Frequently asked questions and answers about IoThon

Who can participate?

While anyone interested may participate, we especially encourage students(Masters and Doctoral) and open source developers to participate.

Who are the people behind IoThon?

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. 

How can I form my team?

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. 

Who owns the intellectual property of hacks?

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.

What about accommodation?

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.

What about the schedule?

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.

What about challenges and prizes?

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. 

Where can I ask more questions?

At this point, feel free to email the organiser at iothon@aalto.fi.  Please feel free to ask questions at Slack.