Overview

Cars, code and connectivity. Be part of the new automotive ecosystem.

Mojio and AutoMobility LA are bringing the nation’s leading developers, engineers, entrepreneurs and designers together for 36 hours of raw automotive innovation. Harnessing Mojio’s open connected car platform, in combination with the Amazon Alexa Skills Kit and other sponsor tech, the stage is set for creative thinking, problem solving and industry disruption.

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We've got $8,500 worth of cash prizes to give away to the 3 Grand Prize Winners.

-$5,000 for the Grand Prize Winning Team

-$2,500 for the Runners-Up

-$1,000 for Third Place

Amazon Alexa will be providing Amazon Echos to the team that best harnesses the Alexa Skills set.

Plug and Play Tech Center is offering the 3 Grand Prize Winning teams a chance to refine and pitch their ideas. If selected for the program, Startups will join Plug and Play's incredible Startup Camp - a prize package valued at $25,000.

Intel Edison is providing 15 IoT Hardware Kits to enable innovative and unexpected integrations. The best use of this tech takes home the ultimate hacker-hobby kit, the Seeed Rover Kit. Intel Edison Seeed Rover Kit

Why attend?

Big prizes: $10,000 in combined cash, gadgets and giveaways plus a chance to join Plug and Play's Startup Camp. -Try out the latest connected car APIs and experience the world’s coolest car show. Not to mention, you'll have a chance to take an idea from concept to reality and maybe even to market.

Who is going?

Developers, designers and entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of one of the biggest business opportunities since the Apple App Store first launched. This exclusive event is limited to the first 200 individuals to register.

What is it?

A 36 hour hackathon to ideate, create and pitch connected car apps and services that harness Mojio’s open platform, the Amazon Alexa Skills Kit and integrate other sponsor technologies like the Intel Edision IoT kit.

When is it?

Beginning on the morning of Saturday, November 12th and wrapping on the evening of Sunday, November 13th. Grand Prize Winners to be announced on Monday, November 14th at the 2016 AutoMobility LA Opening Reception.

Where is it?

A 4,300 square foot customized conference space located inside the LA Convention Center. Yes, it includes arcade games.

What's the schedule?

Saturday, November 12:

-7:30am - Doors Open & Registration Begins

-9:00-10:15am - Networking Breakfast

-10:15-11am - Keynote & Partner Presentations

-11:00am - Coding Begins!

-12:30-2:30pm - Lunch (Food Carts)

-5:30-7:30pm - Dinner Break

-11:30pm-12:30am - Midnight Snack

Sunday, November 13:

-7:00-9:00am - Breakfast & Recharge Session

-12:00-2:00pm - Lunch (Food Carts)

-4:00pm - Coding Stops

-4:30-6:30pm - App Demos, Judging & Wrap-Up

Monday, November 14:

-5:00-7:00pm - AutoMobility LA 2016 Opening Reception in the Technology Pavilion

-6:00-6:20pm - Hackathon Winners Announced & Prizes Awarded On Stage

Hackathon Rules & Code of Conduct

1. All participants must register for the hackathon via the registration site.

2. By registering for the hackathon, participants are agreeing to abide by this Code of Conduct summed up as: Be kind (not a jerk). Follow this, and you'll be fine. Respect your fellow hackers, our staff, our judges and everyone else. Our hackathon is meant to be a collaborative, supportive, environment in which everyone is welcome and feels comfortable, and has a positive experience.

The slightly longer version: Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, previous hack attendance or computing experience (or lack of any of the aforementioned). We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue, including hacks, talks, workshops, parties, social media and other online media. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the hackathon organizers.

3. Intellectual property rights: you own your project. The event organizers and sponsors have the right to mention and link to your project in order to promote the event, its results and their participation. Respect others' intellectual property. Whether that is sponsor data and assets that have been made available solely for the hackathon, or copyrighted images and other content. Usage of sponsors’ APIs, platforms and technology is subject to their licensing agreements.

4. The project you submit must be your own work, created by yourself and/or your team onsite at the hackathon. You need to be the creator, and you need to ensure your project does not infringe on the rights of any third party. It's fine if your project isn't 100% new, but keep in mind that projects that haven't been updated significantly during the course of the hackathon won't score very well with the judges. Don't create and/or submit projects that are illegal, profane, obscene or otherwise not very nice.

5. You can form a team if you wish, either ahead of time or on site. Developer teams can be registered as a company or individuals. Individuals can join and form teams onsite. There is no maximum team size but we recommend working in groups of 6 or smaller. Your entire team must be on-site at the event -- no sending work to external teams or outside developers.

6. Each app will be given a set amount of time to demo in front of the judges and the audience (this number may vary based on the total number of demos). A list showing the order of demos will be posted, and each team must be ready to demo when it is their turn. If the team is not present or not ready, they will be disqualified. Judging will be based on several elements: Originality of the Idea, User Interface, Overall Quality and Pitch Quality. Judges’ decisions for the winners are final, and sponsors have the final decision on winners of their own categories.

7. To be eligible for the cash prizes, submissions must incorporate the Mojio platform. Other sponsors and API/SDK/tech providers may have other requirements for their own prizes, which will be communicated at the hackathon.

8. Please do not submit malicious, illegal, explicit or otherwise inappropriate projects. The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any projects and participants from the competition.

9. All apps may be subject to code review and examination.

10. No slideware – you need to code something. You can create new projects from scratch, or add new features to existing projects, but you need to create and code something during the hackathon! Have fun!

Themes

Participants can develop solutions for any of the above categories, including the wildcard category. All ideas must incorporate Mojio's open platform technologies (e.g. APIs and SDKs).

Bonus points for Amazon Alexa and Intel Edison IoT integrations.

Wildcard

Crazy, creative and unexpected. Surprise us!

Internet of Things

Solutions that harness integrations between multiple connected devices to make our everyday lives easier and more automated.

SMBs (Small and Medium Sized Businesses)

Businesses of all shapes and sizes rely on vehicles to keep their business running. We're searching for solutions that make businesses better on a variety of metrics, ranging from enhanced customer experiences to improved fleet maintenance.

Safety & Security

Any idea that can save a life is worth pursuing.

Sharing is Caring

Harnessing the connected car to bring communities together and improve efficiencies.

Big Data

Every vehicle produces a mountain of data. What can we do with that data to generate insight and monetize it.

Prizes USD 8500 in prizes

NOTE: The 3 main prizes will be announced on stage at the opening reception of the AutoMobility LA on Monday, November 14th. Main prize winners will be notified of their selection as a winner but will not know the prize amount until the official announcement.

Main Prizes
Grand Prize
USD 5000

$5,000 for the Grand Prize Winning Team

Runners-Up
USD 2500

$2,500 for the Runners-Up

Third Place
USD 1000

$1,000 for Third Place

Special Prizes
Best Use of Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa will be providing Amazon Echos to the team that best harnesses the Alexa Skills set.

Plug & Play Startup Camp (3)
USD 25000

Plug and Play Tech Center is offering the 3 Grand Prize Winning teams a chance to refine and pitch their ideas. If selected for the program, Startups will join Plug and Play's incredible Startup Camp - a prize package valued at $25,000.

Intel Edison Seeed Rover Kit

Intel Edison is providing 15 IoT Hardware Kits to enable innovative and unexpected integrations. The best use of this tech takes home the ultimate hacker-hobby kit, the Intel Edison Seeed Rover Kit.

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