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The MEC Hackathon 2019

Organized by Intel, VIAVI, MobiledgeX, Informa Tech, Huawei, Saguna, Telefonica

17 - 18th September, 2019, Endorsed by ETSI

What is the Hackathon?

The 2019 Hackathon, endorsed by ETSI, is a cutting edge competition designed to test your skills and abilities as a Multi-Access Edge Application developer! Gather your team and submit your registration to put yourself in the running for industry-wide recognition as ETSI MEC technology gurus. 

Developers will also have the chance to gain remote access in advance to real MEC platforms. 

Scroll down for more information!

The 5G Challenge

  • Automotive and cooperative vehicles
  • Applications for the energy industry
  • Virtual reality / augmented reality
  • IoT scenarios (with sensors, fog nodes)
  • Robotics and factories of the future
  • eHealth and mHealth
  • Media and entertainment vertical

What does your team need to do?

Developers’ teams at the Hackathon will be tasked to develop mobile applications for advanced services in MEC-enabled 5G networks, using ETSI MEC technologies. Candidate Developers’ Teams are free to choose a specific challenge and are encouraged to reuse their existing or past projects. In addition, teams will learn how to use the ETSI MEC APIs running on the MEC Hosts at the competition (e.g. Radio Network Information API, Location API).

Submission Guidelines

Team Size & How to Enter

Maximum team size is 5.

Download the 2019 MEC Hackathon Application form and send it, alongside your supporting documents, to James.Croissant@KNect365.com

Enter HERE!

Deadline & Costs

Submission due date: 17th July 2019

Cost: FREE to apply and FREE to attend

Submissions will be evaluated by the Hackathon Organizing Committee based on various criteria

Venue & Times

Ilec Conference Centre, London. 

Hackathon: from Wed 17th Sept AM to Thu 18th Sept PM

The guide on how to use MEC APis

This report will provide guidance for software developers on how to properly approach architecting and developing applications with components that will run in edge clouds


  • Informa Tech will offer free passes for an Informa Tech hosted Conference in 2020
  • Be part of the Intel Software Innovator program and be eligible to be featured as an Intel Early Innovation Project. The project will be eligible for funding to produce/present a tutorial/paper on their project, hardware funds for their project, and to participate in the start up mentorship program: https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-software-innovators
  • Intel will also offer Amazon Echo devises to the top 3 developer teams
  • Telefónica will offer the opportunity to deploy a demo on the edge computing facilities at the 5TONIC 5G open innovation test center (http://www.5tonic.org/). The selected teams will also have the opportunity to interact with the Wayra acceleration initiative hosted by Telefonica.
  • Special prize offered by MobiledgeX: If your app involves machine learning or robotics at the edge, you could be in with a chance of winning $1000. Runners up could also win $500!
  • ...and most importantly, a customized Hackathon Winners trophy to proudly display in your office!

Interested in Edge in China?

Join our sister Hackathon, hosted by Huawei on 17th September