Trainhack is a hackathon that invites a group of creative nerds and enthusiasts on a train ride where the participants are tasked to create something that improves public transit. The event’s purpose is to spread knowledge of open data and APIs by creating a unique, challenging and above all fun event for the problem solvers and hackers in a wide range of communities.
To learn more about this years event, or previous events, continue reading below and be sure to grab a ticket before they run out. If you can’t make it to this years event or you’re interested in knowing more about what goes on before, during and after the event, be sure to sign up to our newsletter.
The event started 18:00 on October 25th at Kollektivtrafikens Hus AB in Stockholm, and finished at the same location some time mid day on October 27th.
If you already have a team, then you’re all set. If you don’t, well not to worry. Once you’ve signed up for the event you’ll get access to our Slack channel where you can form a team or join an existing one.
We will also host a meetup at the beginning of the event where people can get familiar with each other and give everyone a change to join a team before the hacking begins.
Of course if you’d like to work alone you are welcome to do so, but we definitely recommend you joining a team, if not simply for the great people you get to know and work with.
All intellectual property rights to entries and/or work created at Trainhack 2018 belongs to the participants.
Participants agrees to treat all persons in the event equally and not cause physical or psychological discomfort to anyone during the event.
All participants agrees to follow all safety instructions during the event, as well as respecting the alcohol serving licence rules.
Obviously we can’t spoil anything about this years prizes, except we are working on providing prizes that are at least as awesome as last years event. Speaking of which, last years 1st place winners were sent to Finland with accommodations paid for and tickets to attend Junction 2017 (where they actually won as well!). Now even if you didn’t manage to win 1st place you were able to win some truly great prizes, including any of the following:
A great hackathon isn’t just about prizes. Even if we all look forward to winning something, in the end it’s all about the experience. That’s why we focus on great food, comfort and making sure we create a memorable experience for you as an attendee. Both last year, and this year, m.nu offers all hackers 250 SEK to buy anything from their shop, with delivery directly to your seat on the train.
SJ offered 50% of the ticket price to travel to and from the event.
Be sure to specify any food allergies or preferences while you purchase your ticket(s), that way we can make sure there is enough proper food for everyone.
You find Trainhack related stuff under #Trainhack2018
To win any of this years prices you need present a solution demo and presentation video, that uses at least one of the following sponsor API’s in your solution. Make sure you hand in your project at the devpost for Trainhack 2018before October 27 at 10:30.
These are some of the many awesome people that make Trainhack possible.
Trains both day and night
Phone and SMS API
Traffic API for all of Sweden
Traffic API for everyone
Powering Global Rail
Suppliers of internet connection aboard the train
Public transit on the west coast
Booking system with open API
Train travels between Uppsala and Gothenburg
The newest train company in Sweden
More IoT to the people
Makes the world a better place with IoT
1100 km of nordic railroad
Let’s code something amazing