On a last minute invite, I joined The Next Web’s Hack Battle last week in Amsterdam. I thought it would be a good excuse to play with IoT and The Things Network in particular. It was a lot of fun and I saw some amazing and creative hacks.
Three partner prizes and overall winner
Prize money for Compassion
Since I joined to play rather than win, I have decided to donate the €2000 that came with the first prize to Compassion. This Friday I will travel to Rwanda myself to see how they provide education & care to over 80,000 children.
The problem I decided to solve for the Hack Battle was knowing when you have snail mail when you live in a condo or remote area where your (physical) mailbox might be some stairs or good walk away.
The 6 best hacks were invited to present at The Next Web Conference and so did I: