SAN FRANCISCO – December 9, 2021 –EdgeX Foundry, the open source, vendor-neutral IoT/edge platform hosted by the Linux Foundation as part of the LF Edge project umbrella, is pleased to announce the EdgeX Smart * Challenge – a virtual global hackathon – to begin in early 2022.
The Smart * (“Smart Star”) Challenge will highlight EdgeX’s applicability in use cases such as
- smart building – the use of EdgeX in a solution that improves the safety, security, or efficiency of a building or provides building inhabitants more comfort, quality of life or productivity enhancements.
- smart agriculture – the use of EdgeX in a solution that increases the quantity or quality of crop and animal products, reduces labor costs or improves safety of ag workers or the food supply they deliver.
- smart energy – the use of EdgeX in a solution that improves energy (electric, gas, etc.) efficiency, optimizes energy storage or transportation, reduces environmental impact from energy use, improves energy sustainability, or helps ensure or protect energy grid safety.
- smart manufacturing – the use of EdgeX in a solution that improves manufacturing/factory output, optimizes supply chain flow in the manufacturing process, reduces loss, prevents maintenance or other manufacturing system outages, reduces energy use, or improves worker safety
Sponsors for the Smart * Challenge include Intel, HP, BSI and IOTech Systems. If you are an organization that has interest in helping sponsor the event, please email interest to email@example.com.
The challenge will be held virtually over five weeks between January 24 and March 4, 2022.
Edge/IoT teams interested in competing in this challenge should explore the contest Wiki site and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a notification when registration for the event is open.
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