Swisscom to run IoT hackathon around LoRA

November 02, 2015 // By Julien Happich
Swiss telecom provider Swisscom is organizing its first Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon in Zürich on November 6-8 at the Impact Hub Zürich.

Semtech will assist competitors in the 40-hour hackathon competition by providing instruction on the use of its LoRa RF long range wireless technology platform, which includes the tools participants need to build low-power, wide-area networks (LPWAN) to enable IoT, machine-to-machine (M2M) and Smart City applications.

Swisscom currently has LoRa-based IoT networks deployed in Geneva and Zürich to pilot test various IoT applications prior to nationwide deployment.

Programmers, solutions makers, applications designers and entrepreneurs are expected to participate in the free hackathon, a two-day competition for people to conceptualize, create and present complete IoT projects.

Participants will receive introductions to key IoT technologies, including LoRa, before kicking off the hackathon portion of the event. Teams will be eligible to win one of two awards from a jury of IoT experts and from the audience. The hackathon is hosted by Swisscom in partnership with Impact Hub Zürich, a recently opened co-working space.

November 6 Agenda:

· 18:30 - Door Opening/Registration

· 19:30 - Welcome & Keynote by Christian Stammel

· 20:00 - Introduction to technologies, clinics & experts

· 21:00 - Dinner

· 21:45 - General Information

· 22:00 - Idea Pitch/Teambuilding

· 22:30 - Official Hack Start

More details and registration at:

Visit Swisscom M2M at

Visit Semtech at

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