Agenda       Contact       FAQ

Challenge       Prizes

WINNERS ANNOUNCED – SEE BELOW

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED – SEE BELOW

Inkathon Winners

Congrats to all submitters, you had some awesome ideas. Our winners are:

JustMe

Grand Prize – Inkubation & Trip to Connected Ink – Tokyo

Wild Card – Inkubation & Trip to Connected Ink – Tokyo

Whiteboard Canvas

AnnoteVR

Ink for XR – $5,000

CutieTime

Blank Canvas – $5,000

JustMe

Education Ink – $5,000

AnnoteVR

Best Use of Microsoft Tech – $5,000

Whiteboard Canvas

Best Use of Google Tech – $5,000

What is Digital Ink?

Even in our connected world, handwriting is the most intuitive way for people to create, collaborate, take notes and prove their identity. That’s why the market for stylus or digital pen-enabled devices is booming. It’s also creating a wave of new digital ink content. And that’s where you come in.


We’re inviting developers, designers and all other hackers to build great apps for stylus or digital pen-enabled device. Harness the power of Digital Ink and be part of the future of ed-tech and AR/VR


So, how are you going to harness it?

What can you do with WILL™ SDK?

Wacom’s Ink Layer Language (WILL™) connects hardware, software and applications to give applications this ability and is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows:

Convert natural writing to digital ink data allowing for exchange and collaboration

Edit ink across apps, software and services

Enhance meaning through metadata

Create 3D inking applications in augmented and virtual reality environments

For a view into what’s currently available for digital inking in Windows, check out these two videos. Also, be sure to check out the Microsoft Build conference (May 6-8) to see what’s coming next.

Microsoft, Google and the Inkathon team will be on the ground to help you build the best Inkathon app possible. Look forward to workshops on Google's low latency API and Microsoft's recently announced Ink Recognizer API

Hack with Wacom, Microsoft and Google

Prizes and Perks for Attending

Up to $5,000 in bonus prizes from Microsoft and Google

The top team flies to Tokyo on a $3,000 travel prize to attend Connected Ink

Hack with the coolest hardware (Windows tablets, the HTC Vive, Google Pixelbook & more)

Get help from #DigitalInk experts (MicrosoftGoogle Wacom) to build your winning app

Top teams can join a Wacom incubation program to continue development

Three separate $5K cash prizes

BEST APP

$5,000

EDUCATION INK

$5,000

INK FOR XR

$5,000

BLANK CANVAS

BONUS PRIZE by 

Choosing the Winners

Up to $5,000

Teams that utilize the Microsoft's recently announced Ink Recognizer API have the chance to win up to 5k in bonus prize monies from the Microsoft team.

BONUS PRIZE by 

Up to $5,000

Teams that utilize the Google's low latency API have the chance to win up to 5k in bonus prize monies from the Google team.

Wacom is calling on developers, designers and all other hackers to build great apps that enable digital ink for their users.

Challenge

See how you can start utilizing digital ink in your applications:

Projects will be judged on:

Innovation: 30 pts

Technical Execution: 20 pts

Market Potential: 30 pts

Challenge Fit: 20 pts

Judges

NOBUTAKA IDE

President and CEO,

Wacom Co., Ltd.

STEPHEN GREEN

Creator of #PitchBlackPDX + Dir. Operations, Pensole Footwear Academy

RICK TUROCZY

Co-Founder & GM, 

Portland Incubator Experiment

HEIDI WANG

SVP Ink Division 

Wacom Co., Ltd.

DAVID ABZARIAN

Principal PM Manager, Windows Input.AI, Developer Platform,

Microsoft

KENNETH FORD

Developer Advocate

Google

Agenda

6:00pm

7:00pm

7:30pm

8:00pm

8:45pm

9:15pm



Doors open

Inkathon intro

Idea pitches

Team formation

WILL 3.0 Workshop

Hacking begins!

Friday, May 17

9:00am

10:00am

10:30am

11:00am

12:00pm

12:45pm

1:15pm

4:00pm

6:00pm

7:00pm

Newcomer Check-in / Breakfast

Re-Kickoff

Microsoft Workshop

Google Workshop

Lunch

Yard Game challenge

Crash Testing

Team registration Due

Dinner

Raffle Challenge

Saturday, May 18

8:00am

9:00am

11:00am

12:00pm

1:00pm

2:00pm

3:30pm

4:00pm

4:30pm

5:30pm



Breakfast

Demo practice

Project submission due

Lunch

Code Freeze

Demos

Judges deliberate

Winners announcements

Closing reception

End

Sunday, May 19

*Overnight hacking available Friday and Saturday!

Last but not least, Wacom is a founder member of the Digital Stationery Consortium (DSC). Founded in 2016 with other global leaders including Montblanc and Samsung, it’s a non-profit organization that promotes a WILL™-based digital ink framework beyond operating system and ecosystem boundaries. The DSC’s objective is to define a standard for digital ink based on WILL™ and to develop a new digital stationery market that will add value for members and their customers.


Ultimately, DSC members want to create a foundation for everyone to collaborate freely around digital ink applications, so that everyone benefits. As a result of the organization’s activities, developers will be better able to expand their creative ideas into valuable products which can be bought in every app store, regardless of platform. The DSC is now accepting Startup and Academic Promoter member applications for a free, one-year, membership.

Build the market with us through the Digital Stationery Consortium

Community Friends

Join our community partners at what we promise will be an awesome Inkathon.

Questions? Contact the Inkathon Team

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