MINDS + MACHINES 2016 #GEMM16

November 14, 2016 guestblogger

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Can you hack the industry of the future?  

GE’s asking you to do so at Minds + Machines.

What is Minds + Machines?

This Tuesday marks the opening of GE’s premier Minds + Machines Conference, an event dedicated to software, innovation and the most powerful digital industrial outcomes. This annual gathering convenes a global community of GE customers, developers, partners, industry luminaries, and technology thought leaders to explore the digital transformation of industry, the state of the Industrial Internet, and what this means for everyone. The event is sold out, but you can still register to view the live stream.

This year’s theme, brought to you by Predix

This year’s theme: Driving Digital Industrial Transformation, powered by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)…Predix.  This means Predix, GE’s cloud-based platform, is front-and-center of GE’s largest conference of the year and the backbone of its digital industrial transformation.GE believes Predix—and developers like you—are the perfect combination to unlock the future and the way the world works.

Ready to hack?

For the first time ever, GE is including a hackathon as a Minds + Machines headliner event!  Developers will experience live industrial machines, from gas turbines to intelligent lighting, and then develop real-world applications to solve some of the industry’s toughest challenges. The prize pool is valued at $100,000 and includes a trip to the Paris, France!  Want to learn more?  Check out the hackathon page here.

Why Should I Care?

While this isn’t a Topcoder hackathon, it easily could be next year. Since GE has selected Driving Digital Industrial Transformation powered by Predix as the theme for its premier event of the year, it is a sign this is where the company and its customers are headed. That means, more and more opportunities will be solved by Predix, via the Predix ecosystem (which now includes Topcoder), and by developers like you.

Want in?

We know our community at Topcoder includes some of the best and the brightest. This is a big opportunity, and we’re ready. We hope you are, too!  The next GE Hackathon could be on Topcoder! Head on over to the Topcoder Community for Predix site and join today!

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