On June 4, Sigfox hosted the launch of their Hacking House
program at the Chicago Connectory. Following the success of their Hacking Houses in Taiwan and San
Francisco, Sigfox decided to leverage Chicago's numerous universities, their
existing Chicago-based team, and the Chicago Connectory, to bring a Hacking
House to Chicago.
The Hacking House program is a 3-month cycle opened to
students, freelancers, and IoT entrepreneurs. Each team is a mix of hardware,
software, and marketing profiles working together to solve real-world problems using
Over the next 3 months, Sigfox and the Hacking House
participants will be members of the Chicago Connectory where they will be
working with mentors to create their IoT solutions.
The Hacking House provides real solutions for real problems
faced by customers using the IoT. During the San Francisco Hacking House, Team
Lali created an application that identifies and alerts firefighters when and
where a fire starts, thus, providing the information needed to quickly reach
and contain a fire before it can cause widespread damage.
Thank you Sigfox for hosting the Hacking House at the
Chicago Connectory. We look forward to the solutions their participants will create!