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Bosch
Connected
Experience
2020

 

Feb 17-19

Europe’s largest IoT hackathon

Bosch
Connected
Experience
2020

February, 19-20

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Take part in Europe’s largest IoT hackathon

Every year BCX draws on hundreds of participants from more than 45 countries to join this Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon. This three-day event has become unmissable for the community of developers, product owners, product managers, UX experts, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

BCX20 took place from February 17–19, 2020 at one of the coolest locations in Europe, STATION-Berlin. Participants had 30 hours to team up and tackle several exciting challenges, using over 135 connectable devices – including cars, eBikes, robots, smart home appliances, cameras, power tools, production machines, sensors, and whole lot more – made available by Bosch and its ecosystem partners.

But above all, BCX was about having fun! It was an opportunity to learn, test your coding skills, make new friends from all four corners of the globe, and even develop entirely novel solutions.

30h

hacking

120+

hacking devices

25+

Hackathon Partner

7,000

fingers coding

145+

BCX teams

90+

hack coaches

700+

developers

Want to participate?

You will be given approximately 30 hours to join a team, start to create ideas and build prototypes. On the final day of the hackathon, your team’s performance will be evaluated in two pitching rounds, one addressing all hackathon participants and the other face-to-face with the jury.

Want to become a partner?

BCX offers a wide range of options for companies who want to become Hackathon Partners. Companies can contribute hardware, software, services and coaching or use the hackathon as a testbed to build new IoT use cases, services and business ideas. All with the help of highly skilled developers, start-ups and other talents.

Schedule

Day 0 – Feb 17, 2020

6:00 pm Registration opens
6:30 pm BCX Opening & team-building
11:00 pm Closing doors

Day 1 – Feb 18, 2020

8:00 am Opening doors
11:59 pm Closing doors

Day 2 – Feb 19, 2020

8:00 am Opening doors
3:30 pm Hacking ends
3:35 pm Pitch time
6:30 pm Finalist pitches at BCW
7:00 pm BCW party

Recaping BCX19

In 2019, more than 700 developers competed in five separate hack challenges, focusing on themes as diverse as Mobility, Manufacturing, Buildings, Utility Cross Domain and Social Impact. Bosch was supported in this venture with Hackathon Partners such as HERE, Mathworks, Microsoft, Red Hat and many more. After 30 hours of intensive work, the teams pitched their ideas in front of the hackathon community and later in front of a jury of experts. The winning teams were also presented to the wider audience of the Bosch ConnectedWorld conference, which started on the last day of the BCX event.

Reasons you should join BCX

"You'll take part in a real hardware hackathon, with 120+ hacking devices to choose from."
#1 reason you should join BCX20

Hackathon Partners

As in previous years, we once again made sure to rope in some great Hackathon Partners to join our hacking movement. Have a look at the overview and get some details on the provided products.

Hack Tracks

At BCX20, you can choose between different hack tracks, ranging from mobility, to manufacturing, to smart home, tech for climate, insurances, and more. Some hack tracks focus on ideation, others on problem solving, and still others are a data deep dive – whichever one you choose, you will be tackling an exciting IoT challenge.

FAQs

Do you have any questions about Bosch ConnectedExperience 2020? You can find thousands of answers on our FAQ page. Check it out.

Recaping BCX19

In 2019, more than 700 developers competed in five separate hack challenges, focusing on themes as diverse as Mobility, Manufacturing, Buildings, Utility Cross Domain and Social Impact. After 30 hours of intensive work, the teams pitched their ideas in front of the hackathon community and later in front of a jury of experts.