Announcing Nodecopter and Parrot as Hackathon Sponsors!

We’ve kept a bit quiet about the third day of DARC, and now we’re thrilled to announce that the hackathon on the third day of the DARC will be led by Nodecopter and sponsored by Parrot.

If you’ve never seen what Nodecopter hackathons are like, here’s a video from a recent one in Berlin:


Nodecopter has incredible experience both developing and leading hackathons, specifically focusing on Parrot drones. Parrot’s Henri Seydoux will be giving a keynote on the main stage at DARC, and they’ve generously donated some Parrot drones for hackers to work with.

During the hackathon, each team will receive one Parrot AR Drone 2.0 and spend the day programming and playing with it. Some food, coffee and snacks will be provided. OpenDroneControl will also be partnering with NodeCopter and leading a workshop to help people get started with their drone.

At the end of the day, each team gets to present their work to the other attendees. We’re also going to give away five of the Parrot drones as prizes to the teams who make the best hacks at the end of the day! To see out what other people have experienced during Nodecopter hackathons, check out some of these videos.

The hackathon will be held all day at ITP, a graduate program at NYU colloquially titled “the center for the recently possible.”

The hackathon is open to everyone regardless of skill level. For those who are interested in learning more about the basics of hacking a drone, we recommend the Intro to Hobby Drones track on the second day of DARC.

Of course, you can’t do any of this if you don’t register for the conference! Once you’ve registered, add your name to the hackathon list.

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