NB-IoT was designed for the majority of IoT devices that don’t need a lot of bandwidth. With NB-IoT, devices can consume a fraction of the battery power they do with previous cellular M2M devices, enabling connectivity at a fraction of the cost. NB-IoT is built for smaller data packets, such as timestamps, GPS coordinates and status updates for a variety of industries, from smart metering to health device monitoring. With the power and cost efficiencies generated by NB-IoT, the market is ripe to open for new categories of lower cost, battery efficient internet-connected devices that don’t exist today. T-Mobile is the first to deploy a NB-IoT network in the U.S., which launched nationwide in 2018.


Anyone 18+ who is registered on-site is able to attend.


  1. Your submission must have a title, description, image, and all team members associated to the project in order to be eligible.

Hackathon Sponsors


$14,000 in prizes

First Place

$4,000 split between team members. Each person on the winning team will receive a T-Mobile phone.

Second Place

$2,000 split between team members. Each person on winning team will receive a phone accessory

Third Place

$1,000 split between team members.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Balaji Sridharan

Balaji Sridharan
T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Mesut Guven

Mesut Guven
T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Kedar Toraskar

Kedar Toraskar

Michael S. Scherotter

Michael S. Scherotter

Dr. Jerry Weber

Dr. Jerry Weber
Bellevue College

Judging Criteria

  • Use of Technology
    Did the team integrate technology into their solution?
  • Functionality
    Was a working, functional prototype demonstrated? How well does the solution perform and meet the purpose described?
  • Scalability
    Does this solution have the potential to have an impact at scale, globally?
  • Creativity
    How creative was the team in developing a unique and innovative solution for the challenge?
  • Design & Usability
    Rate the UX/UI, functionality and ease of use of the solution.

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