Last updated: 17 of March, 2023



The Intel EdgeX Hack is a call for multidisciplinary profiles, from students as well as young experts in digital/IoT technologies, who are enrolled in a university in the USA, UK, and China.


Intel EdgeX Hack


Develop (1) a new EdgeX device service microservice to interact with smart home devices/appliances via Matter. As a result, the device service must be protocol-based and implement the Matter specification.
The device service microservice must not already exist in EdgeX and must not be specific to only one particular smart home device.

Additionally, the new EdgeX device service microservice, also known as “device connector” must meet the minimum required functionality defined by EdgeX.

Finally, the device connector must be written in the programming language Golang (GO) and the overall solution must incorporate a UI derived from the example UI here to illustrate the device service’s capabilities and functionality.


Organizer (the “Organizer”): Kreativdistrikt S.r.l. ​(hereafter also “KDKT”), ​registered office via F. Petrarca 22, 20123 Milano, VAT code and Fiscal Code 09829520965. The Organizer is the entity responsible for the Hackathon. 

Client (the “client”): Intel corporation UK LTD Hillsboro, attn: Accounts payable, p.o. box 1000, Hillsboro, or US 97123 (hereinafter collectively the “client”).

The Client and the Organizer may be collectively referred to as “we”. 


  1. Review the guidelines for this hackathon on the landing page: (In Chinese)
  2. Apply to participate on the platform on the link that you will find on the Landing Page or here
  3. Receive an email confirmation of selection as a participant for this event.
  4. Prepare yourself and your team by reviewing the starter kit that you will receive for the hackathon which will contain deadlines, milestones, and guidelines.
  5. Participate in the live workshop where you will find out what will be expected of you.  
  6. Get ready to hack with your team and prepare to hack!


Eligible Participants in this Contest must be pre-approved, and currently registered as full-time students of the 3 chosen universities from the USA, UK, and CHINA.  Hackathon attendees must not be ineligible (as provided herein) nor under a conflicting employment, contractual or legal restriction to enter (eligible “Participant”).


Unless otherwise expressly agreed, Participants may NOT participate in the Contest individually and must work in teams, which will generally be comprised of between two (2) and up to a maximum of four (4) Participants (who may or may not be connected, or may be from the same school or college of that university, or may be from different schools and colleges of that university) (“Team(s)”). Participants may only work on one Team. Once assigned Participants may not switch Teams unilaterally, but Sponsors may nonetheless assign or re-assign Team members, in their absolute discretion. Participants affirmatively agree to work in accordance with the Code of Conduct in a spirit of mutual collaboration and respect for all Team members and their contributions or may be subject to immediate disqualification. Promotion Entities reserve the right to disqualify an individual Team member, without affect to the applicable Entry or other Team members, due to such individual’s failure to comply and/or inappropriate behavior (as determined by Promotion Entities’ in their absolute discretion). In qualifying for a prize, one prize will be awarded to each winning Team as a whole and the respective prize will be divided equally amongst all applicable Participant Team members. Participants may be required to assign one Team member (“Team Representative”) to be the primary point of contact for the Team during the Hackathon.


Please provide your submission materials in English & Chinese. Submissions in other languages won’t be accepted.


Participants own the rights to the projects they create. 


A panel of judges composed of the Organizer, and the Client will evaluate every project considering the following criteria: 


It is not expected for teams to implement the full Matter specification for the device service.  However, the device service must implement connectivity and other basic functions.  After that, teams may want to consider implementing additional functionality from the Matter specification in an effort to create a winning submission that receives the most points in each of the scoring criteria categories.


Creativity (30 points): is the solution innovative, for example does it go above and beyond basic functionality, extent to which the “Surprise Solution Ingredient” is incorporated, etc.
Impact, Viability, and Usefulness (30 points): does the solution have real, commercial and/or applicable value, for example to the smart home consumer.
Simplicity (30 points): is the solution intuitive, easily integrated into the smart home space; has usability been taken into consideration?
Presentation (5 points): effective, clear, convincing support of the how solution connected and controlled smart home Matter devices.
Coolness (5 points): is to measure the “wow” factor, was the solution, presentation, or idea something that was enjoyable and impressive.


The prize pool of a total of US$14,000.00 (United States American Dollars) will be distributed as follows: 

Prize pool: Grand Prize – $5000, Prize per Uni 1st – $2000, 2nd – $1000
One winner per Geo: Prize per Uni 1st – $2000, 2nd – $1000
One Grand Prize: $5000

The prizes will be distributed to the winners by the Intel team and can take up to 90 days after the completion of the shipping process. The event manager’s discretion will define if the prize will be monetary in nature or in value and it is Intel’s discretion to disclose its content of it. 


Prize cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash; however, the Organizer reserves the right to make equivalent prize substitutions at its sole discretion.  Organizer will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or components of a prize(s). Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. The Organizer will not award a Prize if there are no eligible Submissions entered in the Hackathon, or if there are no eligible Participants or Submissions for a specific Prize. 


The Organizer is fully entitled to shorten, extend, modify, or cancel the Hackathon in any manner it deems fit without incurring any liability to the Participants. The Organizer is fully entitled to disqualify a Participant or a team that does not abide by these Terms & Conditions or acts in any way deemed inappropriate by the Organizer.

The Organizer shall not be responsible, and assume no liability, for (i) lost, misdirected, or late submissions; (ii) electronic transmission errors; (iii) theft, destruction, change of, or unauthorized, access to submissions; (iv) technical problems, malfunctions or errors in the operation of any hardware or software which is necessary for the transmission of submissions or for the procedure of the Hackathon, including computer viruses and bugs, or for manipulations, unauthorized access, scams, overload of the Internet or a website or any combinations of these, nor for other causes not subject to the inspection by the Organizer and the respective subsidiaries and branches of the Organizer. In case any of the above should occur, the Organizer retains the right, in its sole discretion, to adjust, change, postpone, or cancel the Hackathon in any manner it deems fit, or to take any other action it deems appropriate, including, without limitation, disqualifying any Participant who wrongfully causes any of the above to occur. The Organizer reserves all rights to recover damages and to take any resources that may be available to it against any such Participant. 

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participants and the Organizer in connection with the Hackathon, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Court of Milan – Italy


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The Organizer reserves the right to verify the validity of submissions, as well as their compliance with these Terms and Conditions, and to disqualify any Participant who interferes in any way with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. The Organizer will not accept any late or misdirected submissions. The Organizer reserves the right to cancel the Hackathon and/or cancel or amend the awards if it deems in its sole discretion that there is an insufficient number of Participants.

Disqualification of any Participant who the Organizer has reason to believe has breached any of these Terms and Conditions or has engaged in any unlawful or other improper conduct shall be at the Organizer’s sole discretion. The Organizer’s decision in relation to any and all aspects of the Hackathon is final and binding on every Participant and there shall be no appeal or review process for any such decision.

The Organizer is not responsible for (i) any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer or online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software or any technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, delay or error in postal service, or any combination thereof; (ii) any incorrect or inaccurate information caused by any equipment or programming associated with, or used in, this Hackathon, or any technical error, including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, mobile or satellite network failure, theft, destruction, unauthorized access or alteration of entries, or any combination thereof. The Organizer assumes no liability and is not responsible for any injury or damage to a Participant’s or any other person’s electronic device resulting from participation in this Hackathon or downloading any Data as part thereof. In the event of war, terrorism, economic sanctions, riots, fires, natural disaster, or any other state of emergency or act of God, the Organizer reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Hackathon or take any other action it deems fit with respect to the Hackathon without any liability.



The results of the Hackathon will be posted on LINK. For the names of the winners, please send a request to


The Organizer reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions and to add and/or remove any provisions from these Terms and Conditions at any time (including before and during the Hackathon), for any reason and in any manner it deems fit.


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