Edge AI Hackathon

In partnership with Edgeworx, Inc., Edge Computing World is organizing a hackathon! At this event, which is
oriented toward developers, teams will be challenged to build and deploy a functioning edge solution using
the Eclipse ioFog open-source technology.

Mentors will present to help guide participants through the basics of edge computing. There will be prizes for
the standouts, plus giveaways (and fun) for all!

The event is completely free and open to all. It will take place at Edge Computing World on Wednesday, December 11th from 11 am to 5 pm.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive with their teams already formed and all members present. Those who are not yet part of a team when the hackathon starts will have the option to either form a team with others, join an existing team, or form a team by themselves.

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Audience

Software developers of all languages and skill levels. Familiarity with Docker and containerization is an
advantage but is not strictly necessary.

Goal

Our aim is to empower developers to move their existing skills into the edge computing space quickly, and to
showcase the incredible value of deploying existing cloud microservices to the edge with ioFog… and to
have fun!

Technology Theme: AI at the Edge

Challenge: Move an AI model from the cloud to completely run down at the edge.

Examples:

  • Speech recognition, i.e. Amazon Alexa Echo speaker
  • Image recognition, i.e. Facebook/Instagram photo tagging
  • Video processing, i.e. Google Nest camera

Details:

  • Create a new AI model or use an existing one and turn it into an edge microservice.
  • Package the AI into a microservice using Eclipse ioFog and Docker tools.
  • Deploy the AI microservice to your own edge board or one of the boards available at the hackathon, e.g. Raspberry Pi.
  • FINAL: Demonstrate AI processing fully taking place on the board without needing to send data to the cloud.

Minimum required equipment

Linux, Windows, or Mac laptop.

Recommended equipment

OA Raspberry Pi 3 or Raspberry Pi 4 board, Raspberry Pi Zero board, Nvidia Jetson Nano or other Nvidia Jetson board, or any other device capable of edge computing. Some edge boards may be available on loan for developers who can’t bring their own, but this will be on a first-come first-serve basis and so we can’t promise availability.

Event format

OA We will kick off with a brief introduction by Kilton Hopkins from Edgeworx and the Eclipse ioFog project. Mentors will be on hand to help guide participant teams toward success with their hackathon projects; they will be introduced at the start of the event so participants know who to ask for help. We will explain the judging criteria and other logistical information, and then the teams will start on their solutions. When time is up, teams will present their achievements to the audience, the judges will evaluate, and the three winners announced.

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