Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

OnStar Sponsors Challenge for Students to Develop Voice-Based Apps



U-M Students: Participate in a National Voice App Competition that's Really Cool!

OnStar -- the world's most comprehensive in-vehicle safety, security and communication service -- has launched the 2011 OnStar Student Developer Challenge, a national compeition for students at select universities to develop new and exciting voice-based applications.

The OnStar Student Developer Challenge is your chance to show of your creativity and to help OnStar explore the future of Responsible Connectivity. You’ll compete against the best student developers in the country to create the most original and compelling Voice App using OnStar vehicle data.

Six semi-finalists will win an all-expenses paid VIP trip to O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 Conference to present their Apps to a prestigious panel of judges. The Challenge's top winner will receive a Grand Prize Developer Dream Package (valued at $10,000) including an iPad, MacBook Pro, and more.

Find Out More, Register, and join the Kickoff for the OnStar Student Developer Challenge

The competition is now open, so go to onstardeveloperchallenge.com/ to learn more, register (can be in teams of up to five), and get started.

Then, come to the U-M Kickoff Workshop to connect with others and get that extra boost! Final entries are due March 11, 2011!

OnStar Student Developer Challenge Kickoff Workshop
TUESDAY, JANUARY 25TH
TIME: 4:00 - 6:00pm
PLACE: Tishman Hall and 1670 CSE, Computer Science and Engineering Building

Learn everything you need to know to enter the Challenge. Voice App experts from OnStar and QuickFuse will be on hand to show you voice app examples and give you tips on developing Challenge entries using the QuickFuse voice app platform, OnStar Vehicle data models and external APIs via SOAP or REST interfaces.

There’ll be plenty of food and drink and quiz prizes like gift cards and t-shirts. We can’t wait to see great Voice App ideas you’ll come up with using OnStar!


Posted: January 12, 2011