Future Ideas for The Economy of Rhineland-Palatinate!
13.11. – 15.11.2020
Countdown until the online Hackathon
The online Hackathon of the economy in Rhineland-Palatinate
„Digitisation is the immune system of the economy“
A challenge describes a category in which several so-called use cases fall. A use case is concretely formulated and poses a problem that teams are working on. Each challenge and use case has at least one mentor, who provides professional support for you and your team before, during and ideally also after the hackathon.
The RLP Hackathon has 5 challenges.
IoT (Internet of Things)
Science & Education
Economy, Associations, Projects
Digital Hubs & Coworking Spaces
Any questions about the Hackathon of the Economy Rhineland-Palatinate?
What is a Hackathon?
The term „hackathon“ is derived from the words „to hack“ and „marathon“, which basically summarises the basic idea of a hackathon: a marathon to hack!
So what does it involve? It is an event where participants from different backgrounds come together to work in teams on technical, business and design issues. It can be software, hardware solutions or simple concepts.
Due to the corona crisis, our hackathon will take place online.
Who can apply?
Anyone who is interested in working on one of the challenges is welcome to apply. No matter if you are a geek, a creative, an entrepreneur or none of the above-mentioned people. We are looking for very heterogeneous teams. Everyone has a fair chance to be accepted!
What is your motivation to participate? What is your professional background? Have you already participated in other hackathons? If you are still a minor, you are welcome to apply. Please note that during the virtual event you will need a legal guardian/parent – the existing laws will apply.
What are the selection criteria?
Since all challenges are unique in their structure, they also require different types of talent. Therefore we are looking for very heterogeneous teams.
During the application process, the challenges will be prioritised according to your interests. As an applicant, you will be informed by us whether you are eligible to participate in the challenge.
Where will the Hackathon take place?
How can I find a team?
After you have received a confirmation as a participant, we will invite you to our communication channel, which is exclusively for the respective event. You can use this tool to communicate with other participants and find potential team members prior to the event.
In any case, on the first day of the hackathon after our kick-off, there will be a team-building and idea-finding phase, including a detailed presentation of all challenges.
What are the winning prizes?
First of all, we hope that everyone leaves the Hackathon with good memories. That you had a good time working together in the team and with us.
We also have some prizes for the best ideas: For each challenge, the challenge sponsor will award a winning team. The amount of the prizes will be announced soon.