Hackathon from the center of the digital world!

We invite you to join us for a full day Hackathon where you can build relationships, solve challenges and learn from the best. Taking place from the center of the internet, the MarketplaceLIVE Hackathon puts you behind the scenes of the Cloud and the Internet, an inspirational hack into the future of technology.

The potential of smart spaces continues to increase when we use environmental elements that are found in data centers. During this hackathon, you'll be challenged to develop your idea for making a space smarter within a data center. By using IoT devices, the future of both data centers and smart spaces is brighter than ever! Up for the challenge?

Please sign up at www.mplhackathon.splashthat.com to complete your registration.

Taking place on Saturday, November 2nd at 32 Avenue of the Americas. Breakfast & registration begins at 9:00am and the closing ceremony starts at 6:00pm. See you there!


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We’re calling for first-timers, coders, front-end users, professionals, back-end users and hardware users. Individuals (join a team when you come); Teams (up to 4 people per team).


Digital Realty is providing you with IoT Kits and we want you to reimagine the data center of the future!

Wearable and IoT Devices are outfitted with endless sensors. These sensors create a wide array of possibilities for how we interact with the world around us.

Questions to get you going:

  • What new ways can we perceive and interact with data centre’s produced data (temperature, lights, sounds, humidity)?
  • How might we improve the end user experience (Digital Realty’s relationship with clients)?
  • How can we apply ideas from different industries to the data centre industry?


Stephen Holmes

Stephen Holmes
Digital Realty

Judging Criteria

  • Innovativeness/Creativity
    Is it something new? Have you never seen an idea like this before? Does it strike you as being original? Does the project demonstrate progressiveness and imagination? Is the new idea meaningful?
  • Complexity
    Is the project composed of many different parts? Does the project demonstrate a lot of thought? Did the participants learn and explore significantly to complete the project? Were multiple devices/APIs meaningfully used as part of the project?
  • Usability/Quality
    Is this project something you or someone you know would want to use? Is the project usable for many (different) people? Is the project easy to use? Does the project provide a more qualitative experience?
  • Impact
    Is this something the participants are interested in pursuing further? Does the project consider a broader world view? Could the project have positive impact on the environment, business, etc.?
  • Diversity/Inclusivity
    Does the project consider marginalized groups? Does the project consider different body types? Would the project help increase access for individuals who sometimes are unable to access needed or desired resources?
  • Project Specific
    Environment As An Experience (IoT) Does it fit well with the environment it was designed in? How well versatile this idea is? Can it be used in more than just one environment for usability? e.g. business office, living room, parks, etc.
  • Design
    How aesthetically pleasing is the project? Did thought go into project design? Does the project combine quality design with quantitative complexity? Does the design contribute to user experience?


  • IoT
  • Productivity