Bare Metal Hackathon

Time
48 hours, from 4pm May 28 until 4pm May 30, 2014
Venue
2nd floor, Open Innovation House, Otaniementie 19 B, Espoo, Finland
NEW
Materials and Prizes
Synopsis

48h programming hackathon focusing on producing efficient code on ARM Cortex-M series microcontrollers, producing platform and applications code for Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Spaces, and entry-level Smart Energy gadgets. The organisers will provide the participants with target MCU devices, sample libraries and RTOS-frameworks, and some electronics-side development equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) power supplies, breadboards, and typical electronics parts needed to build simple DC/DC power supplies for LED lighting, motor control, and other applications. The participants are supposed to bring their laptops, USB cables, preferably own oscilloscopes and other such equipment if available, and any other hardware they consider interesting.

The number of participants is limited to 30 people.

Registration
Registration takes place through the registration form.
Sponsors
EIT ICT Labs, Atmel, ST Microelectronics, NXP, Ericsson, Helvar and Saleae.
Target group
Programmers with at least one year equivalent of professional experience in C or C++. Participation with less experience is possible as a group member, especially if you have a clear mental model of how a typical binary process runs on a CPU, including memory layout and management.
Target HW
Ell-i Arduino-like PoE-powered MCU boards and other MCU boards donated by sponsors.
Materials
Each participant will get an MCU board with them to take home.
Schedule
The event starts at Wednesday May 28th at 4pm sharp, and closes 48 hours later. See the preliminary agenda; changes possible.
Fee
Students 15€, others 30€. The participation fee for Aalto students will be paid by the university.
Participation
Participants are supposed to stay at the venue the whole time. 
(Between 11pm-8am it is ok to go for sleeping elsewhere. Staying at the venue through the nights is possible and encouraged.)
Credits
Aalto University and University of Helsinki students can receive course credits for the Hackathon. A two-page report and demoing of the completed project are required for the credits. Students of other universities will be given a certificate of participation. For course credit arrangements, University of Helsinki students should contact visiting professor Elisa Schaeffer and Aalto University students professor Tuomas Aura or Heikki Saikkonen, well before the hackathon commences.
Prizes
The best group will receive a Saleae Logic Pro 16 logic analyser, selected through participant voting. The second and third groups will receive Saleae Logic 16 and Logic 8 logic analysers. (The prizes will be delivered later, depending on when Saleae ships the device.)

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