Prizes + Winners

Awarding over $7,000 in Prizes!

All Hack City Attendees earn complimentary access to our VERGE Accelerate program on Tuesday November 13.

Each member of a winning team will earn a complimentary full conference pass to VERGE SF ($1,000 value).



Additionally, we will grant prizes in the following categories:

Best Overall

$1500 Cash Prize

Winner
InSite: Providing actionable insight into commercial building performance


Collecting the Right Data

Best Use of Data

$750 Cash Prize

Winner
InSite: Providing actionable insight into comercial building performance


Building Energy Management

The winning team will receive a $2,000 grant for the best use of the Panoptix platform APIs based on:

  1. innovation/novelty (wow factor)
  2. commercial potential
  3. market readiness
Note: Johnson Controls employees not eligible for this prize.

Winner
InSite: Providing actionable insight into comercial building performance


Tapping into the Smart Grid

Best Use of OnStar API

Winner(s) will receive the new OnStar FMV aftermarket product, along with installation and six months of OnStar’s Directions & Connections service. OnStar FMV provides drivers of most vehicles with navigation, hands-free calling, roadside assistance, and OnStar’s safety and security technologies.

Winner
Pick up your Volt: Fleet management tool for ensuring that vehicles
distributed are adequately charged for use


Best re-use of an existing code base

$500 cash prize


Best UI

$750 cash prize

Winner
SellEfficient.ly: an efficiency sales tool for appliance sales staff


Best pop-up hack

$750 cash prize

Winner
Calories and Grams: Using google maps API, offers a comparison of a trip based on the type of vehicle used, while simultaneously determining how many calories the traveler would burn walking the same distance