The Internet of Things has been the buzzword of choice for a couple of years now and we're seeing more devices, services, applications and appliances get connected. Create an application to connect the world. Automotive, industrial, Smart home, healthcare, or even just DIY kits such as the Grove starter kits.
The Internet of Things has so many implementations. Whether you are developing for industrial sensors, automotive automation, or commercially connected devices, we want to hear from you. Submit an article (and code) about your IoT application and explain what your application is, how you built it, what problem it solves, and any issues you faced (and overcame). The goal of your article is help teach other developers and get them started on the path to building commercial IoT apps. Be sure to include plenty of code downloads, samples and screenshots. Make sure it's all original work.
Prizes will be awarded for the best articles in the following categories:
The IoT Article Challenge will run from Wednesday, June 15 through Friday, July 31 August 7, 2016.
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The judges will pick the best articles in each category and award a first prize and a runner up prize. The judges will also pick an overall "Best of the Best" article that will win the grand prize of $1,250. The Developer Kit spot prizes will be awarded randomly to authors competing in the challenge who have submitted an article before the final date.
Choose your topic, come up with a brilliant idea, write your article and submit your article to the Internet of Things chapter. Contestants have until the contest deadline to write and submit as many articles as they wish (each article should focus on a single technology or platform). Prizes will be awarded to the top articles submitted in each category.
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Internet of Things Article Challenge Terms & Conditions
1. How to Enter: CodeProject is offering the Contest and will award Prizes (as defined below) based on the results of judging all valid entries against the criteria established in these Rules.
The Contest begins on 15 June 2016 at 12AM and ends on 7 August 2016 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time (“Contest Period”). CodeProject’s clock is the official time for the Contest. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
To enter the Contest, submit an article into a section within the Internet of Things chapter and make a note in the "Comments for editors" box on the article submission wizard that states the category you are writing about (i.e. "Automotive").
Submit your entry at the URL http://www.codeproject.com/script/Articles/SubmissionWizard.aspx and ensure you submit it into a section within the Internet of Things chapter (http://www.codeproject.com/Chapters/16/Internet-of-Things.aspx). Participants must comply with the submission format provided by CodeProject on its website. Submissions must be in the English language.
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Up to forty-six (46) Prizes will be awarded, but only a valid entry in compliance with these Rules is eligible to win a Prize. Eligible entries will be judged by CodeProject judges at the end of each Stage. Articles will be judged based on the following elements:
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1. What sorts of applications are acceptable?
Almost anything. In any language. Use C++, use node.js, use PHP with MySQL, or C# on ASP.NET with MVC and SQL Server. Your call.
This competition is to help you learn about building and hosting applications and connecting 'things' on Microsoft Azure, so obviously applications that run on the Azure platform are required. However, not just anything will get you the winner's trophy. Be creative, be daring, over extend and over achieve. The more you show off your understanding of Azure, and the more you focus on explaining what you're doing, the better your chances.
Read this Intro to Microsoft Azure for more info on what you can do on Azure then sign up for your free trial.
2. Do you have any resources that will help me get started?
Here you go!
Can't find what you're looking for? Search CodeProject Articles or Ask a Question.
3. Who is eligible to enter the contest?
The Azure IoT App and Article (Challenge A) component of the competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. Residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
The Azure IoT Missions (Challenge B) component of the competition is only open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are residents of USA. Please see the Terms and Conditions for full contest details.
4. Do I have to write a full article with source code?
Yes, an article is an important component of the challenge since it is the place where you describe what you are doing and how you solved problems that you ran into. This contest is designed to teach contestants and the audience, so the better your article, the more code you show and the more you explain how you developed your IoT application on Microsoft Azure, the better.
5. What if I already have a paid Azure account?
If you already have a paid Azure account there's no need to sign up again. Just upload a screenshot of the account summary page and be sure to include both your email address and the date purchased information in your screenshot (it should look something like this).
6. Can I submit more than one article?
Yes! Submit as many article entries as you like.
7. What if I have more questions?
If you have more questions feel free to ask in the forum below or by emailing email@example.com.
At the end of the competition, CodeProject judges will choose their favourite entries from the pool of submitted articles. Prizes will be awarded based on how closely an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, including:
The competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone that entered and congrats to all prize winners!
Grand Prize Winner
Bioometric Locker- Intel Edison Based IoT Secured Locker With Cloud Based Voice and Face Biometric by Grasshopper.iics
Winner: Industrial IoT based Machine Tool Condition Monitoring With GE Predix Time Series Ingestion And Data Streaming by Grasshopper.iics, Abhishek Nandy, Moumita Das
Runner Up: The Road to Building Industrial IoT Solutions by wmjordan
Winner: A Realistic Simulation Framework With IoT For Traffic Control Based On Pollution Level by by Grasshopper.iics, Abhishek Nandy
Runner Up: Cool Head: Intel Edison Smart Helmet with Climate Control, Automatic Indication and Accident Notification by Grasshopper.iics, Abhishek Nandy
Smart Home/Smart Building
Winner: Creating a Smart Home Chat Bot by Florian Rappl
Runner Up: Never Buy A Garage Door Remote Again: Open Your Door With Your Android Phone (via Bluetooth) by raddevus
Winner: Wearable Foot Gesture Based Text Entry System For People With Upper Body Disabillity by Grasshopper.iics, Moumita Das
Runner up: fHealth- A Fog Computing Framework for Activity Tracking Based Climate Control For Smart Living by Grasshopper.iics
Use of Intel IoT SDK Elements
Winner: YouCar-Intel Edison Multi Modality Live Youtube Streaming Smart Car by Grasshopper.iics
Winner: HASSI- Home Automation, Safety And Security With IoT Using Arduino by Grasshopper.iics, Moumita Das
Runner up: Calculating True North for IoT Applications by CoderGirl42
Winner: Biometric Locker- Intel Edison Based IoT Secured Locker With Cloud Based Voice and Face Biometric by Grasshopper.iics
Runner up: Ending the Era of Weak Passwords: Never Type A Password Again (Never Memorize A Password Again) by raddevus
Sketch framework and Class Library - Part 1 by RogerCreagh
A Novice's Guide to the BeagleBone Platform and Software Development Using C++ by Eric D Schmidt
An Industrial IoT framework with Samsung Artik 10 and Temboo: Water Resource Management Case Study by Abhishek Nandy
Let's build a robot! by AJSON
Creating a Smart Home Chat Bot by Florian Rappl
Never Buy A Garage Door Remote Again: Open Your Door With Your Android Phone (via Bluetooth) by raddevus
Industrial IoT based Machine Tool Condition Monitoring With GE Predix Time Series Ingestion And Data Streaming by Grasshopper.iics, Abhishek Nandy, Moumita Das
Calculating True North for IoT Applications by CoderGirl42
Facial biometric authentication on your connected devices by Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan
Introduction to AllJoyn platform on RaspberryPi and Windows IoT - and gourmet sous-vide cooking as a bonus by Mikolaj Barwicki