This hackathon is a chance to bring together different people to solve city challenges. We value the participation of each member and want everyone involved to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

Accordingly, all staff and participants are expected to show respect and courtesy to others throughout the event. To make clear what is expected, all staff, participants, volunteers, mentors and judges in the hackathon are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event.


Do not insult, harass or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.


We welcome attendees from all backgrounds. This event is about bringing together different sectors under a common challenge. In the spirit of education and inclusiveness, please keep in mind how you communicate with others throughout the weekend.


We will be filming and taking photographs during the event. We encourage you to do the same and use social media to report on what you're up to. Please allow others the opportunity to opt out of any photo they may appear in.

We want the solutions you create to be the most useful they can be for our partners and, hopefully, be used, so we encourage open innovation, collaboration and an open IP.


Teams must aim to include members that give them a variety of skills. To win, teams must keep to the marking criteria and the time set for pitching their idea.


Do your best, believe in yourself and most importantly, have a good time!

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming and friendly place for all.




All submissions to City Data Hack will become Public Disclosure. Future Cities Catapult will assert no rights of any kind in your team’s work. Each prototype, mock-up or code presented is the property of your team. Your team is fully responsible for protecting any ideas, intellectual property or other rights which may exist in your work and will be publicly disclosed. By registering, consenting to the terms of the Hackathon, and entering a Submission, however, the Participant agrees that the organisers and Challenge Partners reserve an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, distribute to the public, and publicly display a Submission for a period of one year starting on the date of the announcement of contest winners (18 March 2018) as an example of work. We encourage participants to share their hacks with the greater community and promote innovation in this space. By submitting a City Data Hack Entry or accepting any prize, you represent and warrant that you will not submit content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post.


We will be taking a number of photographs and videos during the event for sharing on social media and through the various communications channels of Future Cities Catapult and our event partners. We may also use these photos and videos in external publications and promotions. By being part of City Data Hack 2018, you are agreeing for us to use and publish photographs and videos that may include you. These images and videos will be available publicly and we have limited control over the ongoing exposure.


As a participant of City Data Hack 2018 and in sharing the event in any way, especially on social media, you will not publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage City Data Hack, Partners, or any third party. City Data Hack 2018 will not be obligated to pay any compensation to, or permit any participation by, any third party in connection with the use, reproduction, modification, publication, display or other exploitation of any of the content that you submit; and the content submitted by you does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other disabling devices or harmful code. All content, communications and social media posts will avoid being unlawful or offensive in any way.


When connected to the wifi, your devices may be accessible to all other devices on the network. When sharing resources with another attendee please be aware the security of your devices is your responsibility.