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
KraftwerkSelnaustrasse 25
8001 Zürich
17:00Open doors
18:00Introduction to #MakeZurich
18:15Presentation of the 7 challenges
19:00Team registrations and Q&A sessions with challenge stakeholders, sponsors and partners.
19:45-23:00Apéro 🍸

23
June
MechArtLabHohlstrasse 52, 8004 Zürich
16:00-22:00Open Lab Day: join if you need tools, a place to hack or simply want to chat!
24
June
16:00-22:00Open Lab Day
25
June
16:00-22:00Open Lab Day
19:00-22:00Build your own antenna/quality measurement of antenna
Workshop by Urs Marti
Attendees bring their own stuff
25
June
notimeGeroldstrasse 27, 8005 Zürich
17:00-18:00Inside notime: insights into a urban logistics service provider
Workshop by Tobias Rüdlinger
Please note the location change for this workshop
26
June
MechArtLabHohlstrasse 52, 8004 Zürich
16:00-22:00Open Lab Day
27
June
16:00-22:00Open Lab Day
28
June
16:00-22:00Open Lab Day
19:00-22:00Build your own LoRaWAN gateway
Workshop by Gonzalo Casas
Attendees bring their own parts

29
June
KraftwerkSelnaustrasse 25
8001 Zürich
09:00Open doors
10:00Welcome session
10:30Did you miss the kick-off and need a team? Pitch your idea, or team up with others!
12:00Lunch
18:00Dinner
18:30-19:00MakeZurich IoT Platform
Session by Hivemind AG, Vikram Bhatnagar
19:00-19:30Visualizing Linked Data with d3.js
Session by Matthias Mazenauer
23:00Realtime code art
Demoshow by Oleg Lavrovsky
30
June
KraftwerkSelnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich
09:00Breakfast
12:00Pizza 🍕!
15:30Final submission time!
16:00Project presentations
18:00Apéro
19:00End-Of-Event
Kraftwerk

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.

Team

Make Zurich is possible thanks to the contribution of an amazing team of individuals:
Gonzalo Casas
Gonzalo Casas
Christina Rieder
Christina Rieder
Urs Marti
Urs Marti
Reto Wick
Reto Wick
Marcus Cathomen
Marcus Cathomen
Muriel Buri
Muriel Buri
Simon Maurer
Simon Maurer
Alexandra Collm
Alexandra Collm
Marco Sieber
Marco Sieber
Michel Racic
Michel Racic
Oleg Lavrovsky
Oleg Lavrovsky
Dirk Zugenmaier
Dirk Zugenmaier
Tillo Bosshart
Tillo Bosshart
Robert Fey
Robert Fey
Baxter Yazbek
Baxter Yazbek
Afsoon Ebrahimi
Afsoon Ebrahimi
Thomas Amberg
Thomas Amberg
Lukas Limacher
Lukas Limacher
Benno Seiler
Benno Seiler

Sponsors and Partners

Stadt Zurich
EWZ
u-blox
Sensirion
Hivemind AG
Miromico GmbH
Nine
Avelon
Axa Winterthur
Pi-Shop.ch
Adnexo GmbH
Decentlab
SWITCH.CH
Rockstar
R²prototyping
TEIL3

Community partners

The Things Network
IoT Zurich
opendata.ch
SGMK
Women++
GDG Zurich
Women Techmakers Switzerland
SWITCH.CH