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Google Home Hackathon

a four hour venture

Friday, March 9th 2018 in Cologne @ hack.institute open.lab

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After the great Android Wear and Amazon Alexa expierence it's time to hack #googlehome!

What you can expect

Invent and develop with other new ideas for Google Home (or the Google Assistant). Implement your ideas as rapid prototyp within four hours. you can join other teams with great ideas as well as pitch your own ideas at the beginning of the hackathon.

Google Home Actions can be developed with any (backend-) programming language. We will start the hackathon with an introduction which will enable you to develop your first skill. Also non developers are invited to pitch their Ideas and Concepts and get part of this venture.

Everything is possible

Adopt your existing app or create something new. For example, connect Google Home with a Smart Home device, your own existing API, an API from one of our event partner or you some open data. Be creative!

With the pleasure of our sponsors we can provide enought test devices and other hardware to play.

You need more inspiration? Checkout the latest hackathons like the iBeacon or Connected Car hackathon.

Schedule

We open the doors for you at the hack.institute open hack.lab at 2 pm and start the hackathon at 3 pm with some great talks about the opportunities. Get some inspiration before you start your 4 hour venture.

14:00 Doors open, meet people, time to kicker, first beer
15:00 Kickoff Hackathon
15:30 Vision talk: The Future of Assistants and Voice, Manuel Weiß, Google
16:00 Tech talk: Google on Actions (Google Home / Assistant SDK) introduction, Volkmar Vogel, REWE digital
16:30 Pitch your ideas, create or join a team
17:00 Start hackin’
21:00 Finish hackin’ incl. some slides. Present your results!
22:00 Winners will be announced.
  Get some more drinks on spot

Speakers

Manuel Weiß

Manuel Weiß
Google Assistant Expert and Technology Manager at Google Inc.

Vision Talk: The Future of Assistants and Voice

What the future of Voice - and Assistants in general?

Volkmar Vogel

Volkmar Vogel
Lead Voice Assistant & Chatbot Engineer at REWE digital

Tech talk: Google on Actions / Google Home introduction

Volkmar Vogel will give a technical Kickoff introduction into the development of a Google Action and give you the perfect start to develop a Google Home Action in the Hackathon.

Volkmar and the other three mentors will also support you while hacking.

Mentors

So that you can focus on the implementation of an idea, we are happy to have some developers which will help you with troubleshooting.

Manuel Weiß

Manuel Weiß
Google Assistant Expert and Technology Manager at Google Inc.

Volkmar Vogel

Volkmar Vogel
Lead Voice Assistant & Chatbot Engineer at REWE digital

Tim Kahle

Tim Kahle
Voice-Assistant Developer, VUI Expert and Co-Founder of 169 Labs.

Thomas Richter

Thomas Richter
Voice Interface Enthusiast and Co-Founder of bots.cologne.

Location

hack.institute open hack.lab, Neue Weyerstr. 2, 50676 Köln

Prizes with a total value of over 1200 EUR

We are happy to announce different prizes from our Sponsors:

google home hackathon prizes

Jury

We are looking forward to our jury:

Manuel Weiß

Manuel Weiß
Google Assistant Expert & Technology Manager at Google Inc.

Volkmar Vogel

Volkmar Vogel
Lead Voice Assistant & Chatbot Engineer at REWE digital

Volkmar Vogel

Evelyn Brock
Business Consultant & Start-up Coach, Selbstständig

Andreas Kwiatkowski

Andreas Kwiatkowski
Unternehmer & Angel Investor at SoundReply

Sponsors

This event was not possible without these great companies:

Google REWE digital
inovex inovex
soundreply O'Reilly railslove 169 Labs

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Organized by

Jan Kus

Jan Kus
Fullstack Developer and Co-Founder of Railslove and hack.institute

Sophia Grazdanow

Sophia Grazdanow
Community Manager at hack.institute

Alexander Speckmann

Alexander Speckmann
Consultant and Design Thinking Specialist at hack.institute

Nadja Eminoğlu-Leuci

Nadja Eminoğlu-Leuci
Project assistant and photographer at hack.institute.

Thomas Richter

Thomas Richter
Developer and Co-Founder of bots.cologne

Christoph Jerolimov

Christoph Jerolimov
Developer and Co-Founder of bots.cologne and mobile.cologne

Tim Kahle

Tim Kahle
Voice-Assistant Developer, VUI Enthusiast and Co-Founder of 169labs.

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