Hackathon 2021 – Submission Guidelines

Edge Computing World – MEC Hackathon 2021 – Team submission guidelines

  • Team size: 5 members (maximum)
  • Submissions must be sent through the application form via the following link: Hackathon Submission Form.
  • Submissions should include a description of the proposed MEC App or Service idea; anticipated use of MEC Service APIs; how the proposed submission is innovative and will benefit the MEC ecosystem; information on any intention to reuse / integrate code from past activities, or other projects / prototypes / products (highly recommended); and a short CV for each team member. Any supporting material (e.g., short video clips) related to the idea is welcome.
  • IMPORTANT: Submissions should clearly state how the team intends to use ETSI MEC APIs (available in the MEC Sandbox try-mec.etsi.org).
  • Submission due date: 28th July 2021
  • Submissions will be evaluated by the Edge Computing World – MEC Hackathon Organizing Committee based on various criteria, e.g., relevance to the Call for Developers, innovativeness of the proposed solution, usage of MEC APIs, composition of the team, level of maturity of the project.
  • Selected teams will be notified by 6th August 2021. Participants selected for the competition will provided dedicated instances of the ETSI MEC Sandbox with technical support with access available from 9th August 2021.
  • Any informative Hackathon “Getting Started” Webinar for Developers will be held (and recorded) on 21 st July 2021. This will provide developers within details on how to access and use the MEC Sandbox for their work.
  • Cost: The submission is free of charge, as well as the Hackathon attendance for the selected teams.
  • Venue: Worldwide Virtual Hackathon – 9th August through 1st October 2021.
  • Mid-Hackathon Check-in: Admitted teams will be encouraged to submit an optional mid-hackathon (15 th September 2021) submission that may be utilized to promote the Edge Computing World event, leading into the conference.
  • Final Submissions: Admitted teams will be required to finalize their Hackathon submissions by 1 st October 2021.
  • Winners will be selected solely at the discretion of the Hackathon jury.
  • At the end of the competition, there will be an awards ceremony, in the Edge Developer Conference of the Edge Computing World (on 12 th October 2021) with several prizes, courtesy of the Organizing Committee:
    • A cash prize pool of over $10,000 will be distributed to the top submissions and presented to the winners as part of the Edge Developer Conference program.
    • The venue host, Topio Networks, will provide the winners free passes for a future Edge Computing World, Edge Developer Conferences.
    • Telefonica Open Innovation may offer winners a fast track to access to their startup incubator programs.
    • The winner will be eligible to demonstrate their solution at the Open Edge Compute Initiative Fall Workshop that will be hosted at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    • Intel will offer the winning team an Opportunity to present their project to a global audience in a Converged Edge Meetup Platform. This means that the project will be eligible to give a technical presentation on their project within a Converged Edge Meetup with Intel managing the promotions of the event/event management/producing/recording the presentation.
  • All MEC Hackathon participants will have a great opportunity for networking with the Edge Compute
    World conference attendants who represent key stakeholders of the industry from all corners of the
    world.