Practical SHack Information

SHack Novi Sad FAQ

WHAT IS THE EYA SHACK (SOCIAL HACKATHON)?

The EYA SHack is a gathering of creative minds (students, programmers and other interested people) for the purpose of planning, designing and creating prototypes of smart digital solutions for societal challenges in 48 hours.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

You can sign up by visiting our ticket-oder page by clicking here! (free of charge)

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?

No!

MAY I COME WITHOUT A TEAM?

Sure! We encourage and invite you to come alone so you can collaborate with new friends and peers that may have different skills. However, you can also come with your friends as team.

I DON’T KNOW HOW TO CODE… CAN I STILL TAKE PART?

Although having basic computer skills is helpful, coding experience is not obligatory. Designers, developers, artists, business students or any kind of team supporters are welcome to join! Even if you have no experience at all, you can still contribute ideas, research and even give moral support to your team. The most important thing is: HAVE FUN!

WHAT’S THE LANGUAGE OF THE EVENT?

The official language is English. All presentations, workshops, online coachings will be in English. The teams’ pitches have to be in English. However, you can communicate with your team in any language while working on your project.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Creativity, good humor and motivation! In addition, please bring your laptop or tablet and periphery (mouse, keyboard, headphones, character pad, joystick, etc), all necessary cables and adapters and whatever you think you might need.

ARE THERE ANY WORKSTATIONS?

We do not provide computers on site. Please bring your own laptop. You can of course use the wifi at the venue. For the presentation, we provide a projector and speakers – in case you have a Mac – do not forget your adapter!

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FINISH?

Participants will have 48 hours to work together and create something that has never been created before.

IS THERE A THEME THAT MY PROJECT WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW?

All developers are encouraged to create products based on one of the SHack topics: Fostering Health & Active Citizenship. However, we don’t want to limit your creativity – if you want to work on any other idea to improve society, you are welcome to do so. Further information on the above mentioned problem areas will be published before the Hackathon.

ARE THERE ANY LIMITATIONS CONCERNING THE TECHNOLOGY TO BE USED?

No, you are free to develop your project on any digital platform and with any kind of technology you prefer.

However, out of all teams using Virtual Reality technologies the best will be invited to participate in the Final Championship of the Global VR Hackathon organized by VRCORE in China end of the year!

Date

The SHack Novi Sad will take place from June 26-28, 2019. Program here.

Participation Fee

There is no participation fee. However, the registration is binding. It includes access to the whole event, lunch and coffee breaks. It does not include accommodation and travel.

In case of being unable to attend the event, you have to send an e-mail to eya@icnm.net.

Location & Accomodation

SHack Novi Sad takes place at the Cultural Station Svilara.

ADDRESS:

Registration & Check-in time: Wednesday, June 26, 10.00 h

Overnight Accomodation:

The venue is closed during the night. If you need any assistance for hotel/hostel booking please let us know eya[at]icnm.net.

Arrival Information

Useful app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gradskiprevoznovisad

BY CAR & PARKING:
3 minutes away (from Cultural Station Svilara) on the Main Square (Red zone, maximum 120 minutes), and also you can use a public parking space in the blue zone, where you can stay without limit and you pay per hour.

Optional – For more information: https://www.parkingns.rs/parkiralista.php

BY BUS & TRAIN:
If you are coming from the main bus or train station (Bulevar Jaše Tomića 4 / Булевар Јаше Томића 4), you can use a bus 11B, from Bulevar oslobođenja / Булевар ослобођења  direction Železnička stanica – Liman – Železnička stanica, 4 (fourth) station, than go west to Marka Miljanova / Марка Миљанова to Kosovska / Косовска Street (26 meters), straight to Marka Miljanova / Марка Миљанова Street (next 87 meters), then turn right to Đorđa Rajkovića / Ђорђа Рајковића Street (next 108 meters) and find the number 6b.

Food

Lunch (Wednesday & Thursday) is provided at the Cultural Station Svilara.

During the day snacks & beverages are provided.

Internet

WLAN (wireless internet) will be availabe at the Cultural Station Svilara.
Please avoid downloading/playing videos as this can lead to a break down

Any more questions?

Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us: eya[at]icnm.net

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