The M.A.D. Deadline Is Soon!

Thanks to all makers who registered for the Makers Against Drought challenge! Just a reminder that the deadline to apply for the Samsung ARTIK Alpha Developer Program (and your Samsung ARTIK Development Kit) is just around the corner: May 31, 2015. If you haven’t already, go ahead and submit your idea on

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve received an overwhelming number of applications so far—way more than we expected.

This also means it will take us a while to go through all the requests we’ve received. We want to be fair and give everyone a full review, so we’re adjusting the dates of the competition.

During the month of June, we’ll be reviewing all applications thoroughly. We will be in contact with you about your application during the review period to check if there are any updates, and Samsung ARTIK Development Kits will be sent out starting from August 3 to our 150 approved applicants. We know you’re eager to get started, and we appreciate your patience.

The submission deadline (and subsequent dates) have also been extended to give you enough time to get your project running. Submissions on Devpost are now due on November 3 at 5 p.m. PT. (Please see the rules for the full schedule.)

Thanks again for registering for the Makers Against Drought challenge, and we’re looking forward to working with you!