Let's hack on connected cars! Join Hackbright Academy and Smartcar for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build on the Smartcar API and reimagine the future of mobility by building apps for cars!

Smartcar and Hackbright Academy

Smartcar and Hackbright are teaming up to give hackers the opportunity to build apps for connected cars on September 22-23, 2018. We’re going to have a Tesla Model S so that hackers can test their apps and API requests on a real vehicle!

Smartcar is the connected car API for developers that allows mobile and web apps to communicate with connected vehicles. In a singular engineering effort, developers can access Smartcar-supported brands, and grow their coverage automatically, without any extra engineering effort. Our platform is designed to be integrated with ease. We have front-end and back-end SDKs and client libraries to accelerate your integration process in conjunction with live customer support.



Anyone who wants to learn to build apps on Smartcar's API, gain more hacking experience, or just wants to have some fun! All developers, entrepreneurs, and designers welcome. If you are new to hackathons - don't stress. The Smartcar and Hackbright teams will be there to guide you through the day.


Minimum requirements: Should know how to make an API call; 1-year of coding experience (bootcamp qualifies).


Teams: Must be in teams of 5 people or fewer.


Need a team? Visit our Devpost site, come to our Info Session on September 17th, or contact the organizers at hello@smartcar.com.


We are excited to start building connected car applications with you. See you there!

Hackathon Sponsors


$500 in prizes

Google Home Minis (5)

First prize: GoogleHome minis + a place in Smartcar's Garage Program with free API calls for up to 1 year!*

*up to 100,000 a month across 100 vehicles.

Amazon gift cards! (5)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Hackers need to register on our Eventbrite page to attend and receive an invitation to our pre-Hackathon info session on September 17th!


Three judges (2 Hackbright + 1 Smartcar)

Three judges (2 Hackbright + 1 Smartcar)
Hackbright Academy + Smartcar, Inc.

Judging Criteria

  • Coming soon!
    Participants will receive the judging criteria in early September 2018

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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