FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is a hackathon?
A: A Hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event that usually lasts for one or two days, in which people with different backgrounds, as (but not restricted to) computer programmers and others involved in software development (graphic designers, interface designers and project managers) collaborate intensively on software and hardware projects.
Q: What is HACKATHON MOBILITY BCN?
A: : A 3-day hackathon with TechPills that brings together creative and inquisitive minds to develop new services, technology and applications that will improve the driving experience and related services. Developers, designers and drivers will be brought together in the same place for fun and an intense session of co-creation, hacking and collaboration.
Q: All the hackathons last for just one day. . Why is this one different from the others? What is a TechPill?
A: A TechPill is a short but definitive training session about something (usually it lasts an hour). We offer you cutting-edge knowledge about mobility, Open Data, Big Data and the state-of-the-art of connected cars, so you can come up with the best ideas with the best tools. HACKATHON MOBILITY BCN is an ambitious project. We will give you knowledge and a full week to think about what you can do! After that, it will function like a normal hackathon.
Q: When and where will HACKATHON MOBILITY BCN take place?
A: On Campus Nord, Barcelona.
The first day (11th March, 2017) all participants will meet in "Sala d'actes", Edifici Vèrtex.
The second and the third day (18 and 19 March, 2017) all participants will meet in "Aula Máster and aula àgora", Campus Nord.
For more information, read our agenda.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Not a lot of stuff:
- You have to carry with you your own ID during the whole event.
- You don't have to worry about any meal. We'll provide even vegan options!
- You can bring any device you think you may need in order to develop your projects. Smartphone and laptops are highly recommended. Anyway, the jury may provide basic electronic stuff such as Raspberry Pi, Leap Motion...
Q: What do I need to join?
A: You have to meet the following requirements: You must be at least 18 years old during the days of the event. You must be a college student. You have to apply as an individual on our website. Registration starts 20th February, 2017 and ends 8th March, 2017.
During the first day events (11th March, 2017) you we'll have to register as a team (4-6 members). Then, you will have to fill a PDF form explaining at least two ideas of projects you want to develop in our hackathon. An example is available here.
For further information, read our rules and terms.
Q: Will any help be provided to develop my projects?
A: Sure! You will be able to attend our TechPills. Read more.
A: Soon resources will be avilable on our website. Stay tuned.