*students who cannot register online should submit their information using this form to the respective coordinator.
Design the City of Tomorrow
Design the cities of tomorrow together with students from Bangkok, Nanjing and Würzburg!
Test your skills with the following challenges
Test your skills with the following challenges
Topic: Smart City– Urban Planning
Orientation day: Friday, 21/05/2021
Date: Friday, 28/05/2021 - Sunday, 30/05/2021
Participants: max. 150 hackers
Team size: 3-10 person
Hackers per challenge: approx. 50
At our intercampus hackathon, there will be a total of three challenges that are set by different companies on the topic of the smart city, addressing various aspects of urban life.
Based on the challenge description, you can decide in advance on a question that you would like to work on together with your team during the hackathon.
But beware! When assigning challenges, the following applies: first come, first served. Each challenge can only be worked on by a certain number of teams. This means that if you register quickly, you have a better chance of completing your "desired challenge" during the Hackathon.
When registering, you can assign priorities for each of the three challenges. The following challenges will be worked on during the Hackathon:
Digitally in Style: Re-Opening Businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the news about the COVID-19 vaccines broke the news, cities are hopeful about the reopening for business, especially the tourism industry that much needs the economic boost. Many ideas about using digital solutions to help these businesses have been floated around, e.g.,blockchain-based vaccination certification, and wristbands for tourists. This problem statement challenges you to think holistically about the entire journey of visitors to provide both a predictive and preventative digital mechanism to help businesses reopen at the acceptably lowest risk of COVID-19.
Creating smarter life in public spaces
A smart city should not only be efficient, it should also give a good feeling. In this context, we deal with the monitoring of public places. Scene hotspots that exude an intimidating mood to the point of being dangerous, combined with leaving waste collections should be avoided in order to promote the maintenance of the city image. Collect diverse information/data in new ways to identify accumulations in these areas and link them to your approaches to counteract. The interface is provided by us with an area-wide LoRaWAN network, through which you can transmit sensor data and play it out on various channels (MQTT, HTTP Push, databases). What technologies would you use to identify the emergence of such aggregations/hotspots to respond to the identified situation? Develop a concept with a small-scale prototype to influence the mood of the square so that the crowd can be dispersed peacefully.
One of the main mobility barriers experienced by users with disabilities are in public transport, in terms of urban and architectural design, as well as information communication (e.g. information that allows them to know where to board and alight). Given the importance of urban planning and duration needed to effect change, it may also be critical for government to understand the population distribution of people with disabilities in the community, to identify critical areas to improve accessibility.
How can we design a solution that addresses mobility barriers faced by commuters with disabilities (visual, motor, auditory, and cognitive) through?
1. Collecting and analyzing data on population distribution of people with disabilities within the country so as to better inform urban planners to prioritize regions to improve accessibility
2. Identifying and visualizing problems that greatly hinder usability, accessibility and inclusivity for public transport systems
3. Redesigning of public transport systems to enable greater accessibility to commuters with disabilities
Important Questions and Answers
Dear participants and those interested, over the next few weeks, we will address all frequently asked questions on this web page, which will be updated continuously.
1) Who organises the hackathon?
2) When does the hackathon take place and what is the schedule?
The hackathon will take place over 36 hours from 28 to 30 May 2021.
3) Where does the hackathon take place?
The hackathon will be held mainly online. This will enable students from all participating universities to work together in international teams.
4) Who can participate?
All students, teachers and other staff of all participating universities and faculties are welcome to participate. At FHWS, the Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems, the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, the Facilty of Electrical Engineering, the Faculty of Plastics Engineering and Surveying and the Faculty of Business and Engineering are taking part in the hackathon.
5) How can I get involved?
Participants are assigned different participation roles, for which they need to register before the start of the hackathon. The roles are:
6) Which tools will be used for working remotely?
The teams are free to organise their collaboration on their own.
7) What prior knowledge do I need to participate?
You do not need any programming skills in order to take part in the hackathon.
8) How are the teams put together?
Hackers can register either individually or in pairs. Each challenge is to be worked on by a maximum of 50 hackers. The size of the individual teams can range between 3 and 10 people.
9) How can I sign up and how can I sign up for a specific challenge?
You can register via this link. Sign-up is possible both individually and in groups of two.
10) Is there a registration deadline?
11) What happens on Orientation Day?
The Orientation Day will take place on Friday, 21 May 2021 from (Germany, GMT +2) 12:00 to 15:00 | (Thailand, GMT +7) 17:00 to 20:00 | (China, GMT +8) 18:00 to 21:00.
12) Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Further questions can be addressed to the following personnel:
Aj Kanoknuch (email@example.com)
Aj Ler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Franziska Meyer (email@example.com)
Maike Antlitz (firstname.lastname@example.org)