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24 Oct 2015 – 25 Oct 2015

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Hämeenkatu is the heart of Tampere. In the visions, it is a street where public transport (including trams), pedestrians and cyclists all work together safely and in harmony. It's an attractive place for people to come together, do business and create culture. Now it’s time to do some serious hacking to make this vision come true – in a smart and open way!

Affecto is organizing a HACKATHON event together with the City of Tampere.

The aim is to create ideas, concepts and solutions to smart city challenges based on open data.


It kicks off on 24 October 2015 at 9.45 and ends on 25 October at 15.00.
The detailed program and information about development environment is available!


New Factory, Väinö Linnan aukio 15, Tampere.
It’s possible to stay overnight in New Factory’s premises.
Just bring your own sleeping bag and mattress.


Coders, designers and innovators are invited to take up the challenge and create new applications and services for the smart city.
Participation is free of charge.
We recommend that the team size is max. 5 participants. If you don't yet have a team but want to participate, let us help you out. Go to registration and leave us a note that you would like us to find a team for you!


• How and what kind of data can be collected from Hämeenkatu and how can it be utilized? How and what kinds of solutions and services can be created that are useful to both the consumers and the residents of Hämeenkatu?

• How can open data be utilized to support shops, restaurants and cafes, etc., in Hämeenkatu? What can be done to increase the general appeal of the businesses and make it easier for consumers to use the services?

• How can open data be utilized to support and enable public transport, pedestrians and cycling to run smoothly while bringing parking services, like P-Hämppi, into the big picture?

• What kind of open data can be utilized to organize and manage events, add security or monitor the infrastructure?

• What kinds of services based on real-time data can be provided for entrepreneurs or other people doing business in Hämeenkatu?


The team with the best idea, concept or solution will make it to Slush Hacks Ultrahack.
The prize also includes tickets to the Slush event.

Teams will get the open data of Tampere City, the IBM Bluemix platform, Arduino-compatible development boards and a number of other components.

See the details about the development environment!

The event is now full.

More info:
Twitter: #ahack