27th / 28th May 2016

Hackacity is a hackathon that aims to test big data and promotes its use to develop solutions that will have an impact in the city, but also foster collaboration amongst stakeholders. For 24 hours, participants get together to develop solutions based in open source platforms as FIWARE to address challenges faced by the citizens, using data provided by the city.

Big Data + Smart Brains + Creativity = Big Smart Creative Solutions

About

It all started last year, in Porto, by getting the tech community together to create interesting technological solutions and ignite a co-creation mindset. In 2016 we challenge cities all over the world, with the support of OASC initiative (Open and Agile Smart Cities) to work together as a first attempt to implement an integrated approach of the use of data for the creation of innovative city solutions.

Technology

The FIWARE Platform provides a rather simple yet powerful set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that ease the development of Smart Applications in multiple vertical sectors, whose specifications are public and royalty-free. Besides not costing money when acquired, these software modules and components are quicker to adapt to changes in the marketplace and allow the developers to use the same pieces of technology in their software architecture while designing and implementing for different domains.