Frequently asked questions and answers about IoThon

Who can participate?

While anyone interested may participate, we especially encourage students 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. 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.

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?

We will add here information about accommodation later.

What about the schedule?

Comnet 5G IoThon 2019 will take place in May 3-5 in Helsinki, at Aalto University Otaniemi campus.  Closer schedule will be announced in January 2019.

What about challenges and prizes?

See the challenges page.

Where can I ask more questions?

At this point, feel free to email the organisers at iothon18-oc@lists.fu-berlin.de.  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.