Meet us at WhereCamp Berlin for the first Galileo Hackathon, 3-4 November 2016

Meet us at WhereCamp Berlin for the first Galileo Hackathon, 3-4 November 2016

 

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Show your coding skills at the first Galileo hackathon 

Be one of the first to use Galileo - the European Global Navigation Satellite System.

We are looking for passionate coders who want to shape the future of Location-Based Services (LBS) and Geo-IoT. Become a pioneer developer and discover how Galileo can help transform ideas into reality!

Join our two-day Galileo Hackathon, showcase your skills, connect with the Geo-IoT app-dev community, gain a competitive advantage for your future projects and win great prizes for you and your team.

Submissions for the first Galileo Hackathon are now closed.

Missed the 1st Galileo Hackathon? Sign up for the 2nd Galileo Hackathon on 15-17 May 2017 in Gdansk Poland, here!

Background

Satellite positioning has become an essential service for many businesses and critical infrastructures that we often take for granted. Until now, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) users have had to depend on the American GPS or the Russian GLONASS. With Galileo, Europe’s new satellite navigation system, users will have a reliable European civilian alternative.

Galileo provides improved positioning and timing information that will greatly benefit European services and users, including the Location-Based Services (LBS) community. Being fully compatible with all existing and future GNSS, Galileo will enable a more seamless and accurate experience for multi-constellation users around the world.

The challenge

Galileo Hackathon participants will be among the first to work with Galileo-enabled mobile phones. We need creative heads to come up with innovative applications, that make use of the full breadth of Galileo’s capabilities. It can be anything. Just show us how your application can generate an added commercial or societal value by using the Galileo services.

Join

If you are already working on an LBS-based app, or you want to test your skills while developing a prototype, the Galileo Hackathon is for you.

You can join as a team (2-4 people) or as an individual. Don’t worry, you’ll find plenty of other teammates on-site. 

Event date November 3-4, 2016
Location Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, 10 Luxemburger Street, D-13353, Berlin

 

Get Prepared

Mobile phones will be provided for the hackathon, so all you need to bring is your laptop. Technical support will be available to answer any questions.

The prizes

Galileo Innovate 

A cash prize of € 500 for the most innovative Galileo app.

Galileo Impact

A cash prize of € 500 for the Galileo app with the biggest societal impact.

Get in touch

Any questions or comments? Contact us at com@gsa.europa.eu