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THE CHALLENGE

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.



Czech Czech
England
Germany Germany
Netherlands Netherlands


Spain
Turkey Turkey
UAE UAE

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:

  • 1st place team: 1 voucher of € 500 for each team member
  • 2nd place team: 1 voucher of € 300 for each team member
  • 3rd place team: 1 voucher of € 200 for each team member

The top three teams overall will also receive the following prizes:

  • 1st place team: 1 voucher of € 1000 for each team member to be used at Amazon
  • 2nd place team: 1 voucher of € 600 for each team member to be used at Amazon
  • 3rd place team: 1 voucher of € 400 for each team member to be used at Amazon

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).


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Special Expo 2020 Award

The winning team will have the unique opportunity to present their idea to the organizing committee of Expo 2020, during Expo 2020 in Dubai.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

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:

  • Developer;
  • Designer;
  • Marketing Specialist;
  • Data Analyst / Data Scientist.

If you sign up as a full team, please reach out to amsterdam.hackathon@accenture.com.

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

How to participate

Quickly go to the Eventbrite page or the below module, sign up (places​ are ​limited!) and send over your CV to amsterdam.hackathon@accenture.com.

*please note that by signing up for the Hackathon you agree to the Terms & Conditions (click to download).


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COUNTDOWN

Hurry, the clock is ticking! Make sure you have a spot as places are limited.

Calendar

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)

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