When13. - 14. March.
Time: 09:00 - 16:00
We welcome developers, designers, entrepreneurs and creative people who study or work within media, tech, strategy or innovation, to a two-day hackathon in the MCB Media Lab on March 13 and 14.
With help from our partners Sparebanken Vest and the Municipality of Bergen you will be challenged to solve the banking of the future or build Bergen kommune 2.0. (Stay tuned for more details on cases)
Media Lab partner Deloitte Digital will bring in their hackathon team to make sure everything runs smoothly, and IBM will provide expert technical support and a help desk.
As a precursor to the hackathon, we will hold an optional Watson crash course the day before (March 12. from 12.00-16.00, including lunch). This enable you to prototype, visualize, test or demo technical solutions, or to use available data or API's, and will bring everybody up to speed. Technical skill is not a requirement.
If you want to join the crash course, you will have to sign up when registering your ticket for the hackathon.
Wednesday at 1pm all teams will pitch their work for all of us, and to the judges. And yes - there will be cool prizes.
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a frenzy of ideas, creativity, business model creation, coding and designing. You can build a prototype, or you can present a concept, a great solution to a problem, or innovative visualizations. You can either sign up a team, or we will put teams together, to develop an idea from scratch.
This is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, maybe even meet a co-founder to kick start your own idea! Food and drinks are on the house.
How to get here:
Media City Bergen has two entrances - Lars Hilles gate 30 and Odd Frantzens plass 5.
When entering From Lars Hilles Gate 30, go down the stairs on your right when entering MCB. Veer right and walk towards and through the restaurant area until you reach Tower 3. Event staff will guide you to the Media Lab.
If you're entering From Odd Frantzens Plass, turn left after entering MCB and walk towards and through the restaurant area until you reach Tower 3. Tower 3 will be on your left, where event staff will guide you to the Media Lab.
For questions, contact: Morten Dahle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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