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AT&T M2M Challenge for a Chance to win $10K Cash Plus Other Great PrizesDecember 17, 2012

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Trucks, turbines, medical devices, vending machines, robots, industrial machinery. When was the last time you had the chance to write code to monitor and control smart devices like these over a 3G network?

Maybe you’ve worked on machine-to-machine applications in the last few hours, or maybe you’ve never worked on M2M in your life. Either way, look into the M2M Challenge at the 2013 AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, just before Consumer Electronics Show. The Hackathon runs Saturday and Sunday, January 5-6, 2013, followed by a conference on Monday, January 7.

Why an M2M Challenge?

First of all, a two-day hackathon is a useful and résumé-enhancing way of avoiding all the congestion at the airport on your way to CES. If you’re going to Las Vegas anyway – and even if you aren’t – you may as well go a few days early and spend some quality time working with a team of smart people to invent a smart device.

Second, AT&T is the host for the M2M Challenge, and they’re providing the playground, the teachers (just the ones who make the playground fun) and all the toys. Like:

  • development kits – Arduino boards with 3G connectivity
  • sensors for the Arduino boards
  • 3G network
  • Axeda M2M platform (see below)
  • code samples and entire reference applications for connecting to the M2M cloud
  • M2M app development experts
  • free meals and drinks
  • $10,000 in prize money for the best and most creative M2M idea and fully implemented prototype

Finally, it’s free to register and attend. The three-day Developer Summit is $150, including the Hackathon, but if you want to attend only the Hackathon, it’s free. That’s "free" as in "free code," "free M2M platform access," and "free chance to win ten grand."

Via: Codeproject, Source: M2M Challenge

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