IBM will award one winner from each of the challenge categories (family, home, travel, work) with the most innovative use of IBM Bluemix! Student winners will receive up to one year of free access to Bluemix and up to 60 hours of technical support and assistance over 6 months by a senior IBM Bluemix developer. Entrepreneur and start-up winners will get access to the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for Cloud Start-ups and will be eligible for up to $120,000 of free IBM Cloud credit.

One team will be chosen as the overall grand prize winner and will also win a one hour virtual meeting with Sandy Carter, General Manager of IBM Ecosystems and Social Business Evangelism!

Note: All prizes or any prize components will be awarded to the winning team as a whole and not to each individual member of a wining team. IBM is not responsible for any disputes among team members concerning prize or prize components. IBM, WITI and government owned employees are not eligible to receive the "Most innovative use of Bluemix" award.


  • 1st Place - $2500
  • 2nd Place - $1500
  • 3rd Place - $1000

Galileo "Pay it Forward" offer to WITI Participants. Details to follow.


Twilio is excited to offer $50 of Twilio Credit for each member of each winning team. The Twilio Credit can be allocated toward usage of any Twilio product, for example Voice, SMS, MMS, or Video. We can't wait to see what you build!


All winners of WITI's Virtual IoT Hackathon will receive a lifetime WITI Membership and 2 passes to an upcoming Women in Technology Summit (held annually in Silicon Valley.)

Everyone that completes the WITI Virtual IoT Hackathon by submitting a YouTube video will receive a complimentary One-Year WITI Membership (or a 1-Year extension if they are already a WITI member.)