Internet of Things Challenge

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Internet of Things Challenge

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, 22 February, 2019 - 17:00
DI Studio/Bayes Centre Central Area

If you are booking this event through the University Booking System, you will require a University EASE account to book. If the event is available to an external audience, you can email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with the event details, and request to be booked onto the event.

This event is available to: University Staff, University Students.

We are pleased to announce that the Internet of Things Challenge is running again this year!

The IoT Challenge is a 3 day making challenge where you will get together into teams, be given some equipment and have a go at tackling a real world challenge using IoT technologies! Whatever your experience level, even if you are a completed beginner or want to learn the basics of coding and working with hardware, come along and learn something new in a fun, relaxed environment.

We will have workshops and mentors throughout the event, so you will receive all the support you need to make something you can be proud of.

Lunch is provided across all three days. The event will run everyday between 9:30AM and 5PM.

On the last day you will present your ideas to industry experts and professionals. Prizes will be awarded and you will have a chance to attend drinks and networking at the end of the day.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

Wednesday 20th of February:
09:30 - Tea / coffee / biscuits at arrival
10:00 - Welcome, challenges presented
10:45 - Team formation and challenges assigned
11:15 - First technical workshop
12:00 - Lunch
13:00 - Second technical workshop
16:00 - Data privacy & ethics workshop
17:00 - Conclusion

Thursday 21th of February:
10:00 - Daily stand up
17:00 - Conclusion

Friday 22nd of February:
10:00 - Daily stand up
13:00 - Lunch with industry partners
14:00 - Group presentations
15:00 - Judging starts
15:00 - Industry expert presentation
15:30 - Awards
16:00 - Final conclusion
16:15 - Drinks and networking

This event is organised and supported by the Embedded and Robotics Society (EaRS), The School of Informatics, Information Services Group and Design Informatics.

There are 3 places available