After the success of the first edition of Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon series in Montreal 2017, the Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT) Foundation, with the support of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), its members and other stakeholders, and following the long-standing tradition of Y4PT Youth Lab series, is promoting the organization of local transport hackathons around the world during the 2017-2018 season, 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 Emirates-based hackers at the 2nd Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon Dubai 2018 (http://www.y4pt.org/projects/hackathon) in the framework of the UITP MENA Regional Public Transport Congress and Exhibition Dubai 2018 – the MENA region’s top sustainable transport event – to contest in a final round for unveiling the world’s best ground-breaking transport solutions.
Many 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 next edition 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.
20-25 April 2018
The second edition of the world’s first ever global transport hackathon in the framework of the MENA region’s top sustainable transport event
Barranquilla (Colombia), Bogotá (Colombia), Brussels (Belgium), Cambridge (United Kingdom), Cali (Colombia), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Lisbon (Portugal), Manchester (England), Medellín (Colombia), Moscow (Russia), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Santiago de Chile (Chile), Stockholm (Sweden) … and more cities!
Do you want to organize a local transport hackathon in your city?
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 .