Interdisciplinary student hackathon on the topic of
“Code & Concept for recycling and green energy”
2nd and 3rd of May 2017 @ Science Tower Graz
Want to get together with a bunch of creative and talented people and create digital solutions for international technology leaders in the field of green tech?
Want to try out some new and whacky stuff and have a lot of fun?
Come and join us at the Green Tech Jam 2017 hosted by Green Tech Cluster Styria and Graz University of Technology in cooperation with cluster partners! Be one of the first ones to enter and work in the famous Science Tower Graz!
The theme is “Code & Concept for recycling and green energy”. The aim is to bring together students from different disciplines to build interdisciplinary teams and work on creative new solutions. The results will be presented in 10 minutes pitches in front of a professional jury. The best solution will be awarded with €3000!
The Green Tech Jam will be moderated by Johanna Pirker from the Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science, TU Graz, who also organized several international game jams and hack-a-thons!
Register for free here: firstname.lastname@example.org
The number of participants will be limited to 40 jammers!
The detailed schedule
09:00 Check in and unfreezing
09:30-10:30 Green Tech Jam Announcements & Keynote + Topic
10:30-11:00 Group Forming & Pitches
11:00-23:59 Work on projects
00:00-15:00 Work on projects
15:00 Deadline to create solutions and start with preparation of final pitches
16:30-18:00 Presentations – Each team has 10 minutes to do a short presentation
All of us here at Green Tech Jam 2017 wish our jammers enjoyable and productive days. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Information for participants
What is a Green Tech Jam?
„Jam“ is a reference to musician jam sessions, not traffic or spreadable fruit.
The goal is to come together and create digital solutions, products or services for the green tech sector. Participants rapidly prototype product / service designs and hopefully inject new ideas to help grow the green tech industry. We share a common theme and constraints. We ask participants to create a digital solution from beginning to end in a prescribed time (maximum of 48 hours). The brief time span is meant to help encourage creative thinking to result in small but innovative and experimental solutions.
Do I need to come to the Green Tech Jam with a team already formed?
Ideally everyone forms teams on the first day, and get the chance to work with a new collaborator or few! You will have some time to think and pitch an idea. Make new friends and get to know potential future employers. But existing groups or teams are also welcome to participate.
Do I need special skills to participate in the Green Tech Jam 2017?
Although having computer skills is helpful, experience is not necessary. Designers, developers, engineers and environmental system scientists are welcome to try their hand at making new digital products or services for the green tech sector. Even if you have no experience at all, you can still participate by contributing ideas, playtesting, and giving moral support to your team.
Is the Green Tech Jam only for programmers?
No. Even though programmers are the main target group, everyone is welcome (designers, developers, engineers, environmental system scientists, …) since the main aim is to bring together a bunch of creative and talented people to build interdisciplinary teams and work on creative new solutions.
Green Tech Cluster
+43 (0) 316 40 77 44 18
TU Graz, Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science
+43 (0) 316 873 5625