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EdgeX Open

October 7, 2019 - October 8, 2019

LF Edge’s EdgeX Foundry community is planning a series of hackathons focused on addressing real-world use cases with solutions built from commercial content from sponsors unified by the EdgeX framework.

The inaugural EdgeX Open will be hosted at Tech Nexus in Chicago on October 7 and 8. The event will focus on the retail market and work stemmed from the Commerce (e.g. Retail) Working Group within the EdgeX Foundry project and the related Open Retail Initiative (ORI).

Participating developers (from students to retail end users and technology solution providers) will use their talents and creativity combined with the EdgeX framework, commercial content from sponsoring companies and the rules of the event to develop a solution for either one of the specified customer-valued retail use-cases or an additional open category.

EdgeX Open Categories:

  • Advanced loss prevention – Leverage EdgeX to correlate computer vision events with telemetry from sensors such as RFID and transaction logs data from Point-of-Sale systems for improved loss prevention/theft detection
  • Dynamic personalized retail experience – Take computer vision and sensor data to drive a better in-store customer experience based on individual shopper preference
  • Inventory management – Use data from sensors and scanners (hand-held and/or drone- based) to improve inventory accuracy
  • Open category – Get creative and take your pick of a retail-centric use case! Just make sure it would be deemed valuable by end users

Register Here:

An EdgeX Open webinar, which provided an overview of the hackathon, a quick introduction to the EdgeX framework, tips and a Q&A, was held Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Slides form the Webinar are available here: The EdgeX Open Webinar – Final 10.2.19


Monday, October 7, 2019

8:30 – 10:00                          Registration, Breakfast and Team Set-up

10:00 – 10:30                        Opening Announcements, Introductions & Challenges Presented

10:30 – 11:00                         Sponsor presentations

11:00                                       Hacking begins

Noon                                       Working lunch

2:00                                         Networking/Technical discussions/Open group conversations

6PM                                         Whiskey Tasting (For participants 21 years old and over)

7PM                                         Dinner / Cocktail / Jam Session

10:00                                       Doors close for the night


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

7:30 AM                                   Doors open

8:00                                          Breakfast and start time

9:00                                          Order of participant presentations to the Judges will be announced

Noon                                         Working lunch

Noon – 2:00                            Judges to meet with each team for a short solutions overview and quick Q&A*

2:00 – 4:00                            Presentations to judges (Each team presents + Q&A)*

4:00                                          Judges tally results

5:00                                          Award Ceremony – Winners announced

5:30                                          Closing ceremony and final thoughts

6:00                                          End

* Each team to get equal amount of time with judges and for presentation (specific time will depend on number of teams)

To learn more about how to get started with EdgeX Foundry, check out this training doc:

Other training resources:

Preloaded Developer Tools

  • Ubuntu 18.04 Download
  • Code Environments
    • VSCode Download —  snap install code –classic
      • Golang Extension + golang tools
      • Docker Extension
      • “Better TOML” Extension
    • GoLand – Download — sudo snap install goland –classic
      • Docker Plugin
      • TOML Plugin
    • Docker CE — Download — sudo snap install docker
    • Golang — Download — sudo snap install go –classic
    • Git — Download — sudo snap install git-ubuntu –classic
    • Snapcraft — sudo snap install snapcraft —classic

PostmanDownload — sudo snap install postman

Useful links


Application Services

If you have questions, connect with us on the EdgeX Foundry Vertical-Solutions Slack Channel:


First Place: Team will receive USD$5,000*. The first place team will be invited to a future industry event to present their winning solution.

Second Place: Team will receive USD$2,500*

Third Place:  Team will receive USD$1,250* 

* Prizes awarded in the form of a check, to be distributed amongst all Team members

Thank you to our presenting sponsors!


Thank you to our bronze sponsors!


Learn more about the EdgeX Foundry:


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