PI World Barcelona 2018: Join the Innovation Hackathon with data sponsor DEME

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PI World Barcelona 2018 Innovation Hackathon
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When: 24-Sep-2018 9:00 AM (Day 0) - 25-Sep-2018 8:00 AM (Day 1) 

Where: Hilton Hotel - Ballroom BC


Join us at the Innovation Hackathon happening at PI World Barcelona 2018 to learn, network, and compete for prizes! Whether you are a PI System Developer, Architect, Integrator, Administrator, Business Analyst, or Data Scientist, you can enjoy this high-energy and vibrant event. OSIsoft will provide all of the tools, subject matter experts, and a ready-to-start environment. Just show up with your laptop, your ideas and energy to develop a killer app in just 23 hours! 


The theme of our Innovation Hackathon at PI World Barcelona 2018 is Soil, Mud, Sensors and Vessels. We are looking back to some exciting meetings and are proud to present DEME as our Data Sponsor for this event. DEME is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation. The Group can build on more than 140 years of know-how and experience and has fostered a pioneering approach throughout its history, being a front runner in innovation and new technologies.





You will be presented with an environment comprised of real assets and data. Using PI System components, our developer technologies, and any other tools you may want to bring to your solution, think outside the box and see how you can bring the Power of Data to consumers and businesses. Working together as part of a group to develop and implement your ideas, use your PI System, Data, and Innovative skills while learning from others. At the end of the event, your application will be judged by a group of experts. The top solutions will be awarded prizes, and you and your team will be publicly recognized for your achievement. Stay tuned and follow us on PI DevClub Forums and @PIDevClub. If you have any questions about this event, please post them below or contact us pidevclub@osisoft.com.


Q: What happened to the Programming Hackathon? 

A: We have rebranded the Hackathon in order to open up the event to more than just Programmers! Data Scientists, Business Analysts, and Power Users, to name a few, have innovated some amazing PI-based solutions with very little "programming". A diverse set of skills and knowledge will help a team to be successful at the Hackathon. With this change, we expect to have more participants with different backgrounds. If you are a Developer and still looking to develop a solution at the Hackathon, then this event is still for you. 


Q: Who is this hackathon for? 

A: The Innovation Hackathon is for PI Geeks who are keen to team up with other PI Geeks, to spend 23 hours on being innovative by answering real business questions offered by the data sponsor. We aim for PI Geeks with different backgrounds e.g. PI System Developers, PI System Architects, PI System Integrators, Idea-persons, Data Scientists, and Technologists.

Q: What are the main benefits of participating in the hackathon? 

A: You can compete in a high-energy event for recognition and prizes while networking with talented and motivated professionals in the field as teammates and competitors. You can also learn and get inspired about the cutting edge ideas and technologies leveraging the ready-to-go platform and datasets. 


Q: What should I bring? 

A: You will need your own development laptop. We will provide the data infrastructure, virtual development environment, and technical support. 


Q: When and where will the event take place? Does it overlap with any other PI World activity? 

A: The hackathon venue is the Ballroom BC at Hilton Hotel Barcelona. It will start on Monday, 24-Sep-2018 at 9:00 AM and conclude on Tuesday, 25-Sep-2018 at 8:00 AM. The Hackathon will not overlap with any other PI World 2018 main activities as the official opening of the conference will begin on Tuesday at 8:30 am, 30 minutes after the Hackathon ends. 


Q: I have already registered for the PI World Barcelona 2018, but not for the Innovation Hackathon. Nevertheless, I've changed my mind and I want to add this great event to my PI World agenda. What should I do? 

A: Please send an email to piworldemea@osisoft.com and we will handle your Hackathon registration for you.