The Analog Hackathon is the brainchild of locally-based employees, the theme of ‘flooding in Ireland’ was chosen because of the impact it has had on so many lives in rural and urban Ireland including Analog staff. Analog Hackathon
Taking place in Thomond Park, 60 young people from across Analog have been gathered to develop proposals on how ADI technology could be used to address what has become a recurring national issue.
Colin Lyden, Fellow, Analog Devices, explained the concept behind the Hackathon: “ADI has a well-established record for engineering innovation but our products have evolved and are now more deployable, with the distance between our technology and problems being solved shortening. This event is about showcasing how ADI technology can be used to address significant issues and how our technology and our people can make a difference.”
Flooding experts from the ESB, JBA Ireland, Garland Concepts and the Tyndall Institute will brief the participants on the issues at play. Plus, experts from Analog on areas like radar technologies, cloud based services and sensor technologies are also on hand.
Advance warning and prediction systems, flood relief and maintenance of critical systems, identifying coastal threats and emergency defense measures are all expected to be examined over the course of the 2 day event.Ten teams are participating, made up of representatives from a wide variety of functions and skill-sets within ADI.
On Tuesday afternoon, each team will pitch their idea to the judges, Dragon’s Den style. The judges will decide which team wins, based on their assessment of which idea is the best use of ADI technology in alleviating the impact of flooding.
The company will then examine the feasibility of developing the winning concept into a solution for actual deployment by a relevant organisation.