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2018 GDG DevFest Sfax / Tunisia

Smart Cities Hackathon

28 – 30 September 2018

Sfax International Fair, Tunisia

in conjunction with the 25th Innovations Technologies – Smart Cities Salon (SIIB)

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Add to My Calendar 2018-09-28 10:00:00 2018-09-30 13:00:00 Europe/London 2018 GDG DevFest Sfax / Tunisia Build Innovative Solutions for Smart Cities! The 2018 GDG DevFest – Smart Cities hackathon will bring selected entrepreneurs, students, designers, researchers, developers, and people who are interested on making their city smarter place to live and on building solutions that will make our cities more efficient. The hackathon is organized by the Google Developers Group (GDG) in Sfax, IEEE Tunisia Section, and Sfax International Fair Association; in partnership with IEEE Smart Cities. It will be held on 28-30 September 2018, in conjunction with the 25th Salon of Innovation and Informatics (SIIB) at the Sfax International Fair. Sfax International Fair, Tunisia GDG Sfax, IEEE Tunisia Section info@ieee.tn

* * *  Build Innovative Solutions for Smart Cities!  * * *

How will you Transform our Cities to become

SAFE, SUSTAINABLE, and SMART?

How can we utilize Technology to meet CITIZENS’ NEEDS?  

The 2018 GDG DevFest – Smart Cities hackathon will bring selected entrepreneurs, students, designers, researchers, developers, and people who are interested on making their city smarter place to live and on building solutions that will make our cities more efficient.

The hackathon is organized by The Google Developers Group (GDG) in Sfax, The IEEE Tunisia Section, The Tunisian E-Governance Society, The WeYouth Organization, and The Sfax International Fair Association; in partnership with The Governorate of Sfax, The IEEE Smart Cities, The University of Sfax, and The Sfax Technopark. It will be held on 28-30 September 2018, in conjunction with the 25th Salon of Innovation and Informatics (SIIB) at the Sfax International Fair.

Tracks:

Join us to find solutions, with business model, to common problems cities faces. The product solutions should solve one or more of the following tracks:

  • Smart Governance, to provide greater efficiency, community leadership, public services. The solutions should take into consideration decision-making, policy development, informing and serving citizens, collecting feedback, tracking performance data, data analysis, scenario planning, etc.
  • Smart Health, to provide better diagnostic tools, better treatment for patients, and devices that improve the quality of life for anyone and everyone. The key concept includes eHealth and mHealth services, electronic record management, smart home services and intelligent and connected medical devices, etc.
  • Smart Mobility, to provide access to safe, affordable, and sustainable transport systems. The solutions must take into consideration public transportation, the transport of goods, passenger transport, company fleets, parking, traffic jams, etc.
  • Smart Energy, to meet the increasing demand of energy. The key initiatives include the integration of smart grids, energy-efficient and energy-saving buildings, the increased integration of renewable energy sources, etc.
  • Smart Waste, to find more efficient ways to deal with waste management solutions. They must involve ways to track waste levels, provide route optimization, operational analytics, etc.
  • Smart Food and Agriculture, to transform the food system that cities and people depend upon. The solutions should ensure food security in a changing climate, develop automated farming, collect and analyze data, help the farmer to take accurate decision, etc.

Judging

There will be two judging rounds. The first round will be closed room, 3-min pitch without Q&A. Teams who pass the first round will move on to second round, where you will be given 5 minutes to pitch and few minutes for Q & A with the judges.

Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Idea and Team
    • Innovation (20): How creative or innovative is the idea behind the app?
    • Multidisciplinary (10): The team is well assembled and having different members in each area of expertise.
  • Experience
    • Intuitiveness (10): Is the overall user experience intuitive? Does the flow make sense?
    • Value (10): How relevant is the app for solving a smart city challenge?
  • Implementation
    • Functionality (30): Do the team has a functional prototype? Does the app work and how many of the functionalities actually work?
    • Scalability (10): Could this app scale as a real solution with multiple users?
  • Presentation (10): Did the team presented a solid and persuasive pitch in English

Notes:

  • Challenges and evaluation criteria may change according to the event’s organizing committee.
  • The team members will have full ownership of the project and intellectual property.

Awards:

  • Winner:
    • 2000 TND Cash Prize
    • Certificate
    • 1-year free access to CoStarT co-working Space / Incubator
    • Free business mentoring program that connects entrepreneurs with mentors
  • 1st Runner up
    • 3 Free access to Go My Code Trainings in AI or Game or full stack web
    • Certificate

Registration: <link>

The Hackathon is a completely free event in which any team interested in developing solutions for our Tunisian cities is welcomed!

Build your Team: It is required that you come with a team of at least 2 persons, and no more 5 persons. All participating teams will have the chance to present their projects in a rocket pitch fashion to the judges, who will decide the winners of the hackathon.

Hurry up and register your project before the deadline. The number of seats is limited to 150. Applications should help our cities to become Safe, Sustainable, and Smart.

LET’S GATHER DEVELOPERS & INNOVATORS TOGETHER

Build for Digital Wellbeing

JUDGES

Ahmed Chabchoub
CIO & Digital Project Manager at Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy
Mohamed Jmaiel
General Director of the Digital Research Center of Sfax
Bachar Gargouri
International Senior Consultant, Coach, Facilitator Trainer to Entrepreneurship, Tunisia
Ahmed Jemal
ISET Sfax Director, Tunisia

SPEAKERS

Marti Wigder Grimminck
Founder & CEO of International Connector, San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Aawatif Hayar
Chair of Casablanca IEEE core smart city project, Morocco
Walid Kallel
Professor in ISET Sfax, Professional coach in Business Success, Tunisia
Elyes Manai
Web Program Manager at GoMyCode, Tunisia
Amél Sellami
Artificial Intelligence Engineer at InstaDeep, Tunisia

MENTORS & 1st Round JUDGES

Ilhem Kallel
University of Sfax, Tunisia
Fetah Krichene
General Manager at Sfax Technopark, Tunisia
Riadh Ben Halima
University of Sfax, Tunisia
Chiheb Bouchnak
President of the Tunisian eGovernance Society
Farah Fourati
Municipality of Sfax, Tunisia
Omar trigui
Software Engineer and Linux System Administrator, Tunisia
Amr Bouaziz
Squeezer Software, Tunisia
Mohamed Guirat
Novel-Ti, Tunisia
Imen Najeh
eGov Society Coach
Khaled Baklouti
ALL SOFT MULTIMEDIA, Tunisia
Anis Samet
SiFAST Director, Tunisia
Nizar Ellouze
CEO of Intellitech, Tunisia
Habib M. Kammoun
IEEE Tunisia Section Chair, GDG Sfax Manager
Mohamed Kharrat
University of Kairouan, Tunisia
Amin Ben Abdallah
SPARK-IT, Tunisia
Amina Abdelkefi
XperMedia, Tunisia
Imen Akrout
Squeezer Software, Tunisia
Tarek Frikha
University of Sfax
Salma Borchani Sellami
University of Sfax, Tunisia
Achraf Ghorbel
R&D Engineer, Talent

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Registration and Teams’ setup

09:00

Opening ceremony

  • Opening speech
  • Introduction to Smart Sustainable Cities, by Aawatif Hayar (Chair of Casablanca IEEE Core smart city project, Morocco)
  • The future generations and their impact on business today, by Marti Wigder Grimminck (Founder and CEO International Connector, USA)
10:00

Hackathon Begins!

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Breakout and mentoring sessions

  • Lean Business Model for Innovative Projects, by Walid Kallel (Professor in ISET Sfax, Professional coach in Business Success, Tunisia)
  • Firebase Workshop, by Elyes Manai (Web Program Manager at GoMyCode, Tunisia)
16:00

Dinner

19:00

Hacking All Night Long!

20:00

Breakfast

08:00

Breakout and mentoring sessions

  • Artificial Intelligence for Smart Applications, by Amél Sellami (Artificial Intelligence Engineer at INSTADEEP, Tunisia)
10:00

Lunch

13:00

First Round Demos (3mins/pitch + Q&A)

14:00

Coffee Break

16:00

Top 10 Finalists Announcement

16:30

Dinner

for top 10 teams members who were selected to continue the hackathon

19:00

Applications’ improvement All Night Long!

20:00

Breakfast

08:00

Hackathon Ends!

09:30

Top 10 Finalist On Stage Demos (5mins/pitch + Q&A)

10:00

Judges evaluation Meeting

12:00

Winners Announcement and Prize Giving Ceremony!

12:30

Closing Ceremony

  • Participants Certificates
  • Awards to past Google clubs leaders within GDG Sfax and Announcement of the new leaders
13:00

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