Technology is the main driver of human progress. Digital transformation is revolutionizing countless sectors, dramatically changing the lifestyle of people around the world.
Snap4City is an open source framework and a living lab, providing tools to quickly create a large range of smart city applications exploiting heterogeneous data coming from Helsinki, Antwerp, Florence, Tuscany, and enabling services for stakeholders by IOT/IOE, data analytics and big data technologies.
Snap4City applications support multiple paradigms as data driven, stream and batch processing, thus allowing to create dashboards, IOT applications, Web and Mobile applications, Data Analytics, etc.
We have decided to launch this hackathon because we are constantly looking for innovative ways to live more responsibly and we think that a project on sustainability, sharing, collaboration, could concretely improve people's lives and help build the planet in which we would like to live.
Are you creative? Do you love technology? Do you want to improve people's lives? Do you want a more sustainable future? Find out more about our challenges and register!
The Snap4City Hack is a big hackathon on the topics of Smart City and IOT.
The hackathon is taking place from January 21 to March 15,
All the projects will be hosted by Snap4City.org.
All submissions must be developed and/or uploaded on Snap4City.org. In order to take part to the hackathon, you have to register first on Snap4City and then sign up to the Hackathon by using the above link. The early registration on Snap4City will get you at role Manager, while Hackathon participants will be immediatly passed at AreaManager to provide them the access to the needed development tools. We suggest you to register as Helsinki and/or Antwer organization and then make a second account for accessing to the other organizations. DISIT Organization esposes a larger number of data coming from the whole Tuscany Region, that includes data and services of several cities such as Firenze, Pisa, Arezzo, Lucca, Siena, Livorno, Grosseto, Massa, Prato, Pistoia, etc.
Themes of the Challenges
A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection, services, API, sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets.
The smart city concept integrates information and communication technology (ICT), and various physical devices connected to the network (the Internet of things or IoT) to optimize the efficiency of city operations and services and connect to citizens. The data collections are from mobility, trasnsport, environment, citizens, tourism, culture, devices, and assets that is processed and analysed to monitor and manage. Smart city and IOT, Big Data, data analytics, IOT App, etc. technologies allows the cities to interact directly with both community and city infrastructure and to monitor what is happening in the city and how the city is evolving.
The topic challenges cover different areas: Ecological Watch, Social and Service Evolution, Stimulating Business Growth, City Aware. The challenge requires participants to test themselves by devising innovative solutions using snap4city tool.
- Allow citizens and/or tourists to be aware about the environmental conditions and being timely informed (notified) of eventual warning cases.
Social and Service Evolution
- Allow citizens and/or tourists to be aware about social and services evolution. Providing information, getting from them appreciations, etc.
Stimulating Business Growth
- Providing at business operators tools for managing and leveraging their business. Providing area evolution data insights, etc.
- Providing to city operators tools for monitoring the city condition, and simulating/analysing city evolution in different cases.
Who could participate
The hackathon is open to: individuals, teams, companies (only small businesses)
collectively, as a group already formed during registration.
The challenge offers full freedom to choose the medium, coding language, technology and develop new tools for engaging people to improve the future of the cities in which we live. You are free to choose the problem or problems you wish to address and how.
The most innovative solutions will be awarded and show that they have a positive impact on large segments of the population.
We are looking for creative persons/teams, but also people sensitive to environmental issues and eager to help improve our cities!
Our call includes but is not only addressed to:
Web and Mobile frontend developers
Web and Mobile backend developers
User Experience Experts
User Interface Experts
Internet of Things Experts
Internet of Everything Experts
Accept the challenge, and register to the hackathon!
In order to facilitate the work of the teams during the Hackathons, we provide access to Snap4City through which participants can perform their applications and upload their projects in the most simple way. Snap4City is 100% opensource living lab, providing a flexible method and solutions to quickly create a large range of smart city and IOT applications exploiting heterogeneous data, expert systems, and enabling services for stakeholders by IOT/IOE, semantics, data analytics and big data technologies.
Snap4City applications support multiple paradigms as data driven, stream and batch processing.
You are required to register to the Snap4City before sign-up to the hackathon. We suggest you to register as Helsinki and/or Antwerp organization and then make a second account for accessing to the DISIT organization to have more data access.
The projects will have to be presented for challenges of Antwerp or Helsinki using at least the corresponding data and services. They will have to be presented in the Hackathon by the teams, will be evaluated by a jury based on the following evaluation criteria:
- Utility and Value of the Project;
- Relevance to the proposed objectives;
- Design / User Experience;
- Creativity and Innovation of the Project;
- Clarity and Completeness of the presentation of the Project;
Three winning teams will be identified for Helsinki and Antwerp. The organization will cover the expenses of participation to the closing ceremony in Helsinki - for the Helsinki challenge - and for Antwerp - for the Antwerp challenge to a representative of the winning teams.
On March 13 the final submission Hackathon: Submission Form. And filling of the questionnaire for each member of the team.
On March 19 the jury will communicate the finalists, while the final classification and thus the winners will be communicated on Antwerp and Helsinki, respectively, where the finalists will be requested to present their projects to the audience. The final winning teams will be awarded a prize of 7,000 euro each, the seconds prize is 3,500 euro, the thirds is 1,500 euro.
The the fast rabbit submission has been awarded with a prize of 5,000 euro.
Products/projects that obtained encouraging results will be awarded with a Participation Package, which at least include: a Snap4All IOT Button, stickers, USB Snap4City, T-shirt of Snap4City, Pins, Italian souvenir, for each member of the team.
The 3 finalists for hackathon of Helsinki and Antwerp will be announced on March 19. The precise dates for the presentation of the projects in Antwerp and Helsinki in which the winner will be announced, and finalists all awarded, will be communicated soon on this web page.
All the submissions are considered completed with the filling of the questionnaire for each member of the team.
All submissions must be uploaded on the Snap4City platform. In order to take part to the hackathon, you have to register first on the platform and then sign up on the hackathon by following the above link.
Registration & Rules
The registration for the hackathon is open! The registration for each hackathon is completely free of charge. Subscribe and wait for the receipt of the confirmation by e-mail. We therefore advise you to keep an eye on your account during the fifteen days before the hackathon closes.
Registration for the event(s) requires:
- the acceptance of the Rules that you can view and download here,
- the registration to Snap4city We suggest you to register as 'DISIT' organization and then make a second account for accessing to the other organizations: Helsinki and/or Antwerp.
- the registration to the Hackathon via the above or below link that bring you on Eventbrite.
filling of the questionnaire for each member of the team.
European Commission Select4Cities project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688196. Please note that this website represents the view of Snap4City, with the support of Select4Cities project and that the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains. The Snap4City action and this hackathon are part of the Select4Cities project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.