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Seattle Interactive IOT Hackathon – Tiny Home & Automotive

October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - October 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Love fame, fortune and hackathons? Want to meet some new developers in the area?

This hack is focused on IOT for tiny home & automotive. Want to make a crazy robot toaster that spits out Hello Kitty branded toast? Or a remote controlled AC unit with an arduino/raspberry-pi? Maybe an automatic facial recognition system with a raspberry pi that covers your car and that automatically tweets motion triggered images to @seattlePD

Vinli, particle, Webtask, Apptentive and T-Mobile to help you pull together an interesting app and all without a server! How? Checkout webtask.io from Auth0 – IOT devices can now act independently and scale server demand as necessary. And, of course, any idea is welcome and fair game!

Five final teams will all be showcased on-stage at Seattle Interactive Conference for a panel of high profile, celebrity judges for a chance to win a boatload of cash and the opportunity to have lunch with T-Mobile CIO, Cody Sanford.


All participants receive:

  • T-Mobile’s recruiting department has agreed that if anyone from the Hackathon applies for a TMO open position using a promo code they will provide, they will be guaranteed an interview with T-Mobile’s head of technical recruiting.
  • FREE pass to the Seattle Interactive Conference (passes to be handed out to everyone that presents).



1st Place

  • $7,000 + T-Mobile devices
  • Lunch with Cody Sanford (T-Mobile CIO)
  • Opportunity to pitch your idea to the senior leadership team at T-Mobile

2nd Place

  • $2,000 + T-Mobile Devices

3rd Place

  • $1000 + T-Mobile devices

Judges & Criteria

We have also lined up the following judges and mentors help you create the best possible app:




Judging criteria will be determined on the following points:

  • Usefulness – Is the hack practical and does it provide useful info for users? Does it fulfill a real need?
  • Originality – Is the hack something novel or a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Technical Difficulty – Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is a rehashed API demo?
  • Polish / Design – Does the app work and how clean is the UI flow? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?


Schedule / Timeline

The hack into multiple parts and provided a detailed overview schedule of the event:


  • 10AM – Doors Open
  • 11AM Saturday – Talks & Introduction
  • 12PM Saturday – Team Formation
  • 1PM Saturday – Lunch is served!
  • 7PM Saturday – Dinner is served!
  • 10PM – Go Home and Rest


  • 10AM Sunday – Breakfast is served!
  • 1PM Sunday – Lunch is served!
  • 4PM Sunday – Presentations
  • 6PM Sunday – FInalists Announced!

Seattle Interactive Conference

  • October 18th – Finalists finetune their presentation with professional coaches
  • October 18th – Winners Announced!


Rules and Regulations

Sponsorship Inquiries: hackathon@seattleinteractive.com


October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am
October 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm


Galvanize Seattle – Pioneer Square
111 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104 US