Practical SHack Information
SHack Vienna 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!
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?
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 necessary. Anyone from designers, developers, artists, business students and team supporters are welcome to join! Even if you have no experience at all, you can still contribute ideas, create a marketing concept and even give moral support to your team. The most important thing is: HAVE FUN!
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 BRZ. 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: financial literacy | decent workplace | participation & living democracy. However, we don’t want to limit your creativity – if you want to work on any other idea improving 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.
The SHack Vienna will take place from February 28 to March 2, 2019. Program here.
A regular ticket costs
Location & Accomodation
SHack Vienna takes place at the Austrian Federal Computing Centre (BRZ)
Hintere Zollamtsstraße 4
Registration & Check-in time: Thursday, February 28, 15.30 h
The venue is closed during the night. If you need any assistance for hotel/hostel booking please let us know eya[at]icnm.net.
Lunch (Friday & Saturday) is provided at the Austrian Federal Computing Centre (BRZ).
During the day and evenings snacks & beverages are provided.
WLAN & Social Media & livestream
Any more questions?
Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us: eya[at]icnm.net
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