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Hacking with Open Source and TIP

April 23rd, 2019

Alex Donn

Director, Developer Evangelist

Join Us April 30 For The Edge Application Developer Hackathon

We’re thrilled to invite developers that want to push the performance constraints of today’s mobile networks to the Edge Application Developer Hackathon taking place at the Facebook campus on April 30. For the first time, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is opening access to its platform to expose beefy edge compute systems capable of running breakthrough Augmented Reality (AR) applications, machine learning or deep learning / AI.

Want to give your mobile game massive multiplayer capability? Interested in seeing how to move away from monolithic static location server deployments?  We’ve got the compute, the getting started code and the on-site mentors to collectively discuss what’s possible when the traditional limitations of networks disappear.

We are collaborating with TIP and co-sponsors, Deutsche Telekom and Intel, for this hackathon. TIP’s focus is on enabling telecom operators to broadly make their infrastructure assets available to developers as well as providing test / validation equipment available through such events like this hackathon. 

Sign-up for the Hackathon

Don’t miss this opportunity to see what you can code on edge infrastructure!

Be Inspired

The edge is no longer a concept, it is a reality. Companies like Niantic, the creators of Pokemon GO, are leveraging the power of edge computing to bring new experiences to life and change user expectations for application performance.

We’ll kick off the day with guest speakers that are redefining what’s possible with edge networks, followed by workshops on edge application development for Android and Unity.

The Nitty Gritty

Each team will receive a Samsung Galaxy S10 handset for development during the event to conduct their hack for the judges. Teams can consist of 1-3 developers, and be formed ahead of time or at the beginning of the event. 

Experts from leading edge computing companies like MobiledgeX, Facebook, and Intel will guide participants through the available infrastructure, as well as provide prizes for winning teams. Prizes include cash, Oculus VR headsets and NUC mini computer

 Please be sure to register each of your attending team members.