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.
WHENSaturday, 11th March and Sunday, 12th March
WHEREBuilding C1 of the Science Faculty of the Lisbon University, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal
HOWJust register your team, you have until 25th February.
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
|10:30||Arrival and registration of participants|
|11:00||Networking and coffee break|
|21:30 All night long||Hacking|
|11:30||END of Hacking|
|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.
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!
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.
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 Business Idea Hack award, which will be granted to the team whose idea is the most profitable and competitive for the current economic market.
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.