about 6 years ago

Last Call for Speakers - IoT Fuse Annual Conference

HackDay friends,

Last day submit your idea for a panel or topic is tomorrow, March 2nd. Don't delay...if you're interested in giving a talk, please apply for a speaker position at the IoT Fuse 2018 Conference (Internet of Things Conference), taking place in Minneapolis on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center by clicking this link:

Click Here To Submit Your Speaker Application

about 6 years ago

IoT Fuse Annual Conference - May 3rd 2018

Greetings Hackday friends!   IoTFuse's Annual Conference is coming up on May 3rd, and we'd love to see you all there!  You've been part of our community for a long time, and we'd like to offer you a discount for attendance.  Please follow the link below and register today! We hope to see you all on May 3rd!   Here's a 50% discount code (limited quantity available):   Link:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iotfuse-conference-2018-tickets-42154906460?discount=event18_confday_hack_OA4fOmaP7a  

over 6 years ago


Dear IoTHackDay 2015 Participants,

(Sorry if you are recieving this email multiple times, I don't have a way to filter out the emails I have already sent through Meetup.com or other previous hackathons, as your emails are protected by these sites.  I just want to make sure people are getting the message.)


ATTENTION!  THE PRIZE POOL HAS BEEN INCREASED!  REPEAT...THE PRIZE POOL HAS BEEN INCREASED!  Formally at $350 in cash, the total prize payout has increased to $1725 and could increase even further!


There will be additional hardware prizes as with previous years, but we are adding in…

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almost 8 years ago

New IoT Makeathon Launched - IoT Mother's Day Makeathon, May 7th, 2016

Greetings IoTHackDay 2015 Participants!

I wanted to make sure that everyone who had participated in the fabulous IoTHackDay 2015 event has the chance to sign up for the Mother's Day Makeathon, coming up on May 7th, 2016.

Check out the new Devpost site at http://mothersday.rocks !


Patrick Delaney




We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.

about 8 years ago



DEADLINE - Saturday, February 20th, 2016 - 11:59PM

We're looking for speakers for our upcoming IoTFuse Conference on April 22nd, 2016.  This year is going to be bigger and better, with more tracks and greater attendance...and of course, greater insight on IoT.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who participated in IoTHackDay to show off their innovation.  This event will be a massive gathering of the IoT Community from around Minnesota and the midwest, with an attendance of over 400 people, it will be a great opportunity to show off…

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over 8 years ago

Arduino.MN Dec Meetin

Hi everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your fall and had a great Halloween and upcoming Thanksgiving. As many of you may or not know the Arduino.MN/IoT Mpls group is a monthly meeting of Arduino and Open Hardware enthusiasts that meet the first Thursday of every month to network, discuss and share what projects and things they are working on with open hardware and the Internet of Things. Our next meeting is Dec 3rd at the University of Minnesota. Details are at: http://arduino.mn

The reason I'm reaching out to all of you today is that I was thinking it would be…

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over 8 years ago

#iothackday & Beyond - Future IoT Products Marketing & Business Building Assistance Survey [Non-Anonymous]

Greetings again, #iothackday participants.

Here's another Google form for those who are interested - this has less to do with the hackathon itself, and more about what else IoTFuse as an organization can do to help you and help grow your IoT Projects and IoT Startups.

This form is non-anonymous because it includes actionable data on our part.  That being said, we won't share your email with anyone outside of IoTFuse without your explicit permission.

#iothackday & Beyond Form

Thanks much for your feedback!

over 8 years ago

#iothackday Quality Survey

Greetings IoTHackDay Participants!

We hope you had a great time at iothackday, and we strive to continue to bring great, "Internet of Things" themed hackathons, talks and activities.  In the interests of continuous improvement and quality, your honest feedback of how things went are critical to improving hackathons in the future.  We truly value your opinion and wholeheartedly thank you in advance for your time.

The mission of #iothackday was to hack to create IoT connected products to learn and of course, make the world a better place.  Please let us know how we did by taking this short, 5-minute survey.


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over 8 years ago

Whew! What a day!

Hello everyone!

I wanted to thank you again for participating in IoTHackDay 2015 and congratulations to our winners:

1. Sound Scout

2. (tie) Go Go Gadget

2. (tie) Smart Pill Box

3. Jukebox Backpack

I hope that regardless of where you ended on your project, you had fun and were able to network, learn, teach and laugh together with other IoT makers in the community. I saw so much excitement and energy from people that day that I can't wait to see what products everyone dreams up for the next one! I'm also happy to report that the LED Costumes event…

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over 8 years ago

Why We Are Here

Greetings Everyone!

I can not begin to express the excitement I have for our 2nd annual IoT HackDay this Saturday! The idea of IoTHackDay was conceived in a coffee shop during the summer of 2014 between friends as a way to bring people together for 12 hours in a fun environment and use technology to solve everyday problems. Over the course of the past 2 years we will have had 25 teams and more than 130 people compete, invent, discuss, share, learn, motivate and laugh as they are building their projects. Some teams are there to just have fun, learn…

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over 8 years ago

Hack Day - Communication Tools

Greetings IoT Hackathoners!

I'm (Patrick Delaney) working on setting up a few tools which will hopefully make the communication during #iothackday more robust, for those who are interested.

  1. I have set up a Slack Group.  If you haven't used Slack before, I highly encourage you to try.  It's basically an internal team instant messaging tool which works really well...it was used by NASA teams to design rovers to put on Mars!  If you're interested in joinging the IoT Hack Day Slack Team, please send me your email addresses or Slack IDs to - patrick.del@gmail.com
  2. If you use Twitter...any Tweets with #iothackday…

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over 8 years ago

10% Discount from AdaFruit

Hello IoTHackDay Teams!

Wanted to let you know that as IoTHackDay participants, AdaFruit has offered us a 10% discount for any items purchased off their website for the competition.

Shop at: http://www.adafruit.com/categories

and when checking out, use the discount code:



Justin & The IoTHackDay Team

over 8 years ago

Reminder - IoTHackDay Meet and Greet This Thursday, Oct 1st!

Hello IoTHackDay teams!

Just a reminder that THIS Thursday, Oct 1st we are having our IoTHackDay "Meet and Greet" event. If you are a team captain, team member or registered, but still looking to join a team for IoTHackDay, we look forward to seeing you! A number of our sponsors will be there to share details about their products/services, hand out some free swag and learn about your projects to see if there's a good match for what they offer and what you are building.

If you haven't registered, please be sure and do that today at: http://bit.ly/iothackday2015-meet-and-greet

There will…

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over 8 years ago

Team Building

Hey there IoT Hackers!

Team Recruitment Assistance from Meetup Group

We've had some questions on assistance with team building and recruitment.  For those who are interested in help building their teams via an email blast through our Meetup.com/iotmpls group, please do the following by tomorrow evening at 9PM:

  1. Post a comment on your project if you're looking for team members, and what types of skills you are looking for.
  2. Update the skills needed on your project.

What We Will Do To Help

I (Patrick) will go onto the submissions website and copy/paste project information into an email, including what the…

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over 8 years ago

IoTHackDay Meet And Greet on Oct 1st

Greetings All #IoTHackDay Teams!

First, I want to thank you all for your participation in IotHackDay 2015! I'm blown away by the amount of talent and innovation that we have here in the midwest around the Internet of Things. It's your energy, enthusiasm and creativity that make IoTHackDay so special! I can't wait to see what people create on Oct 17th.

As you have registered to participate in #IoTHackDay, I wanted to let you know about a private "Meet and Greet" on Oct 1st at Exposition Hall at Riverplace in Minneapolis.

You and your fellow team members are invited to attend…

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over 8 years ago

Register TODAY!

We have limited space! If you want to compete, please register ASAP, even with a placeholde project. We need to get teams registered and all of the participants on a team before the cutoff of Oct 1st. We look forward to having you a part of the 2nd #IoTHackDay event!