Ford was built on the belief that freedom of movement drives human progress. As we look to the future and the changing needs of society, we are committed to becoming the world’s most trusted mobility company – delivering smart vehicles for a smart world.  

Advances in vehicle connectivity are transforming Ford’s business. Connectivity — and the wealth of data it provides — are essential tools in Ford’s mission to create distinctive products and solutions, establish an always-on relationship with customers, and deliver an ever-improving user experience that’s convenient, safe and entertaining.

We invite you to use Ford's Connected Vehicle data to build an innovative solution for drivers. In this hackathon, you will get a chance to use FordConnect APIs to build a web or mobile application that can help Ford Customers. 

How do you envision the future of customers using their vehicle data and remote commands? Can you resolve pain points or provide customers something exciting that they have never seen before?

Areas of opportunity to explore: 

  • Home automation/IoT systems 
  • Areas of Driving Efficiency
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Social Experiences and Connections
  • Fun Vehicle Experiences
  • And anything else you can imagine!

Get a taste of what software development looks like at Ford while building your project for a shot at one of the posted prizes. 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$25,000 in prizes

First Place

• $10,000 USD
• Team meeting with Ford Software Product Leaders

Second Place

• $5,000 USD
• Team meeting with Ford Software Product Leaders

Third Place

• $2,500 USD
• Team meeting with Ford Software Product Leaders

Honourable Mentions (4)

• $150 Amazon Gift Card
• Team meeting with Ford Software Product Leaders

Best Technical Implementation and Functionality

• $2,300 USD
• Team meeting with Ford Software Product Leaders

* Awarded to the highest scoring project for Technological Implementation.

Best UI and Design

• $2,300 USD
• Team meeting with Ford Software Product Leaders

* Awarded to the highest scoring project for Design.

Best Solution to Challenge

• $2,300 USD
• Team meeting with Ford Software Product Leaders

* Awarded to the highest scoring project for Potential Impact and Quality of the Idea.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

What to Build

Build a connected vehicle web or mobile application to assist drivers using the FordConnect API.

What to Submit
  • Provide a URL to your code repository for judging and testing.
  • Provide access to your functional project.
  • Include a video (about 3 minutes) that demonstrates your submission. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Video and made public.

Judges

Elizabeth Grix

Elizabeth Grix

May Russell

May Russell

Adam Brooks

Adam Brooks

Michael Richard

Michael Richard

Rich Strader

Rich Strader

John Musser

John Musser

Jose Menendez

Jose Menendez

Scott Edwards

Scott Edwards

Judging Criteria

  • Technological Implementation
    Does the implementation of the FordConnect API and datasets demonstrate quality software development?
  • Design
    Is the user experience and design of the project well thought out?
  • Potential Impact
    How big of an impact could the project have on Ford customers?
  • Quality of the Idea
    How creative and unique is the project?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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