Ultrahack Sparring Session: #DevShark Tour – Smart City Helsinki

Artikkelikuva: Ultrahack Sparring Session: #DevShark Tour – Smart City Helsinki

Turn your idea into a product demo. Join the hackathon with hundreds of developers. Get your hands on +50 000€ in prizes. This bootcamp is aimed to help you get a fast-start to Slush Hacks, so you can be better prepared, learn the tech and get feedback on your ideas.

The training is free for all. All attendees should bring their own development machine, equipped with their preferred development environments and the appropriate Azure SDK downloadable from http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/

This technical training will focus on the Ultrahack Smart City -challenge and the Azure Cloud Challenge, through which you can win additional 10 000€. 

The Smart City challenge is to come up with a functioning application that leverages Open Data in an innovative and diverse way. The City of Helsinki is a pioneer and leader in opening its data repositories. Now the city wants to encourage developers to come up with new kinds of applications, visualizations and dashboards using Open Data – for example, shedding light on

  • What is taking place in Helsinki or how things are evolving.
  • Mobile applications that help tourist find interesting locations and events
  • Allowing citizens to take part in the public decision-making process

How does the cloud play into this? There are many data sets available over at HRI but in most cases you’ll need to manipulate and host the data yourself for the most effective use. This data can be stored and analyzed on Microsoft Azure with the Machine Learning capabilities of Azure. You could for example combine a data set that contains traffic information with a data set about traffic accidents at a certain point in time. Combine these two data sets on Azure and identify which parts of the road are most dangerous. This information can then be more closely inspected to understand why time crosswalk or part of the road is especially dangerous.

You can look at the case example from CGI and the Helsinki Region Transport and learn more about Azure Machine Learning in this Cloud Cover episode.

Time Title
09:00 – 09:20 Welcome to the bootcamp
09:20 – 09:45 Introduction to Ultrahack and the challenges
09:45 – 10:15 Connect with Helsinki – NewCo, Forum Virium
10:15 – 10:30 Presenting the Smart City / Civic Tech -challenge
10:30 – 11:15 What APIs and data sets are available in Helsinki? How to get the most out of the data?
11:15 – 12:00 Lunch
12:00 – 12:45 Hands-on: Collecting and combining data to get insights
12:45 – 14:00 Fast-start with your own project
14:00 – Event closing


This event is organized in co-operation with City of Helsinki, NewCo, Forum Virium Helsinki and Open Finland Challenge

Slush Hacks Tour by Ultrahack and Junction in partnership with Microsoft is coming to Helsinki. Join us to learn more about the hackathons and get technical training

Read more about Slush Hacks at www.slush.org/hacks (or directly at Ultrahack and Conjuction)

All Challenges
You can participate any of the challenges below through Slush Hacks. In this event we will use the Smart City Challenge as an case example, so you get some hands-on experience. You can join our training to get a broad overview the events and challenges, even if you’re not planning to participate in the Smart City challenge in particular.

Health Games: Happier Hospital Hack // HUS 
Smart City / Civic Tech // City of Helsinki & Open Finland Challenge
Mobility as a service: Seamless and agile mobility experiences // Liikenne- ja viestintäministeriö, Trafi, Liikennevirasto
Creative chairty: Funraising hack: Have Fun and Change Lives! // Nenäpäivä 
Internet of Things: Gamifying Brick & Mortar Shopping with IoT // Tieto 
Next Gen Ecomm: Smoother Ecommerce // Posti 
Sports Tech: Sports & Fan Experience // SAP
Universal Fintech: Anywhere and Anytime // Nordea 
Pre-emptive Healthcare and Advanced Diagnostics // IF
Futulabs // Futurice
The Future of Digital Payements // Klarna 
The Future of Commerence // Shopify
Air Travel. Redifined. // Reaktor & Finnair 
Improving Cities // Uber 
Aaltoes Unlimited feat. Supercell

Do you have questions about #DevShark Tour – Smart City Helsinki? Contact #DevShark tour with Ultrahack and Junction in collaboration with Slush

Time: 10/14/2015 – 09:00 – 14:00 – 10/14/2015 – 09:00 – 14:00
Venue: NewCo Helsinki, Ensi Linja 1

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/devshark-tour-smart-city-helsinki-tickets-18826065268

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