Connect. Collaborate. Create.
Today’s challenges are too complex to be solved by any individual person or nation. The solutions of the future will require the creativity and innovation of us all, because only by working together will we be able to create a better world. This is the challenge that has been set for the upcoming Accenture Digital Hackathon; which will go beyond The Netherlands to also involve the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Czech Republic and Turkey.
It is to be Accenture’s first connected hackathon! An exceptional opportunity to come together with other talents in a challenge of international scope, sharing ideas and experimenting with the latest technologies and innovations.
What is in it for me?
Apart from working together in a dynamic and vibrant setting and at the intersection of business and technology, winning teams will be awarded with the following prizes:
The top three teams overall will also receive the following prizes:
More information about these vouchers will be announced soon.
During the Hackathon, free food, beverages and a goodie bag will be distributed as well!
!! - THE WINNING TEAM WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THEIR IDEA AT THE EXPO 2020 IN DUBAI - !!
For more information regarding the Hackathon, please see the Q&A (click to download).
The winning team will have the unique opportunity to present their idea to the organizing committee of Expo 2020, during Expo 2020 in Dubai.
Background and theme
The main theme of the 24-hour hackathon is, “Connect, Collaborate, Create.” Participants will be asked to use digital technologies in creative, innovative ways to benefit people and the environment with a view to offering solutions in a range of fields. The goal of this challenge is to create prototypes of products, services and ideas that are able to generate social and economic value for the community by hacking common objects and using open data, open-source libraries, public APIs, frameworks for fast prototyping and software development, microcontrollers, sensors, and other hardware (e.g. 3D printers, beacons, wearables, etc.).
Sub-Themes of the hackathon are Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
Participation and teams
Participation is entirely free of charge and open to both individuals and teams of between 3 to 5 people. The teams will have 4 different roles:
If you sign up as a full team, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agenda and program
|DAY #1 (SATURDAY)||TIME|
|Check-in and Warm Up||09:00 to 09:45|
|Engineer Teams||09:45 to 10:15|
|Hackathon Local Introduction||10:15 to 10:45|
|Hackathon 24 Hours Clock Start||10:45 to 11:00|
|Work time - no organized activity||11:00 to 12:00|
|First Mentor Check Point||12:00 to 13:00|
|Lunch Break (Coffee break in Dubai)||13:00 to 14:00|
|Work time - no organized activity||14:00 to 17:00|
|Coffee Break (Dinner in Dubai)||17:00 to 17:30|
|Hack Games||17:30 to 18:00|
|Second Mentor Check Point||18:00 to 19:00|
|Live Talk + Evening Hack Games||19:00 to 20:00|
|Dinner Break (N/A in Dubai)||20:00 to 21:00|
|Work time - no organized activity||21:00 to 06:00|
|DAY #2 (SUNDAY)||TIME|
|Dubai Breakfast (N/A for the others)||06:00 to 06:30|
|Work time - no organized activity||06:30 to 08:30|
|Breakfast||08:30 to 09:00|
|Last Mentor Check Point||09:00 to 11:00|
|Connected *Last hour Countdown||09:45 to 10:00|
|Lunch in Dubai (N/A for the others)||10:00 to 10:55|
|Hackathon 24 Hours Clock Stop||10:55 to 11:00|
|Hackathon - End / Pitch Start||11:00 to 13:00|
|Pitch - End / Lunch Break||13:00 to 14:00|
|Local Award Ceremonies||14:00 to 14:30|
|Connection setup Break||14:30 to 15:00|
|Connected Pitches - Start||15:00 to 16:30|
|Connected Pitches - End / Break||16:30 to 17:00|
|Connected Award Ceremony||17:00 to 17:30|
Hurry, the clock is ticking! Make sure you have a spot as places are limited.
Application: October 15th, 2016 – November 22nd, 2016
Evaluation of applications: November 15-22nd, 2016
Announcement of the Hackathon 2016 participants: November 18th, 2016
Date of Hackathon: November 26-27th, 2016
Location: Accenture ITO Office, Amsterdam (Gustav Mahlerplein 90, 1082 MA)
Ideas, excitement, teamwork, creativity and so much more. Enjoy the best moments from an edition hosted in Italy last year. Is this something you want to experience for yourself, but now in Amsterdam The Netherlands? This is your chance!SIGN UP NOW!