Urbanization, globalization, climate change, demographic change are all public pressures on people’s quality of life, safety and security. This has put many city authorities in a challenging position to tackle problems, relating to these topics. To address this, we have developed a series of hackathons spread over three months, to challenge our partners and developers to seek new ways to connect, get better insights to foster a better environment and develop a smarter and safer cities.
This event is brought to you by the NSW Government Smart Places Strategy, Oracle Corporation, Slack and Oracle Partner Network. Below are some examples to kickstart your ideation process!
Once you have selected a event to join, you should select at least one of the challenge categories and problem statements to compete in per hackathon. Hover over each tile below to see a list of their potential problem statements.
When submitting your solution at the end of the respective hackathon, your team will need to incorporate or make a reference to least one prescribed dataset released by our Lead Sponsor. These datasets will be released during the opening ceremony.
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Minister for Digital, Minister for Customer Service, NSW Government
Victor Dominello is the Minister for Digital, Minister for Customer Service at NSW Government & Member for Ryde. He has held positions in the Department of Premier & Cabinet, NSW for over 10 years.
Senior Consultant, NITI Aayog
Rama M Kamaraju is a Consultant - Governance & Research at NITI Aayog. He was previously the Sr. General Manager at the National Institute of Smart Government, India. He has 25+ years of professional experience in Public Sector Consulting and Policy formulation.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Ascent Solutions
CK Lim is the CEO & Founder of Ascent Solutions Pte Ltd & the CEO of a fully owned subsidiary Borderless Hub, & the CEO of an IOT Blockchain Trade Financing company iTrust Trading. He is also the Chairman of the Singapore Smart Nation Internet of Things Technical Committee
Director, Jakarta Smart City
Yudhistira Nugraha is the Director at Jakarta Smart City. He has a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford in Cyber Security. He has 7+ years of experience in the Information Technology and security fields.
Head of Data Science & AI, Australian Computer Society
Steve Nouri is a data science leader who has evolved the way people look at AI and innovations. He is an entrepreneur, author, academic and technical manager by profession.
Chief Customer Solutions Officer, CapitaLand Group
Aylwin is the Chief Customer Solutions Officer at CapitaLand Group. He is responsible for industry promotion & customer engagement. He is also the Chairman of AIRmaker and the Director of the Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab.
Chief Data Scientist, NSW Government.
Ian is the Chief Data Scientist at the NSW Government. He is also an industry professor, global digital economy thought leader, who is involved with several councils on technology.
Executive Vice President, Digital Economy Promotion Agency
Dr Supakorn Siddhichai is the Executive Vice President at Digital economy promotion agency (DEPA), Thailand. He was previously a Research Assistant with National Electronics & Computer Technology Center (NECTC) for 16+ years.
Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Accounts, Telstra
Saeed is the Chief Technology Officer - Strategic Accounts at Telstra. He lends his technological expertise to students and professionals as an industry mentor at RMIT university, and through his blog.
Managing Director, Oracle Singapore
Horng Shya is the Managing Director, Oracle Singapore, where she is responsible for managing the company’s operations and setting Oracle’s strategy for growth, performance and profitability. Prior to joining Oracle, she led the Public Sector business at Microsoft Singapore.
Councillor, City of Sydney
Craig Chung is the Councillor at City of Sydney. He was elected in September 2016. Prior to this, Craig served four years as a councillor on the City of Ryde Council. He is passionate about ensuring Sydney is digital-ready to become a Smart City.
Monday, 31st May
As Mega Cities tackle the urbanization challenge, the need to use Data effectively to make decisions becomes supremely important. In this conversation, we will explore how Oracle’s data management platform in the cloud can help analyze Data at Speed to create Smart Cities and citizen centric solutions
PWA or Progressive Web Applications have been there for some time, however in the last few years the popularity has grown as the capabilities have been improved tremendously. Large technology companies have acknowledged this (Google, Microsoft). In this session we will talk about the benefits and challenges implementing PWA’s and will show case how PWA’s can be built easily on Oracle’s low code development tool, Visual Builder Studio. You will learn how to get started with Visual Builder Studio, by provisioning an instance and building your first Mobile Progressive Web Application. Further, we will showcase how you can use the same tool and code to build Device Native Mobile apps. Key take aways You will understand how Visual Builder Studio can help you to build Mobile PWA apps in less time and with less effort.
Tuesday, 1st June
We will share highlights and updates on innovative new capabilities with Oracle Analytics that put the power of advanced analytics within reach of all employees, for all use cases, and all data. Highlights will include: a. Demos of select innovative capabilities in Oracle Analytics Cloud that improve user experiences and automate and simplify complex analytics b. Customer video testimonials that showcase the value of the analytics platform c. An overview of how OAC powers the entire analytics pipeline, from connecting to data sources, transforming and preparing the data, modeling the data with relationships, hierarchies and metrics, exploring the data to find insights, and sharing and consuming insights
HeatWave is high performance analytics engine for MySQL on OCI as managed service. The session is to enable developer to get start using HeatWave. a. MySQL HeatWave Overview b. Provisioning HeatWave c. Using HeatWave
Oracle Machine Learning accelerates the creation and deployment of machine learning models for data scientists by eliminating the need to move data to dedicated machine learning systems. AutoML User Interface provides you no-code automated machine learning and automatically performs algorithm and feature selection, as well as model tuning and selection, thereby enhancing productivity as well as model accuracy and performance. The session is to enable developer to getting started using OML AutoML. a. Access AutoML UI Overview b. Create AutoML UI Experiment c. View an Experiment
Wednesday 2nd June
The Accelerated Data Science SDK is an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science and Machine learning SDK that data scientists can use for the entire lifecycle of their workflows. The session is to enable developer to getting started using Accelerated Data Science SDK. a. Accelerated Data Science SDK Overview b. Provisioning Accelerated Data Science SDK c. Using Accelerated Data Science SDK
Moderators Marek Winiarski and Jayaram Krishnamachar
a) Vasant Vacharapinyo, Vice President, A-HOST Company Limited
b) Kartiwan Johanes, Director, PT. Metrodata Electronics Tbk
c) Sudipta Ghosh, Partner, PwC India
d) Mark Simpson, Sales Director, DXC Red Rock
e) Mitesh Patel, Regional Manager (Innovation), Evosys
Thursday, 3rd June
Presented by: Daniel Thomas (Hackmakers).
This session is an introduction to participants to effectively compete in a Hackmakers hackathon. We will go through the roles and expectations, time commitment, Slack software and other tips for reaching out and assisting teams.
These documents are advised to be reviewed prior to this session, followed by Q and A.
Itinerary of the induction
Participant video overview
Participant user guide
Presented by: Janson Lim (Hackmakers).
This session is an introduction to mentors to effectively compete in a Hackmakers hackathon. We will go through the roles and expectations, time commitment, Slack software and other tips for reaching out and assisting teams.
These documents are advised to be reviewed prior to this session, followed by Q and A.
Friday, 4 June
APAC’s largest ever smart cities hackathon will commence at 5:00pm IST / 7:30pm SGT / 9:30pm AEDT! Join thousands of hackers, hundreds of mentors and the largest suite of sponsoring tech companies in the world for the #Smartcities Hack of 2021.
Smartcity technology can help cities operate more efficiently while improving services to citizens and businesses, among many other benefits. There has never been a better time for participants to innovate and join the smart city revolution sweeping the globe.
Thank you to our sponsors and community partners for making this a reality:
👉 Lead Sponsor: Oracle
👉 Premium sponsors: Slack, Spotlit AI
👉 Community Partners: Oracle Partner Network, Hackmakers Partner Network, NASSCOM, OpenSpotlit, NSW Government
This will be the first of two speed teaming sessions run by Hackmakers, to organise participants into teams, and for mentors to meet teams. The agenda is as follows:
Previous Workshops – Recordings
The #Smartcities Hack is a series of separate competition events that will span across three different dates. Please note, all times are listed in Australian Eastern Time (AET).
Use the calendar sync function to keep yourself updated on all the updates, ceremony presentations and reminders throughout the hackathon series.
Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to build innovative solutions! There are few resources you can access.
Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to mentor innovative teams for this cause! There are few resources you can access.
Mentors and lead mentors will also be invited to dedicated mentor induction sessions, and be invited to the #mentors_private channel on our Slack space.
Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to judge innovative solutions for this cause! There are few resources you can access.
Judge’s are welcome to contact the organisers directly in a private channel in the Slack space.
Team formation is going to be happening in a number of different potential ways. You will be able to work out who is in your team before the competition starts however you won’t be able to officially register your team on the Hackerspace until the competition launches.
Once you have registered, you will receive a welcome email have access to our our resources, calendar sync and Slack space.
Hackmakers will organise, lead mentors, and mentors with hackathon experience will facilitate teams to maximise their experience. This includes helping match participants to team and skills, debug code, ideate, introduce to the resources and tools, and effectively present their solution.
We will have over AU$25,000 worth of prizes generously contributed by our sponsors and community partners. In every hackathon, the prizes will be distributed in the following method:
Winners and finalists will be distributed irrespective of the selected challenge category.
Finding innovative solutions to bolster APAC's smart city practices and capabilities
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