Hack Internet Week Denmark – November 12th, 2019

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– Create the best idea for an electrical/digital contraption for next year’s festival

This mini hackathon is your chance to come and work on a concrete challenge – an electrical/digital contraption that will be used in Denmark’s leading digital festival with more than 11000 participants – and if you want, get a chance to take lead in or participate in the development of the “product”. The winner will receive a gift voucher for Steam.

The challenge

With the rise in technology, skepticism and distrust are equally on the rise. How can we turn this around? How can we use technology to increase trust in the digital age? These are some of the questions that will be addressed at the next IWDK festival and that your idea should contribute to. You get to generate ideas for technology that will support the theme of IWDK and challenge the above questions. Maybe a badge that is able to track a participant and collect personal data, maybe an app that can monitor interaction with other participants, an installation that interacts with festival participants, or maybe something entirely different?

Toitware will be joining us as well with their cool IoT platform that you can try out and possibly use for the challenge.

About Internet Week Denmark

Internet Week Denmark is Denmark’s leading digital festival, taking place over six days, with 100+ events in and around Aarhus. The next Internet Week will take place in May 2020 under the headline Trust & Tech, Today & Tomorrow.

About Toitware

Toitware is a tech start-up from Aarhus. With their new programming language and software platform they will make it easier to develop, deploy, secure, maintain and distribute apps for IoT.

Program

16.00:Doors open
16.15: Framing and introduction to the hack/challenge, by Louise Overgaard, Head of IWDK
16.45: Introduction to the Toitware platform and creative possibilities, by Helena Marie Meyer, Software Engineer at Toitware
17.15: IWDK Hack

  • Forming of groups and ideation phase
  • Prototyping/hacking
  • Group presentations

20:30: Winner announcements 

There will be food and drinks along the way to fuel your brain.

Who can participate?

This event is free and open for students and others with an interest in the topic. Both groups and individuals are allowed to enter.

Prerequisites

Bring your own laptop and any cool gadgets or devices you might want to hack on. We will also provide a range of gizmos and gadgets in ORBIT Lab to spark your creativity.

Language

This event will be in English.

Location

ORBIT Lab, room 132, Finlandsgade 28, 8200 Aarhus N.

Registration

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General questions may be addressed to Litte Dalsgaard, ORBIT Lab Community Manager: litte@ase.au.dk / 93 52 14 47.