Aurora Rhythm Hackathon

Hack the Light. Hack the Music.

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Plugins are primarily coded using C/C++. Some non-standard Python libraries are used in the SDK, documentation and instructions for configuration will be provided at the event. Designers and creatives are welcome to attend and pair up with a technical participant.

About the Hackathon

Design and code plugins for the upcoming Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm! Participants will get a first look at the Rhythm hardware and SDK. Prizes for top plugins include an Aurora Rhythm Smarter Kit, Rhythm single modules, and Nanoleaf LED lightbulbs. Top plugins will also be featured in the Nanoleaf App when the Rhythm launches.

Date:
July 21 – 23, 2017

Location:
U of T Bahen Centre, 3rd Floor (Room 3200)
40 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2E4
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Get Your Ticket

Registrations are now closed. A few spots are still available, if you’re interested just email us =)

Your ticket price is a deposit and will be refunded to your payment method when you return your test hardware.

Hackathon Agenda

Day One: July 21, 2017

  • Doors open at 6:30pm for registration!
  • Dinner and opening remarks at 7pm
  • Technology briefing @ 7:15pm
  • Form groups (optional) @ 7:30pm
  • Ready, set, hack!

Day Two: July 22, 2017

  • Breakfast arrives at 9:00am
  • Hack, hack, hack!
  • Lunch arrives at noon
  • Hack, hack, hack!
  • Dinner arrives at 6:00pm
  • Hack, hack, hack!

Day Three: July 23, 2017

  • Breakfast arrives at 9:00am
  • Prep for presentations, make sure you fill out the plugin entry form!
  • Plugin presentations start @ 10:00am (3-4 mins each!)
  • Light lunch arrives at 11:00am
  • Awards announced @ 12:00pm
  • 12:30pm… go home and have a nap =)

Awards Competition

The preliminary competition will kick off at 10am, with participants assigned to one of four judging pools. The top three plugins from each pool will advance to the final competition for presentation in front of the entire group and spectators.

Master Lighthacker Award

Chosen by Nanoleaf

You, dear lighthacker, are the supreme winner of this hackathon. Bragging rights are yours. A feature write-up in the Nanoleaf blog when the Rhythm launches, is yours. And…

Your prize package:

  • Nanoleaf Aurora Smarter Kit x1
  • Nanoleaf Aurora Expansion Pack x2
  • Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm Upgrade Module x1 (pick up at our office when available)
  • Nanoleaf Bloom: Canada Edition x1

Apprentice Lighthacker Award

Chosen by DCSIL & CSSU

One day, you will rise up and overtake your master. Bragging rights will be yours, one day. A feature write-up in the Nanoleaf blog when the Rhythm launches, is yours. And…

Your prize package:

  • Nanoleaf Aurora Smarter Kit x1
  • Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm Upgrade Module x1 (pick up at our office when available)

The Everyone Else Award

Presented by Nanoleaf

You rock. We hope you had fun!

Your prize package:

  • A crisp Sir John Eh and friends =)
  • The highest of high fives!