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iBeacon Experience Days: 23rd – 24th August

Glimworm, Sanoma Media, and Appsterdam present the first Dutch hackathon for iBeacon solutions. iBeacon Experience Days hackathon is a festival of collaboration, creativity, and ideas. We’re joining together developers, creatives, marketers, and entrepreneurs for two days of rapid prototyping and creating brilliant new applications for the iBeacon. Building on the success of previous events such as iBeacon Discovery Day, Amsterdam Poetry Festival, and Bring Home the Beacon Hackathons, the time is right for a full, two-day festival in Amsterdam, bringing together individuals and organizations from both private and public sectors. Themes will include travel, tourism, social innovation, branding, open data, smart cities, promoting democracy, gaming, health, education, and more! Hackers/participants retain all IP on their creations.

The Beacons

Glimworm Beacons will provide plenty of test devices and the entire space will have Glimworm Beacons already installed – you only have to come with your laptop and talent! Glimworm Beacons staff will be at the event to provide technical support…we can even solder up a specialty beacon for you if you  have a great idea…



Food and drinks are provided free of charge at the venue for participants. Then venue is open overnight for hackers/participants.

Side Tracks

On Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, there will be a number of presentations by beacon platform providers and other experts explaining different aspects of beacon technology. These will happen in a separated area, so those concentrating on hacking will not be disturbed.


At the start of the event, co-organizers and sponsors will give challenges to the participants.



Hier wordt geïnvesteerd in de toekomst. Dit project is mede mogelijk gemaakt dankzij het Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling van de Europese Unie.


Jonathan Carter– Co-founder and CTO Glimworm IT BV and co-founder Glimworm Beacons


Peter Manolescue– Vodafone M2M business development manager


Lassi Kukijarvi – Head of Innovation Sanoma


Billboard Stories– Google Glas and a four pack of Glimworm Beacons they will also get meetings with Sanoma and Vodafone. Contact: Daniel Svendsen [email protected]

Ice Breaken– 250 euros and a four pack of Glimworm Beacons they will also get a meeting with both Sanoma and Vodafone. Conact: Thomas van Arman [email protected]

B-Vid– 250 euros and a four pack of Glimworm Beacons they will get meetings with Sanoma and Vodafone.

Contact and Venue

Questions? Contact Tara Ross at [email protected]

Our venue is the beautiful VondelCS, the newly renovated former Film Museum in Vondelpark, and home to our partner AVRO TROS.