DUTCH BLOCKCHAIN, AI AND IOT HACKATHON
Over €6000 euro in cash prizes – October 14-16, 2016
Participant check-in at Venue5:00 PM
Opening ceremony and dinner for all!6:30 PM
Speaker and Sponsors will give brief presentations8:00 PM
Hackathon begins – team forming and pitching from attendees at this point.8:30 PM
Time for a glass of wine or beer, some chat, and those that want to leave to hotel or otherwise can. Those who want to hack all night or crash at venue can stay!11:00 PM
Breakfast for participants. Entrance opens for participants who left overnight9:00 AM
Lunch break! Stop for a sandwich, drinks and coffee12:00 PM
2:00 p.m. Behind the scenes “Sneak Peek” and visits by Guest Ambassadors2:00 PM
Dinner Time! Buffet Dinner and Drinks.6:00 PM
Two hour break to watch hacker movie and have a few drinks and snacks.9:00 PM
Breakfast and meet at Main Entrance for participants who left overnight9:00 AM
Deadline to upload creations for local prize eligibility12:00 PM
Pitching and Judging kicks off!3:00 PM
Awards and final drinks.16:00 PM
Wrapup and Closing of Event5:30 PM
Local Prizes include €ash in categories including Best Overall Hack, Best Design, Best Commercial Concept and Best Technology.
We’ll have an array of healthy food and drinks for all at the event. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs before the event by contacting us once you are selected to attend. Vegetarian food will be available.
Over the course of the weekend, you will meet people from other walks of life who share a interest in Energy Transition. You will also learn how to work with new technologies, throw together tons of code, and hopefully finish what you set out to build by Sunday afternoon!
We’ll have presentations on the inside track of how to use IBM Watson, Bluemix as well as on potential uses of Blockchain technology in Energy.
A hackathon is a gamified , short-term brainstorming session where creative people from different sectors will different skillsets come together and try to create solutions over a weekend in a pressure cooker situation where they compete for cash and other prizes, meet new people, and simply.. build cool stuff.
Internet of Things – we will have Arduino and other hardware there. Big Data will also be part of the programme as well as Blockchain and of course AI in the form of Watson!
But it is roughing it – you will need to bring your own bedroll and camping mattress. Pillow is good too. And there’s no shower.
But most people usually take short naps and freshen up in the bathroom over the 48 hours.
Yep – five meals over three days and beer, wine, sodas’ fresh juices, etc.
Load of good, strong coffee and tea. And fruits galore – to keep the energy levels up.
It’s not all Red Bull and chips, we like healthy food too. At the last Hacked in Groningen event we made made the breakfast and lunches ourselves and ordered in Pizza on opening night and really great authentic Chinese from Ni Hao, Groningen’s most famous Asian restaurant.
There are three types of ‘winners’.
1. A panel of experts will use standard criteria to judge the impact, innovation, and interface of the applications and the categories are Best Overall Hack, Best Design, Best Commercial Concept and Best Technology.
2. Companies that sponsors the event will also have some of their own challenges and prizes and will award them separately.
3. We do a community vote conducted by all attendees to determine the winners of the league categories. Best Design, Best Commercial Concept and Best Technology. These team points go towards the potential to be league champions and winners after four hackathons at the end of the season.
The first Hacked in Groningen League event was held in February 2016 and focused on Internet of Things. You can see the community and the results of the event here.
The second match of the hackathon league on energy is also a national event with attendees expected to come from across the Netherlands and even overseas.