(accepted in community meeting 17.1.2011)
Meegathon is a hacker type of competition, much like a hack-a-thon. The following competition will take place between Fri 12:00am and Sat 12:00am. In other words, teams have 24 hours time to finish their project.
Meegathon is both a software development and hardware innovation competition, with the emphasis on software. Teams participating in the competition can choose their own topic or use the one provided below. The purpose of the competition is to produce new open innovative software or improvements to existing open source projects. The judges will expect the projects to be targeted at MeeGo but if the project is useful for the larger open source community - even better.
On Saturday all teams will demonstrate their results to the judges. The best projects will be presented to summit participants by at least one team member. The best inventions and innovations will be awarded. Judges will evaluate projects according to three main categories.
While you can start working on your project today, we don’t want to see projects being ready before the summit. We really want to see on-site hacking and therefore we have added it as one of the project evaluation categories.
Judges may give special nominations for best hardware innovation, best software innovation and best OSS contribution. The public’s favourite will be nominated as well.
All teams have a dedicated space in which to build stuff on the second floor. The space is a big hall, which is divided into smaller areas. A separate space for small-scale crafting and possibly even welding will be created. If you know that your project needs tools, the best solution is to bring them with you. The space in which you will build your project, is monitored at all times.
NOTE: These are not confirmed yet!
The competition reference project topic is AR.Drone and using it with MeeGo 1.1 or higher.
Your solution (program, library, new hardware) will be used in a Quadricopter (Parrot Wi-Fi quadricopter). Solutions should contribute something new to controlling the device in different situations such as gaming, surveillance and new use cases. Solutions which replace existing ones with better ones are accepted and highly-valued. In other words, your solution /demo will run on some device, which in turn controls the quadricopter. You don’t have to start from the scratch. Some work has been done already:
In an ideal world, all efforts would be aimed at producing a good AR-library, which could be used in other applications, create a AR-multiplayer hub and protocol. Features developed could be (but are not limited to):
Project subjects are related to Linux / Qt / QML / Qt MeeGo components.
All teams MUST register in advance to participate in the competition. The number of teams is limited, so be quick! Organizers reserve the right to make minor alternations to competition scenarios and judging categories.