Frequently asked questions and answers about IoThon
While anyone interested may participate, we especially encourage students 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. IOTHON is generously hosted at the Einstein Center Digital Future.
We believe self organizing works best. You can bring your own team (or part of your team) with you. Closer to the event, we will open a Slack where you can advertise your team or yourself, to put together teams that look for new members and developers looking for teams. There is no limit to the team size, but we will consider the team size when evaluating the works for the prizes.
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 are a number of hostels nearby, including Heart of Gold, Cityhostel, Generator Berlin Mitte, and baxpax Hostel. For others, there are lots of hotels and other accommodation nearby, e.g. NH Collection Berlin Mitte, Maritim proArte, The Westin Grand, and Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt. Note that the venue will be closed for a few hours in the middle of the night, so do need some place to stay overnight.
2019 schedule will be announced in September 2018.
See the challenges page.
At this point, feel free to email the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will establish a Slack for the event a few weeks before the event. At that time you may ask your questions at the Slack.