‘Data in the City’, a 2-day Hackathon was organised by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and held from Aug 23 - 25, 2013, in partnership with UP Singapore. Attracting over 150 participants, the hackathon brought together urban planners, architects, sustainability experts, technologists, researchers, developers and designers to co-create new prototypes to help Singapore become a more livable, competitive and sustainable city.
The hackathon, along with a series of workshops leading up to the weekend focussed on tackling some of the core issues of urban planning including Optimized Mobility, Social & Public Safety, Smart Buildings and People.
In just 48 hours, 18 original prototypes were created and showcased to our panel of judges who picked 5 winning teams for further development of their ideas. What’s more, the five winning prototypes are getting fast-tracked into the Apps4SG Challenge which closes on 1 Oct.
Check back in to view all the winning presentations and pitches - coming soon!
Singapore is one of the most well-planned and efficient cities in the world. However, with the population projected to increase to 6.9 million residents by 2030, the city’s infrastructure will need to continually improve. Thus, the Apps4SG competition was launched in April 2013 to look for innovative apps that help improve the way we live, study, work and play in Singapore. One of the activities under the competition is the ‘Data in the City’ Hackathon which brings together the private and public sector to co-create new innovations to drive growth in a more efficient and responsive manner.
Fri, 23rd Aug - Sun, 25th Aug 2013
Venue: JFDI.Asia, 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #05-16, Singapore 139951
'Data in the City' Hackathon is the hackathon about coding, designing and prototyping for a responsive, sustainable city. Developers, designers, data scientists, sustainability experts, researchers, students and concerned citizens are invited to learn, play, share ideas, network, and get inspired.
If you want to learn the ins and outs of making Singapore a responsive and sustainable city, 'Data in the City' Hackathon is the place to be!
Multiple workshops leading up to the weekend hackathon will dive into the issues surrounding urban planning and the data and technology that is driving it. Our content workshops will feature experts in transportation, sustainability, urban planning, big data and technology. The technical workshop will dive into the exclusive datasets and APIs that are available through the UP Data Sandbox, including government and private sector data on traffic, transport, energy usage, and public safety and cleanliness, along with a showcase of the latest technology. Training workshops by some of our technology and data partners may also follow the workshops.
Meet passionate technology pros and sustainable cities experts. Mingle with government policy makers, corporate innovators and community activists. Find new connections and friends and maybe grab some drinks later!
Find partners, swap ideas, discover opportunities and create the next big thing. You may just end up starting your own business from this weekend!
We have some exciting rewards coming your way - watch this space for news!
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This event is free, but we require a $15 deposit in order to prevent overbooking. Deposits are refunded in full upon check-in at the hackathon.