It is a wicked problem to create a cohesive and democratically sustainable Stockholm. But when people from different background are brought together with a common driving vision, there are great possibilities to find solutions. Therefore, the City of Stockholm and Open lab are collaborating to create just that format – a hack. And we invite you to join in!
At Open Stockholm Hack, two societal challenges have a key role as well as digitalization and the potential it brings to include all groups in society. You will deep-dive into the city’s open data and use chosen datasets or API:s to design digital solutions to the challenges. Data experts will collaborate with the hack teams during the day to ensure feasible concepts as well as vision. During the day, you will also meet the founder of Welcome, Emma Rosman, who will give an inspiring talk on creating inclusion in the city.
Openlab believes great societal innovations come from honestly understanding a challenge and empathize with the people connected to that challenge. Therefore we use the creative and user centered method Design Thinking. Two facilitators will energize the teams and guide you through the hack process.
The hackathon is connected to the Open Stockholm Award and as a hack participant you can choose to compete in the award with your solution from the hackathon. To compete, you need to use the City of Stockholm's open data to create a feasible digital service, such as an app, web service or product. The main goal of the service should be to make Stockholm a better city for people living here and visiting. The award finalists will be able to share a price of 100.000 SEK and the winners will be announced on an event at City Hall on January 18th 2017.
Please see available open data here!
Read more about Open Stockholm Award and how you need to register there to be a part of the competition.