The Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT) Foundation, with the support of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and its members, and following the long-standing tradition of Y4PT Youth Lab series, is promoting the organization of local transport hackathons around the world, by combining the best of boundless human creativity and the benefits of current information and communications technologies (ICTs) in collaborative environments, with the aim of advancing transport sector towards sustainability.
Winners from each local transport hackathon will join other Canada-based hackers at the 1st Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon Montreal 2017 (http://www.y4pt.org/projects/hackathon) in the framework of the 62nd UITP Global Public Transport Summit Montreal 2017 – the world’s oldest and leading sustainable transport event – to contest in a final round for unveiling the world’s best ground-breaking transport solutions.
More than 20 major cities around the world are hosting the first local transport hackathons. Other cities are also welcome to join.
Different local stakeholders such as universities, youth groups, ICT companies, transport operators, authorities, start-up mentors and hackers are called to collaborate with Y4PT and to be part of the world’s first ever global transport hackathon.
Everyone is invited to get on board. This is an one-off opportunity to show to your audience and users how important is for you to support this kind of events where innovation and creativity is putting forward new ICT-related solutions to boost both the private sector business performance and the public sector policy efficacy, and thus to unlock new opportunities to expand, diversify and renew your organization’s portfolio of products and services.
The world’s first ever global transport hackathon in the framework of the world’s oldest and leading sustainable mobility event
Almaty (Kazakhstan), Australia, Bangalore (India), Bogotá (Colombia), Brescia (Italy), Brussels (Belgium), Cambridge (United Kingdom), Cape Town (South Africa), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Edinburgh (Scotland), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Ghent (Belgium), Hyderabad (India), Kampala (Uganda), Lisbon (Portugal), London (England), Madrid (Spain), Manchester (England), Medellín (Colombia), Prague (Czech Republic), Santiago de Chile (Chile), Skopje (Macedonia-FYROM), Stockholm (Sweden), Zagreb (Croatia) … and more cities!
Follow up the Y4PT Transport Hackathon series on social networking/media websites ( http://www.y4pt.org/social-networks ) such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube by using the hashtag #Y4PThackathon .