Otakar Motejl Fund´s hackathon is back - this time in Brno!

BrnoHacks, the biggest open data hackathon in the city, will bring together active citizens, people from non-profit organisations, the business sector and the government. Our goal together is to make Brno a friendlier place to live and to show how to use raw open data to create meaningful projects.

Over the course of a weekend, participants will organize into small teams, familiarize themselves with the technological requirements, and show their skills by writing software, designing mock-ups for a project or application of their own, and by implementing it while using available open data.

Are you...

a developer who wants to write software and master emerging technologies?

a graphic designer willing to create user-friendly app designs that can transform boring stats into visualizations explaining life in Brno?

an idea maker who can build innovative projects to change the way people feel and live their city?

a data scientist who knows how to find new ways to use open data?

an urbanist who wants to share their expertise, and solve real issues?

someone who can help generate new insights and design projects, so #brnohacks can make a real difference to the city and its residents?

REGISTER HERE!

The City of Brno is in the middle of preparation of data for the hackathon. Recent scope of municipal open data that is available already can be found at profile of Brno at datahub.io and here (GIS data). For the event itself Brno will provide also an extensive dataset about its expenditures and all participants will receive access to data about municipal public transportation.

Apart from that there are various other sources of nation-wide open data that describe diverse aspects of life and its environment, applicable for Brno too. The complete list of Czech open data can be found at National Open Data Catalogue (NKOD).

We are happy to bring into game also data from Kiwi.com, Liftago and data from mobile devices provided by O2 though its Liberty API.

Michal Tošovský

Michal works as open data advocate at Otakar Motejl Fund. After uphelding open data into Czech legislation, its main role is to promote open data and to bring new incentives for the open data community to meet and to cooperate. He is the author of www.mapakriminality.cz.

Osman Salih

Osman is an innovation wizard at internal innovation centre O2 Garáž. A psychologist who spent most of his professional life in IT.

Jan Romportl

Jan currently works as Chief Data Scientist at O2 Czech Republic. He worked for more than 10 years on research and development in the fields of artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction, speech technologies, statistical and computational linguistics, cognitive science and philosophy of mind.

Ivo Brýdl

Ivo works as Data scientist for O2 CZ with focus on mobile network data and its processing into fancy spatial models.

Jiří Ulip

Jiří is a technology enthusiasts with passion for data transformations. As a Pirate party representative in the City of Brno he knows about quite a few treasure troves and he's doing his best to make them available to the public. The digging takes longer than expected, but sooner or later the data will get unearthed as the information wants to be free.

Marek Aufart

Marek created and maintains edesky.cz webapp (an aggregator of municipalities official boards) which won Společně otevíráme data 2014 competition and which API provides data to other applications like mapasamospravy.cz. He was a participant at PragueHacks 2016 (categorizer team) and a mentor at whatthehack.cz 2016. He likes open data and he participates on discussion defining official boards data format (formát dat na elektronických úředních deskách).

Marek Jelen

Marek currently works as a Developer Advocate at Red Hat, where his task is to introduce Containers, Kubernetes, OpenShift and other cool technologies to engineers, architects, etc. Before joining Red Hat Marek worked as a Ruby, PHP and Java engineer and consultant. He is one of the founders of the Brno Ruby User Group (BRUG) and is a long-time advocate of FOSS.

Osamu Okamura

Osamu is an architect, program director of reSITE international festival and conference on more livable cities, lecturer at ARCHIP / Architectural Institute in Prague. He is an official nominator of EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award - for the Czech Republic, expert advisor of Metropolitan Sounding Board of Prague City Council in the issues of urban development, member of Commission for urban development and architecture in Prague 7 district.

Jiří Marek

Jiří is a chemist interested in hydrogen technologies, a lawyer specialized in Open Access, Open Agenda/Content. He is also a tourist guide interested in the development of modern cities and finally He is a citizen of Brno from his childhood. His activities unite in so called Organic Brno Philosophy, which focuses on the development of the information society in the Czech Republic, especially in Brno.

Irena Opatřilová

Irena studied the Brno University of Technology and she currently works as a GIS specialist/administrator of the Brno City Municipality. She manages e.g. 3D data, transport data, process of field spatial data collection, geodatabase of monuments and web applications for city districts.

Pavel Vranka

Pavel works at T-Mapy s.r.o. and leads the development and implementation of GIS (Geographic Information system) for Brno municipality. He knows about almost every spatial data that are available in Brno.

Jaromír Lebeda

Jaromír works at T-Mapy s.r.o. on various implementations of geographical information systems for customers mainly from Czech public sector.

Ondřej Veselý

Ondřej is a developer and data engineer in Kiwi.com where he set up data analytics department and participated on various data science projects. He didn't finished his PhD in natural language processing but founded his company FlowerChecker providing famous plant identification service. In free time he teaches Python for Czechitas and Faculty of Arts on Masaryk University.

Michal Tošovský

Michal works as open data advocate at Otakar Motejl Fund. After uphelding open data into Czech legislation, its main role is to promote open data and to bring new incentives for the open data community to meet and to cooperate. He is the author of www.mapakriminality.cz.

Osman Salih

Osman is an innovation wizard at internal innovation centre O2 Garáž. A psychologist who spent most of his professional life in IT.

Jan Romportl

Jan currently works as Chief Data Scientist at O2 Czech Republic. He worked for more than 10 years on research and development in the fields of artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction, speech technologies, statistical and computational linguistics, cognitive science and philosophy of mind.

Ivo Brýdl

Ivo works as Data scientist for O2 CZ with focus on mobile network data and its processing into fancy spatial models.

Jiří Ulip

Jiří is a technology enthusiasts with passion for data transformations. As a Pirate party representative in the City of Brno he knows about quite a few treasure troves and he's doing his best to make them available to the public. The digging takes longer than expected, but sooner or later the data will get unearthed as the information wants to be free.

Marek Aufart

Marek created and maintains edesky.cz webapp (an aggregator of municipalities official boards) which won Společně otevíráme data 2014 competition and which API provides data to other applications like mapasamospravy.cz. He was a participant at PragueHacks 2016 (categorizer team) and a mentor at whatthehack.cz 2016. He likes open data and he participates on discussion defining official boards data format (formát dat na elektronických úředních deskách).

Marek Jelen

Marek currently works as a Developer Advocate at Red Hat, where his task is to introduce Containers, Kubernetes, OpenShift and other cool technologies to engineers, architects, etc. Before joining Red Hat Marek worked as a Ruby, PHP and Java engineer and consultant. He is one of the founders of the Brno Ruby User Group (BRUG) and is a long-time advocate of FOSS.

Osamu Okamura

Osamu is an architect, program director of reSITE international festival and conference on more livable cities, lecturer at ARCHIP / Architectural Institute in Prague. He is an official nominator of EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award - for the Czech Republic, expert advisor of Metropolitan Sounding Board of Prague City Council in the issues of urban development, member of Commission for urban development and architecture in Prague 7 district.

Jiří Marek

Jiří is a chemist interested in hydrogen technologies, a lawyer specialized in Open Access, Open Agenda/Content. He is also a tourist guide interested in the development of modern cities and finally He is a citizen of Brno from his childhood. His activities unite in so called Organic Brno Philosophy, which focuses on the development of the information society in the Czech Republic, especially in Brno.

Irena Opatřilová

Irena studied the Brno University of Technology and she currently works as a GIS specialist/administrator of the Brno City Municipality. She manages e.g. 3D data, transport data, process of field spatial data collection, geodatabase of monuments and web applications for city districts.

Pavel Vranka

Pavel works at T-Mapy s.r.o. and leads the development and implementation of GIS (Geographic Information system) for Brno municipality. He knows about almost every spatial data that are available in Brno.

Jaromír Lebeda

Jaromír works at T-Mapy s.r.o. on various implementations of geographical information systems for customers mainly from Czech public sector.

Ondřej Veselý

Ondřej is a developer and data engineer in Kiwi.com where he set up data analytics department and participated on various data science projects. He didn't finished his PhD in natural language processing but founded his company FlowerChecker providing famous plant identification service. In free time he teaches Python for Czechitas and Faculty of Arts on Masaryk University.

Friday

 
17-18 Doors open, registration
18-19 Event kick-off
19-21 Pitches (3 min. each) and team formation

Saturday

 
13-15 Mid-term presentations
15-16 Discussion and feedback from mentors and organizers (optional)

Sunday

 
15-17 Presentation of the final outputs (5 min. each)
17-17.30 Jury and feedback time
17.30-18 Winners will be announced
18 Wrap up! Thanks and see you next year!

brno
cz nic
jic
red hat
abra
kiwi

o2
liftago

JIC INMEC

Purkyňova 649/127
612 00 Brno-Medlánky
Czech Republic

Do I have to be from Brno?

No at all! This event is open to anyone who cares about the city, open data or wants to participate in interesting projects based on open data. You don’t need to be a resident to apply. You can even camp at JIC, if you bring a sleeping bag and a mat.

I don’t want to start a business, I just want to create value from open data, can I still apply?

Of course! You make the fruits of all your hard work open-source. But you can commercially build on them. There are no obligations, as long as you use the available open data sets and create something useful for the residents, businesses, or municipalities of Brno. That’s it.

Do I need to have a team to join?

Not at all. When the Hackathon kicks off, you’ll have the chance to pitch your idea to all participants, or to join a team you find interesting. Teams may combine or split up according to their interests and goals. Teams should consist of 2 to 5 people with diverse skills.

Should I bring something?

Please bring your own devices (laptops). We take care of power and connectivity. And don´t forget to bring your smile :)

info@brnohacks.cz

BrnoHacks is organized by:
Fond Otakara Motejla
Hradecká 18
130 00 Praha3
+420 222 540 979

Fond Otakara Motejla is part of the Open Society Fund Prague.

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