4th Season of the Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon series
After the success of the first three editions of the Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon series in Montreal 2017, Dubai 2018 and Stockholm 2019, 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 2018-2019 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 hackers at the 4th Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon 2020 (https://www.y4pt.org/projects/hackathon) in the framework of a UITP International 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 and the world’s top leading transport innovation contest, acknowledged by the European Mobility Week Secretariat as one of the best practices of 2017.
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.
2nd Y4PT Continental Transport Hackathon Americas 2019
Most of the cities across the Americas are going through a gradually-increasing integration with the outer world that has meant new and disruptive socio-economic conditions which market and its players are yet striving to adapt well. For instance immigration, climate change and security are three core pending issues on both the local and global agendas.
Furthermore, emerging concepts such as sharing economy are not anymore a matter of the future. They are already here, being present now among all of us somehow. And they are fostering a fast change at all levels in different sectors, forcing all existing approaches to be re-thought.
For years the transport field has served as the right testing ground for new technological developments and results have been later replicated in other sectors.
In the light of the above, several global, continental, national and local stakeholders, with the Roads and Transport Authority of the Emirate of Dubai (RTA Dubai) and Ferrovie Nord Milano S.p.A. (FNM Milan) as the Honorary Founding Members of the Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT) Foundation, have joined forces along with the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), to organize several transport hackathons across the Americas, open and collaborative spaces where people are called to contribute to solving major transport-related challenges while employing ICTs in an ingenious way.
Choose a city on the map, register and start hacking transport across the Americas.
Starting in August 2019:
🇦🇷Argentina 🇧🇷Brazil 🇨🇱Chile 🇨🇴Colombia 🇪🇨Ecuador
🇲🇽México 🇵🇦Panamá 🇵🇪Perú 🇩🇴Dominican Republic 🇺🇾Uruguay
🇨🇦Canada 🇺🇸United States and more countries!
Don’t miss your chance to win!
- Sebastián PERNET – Co-Founder of the Y4PT-UITP Foundation – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Daniel PÉREZ-RODRÍGUEZ – General Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Y4PT-UITP Foundation – email@example.com
Do you want to organize a local transport hackathon in your city?
Follow up the Y4PT Transport Hackathon series on social networking/media websites ( https://www.y4pt.org/social-networks ) such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube by using the hashtag #Y4PThackathon .