Vodafone is an Event Sponsor of OTA12

We are pleased to announce that Vodafone is an Event Sponsor of OTA12.

The Vodafone developer program encourages and supports mobile innovation by working with developers and start-ups across multiple technologies to bring their ideas and businesses to market and flourish.  Whether it’s learning more about Vodafone’s products and services at networking events, sale innovating with the hottest new mobile technology in the Labs section or staying in touch with other developers on the forums, doctor  Vodafone makes sure that developers have all the resources and expertise in one place. Combined with Vodafone’s powerful distribution channels, healing and access to millions of customers, Vodafone can open up a world of opportunities to you. We’re accepting Android apps from developers everywhere to appear in our Vodafone Shop, so start publishing your app in Europe now!

The mbed Rapid Prototyping platform provides the tools for efficiently prototyping ARM Cortex-M microcontroller-based designs. The mbed Microcontrollers are a series of ARM microcontroller development boards supported by an online tools platform, which provide a productive environment to build projects with the backing of libraries, resources and support shared in the mbed community. mbed is a versatile platform that enables developers to rapidly build intelligent embedded projects, including multiple transport ‘Internet of Things’ applications with a interface the physical world. http://mbed.org

OTA12 Programme – Friday @ 12:15 & 18:00

Nicolas Herriot and Ashley Mills of Vodafone Group R&D will be presenting the workshop Anyone Can Code an Embedded Controller on Friday at 12:15 in the Morning Room.

Chris Styles of ARM will be presenting the workshop Cloud Development with Embedded Controllers and Connecting to Wide Area Networks on Friday at 18:00 in the Marquee Tent.
You will also be able to find the Vodafone M2M team in the Bar of the Mansion getting some hardware hacking going with mbed controllers and soldering irons!

OTA12 Hack Day – The Vodafone M2M Challenge

The Challenge

Create the most innovate and cool embedded hardware hack. This hack should show how an embedded device can be used to connect some aspect of a users life more intuitively to them. It can use any embedded hardware on the market (preferably Mbed) and connect using any wireless or fixed line technology (preferably a GSM, GPRS, or 3G one). It can even use a non-Vodafone cellular network!

The hack can connect:

  • embedded to embedded;
  • embedded to mobile; or
  • embedded to web.

Examples could be home control, energy saving by monitoring and control, industrial applications, generic cloud based asset tracking, home or industrial gateways and hubs, exposing UI’s of embedded devices for enhanced control, integration with CAN bus on vehicles, embedded safety equipment, sensor networks, telemetry tracking and activation or anything else you can imagine!

Get creative!

The Prizes:

The winning team will receive 2 x HTC One X phones, 2 x k3770 modems,2 x SIM payt 20 credit, and 2 x mbeds!