A hackathon bringing payments into the Internet of Things
Payments & IoT
Your coffee machine knows exactly when it is out of cups, and will automatically place the order for new ones and proceed with the payment. You can apply this on every product in your connected fridge (beer!). While we're at it: for those two minutes you used your coffee machine, there’s been usage of electricity.
Why not let the objects of your house pay for their actual energy consumption?
Unquestionably, you can be as creative as you want. You can also bring payments in IoT areas such as travel, tourism, gambling, retail, office, video games, digital content, etc.
And if you're a Blockchain enthusiast, you're more than welcome too.
It's time for digital payments to go to the next level!
Worldpay challenges you to develop the next generation of payments within the IoT.
The Worldpay Within SDK will be made open-source, so this is your chance to really contribute to the future of payments and make your mark on the Internet of Things!
A package can automatically process the payment once arrived on the client’s destination. Or when you want to charge your electric car, the connected car can make the payment based on the charging time.
To give you another example of how the Worldpay Within technology can be integrated to connected cars, check out our video.
> Discover and train yourself on a new IoT open-source technology: Worldpay Within, a pluggable payments agent which enables smart devices to make and receive payments
> The chance to develop the first use cases for M2M payment
> The opportunity to build your coolest POC ever with Raspberry Pi, Lego and loads of different objects
We think that the two areas below are a perfect fit for integrating
payment in IoT, so let's dig into a couple of things that could be done.
Why should you join?
NEED AN EXTRA BOOST OF INSPIRATION?
Just spin the roulette and we’ll give you one object, sensor and area to address.
PICK YOUR ROLE
Got a superpower to bring to the table? Get your cape and your tights and join the team!
We need your eye for detail, crunching skills and coding wisdom. Every language and every method helps! Rookie? Hardcore? Great with pair coding? Everybody's welcome.
If you have a keen eye for design, this is the place for you. Make a mark on the world of payment.
Tinkering with hardware is your passion and making objects smart with IoT is your hobby.
Time to meet and build
Once you have your invite, you'll be able to join the ideation platform (open two weeks prior to the hackathon).
Here, you can start discussing ideas and use cases, asking questions of the panel of experts, and gather information and feedback before the hack begins.
There will also be two webinars to get you ready. More info to follow!
Start the engine of your brain
As spots are limited, a selection will be made at least three weeks prior to the hackathon.
Friday, Sep 23rd
6pm - welcome
7pm - team building
Saturday, Sep 24th
Keep on hacking...
throughout the day
Sunday, Sep 25th
3.30pm - final demo pitching
6.30pm - winner announcement