Hack The House

40 hackers, 3 days, 1 apartment

July 15-17 2016

Registrations for Hack The House are now closed.

Come “hack the house” with Bosch and Siemens, Europe's leading home-appliance brands,
using the Home Connect SDK and some of the world's best hacker tools.

Following the success of its first edition in 2015, Hack The House is back this year by popular demand!

After an initial warm-up on Friday night, designers, developers, hardware technicians and makers from all walks of life will have 2 full days to hack the latest smart appliances from Bosch and Siemens Home Connect, with the latest cutting-edge technology in the IoT realm.

Participants will build and code a mobile app solution with on-site support from BSH and IoT experts.
You will be competing for cash prizes worth €16,000. A trip to present a prototype to
BSH at the Munich HQ will be awarded the top two teams.

Excited by the challenge?

If IoT is your jam and you’ve got what it takes, join us in Berlin at Colonia Nova to create groundbreaking solutions on July 15, 16 and 17!

Please note: As spots are limited, please express your interest by requesting an invitation. We will contact you within seven days to confirm your attendance. Registrations close on July 8 at 8pm.

What is Home Connect ?

With Home Connect, you can control your household appliances
easily and intuitively using your smartphone or tablet.

 Whether you want to preheat the oven from your office or know whether your dishwasher needs 

more rinse aid while you’re at the supermarket, Home Connect can help.

Via the Home Connect SDK, you can connect your iOS and Android services with state-of-the-art
Home Connect home appliances. Start working on your own cases and create smart, useful and
cool Home Connect compatible services.


BSH Home Appliances will provide the latest smart home appliances, such as ovens, washing machines and fridges. See below in detail what will be available.

All the hardware equipment you need will be there too, with Nests, Netatmo,
Philips Hue kits, Apple/Pebble watches and many more to play with.

So, hack away and create exciting new IoT-enabled home products!

We'll take care of the rest.


Siemens HN678G4S6

and Bosch HNG6764S6

Home Connect smart ovens

Siemens SN278I26TE

and Bosch SMS88TI26E

Home Connect smart dishwashers


Including presentation of your ideas at the BSH facilities (in Berlin or Munich). Costs for travelling and accommodation for this presentation shall be deemed compensated with the prize money.







Including presentation of your ideas at the BSH facilities (in Berlin or Munich). Costs for travelling and accommodation for this presentation shall be deemed compensated with the prize money.


The project must answer a real need, demonstrate actual business potential and a quick and effective go-to-market strategy.


All teams are required to use the Home Connect SDK and to use a BSH appliance.

Prototypes will be judged on the following criteria: 

Working prototype

Demonstration of a working prototype with a user-friendly interface and great navigability


Best use of the Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances and best use of the Home Connect SDK/API


Create a brand-new concept by using any
of the additional peripherals (e.g. Amazon Echo, Philips Hue, Belkin

WeMo, etc.)


 Mario Pieper

chief digital officer, 

BSH Home Appliances

The hackathon projects will be judged by some of the world's best experts
in IoT and smart-home solution.

Mike is co-founder of iconmobile group. He also co-founded banbutsu, a technology company adding intelligence to everyday things in your world. Since 2002, he has been a professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt. Mike is a member of the presiding committee of the German Design Council and on the board of Create Berlin.

After his studies of business and economics at Westfälische Wilhelms University of Münster, Mario Pieper started his career in 1999 at the strategy consultancy of Accenture. In 2002, Mario moved on to Deutsche Telekom AG. After various positions within the strategic corporate development and the operational management of Telekom Germany, Mario was co-founder of a start-up in the smart home environment (today: manualOne). Since 2014, Mario Pieper has held the position of chief digital officer (CDO) of BSH.

Sebastian Schoemann


A.T. Kearney GmbH

Jackson Bond is chief product officer and a co-founder of relayr. Definitely not a newcomer to the start-up scene, he previously co-founded MONOQI, Europe’s premier store for discovering new designer products, and 8hertz, a speech-recognition application company (sold to VoxGen in 2007). He is also an advisor to JOBSPOTTING, and previously built businesses and products for both XING and Holtzbrinck.

Mike Richter


iconmobile group

Jackson Bond



A principal within the A.T. Kearney's Digital Business Team, Sebastian has a real passion for technology, with a focus on business strategy and digital transformation. The last few years have seen him working on engagements dealing with business models and product redesign triggered by digital disruption and the adjustment of corporate strategies in a digital world.


Welcoming words

Presentation of Home Connect

​Idea pitches

Cash rush

Warm-up (beer & finger food)

End of the first day

Friday: Warm up

Breakfast & coaching session

Technical tests (part 2)


End of code

​Final demos

​Jury deliberation

Announcement of winners

Closing drinks

End of hackathon

08.00 Breakfast 

09.00 Hacking begins

10.00 Project page deadline

13.00 Lunch

17.30 Pitch coaching & technical test (part 1)

19.00 Dinner

20.00 Hack through the night


Saturday: Hack









Sunday: Hack











Colonia Nova

Thiemannstrasse 1

Tor 4, Haus 5, Aufgang 1

12059 Berlin-Neukölln



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Terms and Conditions

Each team member must meet the eligibility criteria described in the Terms & Conditions above.

If selected, participants will be asked to register to the Home Connect Developer Program at before the beginning of the event on July 15th, 2016.

Important: When registering, please mention “Hack The House” in the company field.