Over the course of three days last week, a group of Silicon Labs employees came together to participate in some healthy cooperative competition. Their mission: uncover practical household IoT applications using off-the-shelf systems and components. From visualizing Thread traffic to tamper proofing home security systems, more than a dozen teams worked to identify specific problems and solutions and then presented their findings to the larger group for peer feedback.
The work these groups have done could become the basis of future development efforts and inform product roadmaps, but the primary benefit to this event was to create an environment where developers can approach existing problems from new angles.
You can check out a couple of videos from the hack-a-thon below, and I would love to hear from you. What’s the coolest hack you’ve done?