Have ideas on how to improve your city through tech? Come join this hack day focused on designing and prototyping ideas to make a city more efficient and enjoyable.
Ideas we’ve seen in the past include:
The Tech Nation Visa Alumni Group has organized this hack day in partnership with our sponsors Entrepreneur First and CompareTheMarket.com. In addition to Visa Alumni this hack day is open to anyone interested in the enhancement of our cities through tech.
If you haven’t done a hackathon before or aren’t a developer, don’t worry – this hack day welcomes all levels of hack experience and a range of skill sets; please be sure to note your background when submitting an application to join.
Registration closes on 6th June 2018
Pre Event Networking Happy Hours start from 6pm on Friday Evening 15th June 2018
There will be presentations from sponsors, team formation and networking with others. Drinks will be provided!
9:00 – 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:15
16:15 - 18:15
19:00 - 20:00
Free food and drinks will be provided during the hack day!
Early Bird Prizes: Meerkats from CompareThemarket
- Smart Speaker
- Smart Bagpack
- Smart Bracelet + Realities Center AR/VR Workshop
- All teams get free AWS Credits to work on their hack on the day
- All Participants get CompareTheMarket Bluetooth speakers
- All Participants get EF fast track entry
Chief Technology Officer and Director of Customer Experience at TFL
Author of Futureproof, Entrepreneur
Head of Strategy for Thamesmead at Peabody
Urban Futures Team Lead at Future Cities Catapult
Director of Marketing at Landscape Institute
Hackathon Address: White Collar Factory, 1 Old Street Yard, London EC1Y 8AF
For inquiries about sponsorship or the hackathon event, send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Teams will be judged on following four criteria.
It is left to the team to decide what is the best way to present their idea and satisfy judging criteria.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a team. We will help you form a team, do make sure to join our happy hour pre event on 15th June.
There is no maximum or minimum team size, but we encourage team size of 2-5.
We will have domain experts on smart city topic who will help you with problem in domain, if you are not familiar with concept of Smart City.
Your team. The idea and associated IP belongs to you.
Yes, tangible prices but most importantly a one hour one-to-one mentorship session with co-founder of Entrepreneur First for all winners.
Yes, and drinks!
No, business folk, designers and anyone with bright ideas and energy and interest in Smart City is most welcome!
Your laptop and any other devices you need to demonstrate your hack such as AR/VR equipment, specific mobile phone, IoT devices, robots etc.
You are encouraged to present what you have done even if your hack is broken or you weren’t able to finish. It's okay if you didn't finish your hack—that happens all the time! Completion is only one part of the judging criteria, so you might still do well. Also, demoing is not just about the competition. It's a chance to share with others what you learned and what you tried to build—that's what hacking's all about!