Join BdSound’s first hackathon: back to the audio signal
The hackathon event is postponed until Fall 2022 We are sorry for any inconvenience. We’ll keep in touch with those already registered. Stay tuned for more information
What is it?
We invite developers, engineers, hackers and audio passionates to join us in our office and create something new and unexpected.
Audio and speech have become more central in past years, with astonishing innovation in the fields of voice assistants, automotive infotainment and speech enhancement for video calls.
Let’s see what you can create in a limited time!
Who are you?
We welcome anyone who can create a hack about audio. Hardware, software, firmware, electronics engineers or computer scientists, audio designers, students or professionals.
What is the hack about?
Anything related to audio, speech signals or voice. We mainly work in the automotive, IoT and videoconference fields, but you don’t, so feel free to let your imagination run. The only limitation is time!
When and where?
The hackathon will take place during a weekend in Fall 2022, Friday evening and Saturday, in our office in Assago, Milan, at walking distance from Assago Forum MM2 station. Stay tuned for the dates!
You will keep the intellectual property of what you will generate during the hackathon. It’s your idea and your code.
We are Audio experts
Audio and Speech are our DNA
By joining the BdSound hackathon, you will get the opportunity to challenge yourself in a real-world scenario. You will see how a small Italian company with big international customers operates.
We will offer you a space to work in, food, drinks and our mentorship – if you need it – to help bringing your idea into a functioning prototype that you will show at the end of the event.
A temptative timeline
The hackathon, step by step
A couple of ideas
In case you are looking for inspiration
Technology for automotive
People pass a lot of time in the car and carmakers are pushing to make audio services more entertaining and engaging. Do you have any idea in this direction? Maybe the sounds of the car (e.g., turning signals sound) should be in tune with the music you are listening to. Or you can create an Alexa skill especially useful for cars. Have a look on what we did with just two microphones and two voice recognition systems.
Making smart things even smarter
Voice assistants are everywhere and BdSound helps companies put voice assistants in their products, regardless on their size. On the right, an example is the Vimar’s flush mounting vocal control. What can you do to help new objects get smarter? Maybe a sound sensor that can hear the sound your dish washer makes when it is finished and sends you a notification?
Follow your ideas
Or something else
You don’t have to stick with what BdSound does, but can use our facilities or hardware anytime during the hackathon. Do you want to try something with real microphone arrays? Do you need to perform experiments in our anechoic chamber? Would you like to test some boards for some tiny machine learning model? Feel free to ask and someone will help you.
Work in progress
The hackers developing the best projects – according to our personal taste – will be awarded with some prizes. We are currently selecting the best audio gear for audio people. Stay tuned!
Apply for the BdSound's hackathon
Use the form to apply for the hackathon. We can only accommodate a limited number of people, so make sure to apply to be there. We will send you an email once the date of the event will be set.
Have you applied, or are you going to apply, for a position at BdSound? This may be the perfect chance to show us your skills and attitude.