What is it?
Inspired by the successful Make Zurich hackathon, Hack Darmstadt brings together the local hacker and maker community to explore new ways of solving the problems of our city. How? By using open networks and, LoRaWan and civic tech – technology that enables citizens to build infrastructure for their city, instead of governments building it. All lessons learned and technologies developed during this 2-day hackathon are meant to be shared and reproduced, so that everyone can benefit from them.
Bring your laptop and your ideas on how to improve your city!
We currently derive challenges from the cities needs that could be solved with LoRaWAN and civic tech.
There will be as well an open challenge: if you don’t feel like building any of the other challenges, you are free to combine all available elements to create innovative solutions for the city!
More challenges will follow!
Nightlife and its noise are highly contentious topics in our city. With civic tech and LoRaWAN we could gather and publish open data to allow to objectively quantify noise levels in nightlife areas.
Open Light Data
Collecting and sharing light level data helps to increase the efficiency of street lights. Depending on real time light data street lights are only turned on if this is required by the current weather condition.
The goal of this challenge is to demonstrate that even simple use cases can provide value to the city and community.
Explore and monitor public parcs, allotment gardens (Schrebergärten) and other green spaces of the city through technology.
If you don’t feel like building any of the other challenges, you are free to combine all available elements to create innovative solutions for the city!
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