“It was probably the most intense developer event I got to experience since I have joined Actility about a year and a half ago.” This is how Alexandre Estela, Experience Engineering Director with Actility, describes the time he spent during the CityHack 2017 competition.
Today, using a display to interact with technology is so commonplace that even the most low-tech experiences are getting a screen for basic tasks. Think of fridges, trash bins or even hotel lobbies. The advent of AI and machine learning is further accelerating the change.
The Internet of Things is becoming huge. Numbers increase exponentially. From two billion in 2006, over 200 billion “things” will be connected by 2020. That includes 1.9 billion home devices and 90% of all running cars. Over 82% of businesses will be impacted.
There is no innovation without risk. And no success without several prior failed attempts. Testing a product idea is the safest way to try something new. The digital version of initial product testing is software prototyping.
Less than 24 hours left until Tremend’s Ultimate Hackathon Challenge is ON. April 9 will be nothing short of a legendary day here, and one of the reasons is the cool theme we picked for this year is internal competition: Internet of Things apps and products.