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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Friday, 26 February – Thursday, 4 March
Monday, 31 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
Tuesday, 1 June
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
Tuesday, 1 June
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. Itinerary of the induction Participant video overview Using Slack Participant user guide Software Guide
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:
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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