Smart City Hackathon in Trento Italy

Smart Cities Hackathon in Trento, Italy

Thirty hours to develop an app that will bring citizens closer to Technology: from 9 am on September 13 until 6 pm of the following day is the commitment that will be requested by IEEE  ISC2 Smart Cities Hackathon, a competitive networking event, organized by Fondazione Bruno Kessler, which will involve software developers, graphic web designers, and other designers.

ISC2 Smart Cities Hackathon

As for the challenges that have been identified for the smart cities hackathon, participants will have two choices: the first will concern the development and evolution of a smart mobility app for the town  of Trento. The second area will be of international concern and will ask to create, along with local and international experts, solutions that will promote economic and social development in South Africa, where three out of four people use a cell phone.

In this long marathon (the term hackathon was as a matter of fact created in the late 90s by merging two words, hack and marathon) as well, participants will work interruptedly, immersed in an engaging group work; when the time available is over, a jury will evaluate the work products and award the prizes: services and materials worth about 2.000,- Euros for the winner of each section and a 3.000,- Euro prize for the best solution among the winners.

Trento Smart City Week

The smart cities hackathon is being hosted at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, via Sommarive – Trento, on September 13 at 9 am. Minors may participate upon completion of a disclaimer form signed by both parents or by the legal guardian, to be submitted before September 13  via email.

The hackaton event will be held in English.

It is part of the Trento events for the Smart City Week, an initiative, which will take place September 10 to 15 and that revolves around six topics:

  • eGovernment
  • Open and Big Data
  • Energy
  • Mobility
  • Tourism and
  • Health


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Dieter Welfonder
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