Make Zürich Vol. II

Civic Tech and LoRaWAN Hackathon for a better city

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7 Challenges for a smarter city

June 22-30, 2018

What is it?

We are bringing together the local hacker/maker community and the city administration to explore new ways of solving problems of our city with the help of open networks and civic tech.

When and where?

The challenges will be presented on June 22nd followed by a hackathon on Friday 29th & Saturday 30th June, 2018 at Kraftwerk.

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

Challenges

We gathered six 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!

Real Time Occupancy Rate

Challenge

Discover ways to use technology to measure and understand occupancy rate of the public transport vehicles in real time.

Provided by VBZ

City Forest Visitors

Challenge

All year round, the forests of the city of Zurich receive thousands of visitors. How can we assess and quantify them easily and efficiently?

Provided by Grün Stadt Zürich

No bike left behind

Challenge

How can we track and recover abandoned bikes from the stationary sharing system of Züri Velo?

Provided by PubliBike & Züri Velo

Conquering the last mile

Challenge

Optimizing last-mile logistics is a fundamental topic for a smarter city. How can we measure and visualize deliveries within the boundaries of the city?

Provided by Stadtentwicklung Zürich

Teacher's calling

Challenge

Explore ways to increase safety in our schools in case of emergency or evacuation with the use of technology.

Provided by Schul- und Sportdepartement

Distribution Grid Power Failure

Challenge

How can we improve the detection of power failures in the low voltage network for a more efficient city?

Provided by EWZ

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!

Provided by you!

Schedule

22
June
Kraftwerk Selnaustrasse 25
8001 Zürich
17:00 Open doors
18:00
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19:30
Intro, challenge presentations and Q&A sessions
19:30
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23:00
Apéro

23-28
June
MechArtLab Hohlstrasse 52
8004 Zürich
16:00
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22:00
Open Lab Days The lab will be open for everyone who needs a place to hack on their projects or simply wants to chat.

29
June
Kraftwerk Selnaustrasse 25
8001 Zürich
09:00 Open doors
10:00 Pitch your project, find allies for your team!
12:00 Lunch
18:30 Dinner
30
June
Kraftwerk Selnaustrasse 25
8001 Zürich
09:00 Breakfast
15:30 Final submission time!
16:00 Project presentations
18:00 Apéro
19:00 End-Of-Event

Kraftwerk

Selnaustrasse 25
8001 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 Vol. II!

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

The registration is totally free.

Sponsors and Partners

Stadt Zurich
EWZ
u-blox
Sensirion
Nine
Avelon
Axa Winterthur

Community partners

IoT Zurich
opendata.ch
SGMK
Women++
GDG Zurich
TTN