Join developers, entrepreneurs, and expert mentors at the latest TM Forum open hackathon.  This is your unique opportunity to bring your product and rapidly build innovative new prototype solutions working with a global open ecosystem platform. Experimenting with the open platform, Open APIs and creative new solutions exposed by others in the hack, you will participate in a collaborative experience and gain valuable, expert feedback.  This Open Hack is hosted within a community of 150+ global experts, and has a focus on the next wave of Open APIs; preordering, onboarding and privacy management. 

Why take part?

  • Access to the open ecosystem platform & suite of open APIs
  • Compete to win prizes, bragging rights and exposure to a community of global executives
  • Test and integrate your existing app or create something new using an open platform including:TM Forum's globally adopted APIs, IBM Bluemix, Ericsson APIs, City of Vancouver open data and Sierra Wireless IoT 
  • Gain valuable feedback from collaborating hackers and experts
  • Make a difference in the world, by rapidly creating applications that will make our world cleaner, safer,  healthier, more efficient and sustainable.
  • Challenge yourself
  • Have fun 


How will you contribute?

Help us shape the future and solve real world challenges that face us today. The Challenges are:

Smart City: Connected Travel & Transport

Internet of things: Connecting People & Things

Smart Health Care: Patient Care Anywhere



  • The Hackathon is open to all registered participants.  The roles specifically being sought are developers, designers, technologists, data scientists, and entrepreneur as well as enterprise developers.
  • If you are an employee of a corporation, government agency, or an academic institution, you are responsible for ensuring that your participation in the Hackathon complies with any policies your corporation, agency, or institution may have regarding participation in an event of this type. We are not responsible for any disputes arising between you and your employer.


The submission deadline is 4:30pm PT on Tuesday July 12th 2016 to be made to this Devpost hackathon site. 

Late submissions will not be accepted

  • Your submission should include:

    • Your App, product or service submission:
      • Title
      • Tagline
      • Description (should be approximately 500 words); 
      • Explanation regarding which TM Forum APIs have been used
      • Explanation and links regarding other platform capabilities used, example: IBM Bluemix, Ericsson Connected Car API, Vancouver Open Data, Telus Live Streaming, Sierra Wireless IoT capability etc
      • Feedback regarding use of the APIs and platform from the event
      • Screenshots or images, with a maximum size of 5MB. Format should be JPG, PNG or GIF
      • Recommended: A link to a YouTube video of your submission
      • Git Commits:
        • Each team is suggested to commit their new code created during the {open}:hack to a public or private repository on GitHub by 6pm on Jul 12th. 
        • The Git Commit should include all source code of your app including CSS and supporting media
        • If, for whatever reason, your team is unable to submit via Git, then the source should be zipped up and submitted via e-mail within the deadlines to
      • It is not obligatory to submit the full code at the end of the hackathon. It is however, highly recommended to submit the new code created at the hackathon to the open source community and in particular any extensions to the Forum Open APIs which will be used as feedback to the wider industry. 
      • Clearly labeling where the fresh code rule applied and what applications and capabilities existed prior to the hack. 

    • By making the submission, you represent and warrant that:
    • Any code you supply for your entry is yours or your teams to choose to submit and is being submitted in alignment with TM Forum's IPR agreement. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$4,400 in prizes

First Prize

Second Prize

Special Recognition

Special prize recognized by the judges for merit. $400 in Amazon gift vouchers

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Mary Tafuri

Mary Tafuri
Director – Cloud Ecosystem & Innovation Spaces, IBM

Elaine Haher

Elaine Haher
Director, Business Development, Ericsson

Andrew Ah Yong

Andrew Ah Yong
Director - Information Services, TELUS

Pierre Gauthier

Pierre Gauthier
Chief API Architect, TM Forum

Joann O'Brien

Joann O'Brien
VP, APIs and Ecosystems, TM Forum

Peter Watkins

Peter Watkins
Province of British Columbia

Ashish Syal

Ashish Syal
Sierra Wireless

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    Your app should be innovative and disruptive
  • Impact
    Your app should solve a real-world problem highlighted by one of the challenges
  • Completeness
    No slide ware. Complete apps only - no slide ware or screen shots!
  • Integrated with ecosystem
    Best use of platform provided: Forum APIs, IBM Bluemix, Ericsson Service Innovation Framework Platform, Sierra Wireless, TELUS and BC Open Data

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