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Beacon Valley Global and Beacon Valley Hackhaton

HG Intelligence, the company from which Synerise derives, was the partner of Beacon Valley Global http://beaconvalley.org/krakow/ and Beacon Vally Hackhaton http://hackathon.beaconvalley.io. These two events were brought to life to show people how beacons with a cooperation with smart mobile application can help people in their Cities. The event was organized by Kontakt.io our partner, provider of beacon hardware.

The first event, Beacon Vally Hackhaton was organized in Krakow in June 2015. Few groups of software developers, graphic designers and project managers had only 24 hours to create an application, that could help our city (Krakow) and the citizens. There were 3 categories for the application, they could choose: Beacon for Business (application to help local business to develop), Beacons for Fun (games, social apps), and Beacon for Good (to make a city more friendly, especially when it comes to offices and public institutions.

For 24 hours, several dozen of people had been working with more than 10 different projects.
Hackathon turned out be a huge success

100 attendees
21 companies showed up
16 apps ready to implemented

What application won?

  • First place - TMBK - application, which helps to share files like ebooks for free, in specific places (eg. conferences)
  • Second place - Magic Bus - navigation city system, integrated with Pebble watch, which informs a user how to get from one place to another using public transport.
  • Special Award from Krakow Festival Office - Hidden City - application, which shows the user new face of Krakow - thanks to the application users get descriptions, pictures, videos which shows hidden attractions of the city.
  • Special Award from Hub:raum - SigmaPoint - application created for co-working spaces, which allows fast checking the availabilty and making reservations of conference rooms.

Beacon Valley Global

After big success of Beacon Valley Hackhaton in Krakow (June 2015) we decided to take part in the second edition Beacon Valley Global, which were organised in November 2015 in four cities all over the world: Kraków, New York, London and Guadalajara, by Kontakt.io as well. The idea was similar as it was few months before in Krakow, but different locations caused that more developers from four mentioned cities could share their ideas about smart city projects.

That time the categories of application subjects were: culture, health, commerce and transportation.

What were the results?

250 hackers
39 teams participated
32 eady-to-use apps

Read the full raport by Kontakt.io

BeaconValley Conference & Hackathon #ExtraOrdinary Edition

Third event - BeaconValley Conference & Hackathon #ExtraOrdinary Edition was organized by Kontakt.io in June 2016. It consisted of two parts - conference and hackaton. Hackers had to create apps empowered by Bluetooth Low Energy in one of 3 streams - MOVE, LOCATE, & FREESTYLE.

This time hackaton was also a big success, just look at some numbers:

100 attendees
17 mentors
16 brands
14 media partners
11 projects

Winners of the #BeaconValley Hackathon are: