Together with the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany and ODTÜ Teknokent, GIZ Turkey hosts a 36-hour hackathon to let you develop new approaches for a more sustainable usage of energy in buildings and cities. If you have knowledge in coding, open data, environmental aspects or simply are highly motivated to change the world for the better, you are welcome to join the event. No initial teams are needed as different activities will bring together participants with different backgrounds for a new project.
Participants may participate alone or as a team of up to six persons. Those who do not have a team will be able to meet and team up in the first day of the Hackathon.
The prototypes must be developed from scratch in 36 hours. Before starting the Hackathon, there is no obstacle to finding an app idea compatible with the theme, collect the necessary information or learn how to encode the application. Teams will be able to use the technology, external libraries or source code they wish. The developed ideas should not contain copyrighted elements of the visual, audio and similar multi-media elements (video, graphics, photographs, etc.) to be used in the application.
The hackathon will take place in Ankara’s fanciest CoWorking Space CoZone. Here, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Each participant must bring his / her identity card, computer and USB memory or similar devices for data sharing. Please also don’t forget to bring sleeping bags!
Presentation & Voting
At the end of the Hackathon, each team will present their applications to the members of the jury with a very short pitch. The Jury will determine the winning teams according to the criteria such as originality, quality of software, functionality, completeness and benefit for society.
Intellectual Property Rights
At the end of the Hackathon, the intellectual property rights for the prototypes to be developed will be entirely owned by the respective teams. Possible investors will be able to contact the teams for future cooperation.
Any idea supporting reduced energy consumption and hence less import dependency for Turkey can be developed. If they will support a carbon-free future as a viable business model or a project with large social impact in society – it’s only limited by your creativity!
The Smart Hotel
How can we use the energy and guest data in a hotel for a more efficient energy usage? Hotels are one of the most energy intensive facilities, with correspondingly high energy costs.
The Smart Energy Bill
How can we help private households comparing their heating and electricity bills? Can we gamify this approach in local neighbourhoods or develop a new web platform for the comparison of electricity suppliers?
Smart heating controller
How can we tune old heating systems with simple technology from a regular corner shop and control them with our smartphone?