Proximity technologies like RFID, near field communication (NFC) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) continue to collide as the road to the Internet of Things becomes more crowded.
With that in mind, AccelerateNFC and Flomio are sponsoring a global hackathon series focused on proximity ID technology solutions. The first event will be held at the London Campus of Google Space from Nov. 20-22.
The goal of the Proximity ID Hackathon is to address the overlap and interconnection among various proximity technologies used for mobile solutions. These technologies — RFID, NFC, BLE — are the basis of proximity ID solutions and will play a pivotal role in the Internet of Things (IoT).
As mobile becomes even more pervasive, so does the demand for creative mash-ups of these proximity-based technologies. At the event, hackers and developers can access all proximity ID technologies and do what they do best: create, innovate and disrupt.
“The hackathon focuses on solutions addressing security, marketing and advertising, social interactions, gaming, mobile payments, as well as track and trace,” says Rob Sabella, co-founder and CEO of AccelerateNFC. “This event will serve to help create new use cases for RFID, NFC and BLE.”
Participants will compete for cash and prizes and winners will be invited to join the next AccelerateNFC class. TrackHack will also visit Austin, Tex., from March 11-13, 2016.
Event sponsors include RFID 24-7, Interact Ventures, NFC Bootcamp, Blue Bite, U Grok It, RAIN RFID, HID Global and the University of Texas Dallas.