Make Zürich 2020

Civic Tech Hackathon for a better city

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Hackathon for a better city

October 23-31, 2020

What is it?

We are bringing together the local maker community and the city administration to explore new solutions that improve life in the city with the help of open networks and civic tech.

When and where?

The challenges will be presented on October 23rd followed by a hackathon on Friday 30th & Saturday 31st October, 2020 at Zentralwäscherei Zürich.

Make Zurich is a community event organized by Stadt Zürich and Open Network Infrastructure Association.

Challenges

We gathered real needs of different departments of the City of Zurich that could be solved with LoRaWAN and civic tech.

There will be as well an open challenge: if you don’t feel like building any of the other challenges, you are free to combine all available elements to create innovative solutions for the city!

Granny Alert

Challenge

How can we improve the responsiveness to emergencies of elderly people within their homes without compromising their privacy?

Provided by Stiftung Alterswohnungen

Move and Chill

Challenge

Help us to improve knowledge by measuring the utilization of movable chairs in the city.

Provided by Civil Engineering Office

Breathe!

Challenge

Empower citizens to map and understand air pollution in the city.

Provided by the community

Bicycle Parking

Challenge

Help us better understand the utilization of bicycle parking facilities.

Provided by Civil Engineering Office

Awesome Green Spaces

Challenge

Help us to improve the attractiveness of green spaces by measuring the usage of infrastructure and occupancy of public recreational spaces.

Provided by the Environmental Agency of Zurich

Powered by u-blox

Transformer Station Tub

Challenge

Help us to increase the efficiency of transformer station maintenance.

Provided by the ewz, the power supplier of Zurich

Open Challenge

Challenge

If none of the challenges fits you, you are free to combine all available elements and develop your own challenge and ideas!

Submit your idea here!

What you will find

Learning

Take the chance to learn new skills and technologies from mentors and peers!

Hardware

Plenty of electronics, sensors and other hardware to play with!

Health

We take care of you, provide healthy food and environment so you don’t to think about it! And of course, we have a safety concept.

Kids are cool

We offer a safe and fun environment for young makers (U18) who are accompanied by their parents. For kids 7 to 16 we offer a coding workshop by Logiscool.

Schedule

Sun 9
Feb
10:00-17:00Pre-event workshop
Make your own shitty addon, by Tillo Bosshart
Learn to design your own electronic circuit! Join us to create your personal "shitty add-on" extension to our electronic conference badge. Bring your laptop and make sure you installed KiCad and Inkscape.
Read more here
FabLab Zürich
Zimmerlistrasse 6
8004 Zürich

Fri 23
Oct
Kick-off at Zentralwäscherei Zürich (ZWZ) 🎬🚀Neue Hard 12
8005 Zürich
17:00Open doors
18:00Introduction to #MakeZurich
18:15Presentation of challenges
19:00Team registrations and Q&A sessions with challenge stakeholders, sponsors and partners.
19:45-23:00🍻🍸 Apéro

Sat 24
Oct
Open Lab Week at MechArtLabBitwäscherei
Neue Hard 12
8005 Zürich
13:00-15:00Workshop
OpenThings! - The last mile to your things, by PRiOT
Already wondered how to bring your IoT device data out of the internet? Then, this hands-on fits perfectly to you. OpenThings! is a new initiative to provide you a simple way to publish your IoT data to the public, friends and even customers. Let's professionally visualize your thing on your cloud based dashboard within the time of a wink.
16:00-18:00Workshop
Shape your idea through technology & design 🚀, by brudi & co-co-co
Together we work on your ideas. For which target group are you creating your solution? When is it used, and what needs will it serve? How will it benefit communities? We show you methods on how to answer these questions. By bringing in a design perspective we help you to evoke different perspectives on the challenges. Join our short but intense worksession and kickstart your project.
16:00-22:00Open Lab Day
Do you need tools or a place to work? Or simply want to hang out and chat about life, the universe and everything? The lab days are optional and available for those that need it.
Sun 25
Oct
16:00-22:00Open Lab Day
Mon 26
Oct
16:00-22:00Open Lab Day
16:00-18:00Workshop
UX toolkit workshop, by Francesca Sanfilippo
Some useful tips to organise your team, prototyping and test with the Design Thinking method and design sprint.
19:00-22:00Workshop
Crash course: LoRaWAN and The Things Network, by Gonzalo Casas
What is LoRaWAN? Think of it as WiFi for sensors! In this workshop, you will learn all about LoRaWAN, and how to develop a simple sensor that sends data to the Internet via the free/open The Things Network.
Tue 27
Oct
16:00-22:00Open Lab Day
Wed 28
Oct
16:00-22:00Open Lab Day
Thu29
Oct
16:00-22:00Open Lab Day

Sat 31
Oct
09:00Breakfast
12:00Lunch
14:00Workshop for kids
Code your first computer game, by Logiscool
Together with dedicated coaches, kids aged 7-16 can code their first computer game using Scoolcode, Logiscool's own learning platform. In the workshop they can recognise that coding is fun, and experience their quick success, which can be a good start for growing their future interest in programming.
15:30Final submission time!
16:00Project presentations
18:00Apéro
Zentralwäscherei Zürich (ZWZ)

Zentralwäscherei Zürich (ZWZ)

Neue Hard 12
8005 Zürich
Switzerland

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Register

Ready to join for a great time working together on creative solutions to our city’s problems? Register today and be part of Make Zurich 2020!

First time at a hackathon? No worries! Everyone is welcome! Check out our FAQ

The registration is totally free.

Team

Make Zurich is possible thanks to the contribution of an amazing team of individuals:
Francesca Sanfilippo
Francesca Sanfilippo
Gonzalo Casas
Gonzalo Casas
Marcus Cathomen
Marcus Cathomen
Simon Maurer
Simon Maurer
Michel Racic
Michel Racic
Oleg Lavrovsky
Oleg Lavrovsky
Tillo Bosshart
Tillo Bosshart
Dirk Zugenmaier
Dirk Zugenmaier
Diego Sandoval
Diego Sandoval
Yannick Weiss
Yannick Weiss
Urs Marti
Urs Marti
Alexandra Collm
Alexandra Collm
Lizzie Gappe
Lizzie Gappe
Sandra Veiga
Sandra Veiga
Juerg Wyser
Juerg Wyser
Manuel Di Cerbo
Manuel Di Cerbo
Marco Foco
Marco Foco
Raphael Rotondari
Raphael Rotondari
Tiago Neves
Tiago Neves
Roxana Pedano
Roxana Pedano

Sponsors and Partners

Stadt Zurich
EWZ
Semtech
u-blox
Helium
Miromico GmbH
SWITCH.CH
Sensirion
Brudi GmbH + Co-Co-Co
Logiscool Ltd
Decentlab
Netcetera
swissdevjobs.ch
PRiOT
Data Center Light

Community partners

The Things Network
IoT Zurich
opendata.ch
SGMK
FabLab Zürich
Prototype Fund CH
Echtzeit Digitale Kultur