about 1 month ago

Announcing the winners…

The judges have weighed in and chosen the winners! All winners will receive an email with next steps in the coming days so keep an eye out. Congratulations! 

Congratulate the winners in the Ford Smart Vehicle Connectivity Challenge gallery and check out all of the innovative applications that used the FordConnect API.

Thank you to all our participants for your contributions and hard work! Congratulations winners, we can’t wait to see what you build next!

Please note that access to the FordConnect API will be removed shortly from all distributed accounts.


2 months ago

Submissions close this Friday 

Reminder, this is your final shout-out! These are only a few days left to work on your project and submit to the Ford Smart Vehicle Connectivity Challenge. Due Friday July 16th before 5 pm ET. 

Final Checklist:
Have you built a connected vehicle web or mobile application to assist drivers using the FordConnect API? 

In order to qualify, your submission must include:  

  • :film_projector: 3-minute demo video showcasing the functionality of the application. 

  • :gear: Link to access to your code repository for testing and judging (if it’s private, share it with testing@devpost.com and etesting@ford.com). 

  • :pencil: Responses to all required

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2 months ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to enter your submission to the Ford Smart Vehicle Connectivity Challenge. Submissions are due July 16 at 5:00PM ET.  

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Slack Channel, the Resources Tab and your “to-do” list for more info to help you get started. 

Submission checklist
Run through this list before you sit back from your project: 
  • Did you build a connected vehicle web or mobile application to assist drivers using the FordConnect API? 
  • Have you created a

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3 months ago

Don’t miss the AMA next week!

There are three weeks remaining in the Ford Smart Vehicle Connectivity Challenge and we know you are working hard.  Don’t forget - submissions are due by Friday July 16th at 5 pm ET. 

Join the Ford team for an Ask Me Anything session on June 29th during lunch (12 - 1 PM ET). The team will review the roadmap of connected vehicle products and chat about what software development at Ford looks like.

Join Slack for details and call access

We hope you all can make it!


3 months ago

Four weeks to go – check out these category prizes!

There are four weeks left to enter your submission to the Ford Smart Vehicle Connectivity Challenge. Submissions are due July 16 at 5:00PM ET.

Prizes
You have the opportunity to win up to $10,000 as a grand prize or a judging criteria specific prize. Check out the judging criteria to know how your project will be judged. 

  • 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

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3 months ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

Whether or not you have started building your Ford Smart Vehicle Connectivity Challenge project, the Slack Channel is the perfect place to connect with other developers! 

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also use the Slack Channel to ask the Ford and Devpost teams questions.

Teaming up
Looking for a challenge team? The Slack Channel can also help you connect with potential teammates. You can also use the challenge Participants Tab to search for other developers looking to team up, check out their skills and message

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