3 city challenges to test your skills and collaboration
48-hours to develop a solution
£1,000 in prizes to share amongst the winning team
We’re inviting data specialists, software developers, user experience (UX) designers and service designers to bring their skills together for a fast-paced weekend exploring how London's public authorities can use data to address urban challenges!
About the Hack
Future Cities Catapult has partnered with three public authorities who play a key role in how London is experienced by millions of residents and visitors every day: the Greater London Authority, Transport for London, and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Each of our partners has proposed a challenge that they currently face – with either a strong social or economic focus – for teams to solve over the weekend:
Why are we hosting City Data Hack 2018?
Our aims for the weekend
We have several key aims and outputs for the weekend:
- Most importantly, we want you to have fun!
- We suspect that you've regsitered for this Hack, because you want to use your skills to make a difference in our cities, so it would be fantastic if we developed some really impactful solutions for our public authorities over the weekend. We hope that bringing together multi-skilled teams with the right mentorship and some useful tools will help you achieve a rewarding outcome.
- We’d like to demonstrate to others in the public sector that events like this can accelerate grassroots innovation and investment.
The month long competition
If you enjoy taking part in this Hack and feel your team is onto something, we'd love to invite you to take your idea on to the next level.
We’ll be facilitating an optional, month-long competition after the event, where participants will have a chance to develop their ideas further and receive some light coaching to make their solution more robust and impactful for the public authority. Teams with the most promising ideas will then have the opportunity to pitch their solution to key city stakeholders.
Find our Digital Connector on Github and get up to speed on the story and development of the tool. Don’t forgot to make a note of your username for the weekend!
Join our Slack channel to meet others who will be attending the hack, learn more about the challenges, share files and keep in touch with your fellow hackers over the weekend.
DON’T FORGET SOCIAL MEDIA
Individual prizes are available for your social media efforts over the weekend, so remember to: