If you are a developer, designer or project manager who wants to work with some of the latest technology, tools and services for the connected car, join us in San Francisco on January 9-11th 2015, at the Navdy Office. Your team can discuss their ideas with BMW engineers and compete for an all-electric BMW i3, as well as for cash & prizes of $20,000 in total. All teams will present in front of top industry experts.

Hackathon Sponsors


$59,740 in prizes

First Prize - 2015 BMW i3

An all electric BMW i3 (yes we give away a car). Cash Value $25,000.

Second Prize


Third Prize


Best Use of Chargepoint Technologies

Best Use of Zendrive Technologies

Zendrive Service Credits

Best Hack The Drive Teams (10)

One DriveNow memberships per team member and the first rental free (up to one day) for the 10 best teams

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Peter Schwarzenbauer

Peter Schwarzenbauer
Member of the Board of Management BMW

Markus Schramm

Markus Schramm
Senior Vice President - Aftersales Business Management and Mobility Services BMW

Christoph Grote

Christoph Grote
Senior Vice President - Research and Advanced Technologies BMW

Doug Simpson

Doug Simpson
CEO Navdy

Tim Conventry-Cox

Tim Conventry-Cox
Area Director - Pre-Sales Field Engineering Pivotal

Mike Becker

Mike Becker
Head of Business Development - Automotive at HERE

Simon Lonsdale

Simon Lonsdale
Vice President Business Development Chargepoint

Paul Pedersen

Paul Pedersen
Deputy CTO MongoDB

Judging Criteria

  • Technology Integration
    Does the app make great use of BMW’s data or other relevant data?
  • Value
    Does the app create value? How does the app improve the urban driving experience?
  • Innovation
    Is it an amazing new use case? Great UX/UI?
  • Market
    Which/how many people who could be delighted with the solution?
  • Presentation
    Quality of presentation, clear explanation of what it solves for whom and how.

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