Y4PT Transport Hackathon – Kampala 2016
Coordinated by Fund Africa Inc. in collaboration with:
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 (https://www.y4pt.org/projects/hackathon) in the framework of the 62th 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 Y4PT Transport Hackathon Kampala 2016 will be a platform to share information on some of the transport challenges the public transportation system is facing, and an opportunity to create possible solutions for these challenges ranging from the ever growing traffic situation, pollution, pedestrians, cyclists, street cleaning, street parking, garbage collections, infrastructure, road safety and emergency handling. The different participating teams creative output can be inform of, working prototypes, virtual models (animation, video), graphics (renderings, infographics), simulation models, business and operational models, Mobile Apps, Desktop Apps, Robotics etc.
How to participate
To participate, one can register as an Individual or a team of 2 to 4, registration is free to contestants, all different participants including university students, professionals, civil society, Public and Private sectors especially developers, project developers, entrepreneurs’ and anyone with a creative mind, ideas and concepts are all welcome to contest.
To register, please fill out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/hTTYf0lVPD0XNFhw1 .
Together with other prizes and recognitions one member of the best project will be entitled to an all-paid trip to participate at the Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon Montreal 2017 the first ever global transport hackathon – in the framework of the 62th UITP Global Public Transport Summit Montreal 2017 – the world’s oldest and leading sustainable mobility event.
Where and when?
The Y4PT Transport Hackathon Kampala 2016 will take place on 25th and 26th November 2016 in Kampala City and the confirmed venue will be communicated soon.