OSIsoft vCampus is hosting a hackathon - win a free pass to join us!

Blog Post created by MvanderVeeken Employee on May 21, 2012



OSIsoft vCampus is hosting the M2M Killer App Hackathon at the Connected World Conference on June 11th - June 13th at the Pheasant Run Resort in St-Charles, Ill. (near Chicago).


The goal of this hackathon is to create a contest, where developers participate in a 36-hour programming frenzy to create awesome applications with the PI System. Two other companies who are participating are ILS Technology and Exosite. For more information, go to this site!


There are  nice cash prizes involved for the winners. Each track will have three winners, and the first prize is a $3000 cash prize, the second prize winner will get $1500, and the third prize winner will get an iPad. Next to that, the winners will be featured in the Connected World Magazine (350.000 subscribers!), and on the website. This will get you and your company a lot of exposure!


We are really excited about this, and we are very busy preparing the challenge. We are going to be using some really cool technology to get data in and out of the PI System. Something that hasn't been released so far, and you may have never heard of it before. It's called 'PI Data Pipeline', and it's a new way to interface with the PI System.


We are going to kick off the hackathon on Monday, where everyone will receive instructions and their developer kits. The OSIsoft track will have an ending session on Wednesday, June 13th where we will wrap up and announce the winners.


Do you want to be a part of this? You can! You can register at the Connected World Conference website. Participating in the hackathon will cost you $225, and you will get a lot of value out of this!


We want as many people there participating. That's why we will be paying for 2 vCampus members to go there! Flight and hotel will be sponsored by OSIsoft, and full conference admission (worth $1300) will be sponsored by Connected World.


What do you need to do to win this? We want you to write a small testimonial, where you tell us how OSIsoft vCampus helped you out during your projects or day-to-day work. How did OSIsoft vCampus brought you value? Send this to, with your company logo and picture. We will pick the two winners from the submissions, and announce them a week from now. Just keep your schedule open!


Hope to see you at the Connected World Conference!