What really sets our hackathons apart is with its immersive nature. We have traveled to York, Birmingham, Paris, and even Hong Kong for our hackathons! Not to mention the crazy merchandise and prizes we have for our participants!
During the grand launch, we invite all key stakeholders of the industry to attend for an afternoon of talks. The challenges and datasets will be presented during this time. You will get a chance to network with all tech and rail professionals and also meet talented and like-minded participants!0TH HOUR
The participants pitch their ideas for solutions to the challenges posed at the start of the event. They each have a chance to share a 60-second informal pitch. The top ideas are chosen, and participants formed teams organically, choosing whichever idea they were motivated to work on.4TH HOUR
All participants are split into multiple themed trains and journeys based on their skill and expertise. Once we arrive our new destinations on Friday night, hotels will be provided to all our participants for a good nights rest.6TH HOUR
The participants discuss their ideas with our selected mentors throughout the event and receive extensive feedback both from mentors and the Hack Partners team.7TH HOUR
Through the hackathon journey, participants take the opportunity to speak to the public to validate their hypothesis. This could be on-board passengers, station operators, etc.8TH HOUR
Once all teams find the crux of the problem and shape of the solution, they start work on building their prototype throughout the night with a range of technologies like iBeacons, camera drones, raspberry PI’s and a lot of programming!12TH HOUR
Teams create a pitch deck through the weekend and present back to the industry at the closing venue. Each team is given 4 minutes to pitch along with 2 minutes of judges Q&A. Winners are announced after the judges have heard through all the pitches.48TH HOUR
18TH SEPTEMBER, 2018!! HackTrain is partnering with InnoTrans this year to run a hackathon in Berlin!! Check out the official HackTrain Aftermovie from our hackathon last year!