02 Mar The MUV Hackathons
Facing the final phase of the research project, a lot of activity is going on in our pilot cities.
As citizens in the different cities used the MUV-app, they were registering their sustainable mobility routes. Also, the data from the sensors in the MUV monitorings stations are available. Now, this data will be used during Hackathons in our different pilot cities.
Barcelona, Palermo, Amsterdam & Ghent are organising events with the public that will uplift the collected data of the MUV-project.
On March 21st & 22nd, The Barcelona Municipality & I2cat organize the Sustainable Mobility Hackathon. Teams will be requested to define and build a software application (web based or app) that can be a possible answer to the initially raised challenges.
Apps for Ghent organises their 10th edition of the Hackathon on March 20th & 21st. The theme is Mobility and MUV will be present with a challenge and, of course, their dataset. This data can be combined with other open datasets regarding mobility in Ghent. The perfect opportunity to get creative with data or to be inspired to create new apps.
The Amsterdam Municipality and Waag are hosting a 2-night ‘Participation Station’ in Amsterdam. During the first night, citizens will place themselves in the role of neighborhood mobility manager – considering what issues are of concern in their own community, and how a public administrator ought to go about addressing them. The second night of the event is dedicated to developing concrete recommendations from citizens about their participation in forthcoming municipal mobility efforts.
In Palermo, Push organises in collaboration with Python Meetup Palermo, the 1st edition of Datathon on March 7th & 8th. The event aims to involve developers, data scientists, designers and anyone who is ready to take on the challenge of imagining new solutions and mobility services for our city.
Update March 12th: due to measures regarding the corona virus outbreak, the dates of the hackathons are subject to change.