The goal of the competition is to design and implement an embedded software project with Ada and/or SPARK as the primary language. The contest runs until January 31, 2020, and has over $8,000 in total prizes. Participants can register on the Hackster.io developer platform at www.hackster.io/contests/adacore2. Submissions from previous years include an electrocardiogram detection device, autonomous robots, a light meter controller and many more.
The competition is open to individuals and teams. Individuals must be at least 18, years of age. Teams can be composed of two to four participants, each of whom must be individually eligible. Student projects must be submitted either by a student participant (age 26 or less with a valid student ID), or a team comprised of student participants. Business-supported people/projects are not eligible.
Projects will be judged based on project logs, and prizes will be awarded to those projects that best meet the overall criteria of high software quality, openness and buzz factor.
The first prize is US $2000, and there are ten finalist prizes of US $600 each. A Student-only Prize of an Analog Discovery 2 Pro Bundle worth US $299.99 will go to the best-ranking student finalist. A project submitted by a student is eligible for both the Student-only Prize and the cash prizes.
Award winners will be announced in March 2020.
The contest will be judged by a panel consisting of Bill Wong, Senior Technology Editor at Electronic Design, and Fabien Chouteau, AdaCore software engineer, and author of the Make with Ada blog post series.