Fred-eHack


This boutique-style, 12 hour hackathon is designed to solicit your ideas on potential use cases or minimum viable products using the City of Fredericton’s IoT sensor network. 


The City has partnered with eleven-x to deploy Internet of Things (IoT) sensors that enable real-time information and data collection from things previously impossible to monitor. For example, the occupancy and utilization of wheelchair accessible parking throughout the city and the level of the Saint John River to help respond to flood conditions.  

We are opening up our network to anyone looking to innovate and develop new applications, which could work into a minimum viable product (MVP) and potential business opportunities.

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Group

Some current and planned IoT network usage applications include:

  • Real-time flood monitoring & water level data
  • Parking spot occupancy status using real-time connected sensors
  • Quality of life applications for air and noise pollution
  • Water consumption sensors at three arenas  
  • Field moisture sensors to monitor the condition of sporting fields
  • Occupancy counters to measure laps 

During the event, we will have the following tools and resources available:

  • Fredericton Open Data Portal & API (application program interface) access
  • Tech and connectivity expertise from eleven-x and the City
  • ST Microelectronics Development Kits for Proof of Concept using sensor technology
  • One month free access (value $55) to qwiklabs.com learning platform compliments of GDG (Google Developer Group ) Cloud Fredericton. Learn about IoT and how to develop applications in the cloud environment to communicate with IoT devices.

Some potential outcomes:

  • Application within the municipal government.  
  • Participation in the City’s Sandbox ‘early adopter program’ to pilot and test your potential business idea & obtain critical feedback from municipal staff and participating customers. 
  • Prizes! There will be two $500 prizes: one will be allocated for best minimum viable product (MVP) developed either with code or hardware; and the other $500 prize will be awarded based on best business use case and concept developed with or without code. The $1,000 prize will be awarded for the best overall idea that could include code or hardware development or simply a very strong feasible business use case. The $5,000 of in-kind services from eleven-x will be awarded based on the strongest project that has the best likelihood to succeed.

PRESENTED BY:

  • City of Fredericton

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: