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HACKACITY

9 SepTember

2022

Porto

ESTÁDIO DO DRAGÃO

WHAT IS HACKACITY?

Hackacity is a one-of-a-kind hackathon that explores the potential of open city data to develop solutions that will impact the community.

Since 2016, 5 Hackacity editions have been held in Porto. As the city works its datasets and gets further in the decision-making support, the hackatons become more and more challenging.

30

Teams

~120

Participants

~70

Data scientists
(companies and academia)

5k

Prize pool

2022 EDITION

City data challenge

A challenge to improve life in cities

Hacked PRIZES *

FIRST PLACE
3.000 Euros

Imaginarees

SECOND PLACE
2.000 Euros

Continental_AA&AI

THIRD Place
1.000 Euros

Fraunhofer Spaghettis

DATA QUALITY AWARD
1.000 Euros

CyberCity

Hackacity’s main goal is to generate solutions of interest to the city of Porto. As such, the initially planned prizes were increased, and an additional prize was created (the Data Quality Award). Because in Porto it is our understanding that greater challenges mean greater recognition.

* All prizes are awarded in gift cards (Amazon ES, Cartão Dá or FNAC).

Why participate?

  • Evaluate and improve the data of the city.
  • Network with other data enthusiasts and specialists.
  • Positively impact the community with your solution.
  • Have a great time with your team!
  • Hack some Prizes!

MENTORS

Carlos Gomes

Independent Contractor

Diego Esteves

Head of Data Science at OLX Group

Evgheni Polisciuc

Guest Professor at Universidade de Coimbra

Filipa Ferraz

Data Team Manager at Fujitsu & Researcher / Invited Assistant Professor at UMinho

Helena Miranda

Data Scientist at Nestlé Nespresso Global Operations Center

 

João Tiago Ascensão

Senior Director of Research at Feedzai

Miguel Almeida

Senior Data Scientist

Nélida Branco

Data Scientist at Fidelidade

Pedro Chaves

Director of Data Science at Select Data

Raquel Carvalho

Director, Partner Development @ NielsenIQ

Raquel Sebastião

Researcher at IEETA – UA

Ricardo Vitorino

Head of R&I for Smart Cities

Tiago Otto Rodrigues

Data Science Manager at Farfetch

Rita Ribeiro

Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Science – FCUP

Vitória Albuquerque

Researcher / Data Scientist @ MagIC

JURY

Bruno Jardim

Data Scientist at NOVA Cidade

Daniel Moura

Principal Data Scientist at Nexar

Inês Dutra

Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer Science at FCUP

Paulo Calçada

CEO and Board Member at Porto Digital

Teresa Stanislau

Board Member at STCP Services

FAQs

Hackacity is open to both data enthusiasts and data science professionals, 18 years or older. If you fill these requirements, this event is perfect for you! Keep in mind that your team will need some experience (academical, professional, hobby, etc.) for solving the challenge within a short period of time.

No, the registration and participation in Hackacity are free of charge.

We encourage everyone to find a team pre-registration but if you don’t have one and still want to participate, you can register individually and we’ll give our best to find you a team.

Teams must have between 3 and 5 elements.

Registrations will close at 11:59 PM (GMT+1), 2nd September 2022. We will let you soon after you register.

Hackacity is a great opportunity for peer networking, improving your skills, winning prizes, and making some awesome memories. 🙂

The event will take place on the 9th of September on Estádio do Dragão, Porto.

We’ll be providing you with lunch, coffee breaks and drinks at the end of the event.

A good mood, humour and eagerness to learn are welcome! Also, anything you expect to use to solve the challenge (laptop, tablet, etc.).

You do! The team that develops the project is the owner and author of the project and IP. Nevertheless, the Hackacity organisation may use your solutions for promotional purposes and might want to implement your solution. In that case, you and your team will be contacted first.

Great that you would like to help the competition! All of our mentors are volunteers with at least 3 years of experience in the data science field. Drop a line to hi@hackacity.eu and we will let you know what is expected.

Sure you do. If you foresee we can help, write to us at hi@hackacity.eu.

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STRATEGIC PARTNER

COMMUNITIES

COOL COMPANIES

These companies allowed their collaborators to participate in Hackacity during a work day: