Join enterprise developers, entrepreneurs, product designers, data scientists and expert mentors at TM Forum {open}:hack, Lisbon Portugal, February 6th & 7th 2017

TM Forum Open Hacks accelerate the development of new innovative products and services which can be quickly created leveraging TM Forum Open APIs a suite of industry agreed ecosystem APIs.

TM Forum Open APIs are an integral part of the Forum’s strategy for enabling digital business that enable

  • Faster on boarding of partners
  • Standards for ongoing cross industry and market development and collaboration
  • Curation and orchestration between multiple services
  • Building blocks for ecosystems deployment
  • Higher reuse of services reducing deployment costs overtime


  • Accelerate industry deployment of Forum Open APIs, metamodels and architecture across the industry
  • Validate existing APIs and provide feedback for future iterations to technical collaboration team
  • Create Smart City / IoT and Digital Payments solutions leveraging the Forum Open APIs
  • Accelerate the incubation of new digital business opportunities in IoT, Smart Cities and digital payments
  • Create extensions to Forum Open APIs to be shared with industry


  1. IoE/Smart City
  2. Digital Payments

Hackathon Style:

  • Collaborative and supportive
  • Lively, interactive and fun
  • Engaging with diverse groups of people
  • Opportunities to network with senior technical influencers
  • Fantastic learning opportunity from participants and expert mentors
  • Excellent environment to incubate and test a new business or product idea
  • Open to all and free to participate
  • Superb food and drinks provided

For more information visit here

TM Forum Open Hack in Lisbon Feb 6th & 7th is brought to you in partnership with Huawei, Vodafone and the City of Lisbon


  • The Hackathon is open to all registered participants.  It is free to participate in the hackathon.
  • The roles specifically being sought are software developer from service providers, solution vendors and SMEs, IoT & Smart City Application Developers, Architects & product designers, Network Engineers & architects. 
  • If you are an employee of a corporation, government agency, or an academic institution, you are responsible for ensuring that your participation in the Hackathon complies with any policies your corporation, agency, or institution may have regarding participation in an event of this type. We are not responsible for any disputes arising between you and your employer.


Please submit your team’s Entry to the location provided on DevPost by 4:00pm Feb 7th. Your submission should include:

  • Your App, product or service submission:
    • Title
    • Tagline
    • Description (should be approximately 500 words); 
    • Explanation regarding which TM Forum APIs & Hauwei have been used
    • Explanation and links regarding other platform capabilities used 
    • Feedback regarding use of the APIs and platform from the event
    • Screenshots or images, with a maximum size of 5MB. Format should be JPG, PNG or GIF
    • Recommended: A link to a YouTube video of your submission
    • Git Commits:
      • Each team is suggested to commit their new code created during the {open}:hack to a public or private repository on GitHub by 5pm on Feb 7th. 
      • The Git Commit should include all source code of your app including CSS and supporting media
      • If, for whatever reason, your team is unable to submit via Git, then the source should be zipped up and submitted via e-mail within the deadlines to
    • It is not obligatory to submit the full code at the end of the hackathon. It is however, highly recommended to submit the new code created at the hackathon to the open source community and in particular any extensions to the Forum Open APIs which will be used as feedback to the wider industry. 
    • Clearly labeling where the fresh code rule applied and what applications and capabilities existed prior to the hack. 

  • By making the submission, you represent and warrant that:
  • Any code you supply for your entry is yours or your teams to choose to submit and is being submitted in alignment with TM Forum's IPR agreement. 

General App Requirements

  • You should create an app or product using combination's of TM Forum Open APIs, Huawei APIs and other digital assets exposed by the partnering sponsors, FIWARE & City of Lisbon.
  • You are encouraged to bring any product or service you may already have.  
  • Startups and enterprise developers are encouraged to bring their products and demonstrate how they can be used to create new services in an ecosystem environment.  They are not expected to submit their product as part of the submission. You will retain all your IPR on your product. 

Allowed Technologies:

  • TM Forum and Sponsor Platforms and APIs
  • Products or applications brought to the hackathon by participants for sharing and leveraging in the open hack. 
  • Other Technologies: You are also able to use source code, sample code, libraries, SDKs, and APIs as long as these technologies are publicly discoverable and available for public use in developing applications.

Hackathon Sponsors


$700 in prizes


Each member of the winning team will receive a google home device

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Pre-regisister on Eventbrite here

Access TM Forum Open APIs here

Access Cascais Lisbon Hack Technical Materials here




Dr Lester Thomas

Dr Lester Thomas
Chief IT Systems Architect, Distinguished Engineer, Vodafone

Pierre Gauthier

Pierre Gauthier
Chief API Architect, TM Forum

Helen Zhang

Helen Zhang
Director of Marketing Execution, Software product line, Huawei

Joann O'Brien

Joann O'Brien
VP, APIs & Ecosystems, TM Forum

Judging Criteria

  • Judging Criteria
    Use of TMF Open APIs & Huawei APIs Minimum required to qualify is one Forum Open API and one Huawei API Innovation & Creativity Impact and value to industry or society Completeness of solution

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