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15:00 - 17:00
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Opening Ceremony

17:00 - 19:00
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Dinner

19:00 - 19:45
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#01 career matching 4.0

A solution for data-crunching. Turn data into a sharing, workable and implementable program. Make predictive data handling - in the world of recruiting - simple and innovative.

Room: Simula, 3rd floor
20:00 - 20:35
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#02 IoT Security Radar

The background
The past year has seen the Internet of Things (IoT) reach private households on an unprecedented scale. Examples of devices with internet connectivity include smart TVs, connected lights, smart speakers and thermostats. The benefits of IoT come with an increased exposure to cyber security risks of which companies and private users are not sufficiently aware.

The story
Imagine, Grandma buys a new smartphone. Her home is already well equipped with smart devices. One day she reads an interesting article about smart home hacks. She immediately calls her grandson, who is a smart skilled software engineer. She asks him whether he can recommend an app that shows all the funny connected devices in her home at one click to tell her that either she is secure or that there are vulnerabilities she has to take care of. Her Grandson is unable to recommend an app with these capabilities, and more importantly, one that is user friendly and easy to handle so that it suits Grandma´s digital fitness.

The aim
Develop an app for Grandma that is capable of detecting the IoT devices in her home environment, identifying vulnerabilities and guiding her visually to the affected devices. The app should make her sufficiently aware that she can call the grandson to resolve the potential security issues.

We provide you with access to Grandma’s living room and connected IoT devices that communicate via Bluetooth and/or Wifi. We also give you access to online vulnerability databases such as NVD or the ICS-CERT maintained database that can help you view the vulnerabilities of the IoT devices discovered. The vulnerability status of the devices should be represented on an augmented reality mapping of the environment. This should be done by using open source augmented reality SDK such as ARToolKit or EasyAR and identify IoT devices based on their network footprint. The solution should be able to do the following:

Find
Identify IoT devices (e.g. at home) based on their wireless footprint (Bluetooth, Wifi etc.).

Assess
The IoT devices identified are assessed regarding their security level. This may be done by using specific vulnerability data about the identified devices from online databases, for example. The assessment should be designed in a way that produces easily understandable security/vulnerability levels, such as a red/amber/green rating.

Visualize
The visualization of the detected security risks is an important consideration. You are free to decide how to visualize the identified IoT security risks. Your visualization should be easily understandable to non-technical or inexperienced users, to enable a broad number of users to identify, understand and mitigate IoT security risks. The visualization should therefore help the user to identify the IoT devices, understand the respective security/vulnerability level and know how to fix or mitigate any identified security issues.

Evaluation criteria
Innovation level ­– Creativity level – User friendliness – Target performance

We looking forward to joining you for a highly creative group at the HackZurich 2017

Newton 1009, 1st floor
20:00 - 20:35
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Fr, 15.09.17
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#03 your smartphone knows you best - ask it!

Use all information available on your daily companion and build an application that automatically identifies and displays your key interests and personality traits. In doing so, consider different data sources, e.g., your photos, calendar entries, mail trails, notes, the way how you communicate with others, how often you have a call, websites you visit regularly, the music you usually listen to as well as your overall smartphone settings. In addition, GPS data records as well as third party apps such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Snapchat might be taken into account too. We provide you a few typical interests and personality traits to start with. Feel free to either use those categories or to come up with your own themes. On top, your application should have the capability to learn, i.e., a user friendly dialog between you and the application should be created. Again, there are no limits in the way how you frame the interaction. From there, you’ll be just a small step away from, e.g., your most personal investment proposal. In case you’d like to go into the direction of banking and finance, we provide you a handful of typical investment goals. Furthermore, we supply a few interesting datasets to play around while our subject matter experts support you on the ground.

We are looking forward to shaping the future together with YOU!

Newton 1012, 1st floor
20:00 - 20:35
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Fr, 15.09.17
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#04 Hack a real car

Hack a real car with us – and teach it some new tricks.


About our car:
It is a regular production car. We will bring it along. You can play with it.
We have prepared this a little for you. The Controller Area Network (CAN bus) is a robust vehicle bus standard designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other in applications without a host computer. It is a message-based protocol, designed originally for multiplex electrical wiring within automobiles to save on copper, but is also used in many other contexts. It can be used for non-critical comfort functions (CAN comfort) and for the safety-critical functions like accelerate, brake, and steering. Yes – that’s the juicy stuff we will work on.

We will also supply a compute Nvidia Drive PX hardware platform we are using for self-driving development. This comes with camera input, an advanced system for video analysis, and an object recognition system.

You’ll get a vehicle to work on with access to a CAN-interface. We’ll supply a basic hardware-platform with open source tools, to sniff on the bus while we are on the road / test ground. You will write data to the interface and interact with the vehicle. Can you make the car drive an “8” or slalom on its own? Which team can drive the fastest, smoothest “8” or slalom on the test track? Will you build a remote control for the car or train it in advance?


We will challenge you in these two categories:
1. Remote Control
Create a mobile interface to control a vehicle with your phone. You can drive the car from your phone – like James Bond. You could try it on a real car or work in a simulator (Unity required).
2. Autonomous challenge
Drive-by-wire and drive an “8” or slalom on our test track. You can pre-program behavior. Or impress us by employing the Nvidia video analysis system in order to make the car more autonomous. Advanced solutions are welcome.

More information about the case: https://hack17.amag.ch/

Key-words and Links:

Newton 1008, 1st floor
20:00 - 20:35
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#05 Join the Sports Data Analytics Revolution!

In today`s athlete and fan experience, a wealth of reporting tools is already available. The basic data that is collected are the race results of the individual and the aggregation to a race results table. The data is already cut into many slices for different presentation and publishing purposes. We review the Datasport.com Website for an impression on how event data is being processed.
As an expansion of the service level, predictive modelling for milestones and expected finishing times have been introduced.
The motivation to expand the digital experience of the athletes and the race observer essentially roots in a highly emotional context. Athletes want and are proud of their accomplishments and have a desire to share. Event organisers on the other hand want to react and offer the tools to "live the dream" to increase the attractiveness of their sports event.
The dimensions that are relevant in this context are the following:

  • the actual race performance and the progress made (from competition to competition)
  • the appropriate preparation for the competition (efficiency, nutrition, prevention,…)
  • comparing and sharing performance with peers, family, pros,…including visualisation of the action
  • general trends (such as quantify-self, health , …)

The workshop aims at identifying new services to athletes and event organisers that support the circumstances, further strengthen the athletes`s and event experience and drive new benefits to these stakeholders. We want to explore whether existing data as well as the combination with other commonly available data allows for a new level in preparing, completing and finishing a competitive sports event.

At the end of the workshop, the winning team has a prototype for a digital solution that has leveraged data insights and analytics and has visualised them for new levels of performance and event experience.

How to proceed through the workshop:

  • Look over the offered data
  • Check the internet for other relevant data & resources that can be used for the case (be creative and innovative)
  • Check & understand Datasports Business Model and think about further services while doing the hacks and keep in mind what benefit the athletes & event organizer may have or not
  • Explore potential ideas you want to pursue, check if the data is sufficient enough to support your case/idea.

Do the HACKS & ask us if you have questions or just want to sit and relax with us.

Pascal, 3rd floor
20:00 - 20:35
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#06 Weathernomics: Becoming a Weather Geek

Global weather is unpredictable, which can adversely affect companies' revenues and profitability. A late frost can destroy a whole year's crop if you're a farmer. High snowfall can cause overtime, penalties and additional labor costs if you're in construction. Too little snow can reduce tourist revenues and increase the cost of producing snow if you own a ski resort. The risks revenue and profit face from unpredictable weather are too numerous to list.

Within lies the challenge: how would you prevent insurance customers from facing damage caused by adverse weather conditions? Could you imagine a tool that resolves claims painlessly for those affected by extreme weather? How would you guide customers on their quest to avoid or lower their weather-related risks?

Today, parametric products, business delay and interruption protection and individualized risk insurance solutions are offered to protect businesses from extreme weather events to mild winters. Your challenge is to create and extend customer-focused solutions on a global scale while considering health, agriculture, travel, catastrophes, drought, or hail damage amongst others. Your creation should aim to prevent customers from facing weather damage or alleviate the claims process.

The workshop (35 Min) will contain 4 elements.

A) Business Briefing (10 Min) – Inspiration to the potential participants how weather is relevant for everyone as private person, but also as insurance customer and to what challenges weather can expose an insurance company. Illustrative presentation of specific weather use cases what a Hack topic could look like. Clarification what is important to us (criterias) and what we see a business value in a use case.

B) Introduction to Design Thinking to prepare and focus the potential participants to be customer centric in their thinking and solutioning. This has been done already last year as first building block in the workshop

C) Technical Briefing (10 Min) from IBM

  • Design Principles on IBMs Bluemix Cloud
  • Introduction and Explanation on provided Weather Company Datasets

D) Q&A (5 Min)

Fortran, 2nd floor
20:00 - 20:35
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#07 #cleanfood: code what you eat

Last year, we endeavored to get you moving. But physical exercise makes quite hungry.
Several years of extensive self-studies have made us come to the conclusion that our eating habits have a direct impact on our code. Just think of what we call spaghetti code, CoffeeScript, fat JAR or burger menu.
As software developers we have created many tools that prevent us from pushing bad code into our repositories. But as human beings, we haven't developed any automatisms that prevent us from pushing bad food into our bodies.


Let's change this!

When it comes to healthy food, there are several challenges:

  • Teach me the right way to eat: track consumer behavior, recognize patterns, advise
  • Know your food: classification and rating
  • Eat an apple instead of this juicy steak: motivation, e.g. gamification


    You are free to use whatever technology stack and platform you want to use.


    Let’s hack!
Cobol, 2nd floor
20:00 - 20:35
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#08 #trenddetection

Thomson Reuters
Since 1850, Thomson Reuters have experimented, invented, and created content and news solutions to become the world’s leading international news agency.

We produce more than 2.2 million news stories and 580,000 photos and images per year, delivered in 16 languages For Hack Zurich we are for the first time opening our entire feed of text, photo and video news for experimentation.

Use our news API, our tagging engine or our symbology service (www.permid.org) , combine it with other sources, social media feeds to detect new trends and explain them to the end users through a visual UI.

SRF
Radio, television and multimedia – Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) serves the public with a varied, high-quality offering.

9 Radiostations and 3 TV Stations produce everyday content for the biggest audience in Switzerland which are also available on srf.ch.

Use our api portal https://api.srgssr.ch to get access to the audio and video content, for results for votations and elections in Switzerland and other countries back to 1900, swiss music portal mx3.ch with songs, concert dates and band dates.

Basic, 2nd Floor
20:00 - 20:35
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Fr, 15.09.17
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#01 career matching 4.0

A solution for data-crunching. Turn data into a sharing, workable and implementable program. Make predictive data handling - in the world of recruiting - simple and innovative.

Room: Simula, 3rd floor
20:45 - 21:20
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Fr, 15.09.17
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#02 IoT Security Radar

The background
The past year has seen the Internet of Things (IoT) reach private households on an unprecedented scale. Examples of devices with internet connectivity include smart TVs, connected lights, smart speakers and thermostats. The benefits of IoT come with an increased exposure to cyber security risks of which companies and private users are not sufficiently aware.

The story
Imagine, Grandma buys a new smartphone. Her home is already well equipped with smart devices. One day she reads an interesting article about smart home hacks. She immediately calls her grandson, who is a smart skilled software engineer. She asks him whether he can recommend an app that shows all the funny connected devices in her home at one click to tell her that either she is secure or that there are vulnerabilities she has to take care of. Her Grandson is unable to recommend an app with these capabilities, and more importantly, one that is user friendly and easy to handle so that it suits Grandma´s digital fitness.

The aim
Develop an app for Grandma that is capable of detecting the IoT devices in her home environment, identifying vulnerabilities and guiding her visually to the affected devices. The app should make her sufficiently aware that she can call the grandson to resolve the potential security issues.

We provide you with access to Grandma’s living room and connected IoT devices that communicate via Bluetooth and/or Wifi. We also give you access to online vulnerability databases such as NVD or the ICS-CERT maintained database that can help you view the vulnerabilities of the IoT devices discovered. The vulnerability status of the devices should be represented on an augmented reality mapping of the environment. This should be done by using open source augmented reality SDK such as ARToolKit or EasyAR and identify IoT devices based on their network footprint. The solution should be able to do the following:

Find
Identify IoT devices (e.g. at home) based on their wireless footprint (Bluetooth, Wifi etc.).

Assess
The IoT devices identified are assessed regarding their security level. This may be done by using specific vulnerability data about the identified devices from online databases, for example. The assessment should be designed in a way that produces easily understandable security/vulnerability levels, such as a red/amber/green rating.

Visualize
The visualization of the detected security risks is an important consideration. You are free to decide how to visualize the identified IoT security risks. Your visualization should be easily understandable to non-technical or inexperienced users, to enable a broad number of users to identify, understand and mitigate IoT security risks. The visualization should therefore help the user to identify the IoT devices, understand the respective security/vulnerability level and know how to fix or mitigate any identified security issues.

Evaluation criteria
Innovation level ­– Creativity level – User friendliness – Target performance

We looking forward to joining you for a highly creative group at the HackZurich 2017

Newton 1009, 1st floor
20:45 - 21:20
+ Details
Fr, 15.09.17
HACK/workshops

#03 your smartphone knows you best - ask it!

Use all information available on your daily companion and build an application that automatically identifies and displays your key interests and personality traits. In doing so, consider different data sources, e.g., your photos, calendar entries, mail trails, notes, the way how you communicate with others, how often you have a call, websites you visit regularly, the music you usually listen to as well as your overall smartphone settings. In addition, GPS data records as well as third party apps such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Snapchat might be taken into account too. We provide you a few typical interests and personality traits to start with. Feel free to either use those categories or to come up with your own themes. On top, your application should have the capability to learn, i.e., a user friendly dialog between you and the application should be created. Again, there are no limits in the way how you frame the interaction. From there, you’ll be just a small step away from, e.g., your most personal investment proposal. In case you’d like to go into the direction of banking and finance, we provide you a handful of typical investment goals. Furthermore, we supply a few interesting datasets to play around while our subject matter experts support you on the ground.

We are looking forward to shaping the future together with YOU!

Newton 1012, 1st floor
20:45 - 21:20
+ Details
Fr, 15.09.17
HACK/workshops

#04 Hack a real car

Hack a real car with us – and teach it some new tricks.


About our car:
It is a regular production car. We will bring it along. You can play with it.
We have prepared this a little for you. The Controller Area Network (CAN bus) is a robust vehicle bus standard designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other in applications without a host computer. It is a message-based protocol, designed originally for multiplex electrical wiring within automobiles to save on copper, but is also used in many other contexts. It can be used for non-critical comfort functions (CAN comfort) and for the safety-critical functions like accelerate, brake, and steering. Yes – that’s the juicy stuff we will work on.

We will also supply a compute Nvidia Drive PX hardware platform we are using for self-driving development. This comes with camera input, an advanced system for video analysis, and an object recognition system.

You’ll get a vehicle to work on with access to a CAN-interface. We’ll supply a basic hardware-platform with open source tools, to sniff on the bus while we are on the road / test ground. You will write data to the interface and interact with the vehicle. Can you make the car drive an “8” or slalom on its own? Which team can drive the fastest, smoothest “8” or slalom on the test track? Will you build a remote control for the car or train it in advance?


We will challenge you in these two categories:
1. Remote Control
Create a mobile interface to control a vehicle with your phone. You can drive the car from your phone – like James Bond. You could try it on a real car or work in a simulator (Unity required).
2. Autonomous challenge
Drive-by-wire and drive an “8” or slalom on our test track. You can pre-program behavior. Or impress us by employing the Nvidia video analysis system in order to make the car more autonomous. Advanced solutions are welcome.

More information about the case: https://hack17.amag.ch/

Key-words and Links:

Newton 1008, 1st floor
20:45 - 21:20
+ Details
Fr, 15.09.17
HACK/workshops

#05 Join the Sports Data Analytics Revolution!

In today`s athlete and fan experience, a wealth of reporting tools is already available. The basic data that is collected are the race results of the individual and the aggregation to a race results table. The data is already cut into many slices for different presentation and publishing purposes. We review the Datasport.com Website for an impression on how event data is being processed.
As an expansion of the service level, predictive modelling for milestones and expected finishing times have been introduced.
The motivation to expand the digital experience of the athletes and the race observer essentially roots in a highly emotional context. Athletes want and are proud of their accomplishments and have a desire to share. Event organisers on the other hand want to react and offer the tools to "live the dream" to increase the attractiveness of their sports event.
The dimensions that are relevant in this context are the following:

  • the actual race performance and the progress made (from competition to competition)
  • the appropriate preparation for the competition (efficiency, nutrition, prevention,…)
  • comparing and sharing performance with peers, family, pros,…including visualisation of the action
  • general trends (such as quantify-self, health , …)

The workshop aims at identifying new services to athletes and event organisers that support the circumstances, further strengthen the athletes`s and event experience and drive new benefits to these stakeholders. We want to explore whether existing data as well as the combination with other commonly available data allows for a new level in preparing, completing and finishing a competitive sports event.

At the end of the workshop, the winning team has a prototype for a digital solution that has leveraged data insights and analytics and has visualised them for new levels of performance and event experience.

How to proceed through the workshop:

  • Look over the offered data
  • Check the internet for other relevant data & resources that can be used for the case (be creative and innovative)
  • Check & understand Datasports Business Model and think about further services while doing the hacks and keep in mind what benefit the athletes & event organizer may have or not
  • Explore potential ideas you want to pursue, check if the data is sufficient enough to support your case/idea.

Do the HACKS & ask us if you have questions or just want to sit and relax with us.

Pascal, 3rd floor
20:45 - 21:20
+ Details
Fr, 15.09.17
HACK/workshops

#06 Weathernomics: Becoming a Weather Geek

Global weather is unpredictable, which can adversely affect companies' revenues and profitability. A late frost can destroy a whole year's crop if you're a farmer. High snowfall can cause overtime, penalties and additional labor costs if you're in construction. Too little snow can reduce tourist revenues and increase the cost of producing snow if you own a ski resort. The risks revenue and profit face from unpredictable weather are too numerous to list.

Within lies the challenge: how would you prevent insurance customers from facing damage caused by adverse weather conditions? Could you imagine a tool that resolves claims painlessly for those affected by extreme weather? How would you guide customers on their quest to avoid or lower their weather-related risks?

Today, parametric products, business delay and interruption protection and individualized risk insurance solutions are offered to protect businesses from extreme weather events to mild winters. Your challenge is to create and extend customer-focused solutions on a global scale while considering health, agriculture, travel, catastrophes, drought, or hail damage amongst others. Your creation should aim to prevent customers from facing weather damage or alleviate the claims process.

The workshop (35 Min) will contain 4 elements.

A) Business Briefing (10 Min) – Inspiration to the potential participants how weather is relevant for everyone as private person, but also as insurance customer and to what challenges weather can expose an insurance company. Illustrative presentation of specific weather use cases what a Hack topic could look like. Clarification what is important to us (criterias) and what we see a business value in a use case.

B) Introduction to Design Thinking to prepare and focus the potential participants to be customer centric in their thinking and solutioning. This has been done already last year as first building block in the workshop

C) Technical Briefing (10 Min) from IBM

  • Design Principles on IBMs Bluemix Cloud
  • Introduction and Explanation on provided Weather Company Datasets

D) Q&A (5 Min)

Fortran, 2nd floor
20:45 - 21:20
+ Details
Fr, 15.09.17
HACK/workshops

#07 #cleanfood: code what you eat

Last year, we endeavored to get you moving. But physical exercise makes quite hungry.
Several years of extensive self-studies have made us come to the conclusion that our eating habits have a direct impact on our code. Just think of what we call spaghetti code, CoffeeScript, fat JAR or burger menu. As software developers we have created many tools that prevent us from pushing bad code into our repositories. But as human beings, we haven't developed any automatisms that prevent us from pushing bad food into our bodies. Let's change this!
When it comes to healthy food, there are several challenges:

  • Teach me the right way to eat: track consumer behavior, recognize patterns, advise
  • Know your food: classification and rating
  • Eat an apple instead of this juicy steak: motivation, e.g. gamification


    You are free to use whatever technology stack and platform you want to use.


    Let’s hack!
Cobol, 2nd floor
20:45 - 21:20
+ Details
Fr, 15.09.17
HACK/workshops

#08 #trenddetection

Thomson Reuters
Since 1850, Thomson Reuters have experimented, invented, and created content and news solutions to become the world’s leading international news agency.

We produce more than 2.2 million news stories and 580,000 photos and images per year, delivered in 16 languages For Hack Zurich we are for the first time opening our entire feed of text, photo and video news for experimentation.

Use our news API, our tagging engine or our symbology service (www.permid.org) , combine it with other sources, social media feeds to detect new trends and explain them to the end users through a visual UI.

SRF
Radio, television and multimedia – Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) serves the public with a varied, high-quality offering.

9 Radiostations and 3 TV Stations produce everyday content for the biggest audience in Switzerland which are also available on srf.ch.

Use our api portal https://api.srgssr.ch to get access to the audio and video content, for results for votations and elections in Switzerland and other countries back to 1900, swiss music portal mx3.ch with songs, concert dates and band dates.

Basic, 2nd Floor
20:45 - 21:20
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#09 Travel in the 4th dimension

Travelling during rush hours? no, thanks!

Gamify public transport passengers to shift their mobility behaviour away from rush hours and main routes.

Rush hours in Zurich as in most cities in Switzerland and Europe are annoying for many public transport users. They encounter overcrowded trains, tramways and buses when commuting to work in the morning and when returning home in the evening. Some connections and vehicles are overloaded and generate bad passenger experiences. Especially on main routes, which are used by commuters and passengers travelling for leisure or education alike, the congestion is striking.

There may be different public transport routes, which could bring people from home to their workplace and back home. Other good reasons may motivate passengers to catch the earlier or later connection.

The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Zurich Public Transport (VBZ) and PostBus Switzerland jointly propose you to create a gamified incentive for such change in transport behaviour: Build a game for passengers in public transport and incentivize them to use public transport outside of main routes and outside of rush hours. For your game, we will provide G-Beacons and Public Transport Open Data in Switzerland.

Damn! I missed my connection!

Create an immersive experience for public transport passengers with Augmented Reality.

Despite having one of the most punctual public transportation system in the world, trains, tramways and buses can be delayed or cancelled in Switzerland too. For passengers, this is a sobering experience. The public transportation system is a complex system of nodes, connections, times and dependences. Hence, most passengers feel perplex or even lost when there are short-term changes of the schedule.

The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Zurich Public Transport (VBZ) and PostBus Switzerland therefore jointly propose to use new possibilities in AR technology to enable an immersive and practical touchpoint of information for passengers.

Show us what is possible and what you can do in this area. Use Augmented Reality in your solution to improve passengers’ journeys in public transport!

Newton 1008, 1st floor
21:30 - 22:05
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Fr, 15.09.17
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#10 Are smart devices smart enough?

Smart devices have greatly reshaped our way of living, including mobility. Although they are bringing much convenience and benefits, the associated risks are also increasing: people are driving, walking, cycling, skiing, riding, etc. while being distracted by their smart devices.


Numerous facts support this statement, such as:

Fact 1: 43% of young people have walked into something or someone while checking their phone. In fact, countries are creating “smartphone” walking lanes goo.gl/N0Xt2H

Fact 2: 6 out of 10 car crashes involve distraction, out of which 12% are due to the use of mobile phones goo.gl/jVmPpT


Zurich’s protection know-how and T-systems’ cloud tools can be combined to find an innovative solution that makes best use of the same technologies that cause the problem. We do therefore challenge you to help us solving this real issue. Help us in promoting save environments by developing:
• Preventive solutions: “train-the-brain-with-a-game”
• Solutions while using the device: avoid distraction to occur while driving, cycling, walking, etc.
• Continuous improvement solutions: reward users for mindful and safe use of smart devices over an extended period of time, including a gamification element


You will receive our support during the competition.
Specifically, Zurich Insurance can provide you with:
• The current state and future trends of the mobility journey (e.g. interconnection between different ways of transport, behavioural changes, evolvement of mobility needs, etc.)
• The relevant insurance know-how (e.g. overview of insurance underwriting process, risk assessment method and data, financial implication for claims, etc.)
T-Systems will provide you with:
• OpenStack based Cloud Platform (Open Telekom Cloud) providing variety of services from IaaS, PaaS to SaaS. open-telekom-cloud.com
• Pre-built configurations for your projects
• Our Cloud Platform Experts, Architects and Develops Engineers helping you with your project


We encourage you to participate to address the challenges mobility is currently facing. Be creative in finding solutions to promote safe behaviours and new ideas to embed road-smartness into the future way of mobility. The stage is yours!

Newton 1009, 1st floor
21:30 - 22:05
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#11 Build your own Smart Home!

Would you like to participate in building the Smart Home of the future? No problem, we will help you create your own internet-of-Things (IoT) prototypes:

• Ensure your flat is cozy and warm when you come home from work and save energy at the same time: Set the target temperature of your heating system or make calendar entries using a voice command, and optimize energy usage by measuring user behavior.

• Book your services from the shops below: Order food automatically using Alexa API or SiriHome in combination with machine learning or book your yoga lesson.

• Revolutionize the communication channels of your landlord or pay your rent in bitcoins. Invent a new payment method and decide how you get information from your landlord.

• Prevent unauthorized entries into your apartment, build a blockchain-based security system and apply image recognition.

• Do you always forget to water your plants or are you rarely home to feed your dog? No problem, with an intelligent greenhouse or a remote pet feeder!

To build the use case of your dreams we provide you with the devices and materials you might need. Empower your ideas with Apple iOS 11, Thinkerforge bricks and bricklets, Raspberry Pi, Amazon Alexa API and more.

Come and get your Smart Home Box at our booth!

Fortran, 2nd floor
21:30 - 22:05
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Fr, 15.09.17
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#12 Voice Banking – Talk your Values

The Raiffeisen Group is the third-largest banking group in Switzerland and leader in retail banking. After 20 years of internet banking and 10 years of Mobile Banking, we like to move forward to the next level of user experience with «Voice Banking». We support creative hack teams and provide assistance and expertise as well as an appealing development environment. We provide the whole Azure API stack with its Cognitive Services. In addition various voice APIs from Raiffeisen. On one hand informative APIs as well as some Banking oriented APIs with mockup data. Furthermore you get a dataset of our personal finance management system. To round it up we provide you with Alexa and/or Google Home devices – but you can also use Web-APIs.
We look forward to see inspiring solutions to bring the mega trend voice as well as banking ideas a huge step forward.

Newton 1012, 1st floor
21:30 - 22:05
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Fr, 15.09.17
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#13 SAFE GRAIN – SAFE FOOD

Work with Bühler and help to feed the world! 30% of all cereal grains get lost from field to fork. Early detection of grain contamination is crucial to prevent food loss.

Your challenge:
Develop a solution to detect grain contamination in given samples. Quantify and visualize contamination levels.
The grain value chain is dealing with various types of contamination: insects or rodents, fungi, minerals, or other foreign materials. Existing detection methods can be time consuming, any delays to detection of a contaminant can cause unnecessary wastage of the raw material.
Use the sensor material provided, let your creativity run wild and disrupt the status quo! Build a sensing solution that can really make a difference to feeding the worlds growing population.

We will provide …

  • Plastic containers containing grains with various types of contaminations (all non-toxic to humans). Each container will have one specific type of contamination. One container will contain the reference sample without any contamination.
  • Sensor kit (sensors, lighting, cameras, Raspberry Pi, cables, …) to find suitable detection and quantification method
  • Mentorship by Bühler experts

You will provide…

  • Imagination and creativity and innovation

Each team is provided with all the components you need to analyse the grain samples.

All you have to do is to join it all together, carry out some image analysis, and provide a report of the results. You could carry out the whole solution on the Raspberry Pi, or, you could make use of smart phone, web based technologies, or what-ever else you can think of.

Basic, 2nd floor
21:30 - 22:05
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#14 Blockchain Identity – Who Are You, Really?

Each person owns a unique identity (cogito ergo sum), a concept that should also be possible in the digital world. But how can a website verify who you really are? Traditionally, users submit their credentials on each and every page they interact with. Alternatively, websites often outsource authentication to a third party and allow users to log in using Facebook and Twitter among other services. But how can we return control over their personal data back to the user, while at the same time making the login process both easier and more secure?

To tackle this challenge, you will be building an application using the immutability of the Ethereum blockchain, the identities of uPort and the role management of ti&m.

In the workshop, you will learn about:

  • Blockchain based identities, based on the uPort project
  • How to do role management of identities and how to pair it with a new application
  • How to assign roles and create a new application
  • Why a decentralised identity system is more robust than traditional logins
  • How identities and attestations can be used for compliance in finance or anywhere where trust is of utmost importance
  • Handy APIs and libraries to integrate identities and roles in your application
Pascal, 3rd floor
21:30 - 22:05
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#15 Developing Smart Robots

Program a state-of-the art, best in class collaborative robot: The ABB YuMi. These ABB dual arm robots have accurate vision, dexterous grippers, sensitive force control feedback, flexible software and built-in safety features that collectively allow for programming through teaching rather than coding.
On top of this, use the power of the Microsoft Azure cloud to add even more intelligence to YuMi. Use the Cognitive Services to empower it with face detection, object recognition or speech understanding capabilities, develop your own machine learning algorithm with Azure ML or GPU VMs or simply deploy your IoT solution and micro services to the reliable and scalable Azure infrastructure. Develop software controlling the YuMi robot using the Microsoft cloud in any language and on any platform. Each participant will receive full access to the Azure cloud and will be able to test his code on an actual YuMi robot. The challenge is open to anyone, even with no prior robotics and Cloud experience, Experts from Microsoft and ABB will be happy to support you throughout the hackathon.

Cobol, 2nd Floor
21:30 - 22:05
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#16 Make Online-Shopping Great Again

The online shopping experience follows the same pattern most of the time. Searching for the right product in online shops containing millions of products is currently boring and cumbersome and has not evolved since the start of e-commerce.
Nowadays messaging apps are the apps where users spend most of their time. They're used even more than social media apps. Despite this fact many brands and companies have not yet been able to create engaging experiences in these channels.
At siroop and Fashwell, we believe in the vision of open commerce. We think that in the future shopping functionality will not be limited to online-shops and apps but it will be possible to buy products through many different channels. Conversational interfaces such as chatbots and voice assistants are two possibilities. Blogs, social media, third party apps and pretty much every regular website will also be able to be upgraded with shopping functionalities. This is why we're investing heavily in our APIs.

At siroop we want to enable everybody to integrate our products onto their platforms. Therefore we have opened up our search API to the public (developers.siroop.ch). Also we released the recommendation API, which allows developers to send any product number and in turn receive recommended similar products. More APIs including an incentivation model are planned for the future.

At Fashwell we're making visual search possible. The technology we developed allows our customers and their users to search products by using images. Currently we're focused on the fashion category. You can send our API an image of a piece of clothing you like and we'll return similar products. This allows you to search by what really matters when shopping fashion: the appearance.

As mentioned above we don't think anyone has used the new opportunities and available potential to create a new, exciting way of buying products online. This is why we call on your ideas and skills to come up with a new way of online shopping.
We’re providing you with all our APIs as well as a preconfigured chatbot prototype so you can get started quickly. However, you're free to use and combine whichever resources you want. There are no boundaries, the only condition is that you're creating something with the potential to get users hooked.

In any case please approach us when you have questions. We’re excited to see what you’re coming up with.

Please find all the resources under https://fashwell.github.io/hackzurich17/

Simula, 3rd floor
21:30 - 22:05
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#09 Travel in the 4th dimension

Travelling during rush hours? no, thanks!

Gamify public transport passengers to shift their mobility behaviour away from rush hours and main routes.

Rush hours in Zurich as in most cities in Switzerland and Europe are annoying for many public transport users. They encounter overcrowded trains, tramways and buses when commuting to work in the morning and when returning home in the evening. Some connections and vehicles are overloaded and generate bad passenger experiences. Especially on main routes, which are used by commuters and passengers travelling for leisure or education alike, the congestion is striking.

There may be different public transport routes, which could bring people from home to their workplace and back home. Other good reasons may motivate passengers to catch the earlier or later connection.

The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Zurich Public Transport (VBZ) and PostBus Switzerland jointly propose you to create a gamified incentive for such change in transport behaviour: Build a game for passengers in public transport and incentivize them to use public transport outside of main routes and outside of rush hours. For your game, we will provide G-Beacons and Public Transport Open Data in Switzerland.

Damn! I missed my connection!

Create an immersive experience for public transport passengers with Augmented Reality.

Despite having one of the most punctual public transportation system in the world, trains, tramways and buses can be delayed or cancelled in Switzerland too. For passengers, this is a sobering experience. The public transportation system is a complex system of nodes, connections, times and dependences. Hence, most passengers feel perplex or even lost when there are short-term changes of the schedule.

The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Zurich Public Transport (VBZ) and PostBus Switzerland therefore jointly propose to use new possibilities in AR technology to enable an immersive and practical touchpoint of information for passengers.

Show us what is possible and what you can do in this area. Use Augmented Reality in your solution to improve passengers’ journeys in public transport!

Newton 1008, 1st floor
22:15 - 22:50
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#10 Are smart devices smart enough?

Smart devices have greatly reshaped our way of living, including mobility. Although they are bringing much convenience and benefits, the associated risks are also increasing: people are driving, walking, cycling, skiing, riding, etc. while being distracted by their smart devices.


Numerous facts support this statement, such as:

Fact 1: 43% of young people have walked into something or someone while checking their phone. In fact, countries are creating “smartphone” walking lanes goo.gl/N0Xt2H

Fact 2: 6 out of 10 car crashes involve distraction, out of which 12% are due to the use of mobile phones goo.gl/jVmPpT


Zurich’s protection know-how and T-systems’ cloud tools can be combined to find an innovative solution that makes best use of the same technologies that cause the problem. We do therefore challenge you to help us solving this real issue. Help us in promoting save environments by developing:
• Preventive solutions: “train-the-brain-with-a-game”
• Solutions while using the device: avoid distraction to occur while driving, cycling, walking, etc.
• Continuous improvement solutions: reward users for mindful and safe use of smart devices over an extended period of time, including a gamification element


You will receive our support during the competition.
Specifically, Zurich Insurance can provide you with:
• The current state and future trends of the mobility journey (e.g. interconnection between different ways of transport, behavioural changes, evolvement of mobility needs, etc.)
• The relevant insurance know-how (e.g. overview of insurance underwriting process, risk assessment method and data, financial implication for claims, etc.)
T-Systems will provide you with:
• OpenStack based Cloud Platform (Open Telekom Cloud) providing variety of services from IaaS, PaaS to SaaS. open-telekom-cloud.com
• Pre-built configurations for your projects
• Our Cloud Platform Experts, Architects and Develops Engineers helping you with your project


We encourage you to participate to address the challenges mobility is currently facing. Be creative in finding solutions to promote safe behaviours and new ideas to embed road-smartness into the future way of mobility. The stage is yours!

Newton 1009, 1st floor
22:15 - 22:50
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#11 Build your own Smart Home!

Would you like to participate in building the Smart Home of the future? No problem, we will help you create your own internet-of-Things (IoT) prototypes:

• Ensure your flat is cozy and warm when you come home from work and save energy at the same time: Set the target temperature of your heating system or make calendar entries using a voice command, and optimize energy usage by measuring user behavior.

• Book your services from the shops below: Order food automatically using Alexa API or SiriKit in combination with machine learning or book your yoga lesson.

• Revolutionize the communication channels of your landlord or pay your rent in bitcoins. Invent a new payment method and decide how you get information from your landlord.

• Prevent unauthorized entries into your apartment, build a blockchain-based security system and apply image recognition.

• Do you always forget to water your plants or are you rarely home to feed your dog? No problem, with an intelligent greenhouse or a remote pet feeder!

To build the use case of your dreams we provide you with the devices and materials you might need. Empower your ideas with Apple iOS 11, Thinkerforge bricks and bricklets, Raspberry Pi, Amazon Alexa API and more.

Come and get your Smart Home Box at our booth!

Fortran, 2nd floor
22:15 - 22:50
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#12 Voice Banking – Talk your Values

The Raiffeisen Group is the third-largest banking group in Switzerland and leader in retail banking. After 20 years of internet banking and 10 years of Mobile Banking, we like to move forward to the next level of user experience with «Voice Banking». We support creative hack teams and provide assistance and expertise as well as an appealing development environment. We provide the whole Azure API stack with its Cognitive Services. In addition various voice APIs from Raiffeisen. On one hand informative APIs as well as some Banking oriented APIs with mockup data. Furthermore you get a dataset of our personal finance management system. To round it up we provide you with Alexa and/or Google Home devices – but you can also use Web-APIs.
We look forward to see inspiring solutions to bring the mega trend voice as well as banking ideas a huge step forward.

Newton 1012, 1st floor
22:15 - 22:50
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#13 SAFE GRAIN – SAFE FOOD

Work with Bühler and help to feed the world! 30% of all cereal grains get lost from field to fork. Early detection of grain contamination is crucial to prevent food loss.

Your challenge:
Develop a solution to detect grain contamination in given samples. Quantify and visualize contamination levels.
The grain value chain is dealing with various types of contamination: insects or rodents, fungi, minerals, or other foreign materials. Existing detection methods can be time consuming, any delays to detection of a contaminant can cause unnecessary wastage of the raw material.
Use the sensor material provided, let your creativity run wild and disrupt the status quo! Build a sensing solution that can really make a difference to feeding the worlds growing population.

We will provide …

  • Plastic containers containing grains with various types of contaminations (all non-toxic to humans). Each container will have one specific type of contamination. One container will contain the reference sample without any contamination.
  • Sensor kit (sensors, lighting, cameras, Raspberry Pi, cables, …) to find suitable detection and quantification method
  • Mentorship by Bühler experts

You will provide…

  • Imagination and creativity and innovation

Each team is provided with all the components you need to analyse the grain samples.

All you have to do is to join it all together, carry out some image analysis, and provide a report of the results. You could carry out the whole solution on the Raspberry Pi, or, you could make use of smart phone, web based technologies, or what-ever else you can think of.

Basic, 2nd floor
22:15 - 22:50
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Fr, 15.09.17
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#14 Blockchain Identity – Who Are You, Really?

Each person owns a unique identity (cogito ergo sum), a concept that should also be possible in the digital world. But how can a website verify who you really are? Traditionally, users submit their credentials on each and every page they interact with. Alternatively, websites often outsource authentication to a third party and allow users to log in using Facebook and Twitter among other services. But how can we return control over their personal data back to the user, while at the same time making the login process both easier and more secure?

To tackle this challenge, you will be building an application using the immutability of the Ethereum blockchain, the identities of uPort and the role management of ti&m.

In the workshop, you will learn about:

  • Blockchain based identities, based on the uPort project
  • How to do role management of identities and how to pair it with a new application
  • How to assign roles and create a new application
  • Why a decentralised identity system is more robust than traditional logins
  • How identities and attestations can be used for compliance in finance or anywhere where trust is of utmost importance
  • Handy APIs and libraries to integrate identities and roles in your application
Pascal, 3rd floor
22:15 - 22:50
+ Details
Fr, 15.09.17
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#15 Developing Smart Robots

Program a state-of-the art, best in class collaborative robot: The ABB YuMi. These ABB dual arm robots have accurate vision, dexterous grippers, sensitive force control feedback, flexible software and built-in safety features that collectively allow for programming through teaching rather than coding.
On top of this, use the power of the Microsoft Azure cloud to add even more intelligence to YuMi. Use the Cognitive Services to empower it with face detection, object recognition or speech understanding capabilities, develop your own machine learning algorithm with Azure ML or GPU VMs or simply deploy your IoT solution and micro services to the reliable and scalable Azure infrastructure. Develop software controlling the YuMi robot using the Microsoft cloud in any language and on any platform. Each participant will receive full access to the Azure cloud and will be able to test his code on an actual YuMi robot. The challenge is open to anyone, even with no prior robotics and Cloud experience, Experts from Microsoft and ABB will be happy to support you throughout the hackathon.

Cobol, 2nd Floor
22:15 - 22:50
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Fr, 15.09.17
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#16 Make Online-Shopping Great Again

The online shopping experience follows the same pattern most of the time. Searching for the right product in online shops containing millions of products is currently boring and cumbersome and has not evolved since the start of e-commerce.
Nowadays messaging apps are the apps where users spend most of their time. They're used even more than social media apps. Despite this fact many brands and companies have not yet been able to create engaging experiences in these channels.
At siroop and Fashwell, we believe in the vision of open commerce. We think that in the future shopping functionality will not be limited to online-shops and apps but it will be possible to buy products through many different channels. Conversational interfaces such as chatbots and voice assistants are two possibilities. Blogs, social media, third party apps and pretty much every regular website will also be able to be upgraded with shopping functionalities. This is why we're investing heavily in our APIs.

At siroop we want to enable everybody to integrate our products onto their platforms. Therefore we have opened up our search API to the public (developers.siroop.ch). Also we released the recommendation API, which allows developers to send any product number and in turn receive recommended similar products. More APIs including an incentivation model are planned for the future.

At Fashwell we're making visual search possible. The technology we developed allows our customers and their users to search products by using images. Currently we're focused on the fashion category. You can send our API an image of a piece of clothing you like and we'll return similar products. This allows you to search by what really matters when shopping fashion: the appearance.

As mentioned above we don't think anyone has used the new opportunities and available potential to create a new, exciting way of buying products online. This is why we call on your ideas and skills to come up with a new way of online shopping.
We’re providing you with all our APIs as well as a preconfigured chatbot prototype so you can get started quickly. However, you're free to use and combine whichever resources you want. There are no boundaries, the only condition is that you're creating something with the potential to get users hooked.

In any case please approach us when you have questions. We’re excited to see what you’re coming up with.

Please find all the resources under https://fashwell.github.io/hackzurich17/

Simula, 3rd floor
22:15 - 22:50
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Team Matching & Start Hacking

23:00 -
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Midnight Snack

23:55 -
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Breakfast

07:00 - 09:00
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Free Massage

09:00 - 12:00
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Lunch

12:00 - 13:30
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VR Cinema

Mixes VR Movies

So hast du Kino noch nie erlebt. Während 45 Minuten entdeckst du nicht nur weit entfernte Länder und erlebst Welten und Orte, die für dich nicht zugänglich waren, nein, du hast auch tatsächlich das Gefühl, da zu sein!

Am Samstag installiert sich das erste VR-Cinema der Schweiz im Technopark. Exklusiv für Besucher des Digital Festivals und des HackZurich haben wir schon mal 15 Gratiseintritte pro Vorführung reserviert.

VR Cinema


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13:00 - 13:45
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Techtalk Google

Building for the Google Assistant with API.ai and Actions on Google

Using Actions on Google and API.ai, developers are empowered to build conversational apps for a variety of target platforms including Google’s Assistant. Powered by the latest machine learning technology and state of the art natural language processing, these tools help to quickly build compelling and useful actions for your users.

13:30 - 13:55
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Free Massage

14:00 - 17:00
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Techtalk Wikidata

Wikidata: the dream of hackers, scientists and open data enthusiasts

Wikidata is a free, collaborative knowledge base created and boosted by Wikimedia Deutschland, and developed by a large community of volunteers all over the world. After almost 5 years, Wikidata has more than 32 million notable entities, including not only people, locations and things such as films, events and music albums, but also biological data and bibliographic metadata. Many organisations are linking and importing their data to/into Wikidata, and the knowledge base is becoming a core project connecting all other Wikimedia systems like Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. In this talk we introduce Wikidata, we describe its community and show what hackers can do to query and improve the data in Wikidata.

14:00 - 14:25
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VR Cinema

Kids Show

So hast du Kino noch nie erlebt. Während 45 Minuten entdeckst du nicht nur weit entfernte Länder und erlebst Welten und Orte, die für dich nicht zugänglich waren, nein, du hast auch tatsächlich das Gefühl, da zu sein!

Am Samstag installiert sich das erste VR-Cinema der Schweiz im Technopark. Exklusiv für Besucher des Digital Festivals und des HackZurich haben wir schon mal 15 Gratiseintritte pro Vorführung reserviert.

Die 14-Uhr-Vorstellung ist für Erwachsene und Kinder (ab 8 Jahren) geeignet.

VR Cinema


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14:00 - 14:45
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Techtalk Esri

The ArcGIS Developer Platform

We’ll introduce the ArcGIS Developer Platform and explain how to sign-up for a free developer account with a voucher code to access premium services. We will demonstrate quick 15-minute ArcGIS DevLabs that show how to create dynamic web services that can be displayed in maps.:. With data that can be drawn on maps, we’ll show how the ArcGIS Web and Mobile SDKs and APIs can further the app experience with services like Directions and Routing, Lifestyle Data and Location Analysis that can simplify data and show important patterns that everyone wants to know about.

14:30 - 14:55
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VR Cinema

Notes on Blindness

So hast du Kino noch nie erlebt. Während 45 Minuten entdeckst du nicht nur weit entfernte Länder und erlebst Welten und Orte, die für dich nicht zugänglich waren, nein, du hast auch tatsächlich das Gefühl, da zu sein!

Am Samstag installiert sich das erste VR-Cinema der Schweiz im Technopark. Exklusiv für Besucher des Digital Festivals und des HackZurich haben wir schon mal 15 Gratiseintritte pro Vorführung reserviert.

VR Cinema


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15:00 - 15:45
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VR Cinema

Best-of 1

So hast du Kino noch nie erlebt. Während 45 Minuten entdeckst du nicht nur weit entfernte Länder und erlebst Welten und Orte, die für dich nicht zugänglich waren, nein, du hast auch tatsächlich das Gefühl, da zu sein!

Am Samstag installiert sich das erste VR-Cinema der Schweiz im Technopark. Exklusiv für Besucher des Digital Festivals und des HackZurich haben wir schon mal 15 Gratiseintritte pro Vorführung reserviert.

VR Cinema


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16:00 - 16:45
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Techtalk Oracle

Apiary From Hack To Exit

From Hack to Exit. In 2010 Jakub participated in a 48h Hackathon called NodeKnockout and conceived an idea of an API Design tool for Developers. In 2017, he sold that idea, product and company (called Apiary) to Oracle. In this talk, you’ll find out how he did succeed and why API Management matters for Developers.

Develop, Deploy, Iterate Often. Today’s developers are developing and deploying multiple releases per day, sometimes per hour. Architectural designs are changing from monolithic applications to microservices that have smaller granularity and use lightweight protocols. Developers are building modern applications engaging customers over multiple channels via mobile, chatbots and even virtual reality. An API first approach is critical in tying all this together allowing cloud native applications to access data and processes, enabling collaboration between front-end and back-end developers. With modern app development platforms, developers can easily build, connect and elastically scale all web and mobile applications services across any device. Microservices and chatbots are driving real need for all enterprises to adopt an API-first strategy.

More useful information can be found here:
apiary.io
twitter.com/jakubnesetril
developer.oracle.com/code
twitter.com/OracleDevs
twitter.com/oracle_ch
facebook.com/OracleDevs

16:00 - 16:25
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Free City Tours

16:00 - 17:30
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Techtalk KTI

Training and Coaching for Start-ups

CTI Start-up: Coaching for start-ups and young entrepreneurs
New ideas shape the future. That is why the CTI gives support to innovative business ideas and runs a professional coaching programme for young entrepreneurs. After three coaching stages, the most promising start-ups receive the CTI Start-up label. The CTI continues to support young businesses thereafter as required.
Are you about to launch a company or would you like to grow your new business? Then you’ll find that CTI Start-up provides a great support. Highly qualified coaches with considerable professional experience give you personalised coaching tailored to your business. The four-level programme lasts 8-26 months, depending on the initial situation and complexity of the tasks involved:

Phase 1: Basic check of business idea
Start-up experts consider your business idea. They must approve the idea before you can move on to the evaluation phase.

Phase 2: Evaluation phase
Coaches provide individualised support in drawing up a business plan, looking at aspects such as marketability, technology, feasibility, management team and patents. If you head a start-up with a lot of potential and ambition, you may receive ‘Coaching Acceptance’, meaning you are accepted for professional coaching.

Phase 3: Professional coaching
Coaches provide individualised support in drawing up a business strategy and a business plan. Once this has been successfully presented to a group of experts, you receive the CTI Start-up label. This demonstrates that your company has a good basis on which to grow and survive. Once you have received the CTI Start-up label, you have the option of a further stage of support:

Phase 4: Coaching on demand
We can also help you to overcome particular obstacles or exploit unusual opportunities in the market, as required.

You can benefit from CTI if:

  • your start-up is a Swiss company
  • your start-up is in one of the following fields: biotechnology, energy, life sciences, engineering, micro- and nanotechnology or information and communication technology, transdisciplinary high-tech
  • you are involved in science-based innovation
  • you have long-term growth potential
  • your business model or technology is unique and difficult to imitate
  • you have an open team which appreciates our coaches’ expertise
  • you can demonstrate an initial technical conception of your innovation (e.g. prototype, demonstration installation etc.).
    Find more information at www.kti.admin.ch/coaching
16:30 - 17:00
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Sa, 16.09.17
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VR Cinema

Best-of 2

So hast du Kino noch nie erlebt. Während 45 Minuten entdeckst du nicht nur weit entfernte Länder und erlebst Welten und Orte, die für dich nicht zugänglich waren, nein, du hast auch tatsächlich das Gefühl, da zu sein!

Am Samstag installiert sich das erste VR-Cinema der Schweiz im Technopark. Exklusiv für Besucher des Digital Festivals und des HackZurich haben wir schon mal 15 Gratiseintritte pro Vorführung reserviert.

VR Cinema


Weitere Informationen erhältst du nach deiner Anmeldung.
17:00 - 17:45
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Free City Tours

17:00 - 18:30
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Dinner

18:00 - 19:30
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Midnight Snack

23:55 -
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Breakfast

07:00 - 09:00
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Project Submission Deadline

09:00 - 09:00
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Preselection of Finalists

09:30 - 11:30
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Announcement of Finalists

12:30 -
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Lunch

12:30 - 13:30
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Closing Ceremony & Finalist Pitches

13:30 - 16:00
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Aperitiv

16:00 - 17:30
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