Hack Challenge #4:

Open Hack Challenge

Are you too creative to focus on a specific topic, but want to breathe life into a great idea for an IoT application across all industries? Free up your mind during your ideation period and quickly and professionally prototype your IoT idea using Bosch’s IoT software platform. In addition, you can make use of several devices, such as sensors, developer starter kits, mobile robots, and many more. So if you don’t want to focus on a particular topic, but want to hack what comes to your mind, then you should join the open hack challenge!

What will you hack with?


• Various Bosch IoT devices from different domains
• Mobile robots with IoT sensor nodes connected to a Linux Gateway
• IoT gadget library with Arduino’s, Raspberry Pi’s, Intel Edison’s Starter Kit, Microsoft Kinect, Xbox One, 3D Printers and many others gadgets


• Bosch IoT Suite – serving as an open IoT platform to rapidly build, deploy, and operate cloud-based IoT applications.
• Eclipse Hono – An open source project to connect devices to the cloud in order to develop new microservices.
• Axway API Management
• LoRa connectivity powered by Telent
• AWS Cloud Services

Who is supporting this hack challenge?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a broad set of products and services you can use as building blocks to run sophisticated and scalable applications. Running your applications in the AWS Cloud can help you move faster, operate more securely, and save substantial costs; all while benefitting from the scale and performance of the cloud.

AWS Cloud Services

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Axway is a catalyst for transformation. Our unified, API-first approach connects data from anywhere, fuels millions of apps and delivers real-time analytics to build customer experience networks. From idea to execution, we help make the future possible for more than 11,000 organizations in 100 countries.

Axway API Management

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The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services. The foundation manages the IT infrastructure for the Eclipse open source community, including Git code repositories, Bugzilla databases, development oriented mailing lists and forums, download site and web site.

Eclipse Project Hono

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telent GmbH – a euromicron group company offers customised technology solutions and smart services for crucial infrastructures. We use our know-how to build an appropriate IoT infrastructure to implement Smart City, Smart Energy and Smart Transport applications as well as industry and public sector solutions. The subsidiary Netzikon GmbH is a provider of digital services for the linking and networking of intelligent devices based on LoRa™.

LoRa connectivity

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Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, designs, develops, and operates innovative software and system solutions. With the Bosch IoT Suite, we provide you with a comprehensive toolbox in the cloud as a Platform as a Service. The individual, highly available software services make it easier for IoT application developers to perform their daily tasks, and facilitate rapid development of applications in the IoT.

Bosch Engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH and is head-quartered in Abstatt, Germany. As a systems development partner to the automotive industry since 1999, the company with its more than 2,200 associates offers development services for powertrains, safety and convenience systems, and electrical and electronic systems – from the original concept to series production.

Mobile robots
IoT Sensor Nodes
Linux IoT gateway

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Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions develop and market innovative connected devices and tailor-made solutions for the  IoT. Their competencies in electronics, sensor technology and software enable new business models for global markets. The XDK is a fully integrated Cross Domain Development Kit consisting of both hardware and software and includes the following MEMS devices: accelerometer,magnetometer and gyroscope in addition to humidity,pressure, temperature, acoustic and digital light sensors.

XDK – Development Kit


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Your Hack MC

Kai Hackbarth, Evangelist, Bosch Software Innovations

Kai is a recognized technology evangelist with broad expertise in the design and development of new and innovative embedded, enterprise, and web solutions. Since 2016 he supports Bosch Software Innovations in the strategic development and positioning of IoT solutions. Additionally, for over eight years, Kai has been a key driver for the standardization of OSGi technology and holds a seat on the board of directors at the OSGi Alliance.

Coder: Embedded gateways
Coding languages: Java, JavaScript, CSS
Twitter: @kai_at_ProSyst

You want to join?

Are you passionate about software development for the future of mobility? You are curious about connecting an app to a car and interested in the automotive industry? Select the hack challenge Connected Mobility during the registration process and join us!

The Bosch ConnectedExperience Ticket includes:
  • Participation at the hackathon
  • Access to the keynote presentations on the Grand Stage
  • Access to the IoT exhibition
  • Networking party

Purchase your ticket now or request your invitation for free. However, join us for two great days of learning, making, sharing and hacking at Bosch ConnectedExperience.

Corporate Rate

EUR 300

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