On 16th June we will have a big day in our community. This will be the first ever Smart City Hack Day. Or we simply call it our Hackathon. This event is fully organised by Tech Nation Visa Alumni Network in partnership with CompareTheMarket.com, TechLondonAdvocates, Entrepreneur First, London Tech Week and Realities Centre. By the way, if you or your company would like to become a partner of our Hack Day – let me know, please.
Not only Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Holders will participate in our Smart City Hack Day. Everyone can participate in the hackathon. Are you a future tech nation visa applicant? Or just thinking about switch to Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa from your current visa status? This event can be very useful for you and you can speak with real people who have done this way. Just bring a couple of ideas on how to improve our city through tech – get your ticket now.
In general, ideas we’ve seen in the past include:
- Apps to optimise the use of the city’s limited parking spaces
- Sensors on windshields to identify locations of trees that need trimming
- Leveraging data to optimise bus routes
- Intelligent maps that notify users of safe walkways home based on crime and other data
More information and FAQ with details is on the official Smart City Hack Day’s website.
And a small encouragement – if you haven’t done any hackathon before or aren’t a developer, don’t worry – this hack day welcomes all levels of hack experience and a range of skill sets.
Finally, a couple of words about prizes. Yes, we have them and they are tangible :). However, as we believe – the most important benefit is to get a chance for a one hour one-to-one mentorship session with co-founder of Entrepreneur First for all winners.
So… you still have some time to brainstorm your idea. Register your interest and we are waiting for you at our Hack Day.
By the way, our hackathon address will be located in the heart of the City: White Collar Factory, 1 Old Street Yard, London EC1Y 8AF. If you will be lost in the big City – also let me know, I will be at the Hack Day and asap will give you directions how to find us.