Welcome to develop better public transport with Lamia and HSL in our hackathon on the 28th of September 2019. Registration now open!
TIME AND PLACE
The hackathon starts on Saturday 28th of September at 12:00 and continues for all of Saturday and even Sunday for as long as you need for your project. The project presentations are on Sunday the 29th of September at 12-15, giving you time to go home in between and come back to present your project with your team.
The hackathon is organized in Helsinki, at the Lamia office in Kamppi - Runeberginkatu 5 B, 6th floor.
AGENDA AND THEMES
The day will start with an introduction presentation from HSL by Sami Räsänen. From there we will divide into teams and assign projects. We are utilizing the HSL open APIs for the hackathon.
Do you have a public transport problem in mind? Great, write it up as an open project when registering and we'll make it happen together! Perhaps you don't have a ready idea but would like to dive into the public transport scene - that's great too. We will have ready projects you can work on with your team in the above categories. Some of the ready-themed teams are led by Lamia developers.
The themes are:
- Real-time data visualization - Public transport services generate masses of data every second with a lot of valuable information. Projects in this category are supposed to present HSL data in an interesting and understandable way, making HSL operations and their scope visible to the public.
- Real world problems - Making public transportation efficient is a significant issue in all big cities. In the Helsinki area HSL is actively developing public transportation and also providing a lot of useful open data for the development. Projects in this category will focus on a few identified common real-world problems where the public transport user experience could be improved.
- Open project - Do you think you have an idea for really great public transport project, but it doesn't apply to the previous categories? No problem! We offer an "open project" category, where you can participate with your own project!