SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kandy.io, Collaborizm and myDevices today announced a virtual global hackathon inviting developers to invent the future by combining Kandy's real time communications API and developer platform with the myDevices Cayenne IoT Project Builder. The event will be hosted on Collaborizm's global community, which has grown to more than 40,000 active engineers and developers since its inception earlier this year.
"With so much energy forming around both IoT and RTC, the intersection where machines and people interact is the crossroads of the future," said Paul Pluschkell, Founder and CEO of Kandy. "This fully virtual 'pajama hackathon' is an opportunity for developers around the globe to get a head start on the major technological innovations that will help improve our lives." Contestants will "invent the future" by leveraging the Kandy communications Platform as a Service (cPaaS) cloud-based, real-time software development platform and integrating it with hardware to create a hybrid telecom/IoT device. Contestants will also be able to access the Cayenne IoT Project Builder, which makes the creation of connected devices easier, faster and more secure. "In less than a year, myDevices has attracted over 85,000 developers who are taking advantage of Cayenne, which is unique in the IoT space," said Kevin Bromber, Founder and CEO of myDevices. "Imagine the alchemy when you bring together developers from all three domains and challenge them to find ways to invent, enabling things to message people, and people to message machines. We're thrilled to be part of this collective, creative hack." The Hackathon will be hosted on Collaborizm, an online collaborative workspace for makers-engineers-hackers-aspiring entrepreneurs & creatives, Collaborizm enables users to quickly team up and immediately begin to discuss ideas, work on projects, and help others out in the community.