SASEhack is a hackathon that invites students with design, engineering, and entrepreneur interests to collaborate on creating innovative solutions for real-world challenges.
Are you innovative and creative? Join SASE’s first ever problem-solving workshop, also known as SASEhack.
- Oct 10-11, 6pm-6pm, immediately after national conference
- Houston Technology Center (complimentary shuttle available from conference site)
- Excitement of creation and showcase your talent
- Experience team-work dynamic (a valiable skillset that every employer seeks)
What’s the structure of the event?
- Registrants will be asked to fill out a profile form
- SASEhack organizers will form registrants into teams of 3-5 according to their skillsets and inform them about their team members 10/1/15 (If you have a preference of a team, please note when registering)
On the day of
- We will kickoff the event with introductions and short workshops
- Teams will begin hacking right after
- All meals, water, coffee and tea will be provided to properly fuel the collaboration
- We’ll also have a bunch of awesome tech on hand - 3D printers, wearable prototyping materials, arduinos, Intel Edisons, sensor kits. What teams create is theirs to keep
- Teams will present their ideas before a panel of expert judges, who will award prizes for the most promising projects
- We will be hosting the project presentation online for showcasing
The Challenge Topic
Bring Data to Application or Application to the Data? - an IoT (Internet of Things) solution for Senior Healthcare @ Home.
Provided by the organizer and sponsor:
Container technology workshop (Docker)
Repository of data
Cloud environment (AWS)
Various sensors, wires, bread boards, electronics
Decide the best way to process the data (on or off board of hardware)
Establish a sensor network and do analytics in cloud using container technology
Code the processor and ship data
** We have 2 Docker instructors and 3 mentors provided by BAH and 3 confirmed judges from Houston tech community.
We will provide free food and drink for the duration of the event. You are welcome to bring in food from the outside, but please clean up after yourself.
- Thomas Royce, Lead associate @ BAH
- Kevin Kingsbury, Engineer @ BAH
- Jaco Botes, IoT Architect @ BAH
- Alejo, Co-founder of Junto Studio
- Mark Sullivan, TXRX Labs - Houston Hacker Space
- Wanjun Zhang, TXRX Labs - Houston Hacker Space
- Roland von Kurnatowski III, TxRx Lab - Houston Hacker Space
- Michael Fernando
$1,750 in prizes
You must submit your project using DevPost by 3:30pm on Sunday. We recommend registering for DevPost early and assembling your team: http://sasehack2015.devpost.com/participants
You will not be able to hook anything up to the presenting computer. Your presentation, demo, etc. will have to live on the internet, and you have to provide a link through your DevPost submission.
Presenting your project:
Each team has 5 minutes to present their work. There will be a hard stop at the end of 5 minutes.
Your work must be accessible via the internet, and the link must be posted on DevPost. Here are some ways that people present hackathon projects:
How to enter
You must register via NC registration site here in order to participate and select that you are attending SASEhack when the section appears.
Also, sign up for DevPost and register for this hackathon.
Principal at January Advisors
Lead Technology Evangelist at SoftLayer, an IBM Company
Senior Associate in Cyber Technologies @BAH
Director @ Houston Technology Center
Principal @ BAH
Senior lead software architect @ BAH
How far did the team get? How close is the team for a finished solution? (prototype build) How many optional challenges are attempted/completed?
Is this solution truly workable in a real scenario?
How genuine is the solution? Is the thinking out of the box?
Did the team present their work in a compelling way? Was it easy to understand the project, the scope, and how far they got?