100+ hackers, 50 hours, one weekend and Australia’s very first water hackathon is complete!
WaterHack18 is the first of its kind – a hackathon focused solely on the Australian water industry. Bright minds including developers, designers, engineers, scientists and everyone in between will be inspired over one weekend to solve water industry challenges. To help hackers on their journey, they’ll have access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology, Thinxtra Xkit devkit and receive mentoring from industry experts and members of the Brisbane start-up community.
Congratulations to Team Waterwise who won the AECOM IoT challenge with a solution using the Thinxtra Xkit
Thinxtra QLD manager & Waterhack’s supporter, Riccardo Tenaglia said: “Waterhack is all about finding real solutions to better manage this scarce ressource which is water, for a more sustainable future. It was great to see how the Thinxtra Xkit allowed Team Waterwi$e to bring their idea to life within a week-end. The Xkit has been designed for that simple purpose: make IoT a reality. And great ideas can go a long way via the Sigfox global ecosystem.”
The Thinxtra Xkit for developers boasts a full suite of features and accessories to empower anyone to set up an IoT solution using the globally available Sigfox LPWAN. The Xkit integrates an: Accelerometer 3-axis, digital temperature and pressure sensor, reed switch, light sensor, LEDs red & blue and a push button.
Queensland Urban Utilities’ #WaterHack18 is Australia’s first utility-led water hackathon, which will take place at Brisbane’s iconic innovation and startup hub, Fishburners.
WaterHack18 is the first of its kind – a hackathon focused solely on the Australian water industry. Bright minds including developers, designers, engineers, scientists and everyone in between will be inspired over one weekend to solve water industry challenges, meet industry experts, and potentially tap into more than $25,000 in prizes to turn great ideas into reality.
With challenge sponsors AECOM, Aurecon and Deloitte, the event will combine water and technology with a range of topics including Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Blockchain and sustainability.
Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by deploying the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as building a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services to enable the non-connected to connect, to increase productivity, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service and quality of life, and find more economical solutions to common problems.
Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability.
Thinxtra is backed by NZX-listed high-tech company Rakon Ltd, which has a history of innovation in communications technology going back some 50 years as well as the CEFC (Clean Energy Finance Corporation), an Australian Government fund with a mission to accelerate local transformation towards a more competitive economy.
Contact: Renald Gallis – VP Marketing +61 404 894 960 [email protected]