XPH Xilinx PYNQ Hackathon
January 14-15, 2017. NECST Lab, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

What is about?

The Xilinx PYNQ Hackathon is a 48h no-stop competition where participants are going to develop their ideas on the brand-new PYNQ platform. This second edition is oriented to IoT applications (smart buildings, automotive, biomedical field, and so on). The target board will be the PYNQ-Z1 board featuring the ZYNQ XC7Z020-1CLG400C All Programmable SoC, while the participants will leverage Amazon AWS IoT to build their applications.

To subscribe to the event, please fill this form by October 20, 2016.
Prior to the event, courses on the following topics will be provided to you in order to prepare for the Hackathon:

Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized - powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, Embedded Vision, Industrial IoT, and 5G. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

The NECST Lab (Novel, Emerging Computing System Technologies Laboratory) comprises a number of different research lines on advanced topics in computing systems, ranging from architectural characteristics, to hardware-software codesign methodologies, to security and dependability issues of complex system architectures (scaling from mobile devices to large virtualized datacenters). Furthermore, the laboratory pursues its "historical" tradition of research in the definition of methodologies and techniques regarding testability, auto-diagnosis and fault tolerance both for hardware architectures and hardware-software systems.

Courses calendar


January 14, 2017
@DEIB Conference room
09.00 - 09.30 Welcome
09.30 - 09.45 Hackathon presentation
09.45 - 10.30 Xilinx talk
@NECSTLab and DEIB seminar room
10.30 - 11.15 Boards and sensors assignment
11.15 - 12.30 Team setup and projects brainstorming
@DEIB atrium / PT1
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
@DEIB Conference room
13.30 - 14.15 Techedge talk
@NECSTLab and DEIB seminar room
14.15 - 20.00 work session
@DEIB atrium / PT1
20.00 - 21.00 Dinner
@NECSTLab lounge
21.00 - 24.00 Pitch session (starting from team T1 to team T22)
January 15, 2017
@NECSTLab and DEIB seminar room (meet the Santa at meeting room)
00.00 - 7.00 work session + meet the Santa on demand for project status and pitches
@DEIB atrium / PT1
07.30 - 08.30 Breakfast
@NECSTLab and DEIB seminar room
08.30 - 12.00 Work session
@DEIB atrium / PT1
12.00 - 12.30 Lunch
@NECSTLab and DEIB seminar room
12.30 - 15.30 Work session: video and demo setup
15.30 - 17.00 Projects demo and evaluation + happy hour
@DEIB Conference room
17.00 - 18.00 Closing remarks and awards assignment