AEC Technology Hackathon 2015
September 26th, 9:30am to September 27th, 3pm
This weekend-long event is organized for programmers, web developers, and AEC experts to collaborate on novel ideas and processes for the AEC industry. There is a great need for the building industry to start developing their own solutions and here is the chance to get started! Hackers will have a day and a half to brainstorm concepts, develop projects, and present results to a panel of industry experts. An impressive collection of Hackathon Leaders will be present to offer guidance and support for hackers throughout the competition.
The challenge: Develop a new app/ technique to enhance the building design or construction process. This can be done either by developing new apps, or by creatively using existing ones.
$1,150 in prizes
Judges Favorite Overall Hack
The most innovative, mind-bending application will win this one. It does not have to be a full-fletched business model, instead we are looking for a very creative solution to a known, or a new problem in the AEC industry.
Best hack built with existing applications
Most creative to generate a valuable concept by utilizing one or more existing application. This will be awarded to the most creative hack built with one of the many existing AEC apps out there, such as Dynamo, Grasshopper, Revit, Excel, EnergyPlus,...
Best collaboration/ open-source product
Did your hack make good use of existing accessible technologies and APIs, preferably open source ones?
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Anybody present at the hackathon location can participate. You can purchase your tickets here: http://www.eventbee.com/v/aectechnologysymposium2015
How to enter
Register here for the hackathon, and then show up in person at the Grohe Live! Showroom on Saturday, 9/26 at 9:30am.
Principal at Thornton Tomasetti
Product Manager at WeWork
Director of Technical Innovation at Woods Bagot
BIM Implementation Manager at SHoP Architects
Director of VDC at SHoP Architects
SVP at Varick Media Management
We are looking for techniques that no one has ever thought of. In your presentation you must clearly state the problem you are trying to solve for the AEC industry. We will judge the creativity and usefulness of your solution (50%)
We encourage you to develop an app that can easily be used by others. Does it live on GitHub/ bitbucket? Is it open? Rather than reinventing the paperclip, did you leverage other great techniques that already exist to build your novel idea? (20%)
We encourage you to have colorful teams. As such we will reward teams that are not solely formed of coworkers. After all, we want to use this time to make new connections too. The maximum allowed team size is 5 people. (20%)
Which technologies/ APIs/ products/ methods did you use, that you did not know before? Did you consult any of the hackathon leaders to help you out? Did you help other teams accomplish a task? We encourage knowledge exchange and exploration.(10%)