Ultrahack -sparrausssessio: #DevShark Tour – Smart City Helsinki

Artikkelikuva: Ultrahack -sparrausssessio: #DevShark Tour – Smart City Helsinki

Turn your idea into a product demo. Join the hackathon with hundreds of developers and get your hands on +50 000€ in prizes. This #DevShark bootcamp is aimed to help you get a fast-start to Ultrahack and SlushHacks, learn more on the tech and get feedback on your ideas so you can be better prepared for the hackathon event on the 6th to 8th of November.

Bootcamp & training session: how to solve Smart City & Civic Tech challenges
in Ultrahack hackathon event on the 6th-8th of November.

The top competition works will be presented at SLUSH on the 11th of November.

Agenda of the bootcamp on Wednesday, 14th of October:

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 Helsinki
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?
What support is available for Ultrahack participants?
Check Helsinki’s competition challenges and tips here.
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 bootcamp event is organized in co-operation with City of Helsinki, NewCo, Forum Virium Helsinki, Open Finland Challenge and Microsoft #DevShark.

The training is free for all. This technical training will focus on the Ultrahack Smart City -challenge and the Azure Cloud Challenge of the Ultrahack and SlushHacks competition. All attendees should bring their own development machine, equipped with their preferred development environments.

The City of Helsinki’s Smart City challenge is to come up with a functioning application that leverages Helsinki Region’s Open Data (www.hri.fi) 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

Read more on the City of Helsinki’s competition challenges (in Finnish):


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 Helsinki Region Transport 

Read more about SlushHacks and Ultrahack at Ultrahack and at www.slush.org/hacksDo you have questions about #DevShark Tour – Smart City Helsinki? Contact #DevShark tour

Ultrahack on Twitter: @UltrahackHQ, #ultrahack
Ultrahack’s Smart City & Civic Tech Track
Ultrahack 2015 

Aika: 10/14/2015 – 09:00 – 14:00 – 10/14/2015 – 09:00 – 14:00
Paikka: NewCo Helsinki, Ensi Linja 1


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