15 - 16 October 2016
IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige, Via Siemensstr. 19, Bolzano/Bozen

Hackathon.bz.it 2016 edition is ready to surprise you!
2 days, 24 hours, different topics to work on, one jury, many prizes!
Our focus has always been on Open Data and on open source projects. This year we challenge you!

What can you do to make the region you are living in more innovative and at the same time sustainable?

Be creative!

What should you expect? Have a look to our last edition!

 

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If you have an idea, want to find an interesting project to contribute towards, learn about how to visualize or analyze data or simply want to see what's happening, then definitely come to participate! No matter your skillset or interests, we are encouraging big thinkers!

developers Developers

Your coding skills and your magic hands are needed to create something new that the world has yet to see. You can use your imagination to create visualizations, games, whatever you want. Join the teams!

developers Designers

To create something that's looking amazing and at the same time can be used by everyone. This is your daily job and at the same time the thing we expect from you. Maybe you already have a good idea to create something great or maybe you will find someone with a great idea to join with. Come and show us!

developers Statisticians

​Show us the numbers! You know how data works. Work your algorithms to create deep insights into open data.

developers Data Journalists

You know how to tell that story behind the data! In this sense you are the one who crafts beautiful jewelries out of data gold. Show-case your precious gems.

developers Citizens

We need you the most. Come to cheer for your friends, spread the word and bring some great Ideas!

Definition

Hackathon.bz.it is a hackathon organized by the Ecosystem ICT & Automation of IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige in collaboration with Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse. The primary objective of this Hackathon is to encourage creative people to create prototypes on innovative ideas and to network with other creatives!  It is open and free for any app creator, developers, designers, marketers, communicators, and people with good ideas.

Participation

  • To participate you must register. You can also sign up with a last-minute registration on October 15th, before the event. But hurry up to secure your spot!
  • The competition starts on October 15th and ends on October 16th 2016, with the winners' proclamation.
  • Participants can present their ideas as an individual as well as a team, up to 4 team members. In case of victory, the same participant cannot win more than one prize.
  • What should you build?

    Let your gut guide you! We usually like to see projects that are innovative, and have the potential to improve or influence people's lives. Try to build a hack that people can use, enjoy, and potentially scale. Most importantly, have fun with it and try to finish in time. We know you can only do so much in 24 hours, so it's ok if your project is not perfect (yet).

  • Participants have to present a working prototype!

    We're doing things a little different this time. We're saying goodbye to the Powerpoint days, and working solely with DEMO'S. No exceptions. To win the hackathon, you will have to demo your product for at least 30 seconds. But don't worry if your project is not 100% perfect for the demo.

  • The jury, composed of Open Data and Technology experts, will choose the winners according to the following assessment criteria:

    Product / Solution
        - Is the solution solving an existing problem?
        - How much of an impact does the solution have?
        - How likely will this product be able to have a high impact?

    Design

        - How well is the idea designed?
        - How is the look and feel of the solution?

Day 1 - Saturday
10:00 Opening and Participants Pitches
12:00 Lunch is served
13:00 Hackathon begins / you have 24h from now!
20:00 Dinner
Hack through the night!
Day 2 - Sunday
07:00 Breakfast
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Hackathon Ends
14:00 Demos Begin / Show your working prototype!
17:00 Winners are announced!