Personalize your home, your scent, and a whole lot more.

Home Hack

After all, isn?t that the beauty of technology? The chance to make your life more efficient while creating a unique space to call home; the mixture between ambience and innovation. We?ve seen technology attempt to tackle this issue, but there?s something missing: a holistic approach.?The possibilities around personalized, connected home experiences are endless.?

Do you envision a home system that blends music with scent? An interconnected room that uses feeling, sight and smell to create an atmosphere based solely on temperature? Maybe a security system that alerts the senses when prompted? The solution will be up to you during P&G?s Febreze Home Hack.

With more than $10,000 in prizes, this two-day hackathon will bring together developers, designers and entrepreneurs from all over Silicon Valley to work on solutions for the future of personalized homes.

Where: RobotX Space | Silicon Valley, CA
When: March 4-5, 2017


Register for the Hackathon

Grand Prize

    • $5,000 cash prize
    • Dedicated Mentorship Sessions with P&G experts
    • P&G Swag Bag
    • Febreze Homes

Most Innovative Prize

  • 2 Hackers will win an Internship at PARC

Best use of the Google Assistant or Nest API

  • Each member of the winning team may choose a Nest product.

Best Use of Amazon Alexa

  • Amazon Echos for Each Team Member

Most Innovative Interoperability

  • $2,500
  • Presented by?Arrayent

PARC Hackathon Challenge

Most Innovative Project

Google/Nest Hackathon Challenge

Best use of Google or Nest Product in your Project

Amazon Alexa Hackathon Challenge

Best use of Amazon Alexa Product in your Project


Most Innovative Interoperability

Febreze Hackathon Challenge

Attendees at the Febreze Home Hackathon will be asked to leverage P&G and partner technology to envision the future of their unique and happy home. Hackers will be asked to think about all of the senses: smell, touch, taste, sight and sound – with the goal of creating totally customized and unexpected experiences in the home. A range of partner technologies will be provided, integration with the Febreze Home API is required for your solution.

Meet Our Judges

Gina Richards
Digital Supply Chain Associate Director at Procter & Gamble

Andrew Urman
Business Development – Global Partnerships at Google

Hoda Eldardiry
Manager of PARC Machine Learning Group

Raj Apte
Engineer, Google [x]

Pam Schofield
Vice President, Research & Development, Procter & Gamble

Doug Renert
Co-Founding Partner, Tandem Capital

Jarrod Sinclair
Chief Architect, Arrayent




  • 9:00am Doors Open & Breakfast
  • 10:30 am Opening Ceremony & Presentations
  • 11:30am?Coding Begins
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Breakout Sessions
  • 6:00 pm Dinner
  • 8:00 pm Pitch Workshop and Febreze Home Smelling Contest
  • 12:00 am?Midnight Snack
  • 12:00 – 8:00 am?Hack through the night


  • 7:00 am Breakfast
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Submission Deadline
  • 2:00 pm?Judging Begins
  • 3:30 pm Judge Deliberation
  • 4:00pm Awards
  • 4:30 pm Closing