IBM: Travel Smarter in London!
12th Nov 2014, 8:30 a.m. GMT - 13th Nov 2014, 1:30 p.m. GMT, Location: The ExCeL, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL, United Kingdom.


It’s 07.00 hours and a feeling of dread looms as you realise you have to cross London to get to the Hackfest. You venture out bleary-eyed, in need of caffeine, stress levels rising at the thought of queues, crowds, delays (where were those engineering works again?), or sitting in smoggy traffic. There’s not a taxi to be seen anywhere, and where are all Boris’ bikes?! Surely there’s a better way!

The Challenge

Use your skill and ingenuity to make travelling in London a pleasure, not a nightmare! Armed with IBM’s cloud platform, a plethora of open APIs and the Internet of Things, your challenge is to make travellers’ lives better. Let your imaginations go wild as you explore ways to make journeys easier, quicker, more enjoyable….

You could focus on helping commuters reduce their travel time; plan for poor weather or avoid cancelled public transport; or help tourists find something interesting to do when delays occur; or help cyclists find bikes and stay safe. Whether you create a mobile app, a desktop app, or a web-based system, the World is your Oyster card…ahem.

For more inspiration see IBM’s vision for smarter cities:

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1st place - Ultimate track event!

Putting your driving skills to the test with the ultimate track event!
The winning team* will receive a voucher for a free adrenaline-pumping driving experience near London.
(*Up to Four Team Members)

1st place - CrowdForge Award

The first chance to gain yourself some CrowdForge points and move up in the league. Expect to see some amazing prizes on offer for success in the league as it develops over the next few months. This is your chance to get a head start!
These points can be distributed among the winning team by the team founder.

2nd place - Indoor Skydiving

3rd place - Raspberry Pi