Just a quick post to let you know about a new, free competition that has been launched by Digital Yacht. The “Code Afloat Challenge”, seeks to encourage and recognise ideas and applications that will ‘change the game’ in the field of marine navigation
, communication, safety
, control or entertainment. Applications and ideas will need to utilise Signal K, the new open source interfacing platform.
Open to both developers and boat
owners, with a prize of $2500 for the developer that creates the best working application and two prizes of $500, open to anyone, for the two best ideas for new apps. So even if you have never written a line of code but have a great idea for an app to make sailing easier, safer or more fun, then why not take part and win one of the two $500 prizes. Furthermore, one or both of the best ideas may be professionally developed, funded by Digital Yacht, so your idea could become a real app.
For more information on this free competition please visit http://codeafloat.com
Closing date for entries is 31st October 2017 and the winners will be announced at the end of November 2017.