Monday, November 18, 2013
First Place: Technicolor Connected Home Challenge
Technicolor has partnered with BeMyApp to host a series of challenges for developers and focused on the Internet of Things (read their press release). The challenges revolve around "QEO," a new language to allow home devices to communicate more easily. Teams from around the globe can submit their projects and ideas to the Qeo incubator, with the most promising teams chosen to present their projects to a jury. The three best ideas selected between Silicon Valley, Paris and Berlin incubators will be presented at the Technicolor booth at CES in Las Vegas.
Six teams from CMU-SV joined the QEO Connected Home Challenge Nov. 16-17 at nestGSV in Redwood City, with advising from Ed Katz. The Launch Night event featured a kickoff session on the potential of peer to peer interactions between connected devices by Technicolor’s team, a key for using the Qeo SDK and an all-night hack. Mia Manalastas (MS SE), Jeff Hsu (MS SM), Arie Radilla (MS SE) and their team won first place with an app centered on the movie viewing experience. Other smart gadgets in the connected home can communicate with the media player when something needs attention, sending notifications with alarm or priority levels. The media player can be configured to react automatically (e.g. ignore, pause, mute, volume down or stop playing) depending on the alarm severity or message priority.
Congratulations on another big hackathon victory!