ARTIK Development Kit Alpha Program requests overwhelm Samsung!

( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #1

I suppose this is a good sign!

Referring to previous Forum Topics on this, the enthusiasm from the Community was mixed.

As I am a hopeful entrant for the Makers Against Drought ARTIK Challenge, the delay has me biting nails. Though less than 250 registered for 150 Kits allocated to the Challenge.

(Jody) #2

Did you get in on the Alpha program Terry?

( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #3

I’ve not received a response either way… Yourself?

(Jody) #4

Same here. No response. I doubt I will get one.

( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #5

Why not?

I’m not sure what the “pre-judging” criteria is, so I feel my chances are as good as anyone else. They could be weighting “originality” higher or lower than “feasibility”. It would be nice to know… I have a lot of speculation on Hackathons like this, but haven’t analyzed what tends to make successful entrants.

I presume that making extensive (deep) and creativity (unique) use of the sponsor’s technology is of prime importance. There are thousands of obvious and not-so-obvious water saving ideas for which using ARTIK is very suboptimal. That, to me, would eliminate a lot of entrants who don’t phrase their application summary appropriately.