Ecobyte created a pollution monitoring system that took home the $5,000 cash grand prize and a set of Amazon Echos at the Industrial IoT Hackathon, held at this week’s SEMICON West in San Francisco.  
Their solution, a pollution awareness platform for tomorrow’s smart cities, leverages Intel’s Edison board connected to the Intel Grove Air Quality Sensor as the hardware component to collect pollution data, IBM’s Bluemix-cloud platform to provide holistic pollution information for a city, and Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to provide interactive, hands-free air pollution status to city residence.  
“It’s amazing how fast we were able to implement our idea, a proof point that IoT and the cloud are becoming so much more accessible to the developer community