SOFTWARE HACKERS AND HARDWARE MAKERS, IT’S TIME TO HEAT THINGS UP!
FLIR, ANGELHACK AND CATERPILLAR ARE TURNING UP THE HEAT IN SAN FRANCISCO (MAY 13TH, 2016) AND LONDON (JUNE 18TH, 2016) WITH A SOFTWARE HACKER/HARDWARE MAKER CHALLENGE LIKE NO OTHER.
PLUS, JOIN US ON FRIDAY THE 17TH FOR A PRE HACKATHON MEETUP (AND YES, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE RARING TO GO, YOU CAN BEGIN HACKING AND STAY OVERNIGHT ON FRIDAY).
SIGN-UP AND COMPETE FOR THE GRAND PRIZE VALUED AT OVER £5000.
THE 36 HOUR COMPETITION WILL CROWN AT LEAST FIVE WINNING TEAMS!
“HACK THE HEAT” AND BECOME A SUPERHERO WITH THE POWER OF FLIR ONE AND LEPTON OR USE THE WORLD’S FIRST THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA AND CREATE SOMETHING TRULY UNIQUE.
SIGN UP FOR SF EVENT (MAY 13, 14, 15, 2016) Here! Impact Hub SOMA
SIGN UP FOR LONDON EVENT (JUNE 18-19, 2016) Here! Innovation Warehouse
ABOUT THE TECH:
The Cat S60 is the world’s first integrated thermal imaging smartphone, including an embedded Lepton thermal camera from FLIR, allowing Cat phone users to be the first in the world to use their smartphones for a multitude of use cases, including: detecting heat loss around windows and doors; spotting moisture and missing insulation; identifying over-heating electrical appliances and circuitry; and seeing in complete darkness.
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness.
- Cal Loo
- Dan Jarvis
- Mike Walters
- Andrew Saxton
- Ezra Merrill
- Adimone Abili
- Jason Holt
- Joséphine Goube
- Ami Shpiro
- Tim Shepherd
- Mike Dolinar
- Renato Untalan
Developer Relations Manager
About Cal Loo
Cal is the FLIR Developer Relations Manager. He runs the FLIR ONE developer program, including the setup and facilitation of the BRING THE HEAT Hacker and Maker challenges
About Dan Jarvis
Director of Business Development / FLIR
Dan is the responsible for the development of new product and sales channels, including global distribution in Latin America, South America, and Europe.
VP of Product Management
About Mike Walters
Mike currently serves as FLIR’s VP of Micro Camera Products and has been in that role since April of 2012, with responsibility for developing the Lepton and FLIR ONE product families. From January 2005 to April 2012 he worked at Vistapoint Technologies as the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Camera Modules. From 2001 to 2005 he worked at Agilent as the Camera Module Business Manager
Vertical Marketing Director
About Andrew Saxton
As Director of Marketing for Surveillance products, Andrew manages FLIR’s global marketing strategy in support of its position as the global leader in thermal imaging.
Vertical Marketing Director
About Ezra Merrill
Ezra has a background in engineering, product development and is currently the Director of Marketing for FLIR’s OEM Camera Cores business vertical. He is passionate about working with technical teams specializing in product development to address emerging market requirements.
Program Director - Draper University / Founder grV
About Adimone Abili
Adi is looking to be creative and innovate in the venture capital world through impact investing. She firmly believes that together we can truly make a difference.
About Jason Holt
Jason Holt builds cameras for Google, and runs the Liquid Galaxy program.
Technical Evangelist of YBorder
About Joséphine Goube
Co-Founder, Innovation Warehouse
About Ami Shpiro
Ami Shpiro is a serial entrepreneur of diverse experience, having co-founded and mentored commercial enterprises in a variety of markets, ranging from software systems to property development. In 2009, Ami has conceptualised and founded Innovation Warehouse, a coworking space with a growth programme and a variety of services and activities to support tech startups scale-up.
Head of Applications and Market Intelligence, Bullitt
About Tim Shepherd
Tim is Head of Applications at UK-based Cat® ‘global mobility product’ licensee, Bullitt. He sits within the Product team that is responsible for bringing the Cat S60 smartphone with integrated thermal imaging to market, and manages all of the company’s relationships and partnerships with third party app providers and developers. Tim has more than a decade of experience in the mobile technology industry, and prior to joining Bullitt was an influential mobile industry analyst.
FLIR Certified Developer
About Mike Dolinar
Mike is the president of AdvanceWorx, a FLIR Certified Developer based in Sudbury, ON, Canada. Mike works very closely with FLIR and is the developer of a number of FLIR ONE apps currently on the market, including the Owens Corning Comfort Tracker.
Manager of Development Services
About Renato Untalan
Renato is the Development Support Manager across several families of FLIR products (including Lepton and FLIR ONE). Renato is an expert in the software development, and deployment of large enterprise and consumer facing products.
WEDNESDAY BEFORE HACKATHON – PRE-EVENT WEBEX
- 6:30-7:30: Key event details and more info about FLIR technology, challenges and prizes
FRIDAY OF HACKATHON – GET TO KNOW TECH/OVERNIGHT HACK
- 6:00pm Dinner & doors open
- 6:30pm FLIR welcome and sponsor pitches
- 6:45pm Introduction to FLIR technologies
- 8:00pm Superhero Thermal Duel!
- 8:45pm Hacking Begins
- 11:55pm Midnight Snack
SATURDAY OF HACKATHON – HACK ALL DAY/ NIGHT & BREAKOUT SESSIONS
- 8:00am Breakfast
- 10:00am Official Opening Ceremony for Hackers & Makers
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 6:00pm Dinner
- 10:00pm Pitch workshop
- 12:00am Midnight Snack
SUNDAY OF HACKATHON – DEMOS & AWARDS
- 8:00am Breakfast
- 12:00pm Lunch, Final Submission and Code Freeze
- 2:00pm Project presentations – Judging and voting begins
- 4:00pm Judge deliberations
- 5:00pm Awards
- 6:00pm Closing
FLIR Hack the Heat Pre-Hackathon Virtual Meetup
Wed, May 11, 6:00 pm | 3 hr
Host: AngelHack Corporation
When it’s time, join the meeting from here:
This meeting does not have an agenda.
Where: WebEx Online
Meeting Number:199 653 778
What are the rules around fresh code / makes?
1. For Fresh code / makes: All code developed as part of the FLIR Hackathon must be fresh. Before the start of the FLIR Hackathon, developers can create wireframes, designs and user flows. But to keep things fair, all code must be written onsite at the FLIR Hackathon starting at 8:45pm on Friday. App must have fresh code or demonstrate that there was no thermal component in solution previously. Other than that, almost anything goes and you can use any coding languages or open-source libraries. For makers, you’re welcome to bring your tools, supplies and plans to the event, but you must begin your actual build onsite at the hackathon, starting at 8:45pm on Friday.
FLIR ONE requirements:
There are two categories of projects: 1.) Software app and 2.) Hardware app. Projects/solutions may be based on the FLIR ONE smartphone accessory or the Lepton thermal imaging component.
Each team is required to submit their completed project to Hackathon.io for judging consideration no later than 12pm on Sunday. San Francisco Attendees must enter project here and London Attendees must enter project here. Accepted submissions will be given 3 min to pitch their functioning software or hardware solution Sunday afternoon in front of a panel of judges, with 1 minute provided for Q&A. The format is free, but it is recommended to share a very brief presentation, e.g. PowerPoint or a video combined with a demo (e.g. video) of the solution developed. We will provide projection equipment and an Apple TV to display your app on your phone screen to the judges.
Who Owns the IP?
Participants will own the rights to their work. However, for teams to be eligible for the winning prize, they must commit to further work on and develop their prototypes within a reasonable period of time, all of which mentorship and support will be provided by FLIR. If the teams decide not to further develop the ideas, FLIR retains the right to produce a similar product with different methods. Full information available in the event participation agreement.
Is there a Participation Agreement?
Yes – there are participation agreements both for hackers and makers available on our website, you will be required to sign at the event. You can review the Participation Agreement here.
No more than 5 humans per team.
How is the FLIR Hackathon Judged?
The ideas are judged based on 5 criteria from a panel of judges (TBD):
- How innovative the app is
- Includes the degree of innovation demonstrated either in the use of thermal imaging or in the creation of the solution.
- User experience and design
- Includes how beautiful and elegant the solution is in terms of how it looks to the user and how easy it is to use.
- How well it works
- Includes the extent to which the solution does what it is supposed to do.
- Hot factor
- Includes how compelling the solution is and how likely people are to be excited about it.
- Commercial viability
- Includes how commercially viable the solution is and its potential to reach a large amount of consumers with a quality product.