Frequently asked questions and answers about IoThon
While anyone interested may participate, we especially encourage students(Masters and Doctoral) and open source developers to participate.
The main organisers of IoThon are professors Pekka Nikander (Aalto University), Matthias Wählisch (Freie Universität Berlin), Thomas Schmidt (HAW Hamburg), Christian Tschudin (Uni Basel), and George Polyzos (AUEB), with the help of their students.
We believe self organizing works best. You can bring your own team (or part of your team) with you. To put together teams that look for new members and developers looking for teams, we have opened a Slack. The team size is 2-4, but we will consider the team size when evaluating the works for the prizes. An ideal team has design, business and programming skills.
The participants of the teams will own the full IPR for their work. However, we strongly encourage the participants to publish their code as open source.
There is no accommodation arranged by the organisers. For people travelling on tight budget, there is a hostel closeby, Forenom Hostel. There is a hotel accommodation nearby, Radisson Blu. Hostels in the surrounding region and in the city center can be booked by participants themselves.
Comnet 5G IoThon 2019 will take place in May 3-5 in Helsinki, at Open Innovation House, Aalto University Otaniemi campus. Closer schedule will be announced in April 2019.
See the challenges page. Prizes upto 5000€ are awarded. The main prize is given by Department of Communications and Networking (COMNET), School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University. Prizes for the challenges in individual tracks are given by partners. The prize money is announced closer to the registration deadline.