On the weekend of March 2nd to March 4th, a Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon will be held in several cities around the world. This initiative is born in Montreal, Canada where the main event will be held but other cities are challenged to participate and to show off their robot hacking skills.
What is a “hackathon”?
The word “hackathon” is a combination of “hack” and “marathon” and designates an event where hackers, makers and tinkerers from teams and get together for a short time (a weekend for instance) to create and hack technology. The most hard-core hackers code and build during the entire event without sleeping and only taking minimal breaks.
What is this “cloud” thing?
“Cloud robotics” refers to the use of web services (that run on the internet, a.k.a. “the cloud”) in order to make robots smarter. This hackathon is focused in catalyzing the creation of cloud robotics applications by using the MyRobots.com API, Android, and ROS.
Many reasons: It is a fun opportunity to hack and learn about cloud robotics, it brings roboticists to work with web developers and android programmers, and each team gets a FREE DFRobotShop Rover. If you want to be a hero in the robotics community and get started in the very exciting and emerging field of cloud robotics, register your team now!
Find out more about the Cloud Robotics hackathon on roboticshackathon.com