This weekend, 6–7 October all creative minds are invited to Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Santaka Valley, where Kaunas Hackathon 2018, organised within the framework of Kaunas Startups 2018 programme, will take place. For the first time in history, Kaunas big data will be opened in order to create new applications, initiatives, services and products. The participants of the hackathon will be coached by the mentors from the global travel planning company KAYAK.
“Maybe you have an idea about how to improve waste management in Kaunas? You have a plan, what should be done in order to solve traffic jams, or how to make public transport more efficient? What about Kaunas 2050 vision? Come to the hackathon and share your insights with colleagues and public”, encourages Tomas Proscevičius, one of the organisers of the hackathon, a representative of KTU Startup Space.
Programmers, other IT specialists, marketing, communication pros, design and art creators will work in teams to develop their ideas. The mentors’ help will be available in every stage of the process: from introducing ideas, developing marketing plans to making product visualisations, analysing its applications and other aspects.
Around 100-150 participants, 20-30 teams are expected to take part in the event. Hackathon is also open for visitors, who are interested to see the hackathon in action; the public introduction of the ideas conceived during the hackathon will take place in the end of the event.
The authors of the best ideas will be awarded – the prize fund of Kaunas Hackathon 2018 is 3,500 EUR.
Kaunas Hackathon is a part of Kaunas Startup 2018 programme, which consists of 12 events planned in September–December. The events include free workshops and lectures on creativity development, team building, time planning and other topics, important for young business.
Register to the Kaunas Hackathon here.
More on Kaunas Startups programme here.