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Mendix World 2016 Hackathon Challenges Developers to Build Cutting-Edge IoT Apps in 24 Hours

Teams Will Compete to Build the Best Smart App using the Mendix Platform with Sensor Data from the KPN LoRa Network

BOSTON, MA and ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands April 26, 2016Mendix, a leading application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) provider, today announced details of a 24-hour, IoT-themed hackathon at Mendix World 2016, which will take place June 7-8 at the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 

The Mendix World 2016 Hackathon will challenge small teams to build working Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Apps in just 24 hours. There will be several IoT use cases for developers to choose from, including an event app that leverages sensor data collected at Mendix World plus real customer scenarios to be announced shortly. To facilitate rapid connectivity and deployment, participants will have access to the KPN LoRa Network, a long-range network for connecting low-energy, low-data devices, plus one-click deployment on AWS.

Beginning on June 6th, teams will build applications over a 24-hour period at the Van Nelle Factory. An estimated 60 Mendix developers are expected to participate, with teams competing for prizes in Professional and Student categories. Audience voting will take place via the Mendix World event app and the winners will be announced during the plenary closing remarks.

“At our last Mendix World hackathon, I was blown away by the sophisticated apps both professional and student developers could build in only 24 hours. It really illustrates the power of the platform,” said Derek Roos, CEO and co-founder of Mendix. “This year, we’re excited to push the limits of what’s possible with the Internet of Things. I look forward to seeing how the teams take advantage of connected devices and the data they generate to rapidly build innovative Smart Apps with Mendix.”

Mendix World Program Highlights for Developers

With a focus on driving digital innovation through modern application delivery, the Mendix World 2016 agenda contains a mix of inspiring and practical content for Mendix developers. Highlights include:

  • Visionary Keynotes In addition to seeing Mendix CTO Johan den Haan unveil cutting-edge platform innovations, hear from disruptive innovation guru Geoffrey Moore, former Netflix cloud architect Adrian Cockcroft and more.
  • Hands-On Platform Sessions – Gain practical insight into Mendix capabilities, such as the responsive UI framework, offline mobile, Mendix Cloud and the model API and platform SDK.
  • Strategic Tech Trends – Discover how to harness emerging technology trends, including the IoT, big data, predictive analytics, machine learning, etc.
  • Discounted Training and Certification – Receive a voucher for the online Rapid Developer Certification Exam or take the Advanced Developer Certification Exam on site on June 6th.

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