Hackathon Skolkovo and IBM on mobile applications

    IBM, the Skolkovo Foundation and the Apps4All developer community are inviting you to take part in the hackathon to develop mobile applications with a backend on the IBM Bluemix cloud platform.

    Developments are accepted in four key categories:
    ● corporate mobile applications
    ● applications for wearable electronics
    ● applications of augmented reality
    ● solutions for the Internet of things

    Within 24 hours, teams can either adapt an existing application or come up with, design and develop their own unique application that our expert jury.

    Regardless of the category chosen, we expect applications addressed to the tasks of business users in the B2E (business-to-employee) or B2B (business-to-business) segments.

    The corporate mobility market is considered by many as one of the most promising, as evidenced by the increased interest of venture funds and private investors in projects for developing mobile applications for business users (B2E).
    It is also worth noting that applications in the field of wearable electronics and additional reality are becoming increasingly popular in the B2B segment due to the rapid development of these areas of the IT industry in recent years. In addition, the progressiveness of these areas for the corporate mobility market along with applications for business users is noted.

    Over the past few years, we have seen many convenient applications aimed at the end user to help in everyday life, as well as just for fun. The problem is that the corporate world of mobile applications cannot boast of the same User Experience quality, since historically corporate software was primarily aimed at collecting and providing accurate and relevant information to the company's management, while designing the interaction of a particular employee with The application was given secondary attention. We suggest that you look at this task from another perspective, putting User Experience at the forefront of an ordinary company employee.

    For our part, we are ready to help you create easy-to-use mobile applications for business users in such areas as retail, e-commerce, finance and banking, agriculture, telecommunications, marketing and merchandising, human resources, procurement and supply chains.

    We know that a hackathon is not only endless coding, but also communication with experts, mentors and colleagues, master classes, food and drinks. Therefore, during the event, you will have the opportunity not only to test the rich capabilities of the IBM Bluemix platform, but also to present your project to the team of experts, work with mentors, and discuss options for the possible monetization of the project and its promotion on the market.

    So, one of the possible options for cooperation with IBM may be placing your application in the IBM Cloud, which will subsequently allow you to place it on the IBM Cloud Marketplace, which presents a portfolio of cloud services from IBM and its partners, available to IBM customers from all over the world. Another option for cooperation is to host the application as a Bluemix service, which will enable other developers to use it as part of their applications.

    The event will take place on March 28-29, 2015 in the building of the Hypercube of the Skolkovo Innovation Center.

    IBM Bluemix is ​​an open standards-based cloud platform (PaaS) designed to quickly develop various types of applications using a wide range of technologies (Node.js, Liberty, Ruby, Python, PHP, etc.) and numerous services.

    In addition to popular technologies such as MongoDb, Redis, Mysql, Postgresql, CouchDB, the platform includes unique IBM services, including IBM Watson, MobileFirst, IBM DevOps, Cloudant, and IBM Big Data Analytics.

    IBM Watson is able to understand natural language (currently only English), as well as process huge volumes of big data using powerful predictive and visual analytics.

    MobileFirst provides services for developers of mobile applications that will help accelerate cross-platform application development, as well as improve their quality through automated testing and continuous integration with external data sources in the enterprise or in the cloud.

    IBM DevOps services provide developers with rapid prototyping tools for software applications that regularly create and produce successive software products in a short time.

    Cloudant - NoSQL's high-performance cloud database as a service.

    IBM Big Data Analytics services provide the ability to use powerful analysis and visualization tools for large volumes of data in their applications, including data from tweets and geospatial data.

    We will tell you more about these and other Bluemix services at the meeting that will take place on the eve of the hackathon. The date, time and place of the meeting we will inform you additionally.

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    ● Participation is free by pre-registration with confirmation from the organizers
    ● All rights to the created applications remain with the authors
    ● The result should be a mobile application for iOS or Android with a backend on the Bluemix platform

    Who is it for?

    Energetic and talented developers of mobile applications, backend services, UI designers as part of a team or a young startup, as well as individually, are invited to participate in the event. We are sure that you will find for yourself an interesting task and a dedicated team right at the hackathon!

    An ideal team would be a team with pre-existing developments, wishing to master the opportunity of IBM Bluemix.

    What will winners get?

    ● Ability to use IBM Cloud resources ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 10,000 per month as part of the IBM Global Entrepreneur Acceleration Program
    ● Personal mentor for IBM technologies
    ● Assistance in completing application development and placing it on the IBM Marketplace in the partner solutions section
    ● Business mentor the project from the Skolkovo Foundation
    ● Packing the project to apply to the residents of the Skolkovo Foundation
    ● Access to analytical materials and reports of Apps4All
    ● Support for the Skolkovo Foundation's Mobile Technology Center (coworking, hackspey s, acceleration program)

    What do you need to participate?

    ● Register for the event until March 15 via the UPD link (application submission extended until March 22)
    ● At least one team member must be able to publish applications in leading stores (Google Play, App Store, etc.)
    ● For backend developers, it is desirable to have IBM Bluemix account (you can register for free at bluemix.net)

    Attention! Participation in the hackathon is free by prior registration with confirmation from the organizers. Limited number of seats.

    Acceptance of applications is extended and ends on March 22, after which a preliminary selection of participants will take place within a week. A week before the hackathon, a mitap is planned. The date, time and place of the meeting we will inform you additionally.


    Moscow, Hypercube of the Skolkovo Innovation Center
    Innograd Skolkovo, 1

    How to get there

    By Car By
    Public Transport

    What to learn?

    - www.ng.bluemix.net/docs
    - developer.apple.com/library/ios/navigation
    - www.ibm.com/design/language/index.shtml
    - www.ibm.com/design/language/framework/experience .shtml

    Project Evaluation Criteria:

    In general, the best use of Bluemix platform services will be evaluated when developing a mobile application for business users, originality and relevance of the idea.

    Short program:

    Saturday, March 28, 2015
    09:30 - Registration of participants and welcome coffee
    10:30 - Opening remarks.
    10:40 - Announcement of the Skolkovo Center for Mobile Technology.
    11:00 - Workshops and training on IBM Bluemix
    12:30 - Lunch
    13:15 - Opening the hackathon: presentation of projects and team building
    15:00 - Getting started on projects
    19:00 - Dinner
    Sunday, March 29, 2015
    09 : 00 - Breakfast
    10:00 - Work on projects
    12:30 - Lunch
    15:00 - Completion of projects
    16:00 - Demonstration of projects
    18:00 - Summing up and rewarding the winners

    Still have questions?

    For all questions, please contact Ivan Degtev at the Skolkovo Foundation, mobile@sk.ru, or Alexey Polunin at IBM, alexeypolunin@ru.ibm.com.

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