InMobi to conduct the first Meerkat Hack day

Published on May 13, 2015  •  Bangalore

Hacks to focus around DevOps, Sensors, Control Systems and Applied Data Sciences

InMobi, the world’s leading mobile advertising platform will conduct the first-ever Meerkat Hack day from 23rd–24th May, 2015. For the first time, all hacks would be streamed LIVE, showcasing the process of building products right from idea to inception, in real-time.

The theme of this year’s Hack day is DevOps, which are hacks related to infrastructure-as-a-service, datacenter networking, service monitoring & alerting and disaster recovery.

Other key themes include sensors, control systems and applied data sciences. This category revolves around the usage of sensors for real-world telemetry, processing of the collected data and possible feedback systems that control physical machinery. For instance, a hack could demo a process to automatically synchronize traffic signals along a route for an ambulance based on the time of departure and distance to the hospital.

Last year, InMobi received 197 team registrations and 100 teams out of the total registered were invited to InMobi for a non-stop, 24 hours hackathon. It included nearly 6 NGOs focused on building mobile-first products and applications. This year, the focus on data driven approach where data comes from varied sources like mobile and sensors are bringing huge challenges in the field of data sciences. As these challenges for DevOps grow 10x every year, they require newer technologies and complex migrations. The hacks this year will focus around these themes.

Prizes:

Winner Team- Micromax Ultra HD LED TV (42 Inch) (Android Smart, 4K TV)
First Runner-Up Team- Lenovo, Yoga Tablet 10
Second Runner-Up Team- Crazy Robot Kit (Powered by Raspberry Pi)

“At InMobi, we love coding and everything to do with people who do this for a living. Hack days are a fantastic opportunity to discover a great bunch of thinkers and programmers. Similar to our previous Hack Days, we always bring in an element of fun. We are excited to make this the first ever Meerkat Hack day,” said Mohit Saxena, Co-founder and CTO, InMobi.

Registrations close on 15th May, 2015. For more details please visit InMobi Hack Day Summer 2015

About InMobi

InMobi enables the world’s leading brands, developers, and publishers to engage global consumers through mobile advertising. InMobi platforms leverage advances in bigdata, user behaviour, and cloud-based architectures to simplify mobile advertising for its customers. Recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the 50 Disruptive Companies, InMobi is the world's largest independent mobile ad network, engaging 1 billion active uniques across 200 countries.

For more details please visit InMobi Hack Day Summer 2015

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