Hackacity is a hackathon for data scientists and data enthusiasts. During one day we want you to play with the city’s data and come up with solutions that will trigger the improvement of the quality of life in the city.

Why participate?

Hackacity gives you the opportunity to work side by side with other data scientists and data enthusiasts, to share ideas and get to know fellow professionals. All of this while challenging yourself and using data to create a better city.
Create your team and join this challenge to:
- Evaluate and improve the data generated by the city;
- Build tools, analysis and models, based on Porto’s open data, that can support the development of solutions useful for the city’s citizens;
- Discover valid, potentially useful and comprehensible new patterns for this data.


Even before the competition starts, communication channels and teams will be setup. All the teams will have access to information about the data that will be provided and you can immediately start brainstorming about the challenge you'll be tackling. This way, on the competition day, all your concentration can be focused on exploring the data and preparing your final presentation.


April 3, 2019

7:50 Check-in & Coffee
8:30 Opening Session
8:50 Beginning of the competition
12:00 Lunch
17:00 Pre-selection pitch
18:20 Deadline for submitting the final presentation
18:40 Final presentations
19:50 Jury deliberation / Networking
20:20 Winners Announcement
20:40 That's all Folks. For now...


First Place
FNAC Gift Card: 2500 Euros
Second Place
FNAC Gift Card: 1500 Euros
Third Place
FNAC Gift Card: 1000 Euros



Alfândega Porto Congress Centre

R. Nova da Alfândega
4050-430 Porto




Ana Aguiar

Assistant Professor / Smart Cities Researcher at University of Porto / Institute of Telecommunications

Arian Pasquali

Researcher at LIAAD-INESC TEC

Evgheni Polisciuc

Researcher at UC

Inês Dutra

Researcher at CINTESIS / Assistant Professor at DCC-FCUP

João Rodrigues

Sensor Data Researcher (IT)

João Vinagre

Researcher at LIAAD - INESC TEC and Invited Assistant Professor at DCC-FCUP

Mário Antunes

Researcher at IT Aveiro (5G-Contat)

Nuno Moniz

Researcher at INESC-TEC and Invited Professor at DCC-FCUP

Rita Ribeiro

Researcher at LIAAD-INESC TEC, Assistant Professor at DCC-FCUP

Tiago Cunha

Researcher at CESE-INESC TEC


Alípio Jorge

Director of DCC-FCUP / Coordinator of LIAAD-INESCTEC

Carlos Soares

Associate Professor at FEUP

Daniel Moura

Head of Data at Veniam

Paulo Calçada

CEO at Porto Digital

Teresa Stanislau

Deputy to the Councillor for Transports at Municipality of Porto

Previous editions

Hackacity was launched in 2015 in Porto when 7Graus and the Municipality of Porto decided to trigger the technological community to create solutions for the city.

The Municipality of Porto has embraced a policy strategy aimed at applying measures for the implementation of Smart City principles. The city is becoming a living lab and big data is being generated. This data has to be tested so it can be used to improve the quality of life in the city. Hackacity was born from this effort, proving that the city can be a tech, innovative and creative entrepreneurial space.

Several cities joined after this first edition, from Europe to Brazil, replicating and adjusting Hackacity to their own contexts.

Now, on the fourth edition in Porto, we want to raise the bar and increase the technological and intelectual challenge of the event. Let's build a smarter city together!




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