almost 6 years ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the MTConnect Apps gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.


We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email and we'll respond as soon as we can.

almost 6 years ago

10 Days Left! - MTConnect Apps Submission Deadline is July 15

Just a Reminder...



The objective of “MTConnect Student Challenge: Application Development” is to develop a demonstrable and deployable application that solves a real-world manufacturing need.



For submission to MTConnect Student Challenge: Application Development, an application may be either an independent application that meets the objectives of the Challenge or it may be an extension to a pre-existing application, where the extension to that application meets these objectives. When the application is an extension to an existing application, the applicant must clearly define the part of the application that is the extension that has been developed…

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about 6 years ago

Why Compete in a Student Challenge?

It’s crunch time! The MTConnect Student Challenge is in full swing. The challenge is an invaluable opportunity, not just for the immediate cash prizes, but for the long-term benefits that participation in a student competition can garner. Not convinced? Here are some of the reasons why taking on a student application can make you a better student, a stronger job candidate, and an innovative contributor to modern society.


Stand out

By succeeding in a high-level competition, you will automatically stand out in a pool of applicants — be it for scholarships, internships, or jobs. Not only is it a…

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about 6 years ago

1 Month to Submit | Learn More about the IoT from Previous Challenge Winner - Joel Neidig

If the buzz around MTConnect Student Challenge has left you wanting to know more about the IoT and how it connects to the manufacturing industry, check out this online forum brought to you by none other than MTConnect Challenge winner Joel Neidig.

Neidig is the third presenter in the forum, and he discusses the industrial internet of things, the future of manufacturing, and the MTConnect Student Challenge. It is a great forum for anyone that would like to learn more about the IoT, and a great inspiration for challenge participants. Look how far you can go! 



The MTConnect

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about 6 years ago

Deadline Approaching! Get Expense Paid Travel to IMTS in Chicago

In addition to $22,500 in prizes, the finalists of the MTConnect Student Challenge will have the opportunity to attend the preeminent International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in September 2016! Finalists will receive expense paid travel to Chicago to present their applications on stage at IMTS and be introduced to contacts at major manufacturing companies. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your professional network, gain real world experience, and have a hand in advancing the future of manufacturing. Consider participating in the MTConnect Student Challenge Application today!

…but hurry: the final deadline is July 15, 2016!

about 6 years ago

Looking for ways to get your resume to the top of the stack?

Summer break is a great time to build experiences that stand out on a resume and interest an employer.

The MTConnect Student Challenge Application Development Competition is an exciting opportunity that college/university students should take advantage of this summer.  By working with a manufacturer of your choice to develop an application for utilizing MTConnect, you will grow your professional network, improve your communication skills, and gain manufacturing knowledge, all while solving real world problems.  You also have a chance to win cash prizes that will help you pay for school.

These are achievements that can get your resume noticed.


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about 6 years ago

Need Some Inspiration? Ideas Are Here...

If you are considering taking part in the MTConnect Student Challenge Application Development Competition, you might not know where to start.  In March, finalists and a winner were selected for the MTConnect Student Challenge Idea Creation Competition. While you’ll still need to create your own original idea, here are links to the abstracts submitted by the idea creation finalists:

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