• August 23-25, 2019
  • Montgomery, AL


Hackathon 2019

  • August 23-25, 2019
  • Montgomery, AL


Hackathon 2019

  • August 23-25, 2019
  • Montgomery, AL

innovateAFITC has become the premiere collaboration competition for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and Cybersecurity. This event encourages and promotes a community culture of cyber awareness and collaboration between Government, industry and academia, bringing together community leaders, cyber experts and a cadre of  competitors from local schools to witness and participate in real‐world IT, cyber operations, software development and design methods.

We have increased our focus this year on Training and Workforce Development, Collaborating with tools between public and private organizations, and Encouraging Innovation on Smart City initiatives.

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Choose Your Challenge

Student groups will team up with military and industry IT professionals in order to create a solution (working prototype) to a challenge in one of the below categories using a Microsoft Azuresphere DevKit or Raspberry Pi. The exact technical challenge will be released closer to the competition

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Utilities / Digital Services

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Judging Criteria

Teams will be judged on the following criteria:

Prototype Submission


The prototype will be judged on impact, creativity, complexity, quality, and percentage of completion.

Project Description Technical Writing Submission


The project description will be judged based on how well it explains the problem, solution, architecture, or technical challenges.

Pitch Presentation


The 5 minute pitch presentation will be judged on the quality of the presentation covering the problem, solution, team demographics and video of the working prototype.

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You and your team can get started by checking out some of the resources below in order to get familiar with some of the technology you might use!


Getting Started with Microsoft Azure DevKits

Microsft IoT DevKit is made for building cloud enabled IoT apps in a productive and fun manner.

Set up your DevKit Try A Sample Project

Getting Started with Raspberry Pis

A small and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming.

Set up your Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

Python 101

Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics.

Free Courses to Learn Python Setup your local environment

Intro to GitHub

GitHub is a Git repository hosting service, but it adds many of its own features. While Git is a command line tool, GitHub provides a Web-based graphical interface.

Git and GitHub for Beginners GitHub Learning Lab

Getting Started with AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 165 fully featured services from data centers globally.

10-Minute Tutorials Amazon Web Services Basics

Getting Started with Azure

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges.

How to Get Started with Azure 5 Microsoft Learn Modules for Getting Started with Azure