Garage48 IoT & Machine Learning 2016

When 25-27 March, 2016

Where Kyiv, Ukraine

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  • Garage48 has joined forces with Microsoft & Estonian Development Cooperation Fund to bring to you the FIRST Garage48 IoT & Machine Learning hackathon in Kyiv, Ukraine! Prepare yourself for 48 hours full of fun, coding, building, designing, selling and thinking BIG! So if you’re ready to disrupt the outdated technologies and build something crazy and innovative, then this is the event for you!

    Why IoT? Within the nearest future, there will be a continuously increasing number of items, that will be equipped with sensors. They will interact and collect data, then communicate this data through the internet with users and systems. The Internet of Things hackathon will help you realize your ideas to innovative technologies and infrastructure, that enable connected devices to communicate with eachother.

    We  expect  100+  people  to  work  on  crazy  ideas  with  a  target  to  have  fun  while doing it. Teams formed on spot aim to realize ideas presented on Friday evening in 48 hours and deliver  working  service  or prototype by Sunday.  The  vibrant community  energy,  top-notch  mentors  and “no powerpoint” rule enables each team to reach the aim. We invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to be a part of the disruption that will play essential role in the digital IoT landscape of the future in Ukraine!

    Every team will have access to the following items and gadgets (ps: be sure to take along any additional stuff you might need):

    14x Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
    15x Power supply 5В microUSB 1,2A
    15x MicroSD Silicon Power 16GB Class 10 + adapter
    6x Sensor kit 37 in 1 for Arduino
    3x Wires (mother-mother) 40 ex.
    3x Wires (mother-father) 40 ex.
    3x Wires (father-father) 40 ex.
    1x Netduino 2
    1x Netduino Plus 2
    4x Клон Arduino Leonardo
    1x Arduino YUN
    20x HDMI Cable 1.5M 
    20x USB cable 2.0 Am-Bm 1.8 m
    8x Prototyping board micro
    7x Prototyping board large
    10x Wi-Fi Raspberry
    10x ADC/DAC convertor PCF8591
    3x ultrasonic distance sensor HC-SR04
    4x IR sensor for Arduino
    3x 9 axis sensor MPU-9150
    1x HX711 Dual weight sensor module
    1x Alcohol sensor MQ303A
    1x shock sensor 801S
    3x RC522 RFID for Arduino
    4x Servo TowerPro SG 5010
    4x Servo SG90 2кг
    1x 3D Printer
    1x Oscilloscope

    What is Garage48 about? Garage48 is a weekend long intensive development event to work out physical gadgets, new web and mobile applications to bring new startups into life. Are you an engineer, marketer, designer or a passionate visionary? If yes, join the ultimate start-up event in Kyiv! Garage48 event is a mixture of a hackathon and an exercise from a bootstrapper's bible. With origins from Estonia & the Silicon Valley, Garage48 events evolved being the first of its kind events in rapidly developing tech countries: Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya & elsewhere. 

    So, here we go - registration  is open! All the  talented  back-end, front-end and mobile developers, engineers, designers, team leaders, visionary and marketers - grab your seat! The event will take place from the 25th to 27th of March, 2016 in Eurasia Business Centre

    Screw it, let's do it!


    Friday, 25th March

     17:30 - Check-in, networking, coffee, snacks
    18:15 - Opening remarks
     18:45 - Presentation of ideas
    19:45 - Coffee Break
    20:00 - Presentation of ideas continues
    21:00 - Team formation
    22:00 - Team work begins!

    Saturday, 26th March

    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues
    10:00 - Checkpoint #1
    11:00 - Mentors go around
    13:00 - Lunch
    13:45 - Product development
    19:00 - Dinner
    19:45 - Product development
    20:00 - Checkpoint #2. Development continues

    Sunday, 27th March

    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues
    10:00 - Checkpoint #3
    11:00 - Pitch drill session #1
    13:00 - Lunch
     14:00 - Pitch drill session #2
    17:00 - Coffee break with light meal/snacks
    17:30 - Final event & LIVE stream
    20:00 - Winners & networking
    We'll start on Friday at 17:30 with opening doors. Please come on time, as the registration process might take some time. This time before the official opening is a great opportunity for getting to know the crowd and to network. See the agenda for further information.

     Positive attitude, open mind and lots of energy! Everything you need for a rapid product development. We will have equipment and materials on site, but to be sure we recommend you to bring your own stuff as well. You never know when you need something yourself or if you could help out another team. Sharing is caring :)
    Please take your:  laptop 3-5m power extension cord (as power might be on distance), mobile phone all chargers Optional: photo camera to take and share photos mattress sleeping bag and towel (in case you registered for sleepover at the venue) credit cards for domain registration business cards (if you have any)

     PITCHING IDEAS Please prepare a good pitch! Ideas are presented based on "elevator-pitch" method within 90 seconds. Event host and audience can ask 1 to 3 short questions. You can prepare 1 (one) PDF slide to support your pitch. You should send the slide by Friday noon, at the e-mail (Subject: name of your project). Consider following key points: Describe briefly your background (10 sec) What is the name of the idea (5 sec) What's the idea all about? What is the problem your idea solves? Target user count and description (30 sec) Technical solution and if there is a revenue model (in case of non-profit idea, how the maintenance and further development costs will be covered?) (30 sec) Minimum viable product and plan for 48 hours. Who do you need for the team? (20 sec) NB! Practice your pitch to your friends or family before you present! 90 seconds goes really fast!

     FORMING TEAMS After pitching is over, we will put all the ideas on the wall. Every participant will choose their favorite idea and this is how teams will be formed. Usually 10 to 14 best ideas will get enough interested people to get the "green light" for the implementation. Average team has about 4 to 6 people and the team should be "balanced" - covering all required roles like necessary engineers, designer, a project manager (team lead/visionary), and marketer in order to get the product/service ready in 48 hours! Minimum size for a team is 4 people and max is 8 people. If some ideas get too few people or not balanced teams (probably unable to build the service), the idea will be dumped. Those people should choose another idea/team.

     WORKING IN TEAMS After forming the teams, you should start by dividing roles, setting the product vision, customer journey and start working right away.
     It is very important that you have a project manager (team lead) in the team - one of his tasks is to keep the focus of the team, one eye on the clock and the other on the team progress. 48 hours is really a short time.

    Food and drinks.
    We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. So, you could focus on work and building your product.

    We have arranged mentors to work with the teams throughout the weekend. Some of them are more technical, some more business savvy. Be open and ask for their advice and contacts.

    Please wear your name badge during the whole event, this will help to encourage networking and gets you inside through security guards.
    Otherwise be open, get to know new people, share your ideas and give ideas/feedback to other teams.

     MOST IMPORTANT - have fun!

    The Mentors 

    Ragnar Sass
    Founder and CEO at Salto Network, Co-founder at Pipedrive, Founder at Lift99
    Indrek Rebane
    CTO at Hedgehog Electronics Engineering
    Margaryta Ostapchuk 
    Technical Evangelist at Microsoft
    Sergey Poplavskiy
    Azure Devoper Evangelist @Microsoft
    Ranno Päi
    Lecturer of Graphic Design at Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences
    Dimitri Nowicki
    CTO at Neurologix Security, Inc.
    Ievgen Korotkyi 
    Lecturer at KPI, Electronics & Hardware expert
    Viktor Tsykunov
    Developers and Platform Evangelism Lead at Microsoft


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