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DUTCH BLOCKCHAIN, AI AND IOT HACKATHON
Over €6000 euro in cash prizes – October 14-16, 2016

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ABOUT H4CK ENERGY

Hack for Energy [H4ck Energy] is a national hackathon for Energy Transition for the Netherlands powered by ENGIE Nederland and Energy Academy Europe and backed by IBM, the City of Groningen, Province of Groningen and the Hackitarians Foundation.

You will be hacking with  latest cutting-edge technology from IBM with experts from IBM’s  Blockchain technology team – working with Hyperledger, cognitive computing via Watson for Artificial Intelligence and their brilliant development platform Bluemix. And there will be plenty of IoT gear and sensors for those hardware hackers interested in building energy solutions. This is a brilliant opportunity to spend a weekend learning how to use cutting edge technologies from talented IBM staff who work with the tech daily and are willing to share their knowledge.

The event is part of the Hacked in Groningen hackathon league – which quantifies and uses innovation as a benchmark  for winning prizes, gaining points and attaining status (best coder, best designer and best commercial concepter).

Key Points

  • Over 6000 euro in Cash Prizes – Local Prizes include €ash in categories including Best Overall Hack, Best Design, Best Commercial Concept and Best Technology.
  • Chance to have your project enter into ENGIE’s Accelerator programme for startups and see some significant funding.
  • Chance to attend the Ultrahack finals in Helsinki with a 1000 euro travel grant for your team – and some one million euro in funding.
  • Free To Attend.
  • Free Food and Drinks (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Softdrinks, Wine, Beer, Juice, Snacks)
  • IBM Mentoring and technology instruction for Hyperledger Blockchain
  • IBM Mentoring and technology instruction for Watson AI and Blockchain
    Internet of Things hardware – Arduino etc.
  • Top Notch Jury of Industry Experts from ENGIE, IBM, and Wethouder from the City of Groningen.
  • Stay over night at venue!
  • Weekend event
  • The hackathon will be held at the Energy Barn at EnTranCe in Zernike, North Groningen

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Add to My Calendar 2016-10-14 17:00:00 2016-10-16 17:00:00 Europe/Amsterdam H4ck Energy Dutch Hackathon H4CKENERGY is part of the HackedinGroningen league. The event is fueled by IBM Bluemix and Watson as well as selected partners for each of the four events. Both student and professional innovators from Groningen will be judged by a select jury on their innovation abilities and both groups and individuals will receive points and cash prizes awarded for best solutions for a variety of themed challenges supported by corporate and government supporters. Groningen, The Netherlands Hackitarians weare@hackitarians.com

VENUE

The hackathon will be held at the Energy Barn at EnTranCe at Zernike in North Gronignen.
Zernikelaan 17, 9747 AA Groningen – The Netherlands

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SCHEDULE

Doors Open For Participant check-in at Host Site

Participant check-in at Venue

5:00 PM

Opening Ceremony and Dinner

 

Opening ceremony and dinner for all!

6:30 PM

Speakers and Sponsors

Speaker and Sponsors will give brief presentations

8:00 PM

Hackathon begins

Hackathon begins – team forming and pitching from attendees at this point.

8:30 PM

Break Time and Venue Lockdown

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

Breakfast for participants. Entrance opens for participants who left overnight

9:00 AM

Lunch

Lunch break! Stop for a sandwich, drinks and coffee

12:00 PM

Pitching and other presentations

2:00 p.m. Behind the scenes “Sneak Peek” and visits by Guest Ambassadors

2:00 PM

Dinner

Dinner Time! Buffet Dinner and Drinks.

6:00 PM

Movie Night!

Two  hour break to watch hacker movie and have a few drinks and snacks.

9:00 PM

Breakfast

Breakfast and meet at Main Entrance for participants who left overnight

9:00 AM

Deadline

Deadline to upload creations for local prize eligibility

12:00 PM

Pitching and Judging Kicks Off

Pitching and  Judging kicks off!

3:00 PM

Announcement of Winners and Drinks

Awards and final drinks.

16:00 PM

The End!

Wrapup and Closing of Event

5:30 PM

WHY GO TO A HACKATHON AND WHAT TO EXPECT?

Great Prizes

Local Prizes include €ash in categories including Best Overall Hack, Best Design, Best Commercial Concept and Best Technology. 

Free food and drinks!

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.

Meet great people!

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!

Great Speakers

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.

GALLERY

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.

FOLLOW THE BANTER!

Create and follow the buzz #hackenergy  #hackedingroningen @hackgroningen @hackitarians

SUPPORTERS

HOTEL SEARCH

For those who might want to crash on a real bed!

You can contact the Hackitarians (the organisers)  by email direct here, our website here, or call +31 (0)639 583-9798

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