Sudden changes of the weather, between freezing temperatures and mild weather with rain, are common during the wintertime in Barents Euro-Arctic region. This in combination with the topography consisting of steep hills and fjords makes the driving conditions challenging.
Smart Roads is a 48-hour long Hackathon designed to solve challenges related to the field of transportation and road maintenance in the Barents Euro-Arctic region.
Teams of 2 and up to 4 are tasked with developing solutions to smart roads and winter maintenance challenge and submit them to Devpost along with a short video (3 min or less) in which they demonstrate their idea to a panel of judges.
Submissions could range from proof-of-concepts to fully functional apps but should be developed during the 48 hours of the Hackathon.
Fill in the registration form by March 28th, 2021
Teams may choose to solve one of the following challenges for a chance to win a prize.
Roads Dataset Challenge:
Develop an application that uses the dataset provided to derive a new value and solve a problem that private individuals, the city or business owners face in arctic winters.
Combine different data resources such as meteorogical data and the dataset provided in this Hackathon to solve a problem related to the smart roads theme. Your imagination is the limit!
Counting Cars Challenge:
Use webcam feeds to count the number of cars.
Opening Ceremony and Keynote: Friday 26 March 2021 at 17:00 CET
Hacking Kickoff: Friday 26 March 2021 at 17:00 CET
Hacking Stops and Submission Deadline: Sunday 28 March at 18:00 CEST
Judging Period: Sunday 28 March at 18:00 CEST to Monday 29 March at 15:00 CEST
Announcement of Winners: Monday 29 March at 17:00 CEST
Who can participate? Students over the age of 18 at the time of the Hackathon.
Are there any limits on team size? We encourage hackers to work together in a team of 2 to 4 members but, individuals who prefer to work solo are also allowed to participate.
What are the residency and location requirements? There is no location restrictions.
Each team must delegate a representative to submit the project on behalf of the whole team using Devpost. Each team can only submit once. When sumitting a project, the team representative should:
- Specify the members of the team.
- Indicate which challenge the submission is solving.
- Provide a public link to the source code of the project such as a GitHub repo.
- Provide a video (3min or less) that includes a powerpoint and a voice over that explains the app. The video should also include a demo of the solution.
50$ Amazon gift card for each member of the winning team
Online internship at UiT The Arctic University of Norway for 3 weeks
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Jose Juan Corona Sanchez
Includes the creativity and originality of the idea.
Includes how well the idea was executed and how well technologies such as AI, IoT and AR/VR were leveraged by the team.
Includes how useful the solution is to its target users.