Water IoT Hackathon

The Water Innovation Project is excited to power the InvestH2O 2017 Water IoT Hackathon! The Hackathon will bridge a gap between hardware, data, and water – allowing students, professionals and technology enthusiasts the opportunity to showcase their talents and innovation over a 36 hour period. The Hackathon is not about breaking into systems but is more akin to a live science fair, focused on leveraging data to help us better understand the possibilities of connected hardware and information to better managing our water resources.

The Hackathon will consist of a development track, workshops, demos, great swag, awesome prizes and delicious food! The goal of this event is to encourage innovation within the Texas and Southwest US water sector by connecting real-world challenges with fast-paced idea generation and development, while learning about the scenarios for applying novel solutions and out of the box approaches.

InvestH2O is taking place in conjunction with the Hackathon. The organizers are passionate about encouraging innovation and creative thought among youth and students. Our recent Hackathon in California attracted over 150+ attendees, 12 major corporate sponsors and partners, and most importantly sparked new ideas, products, and early-stage opportunities.

Over $5,000 in prizes and giveaways (everyone gets a Swag Bag + Raffles every few hours)

Resource Guests to provide expert assistance.

Did we mention Food Trucks? Yea, we have those.



Day 1

8:00 AM Doors Open to Sponsors / Sponsor Table Setup

9:00am : Doors Open to Attendees / Breakfast

10:30am : Sponsor Talks and Team Pitches.

12:30pm : Lunch is served / The Hackathon begins!

2:00pm : Sponsor Breakout Sessions

7:00pm : Dinner is served.

Day 2

7:00am : Breakfast is served.

12:00pm : Lunch is served

1:00pm : Hackathon Ends / Submission due

2:00pm : Demos Begin

4:30pm : Winners are announced

5:00pm: Reception


  • Data and instrument integrations for storm and flood water management,
  • Consumer/citizen engagement, and
  • Small and medium enterprise end users of water.


Best Overall Problem Hack – $750 + Gear + Trophy + Bragging Rights

Audience Choice  Award – $500 + Cool Gear

Free Style Award – $500 + Cool Gear


Resource guests will be on hand to assist all teams in areas such as conservation, economics, technology and market overview. The resources guests will be announced soon!