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Nov. 20, 2017 10:57 am

Tinker with LoRaWAN systems at HackIoT Philly

Philly-based Microshare, makers of data platforms for the LoRa environment, is hosting the event alongside three other IoT companies and Drexel Ventures University Accelerator.

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The internet of things already surrounds you, you just can’t see it.

And it’s likely to pick up steam as LoRaWAN (a low-bandwidth network that reaches long distances with little power, the same tech behind Comcast’s machineQ) evolves. That’s why one Philly company is putting together a hackathon to get developers tinkering with its platform.

Microshare, the makers of a a data platform for LoRaWAN technology, is partnering with Senet, STMicroelectronics, Mouser Electronics and Drexel Ventures University Accelerator to host HackIoT Philly, a two-day hackathon happening Dec. 8 and 9 at Drexel’s Innovation Studio.

“We’re trying to bring more awareness to the technology here in Philly,” said Angel Rivera, Microshare’s developer advocate chief DEVOPS engineer. “This round we’re looking to have people use the platform and get feedback.”

During the event, technologists must use the software and hardware platforms to “create solutions for your environment, your community, your home, your city, your factory or business.” There are $1,200 in prizes.

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Rivera, a noted open-source activist often found judging hackathons, said the event is a trial that might be expanded to other cities.

This summer, Comcast held its own hackathon to get technologists to use its machineQ system to make cities smarter, safer and more efficient.

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