A hackathon is a hardware and software marathon! At GEOSS/Hack, you will have 30 hours to work towards solving a pressing societal challenge.
Any programming language and any solution will be accepted, as long it is open source. You will be asked to share your final output code in Github.
At the end of the challenge, all participants will be asked to present a 2 minute video, uploaded to YouTube, explaining their application.
Each entry will be evaluated by a jury of experts on the following criteria:
The quality of the code will not be judged in order to allow participants to focus on creating disruptive, innovative applications of GEOSS data.
Everybody is welcome. Participants are responsible for funding and arranging their own travel and visas.
Bring your confirmation email and your passport or other national ID for entrance. You’ll also need your laptop and charger for hacking.
Yes! Just remember to register in advance.
Participants attending in person can access ESRIN (ESA) easily from Rome or Frascati. More information about logistics is available here.
For participants attending ECSAT in person, the closest train station to ECSAT (ESA) is in Didcot - buses can be taken from here to the site. Otherwise there are several buses that can be taken from Oxford (e.g. X34, X32).
Remote participants will connect via WebEx. Connection instructions will be sent prior to the event.
GEOSS Hack will start at 10:00 (UTC+1, Rome) on 3 May 2018, and end at 12:30 on 4 May 2018. Entries will be presented between 14:30-15:30 on 4 May.
Unfortunately, no. We encourage all hackers to find accommodation in Frascati or in Rome well in advance.
Unfortunately, no - attendants will be expected to leave ECSAT by 5pm on 3 May 2018, and following the presentations on 4 May.
All programming languages and application formats will be accepted, provided they are open source and the code is shared in Github. Participants will produce a 2 minute video explaining their entries for the judges to review.
GEOSS Hack 2018 will be hosted both online and in person at the European Space Agency's ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) and ECSAT (Harwell, UK).
The event will take place 3-4 May 2018, as part of the 3rd GEO Data Providers Workshop.
For more information, please contact Diana Mastracci at email@example.com