The challenge of the IoT and AI Hackathon is to re-imagine the retail and consumer payments expereince by building on MATRIX Creators and integrating Visa APIs.
Each group will receive a kit with two (2) of the following items:
Raspberry Pi 3
Raspberry Pi Camera V2
32GB Micro SD Card
5V 2.5A Power Supply
Staff from Visa and MATRIX Labs will be present throughout the day for answering questions. They will also lead morning and afternoon training sessions on how to work with the Visa API and the MATRIX Creator.
Judges will walk around the room and do a one on one judging of each groups project. The judging sheet will be released closer to the date of the hackathon. The six (6) highest rated groups will move on to round two.
Judges will perform a code inspection prior to the final judging which will count towards the groups score. At the final judging the groups will present their projects in front of the panel of judges and all the attendees of the hackathon. The judges will then deliberate and announce the winners.
1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $2,000
*Prizes will be awarded to the group to be split between its individual members as the group sees fit.
As a participant, you can register for the IoT and AI Hackathon as an individual, group, or company group!
Don’t have a group or company group? No problem! You can signup as an individual and make your own group with other individuals or join a group or company group that has space. If you can not find a group we will be making a Slack team for the Hackathon where you will be able to discuss and team up with people who are also not in a group.
Although prompted, you do not need to use your company information to register as an individual.
To create a group you need a minimum of two (2) members and no more than five (5) members can form a group for the hackathon. You can join a group by
Registering using the “Group” ticket, creating a new group, creating a new password, and inviting up to four (4) additional members to the group
Joining a group via an invitation from a member
Joining a group by searching for a group name
To create a company group you need a minimum of two (2) employees and no more than five (5) employees of a single company can form a group for the hackathon. You can join a company group by
Registering using the “Company” ticket, creating a new group, creating a new password, and inviting up to four (4) additional coworkers to the group
Joining a group via an invitation from a coworker
Joining a group by searching for a company group name
All company group members must use their company emails in order to register for a company group.