About

 

Lisbon Green Hackathon is an all night long marathon in which teams of up to four participants must come up with, develop, program and build a prototype for something that will hopefully make the world a greener place.

Our Hackathon is a part of an international initiative that defies students and teachers, schools and universities to promote the use of cutting-edge technology to shape tomorrow into something more sustainable. Green Hackathons have happened all over the world since the beginning of this initiative. Cities like London, stockholm, Lisbon, Tokyo, Fukushima and Zurich have all joined the movement. In Lisbon the hackathon is organized by Oficina das Energias, a student group and hackerspace from the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, who are studying Energy and Environmental Engineering. This is our second green hackathon, you can check for more information about the first one here and on the previous website. This year we are at it again, with a bigger hackathon with bigger prizes for the three winning teams.

WHEN

Saturday, 11th March and Sunday, 12th March

WHERE

Building C1 of the Science Faculty of the Lisbon University, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal

HOW

Just register your team, you have until 1st March.
The limit will be 60 participants organized in 15 teams, with 4 elements each.
After you are selected there is a fee of 5€/ element that can be paid by bank transfer or cash at FCUL.

15 Teams of 4 elements each

All night long marathon - 24 hours of hacking

 

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Schedule

 
Day Hours Activity

Saturday

11th March
10:30 Arrival and registration of participants
11:00 Networking and coffee break
11:30 Fast Talks
12:00 Brainstorming
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Hacking
20:30 Dinner
21:30 All night long Hacking

Sunday

12th March
08:40 Breakfast
09:00 Hacking
11:30 END of Hacking
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Presentations
15:45 Prize delivery and closing session

During hacking periods participants can leave the building and return as they wish, staying overnight or going home to sleep. There will also be rest and food areas with snacks and drinks available throughout these periods. The staff will provide support and advice according to your skills and areas. Lunch and dinner will be guaranteed by the organization.

Inspiration

We are looking for ideas! During the Fast-Talks is intended to bring enthusiasts in order to, in fast and inspiring speeches, wake up your inventor and creative side. In addition, a group of activities for brainstorming ideas will be enhanced. The organization will help, by launching themes and examples, before the event through social networks, however you have to remember: it depends on the imagination of the participants!

Goals

The goal is to develop the concept of the idea in as much detail as possible, and also to develop a prototype using the available materials

  • Material:  will include only one Arduino and access to some electronic material common to all teams.
  • 3D printers: there will be access managed by a staff member
  • Technology kits: provided by companies through partnerships, there will be limited kits that will be released and may be requested during the event

The main task, however, is on the side of the participant, who must bring the material that he considers to be useful and worthwhile to acquire in the context and in the course of the event.

In the end each team should also prepare a short presentation about their idea and prototype for the judges, participants and audience.

The team is completed free to manage its time. However at 12:30 the team should be present for the presentations.

Jury

The Jury will be formed by elements from the area, outside the organization, who will give feedback on the projects and evaluate them in the following metrics:

  • Environmental impact: evaluation of the benefit and influence of the hack in the environment
  • Innovation: evaluation of the extent to which the idea is new and presents a good approach to the problem it intends to solve.
  • Technical Maturity: evaluates the extent to which the idea was developed and shows work from the technical point of view
  • Business Idea: evaluates the business value underlying the idea in terms of business models that make it sustainable and financially viable

There will be three winning projects:

 

The Best Environmental Impact Hack will award the team whose idea has better potential to impact the world to make it more friendly to the environment.

The Best Green Hack award, given to the team that has the best of both worlds, business and environmental, to make our world better.

The Best Business Idea Hack award, which will be granted to the team whose idea is the most profitable and competitive for the current economic market.
 
 

Meet the enthusiastic team that is working hard for this green event to happen

Ana Creto

Ana Creto

André Borges

André Borges

Bernardo Tavares

Bernardo Tavares

Carole Guerreiro

Carole Guerreiro

Carolina Menor

Carolina Menor

Catarina Augusto

Catarina Augusto

Francisco Mendonça

Francisco Mendonça

    Inês Costa

    Inês Costa

    Liliana Matos

    Liliana Matos

    Luis Martins

    Luis Martins

    Margarida Tavares

    Margarida Tavares

    Miguel Caixeiro

    Miguel Caixeiro

    Vasco Coração

    Vasco Coração

      Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal
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