20/05/2016

Hackathon call for application

Hackathon is a project to develop an app that would contain
all relevant information about Carinthia

Within a timeframe of 48 hours you give everything in a team to turn this vision into (virtual) reality: You travel to a destination using different means of transport (train, bus, taxi, car sharing, bike) and there is no need to buy any ticket because your mobile device will gather all the information about your trip, chooses the best option for you and registers each check-in and check-out in the different used vehicles along your journey accordingly to the distance.


Call for Serbian app developers, designers and experts in the fields of communication and user experience to participate in two day Hackathon seeking to develop the next digital solution aimed towards streamlining transportation and travel. On June 24th to the 26th, 2016, Austrian based organization, GS gain & sustain OG (GS), will be hosting “What the hack” a two day Hackathon that will focus on the development of mobile applications concerning alternative methods of transportation. Prizes range from 5000 to 2000 Euros. The event will take place at St. Salvator in Carinthia, and will be transform into an international stage comprised of developers, designers, and other experts from the creative industries interested in communication and user experience, who will work it teams to produce the next digital solution and mobile app concerning transport.

With more and more people traveling today, whether it be for professional or personal reasons, there are more options available than ever, helping us get from A to B. Aside from public transportation, such as trains and buses, there has also been a rise in transport influenced by the “sharing economy”, such as ride shares that act as both competitors and complementary additions to the transport industry. Because of we are seeing a rise in a more mobile society, including professional digital nomads, etc, the demand for a more streamlined travel experience “What the Hack” aims to develop ways that we can create an application on your mobile device that will use mobile solutions to enable travelers to move freely without worrying about buying tickets, timetables, etc. The app would gather all the necessary information concerning your trip, helping you choose the best option(s), as well as letting you register each check­in and check-out in each of the various used throughout your journey. Much like the way that planes and trains allow you to make connections, this app will allow you to make these timely connections.

Those interested in applying for “What the hack­ Hackathon” must be 18 years or older with a strong interest in innovation and technology. Participants are required to apply online at this address:www.hackathon.click before May 30th, 2016, where they will be directed to an application form that needs to be filled out in addition to uploading their individual Curriculum. Participants may apply as individuals or in teams, made up of two and six people. Registered team members/participants accept the terms and conditions of participation, as well as the use of personal data, and photography/video recording during and after the event by staff and partners of GS for the purposes of producing editorial content and advertising materials.

Sabrina Schifrer, GS gain&sustain Austria

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