JomHack’s main IoT ecosystem partner, MDEC is a player in the development of the IoT industry in Malaysia and has been actively involved in the local hackathon scene.
Currently, MDEC is working with various partners to roll out LoRa technology nationwide.
Cytron will be providing the hardware to build the IoT devices, Microchip will be supplying the LoRa nodes and Kerlink will be settting up the LoRa gateway.
More details on JomHack Penang 2016 can be found at:
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