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HackTM 2016- Saguaro “Home Sense” Team

An IT marathon of three days with a total of almost 50 hours of programming and another eight hours of tech talks—HackTM 2016 was one of the greatest events of its kind in south-eastern Europe. With the theme of “Life’s too short to hack alone,” this third edition of HackTM took place May 20-22 at the UPT Restaurant at the Politehnica University of Timisoara, organized by Banat IT and Timisoara Startup Hub.

Saguaro representatives joined nearly 500 other software developers developing applications in eight categories: eHealth, Robots, Smart City, Game Dev, IoT, Education, FinTech, and Open.

We would like to CONGRATULATE our colleagues Laura Popescu, Flavian Stef, Andrei Verdes, and Andrei Tatar. Competing with 10 teams in the IoT (Internet of Things) section, the Saguaro team won the “Award for innovation” special prize, consisting of a trip to the Netherlands to participate in the “IoT Conference Talks.” The team also won second place overall in the section, for which they were awarded a Raspberry Pi 3 and various development boards.

Our team’s project, titled “Home Sense,” was implemented in 50 hours of non-stop programing during HackTM 2016. It is a community-based open-source project that can be used by anyone with minimal JavaScript knowledge to write their own code and develop an automated flow for a smart home environment.

Here are some details about the application they developed:

Here is a diagram of the “Home Sense” application:

The HackTM 2016 event was intense, high-energy, and ultimately rewarding—not only because our Saguaro team walked away with prizes, but also because it was great to get so many talented and enthusiastic software programmers together in this way. We can hardly wait for next year’s HackTM!


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