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Hackathon

When

10.4.2019 at 5:30PM - 10.6.2019 at 5:00PM

Where

Roosevelt University 430 S. Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60605

Premier Sponsors

Come hack with us.

Hackathon is our most prominent competition where all-star developers, makers, and built industry experts gather for a weekend to hack solutions to anything affecting the built world around us—cities, buildings, and infrastructure.

Software Challenge

Create the best software solution to a built industry problem. If you’re a developer or want to participate on a dev team for the weekend, this track is for you.

Here’s how it works. Form teams of 3-6 hackers and choose a problem to solve.
Next, create a prototype solution in roughly 36 hours. Finally, pitch the ideas to a panel of judges.

Win up to $10,000 in prizes
Sponsored by Clayco, Autodesk, Caterpillar

 

Special Guest: Tauhira Ali from Milwaukee Tool will be hosting a creative workshop on Sunday, October 6th at 3:00 pm while the judges deliberate the winners.

 


“Innovation comes from collaboration. Innovation comes from diversity. That’s what we have here and what these teams create will often surprise you” – Jim Quanci, Senior Director of Software, Partner Development at Autodesk

Judges

Tomislav Zigo

VP VDC, Clayco

Eveart Foster

Technical Services Engineer, Pepper Construction

David Hettinger

Senior Manager, LitCon Group

Travis Voss

Technology Manager, Mechanical Inc.

Augusto Goncalves

Forge Cloud Manager, Autodesk

Dan Reaume

Chief Analytics Director, Caterpillar

Paula Dobrowolska

Vice President, Enterprise Tech Solutions, EllisDon Corporation

Schedule

Day 1 Schedule

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
WB Lecture Hall 612

Welcome Hackers!

6:00 pm – 6:10 pm
WB Lecture Hall 612

Clayco Challenge Announcement

Tomislav Zigo, VP - Virtual Design & Construction, Clayco

6:10 pm – 6:20 pm
WB Lecture Hall 612

Autodesk Challenge Announcement

Augusto Goncalves, Forge Cloud Manager, Autodesk

6:20 pm – 6:30 pm
WB Lecture Hall 612

Caterpillar Challenge Announcement

Dan Reaume, Chief Analytics Director, Caterpillar

6:30 pm – 6:45 pm
WB Lecture hall 612

Additional Challenge Announcements

6:45 pm – 7:00 pm
WB Lecture Hall 612

Team Formation

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WB Lecture Hall 611

Clayco Workshop

Clayco will host a workshop to dive deeper into their challenge, provide technical guidance and advice, and answer any specific questions hackers may have.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WB Lecture Hall 612

Autodesk Workshop

Autodesk will host a workshop to dive deeper into their challenge, provide technical guidance and advice, and answer any specific questions hackers may have.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ida B Wells Lounge

Caterpillar Workshop

Caterpillar will host a workshop to dive deeper into their challenge, provide technical guidance and advice, and answer any specific questions hackers may have.

8:00 pm
Ida B. Wells Lounge

Dinner Served & Hacking Begins

11:00 pm

Doors Close

All participants must exit by 11:00 pm.

Day 2 Schedule

7:30 am
Ida B Wells lounge

Doors Open & Hacking Begins

Breakfast will be available at 7:30 am.

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Ida B Wells lounge

Lunch & Exhibitor Break

12:30 pm
Ida B Wells Lounge

Hacking Continues

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ida B Wells lounge

Dinner & Exhibitor Break

6:30 pm
Ida B Wells Lounge

Hacking Continues

11:00 pm
Ida B Wells lounge

Doors Close

All participants must exit by 11:00 pm.

Day 3 Schedule

7:30 am
Ida B Wells Lounge

Doors Open & Hacking Begins

Breakfast will be available at 7:30 am.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Ida B Wells Lounge

Lunch & Final Prep

No more hacking! Participants may grab lunch and prepare their projects for final presentation.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ida B Wells Lounge

Final Presentations

Teams will present their solutions in front of the 2019 Hackathon Judges Panel (listed above).

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ida B Wells Lounge

Creative Catalysts to Drive Innovation

Tauhira Ali, Senior Manager of Construction Technology, Milwaukee Tool

Ready to spark creativity in how you approach the world? Sharpen your personal and professional approaches to user-focused innovation in this hands-on, collaborative workshop. Participants will engage in group and solo activities while discussing principles of design thinking and teamwork to invigorate their ability to create revolutionary solutions.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ida B Wells Lounge

Winners Recognition & Awards Ceremony

Winners will be announced for each sponsored challenge, and one team will be crowned the 2019 BuiltWorlds Hackthon Overall Winner!

4:00 pm
Ida B Wells Lounge

Closing Remarks & Thank You!

Jim Lichtenwalter, Research Analyst, BuiltWorlds

A weekend of boundless R&D for your company

The BuiltWorlds Hackathon is not only for hackers. BuiltWorlds Members can also get involved and create a winning opportunity for their company.

Join the Hackathon, work alongside our hackers, and discover innovative solutions to your business-critical challenges. Take control of one of the challenges for a weekend of unlimited R&D.  Recruit your next rock star talent from amidst our competitors. Test drive your newest software and products for some of the industry’s most innovative minds.

Email partnerships@builtworlds.com to learn more!

Want a season pass to the events driving innovation in the built environment?

Learn more about the benefits of joining our Member Network, which include event tickets, access to attendee lists and recorded footage of our best talks.

Learn more!

FAQs

Where is the building located?

Enter the building at 430 S. Michigan Ave- Michigan Ave entrance. The Ida B Wells Lounge and the Fainman lounge are located on the second floor of the Auditorium building.
The lecture hall is on the 6th floor in the Wabash building, a corridor will take you there from the 2nd floor.

Where is the best place to park?

Your best bet is spot hero for parking, there isn’t anything discounted in the area.

What room are the exhibitors in?

Fainman Lounge located right outside of Ida B Wells Lounge on the second floor.

Do I need to have an advanced skill level to participate?

No, beginner and intermediate level coders and makers are all welcome. We’ll try our best to mix teams with fair amounts of experience.

When will I know who’s on my team?

If you’re not coming with a team, we have time set aside for team formation on Friday night. BuiltWorlds Staff members will be helping to organize and place you, so don’t worry, you won’t be left out.

Do I have to attend both days?

As the event spans an entire weekend, we understand that you may not be able to attend all hours of the Hackathon. With this in mind, it’s up to you to let your team know of any schedule limitations at the start of the Hackathon, and plan accordingly.

What do I need to bring?

Laptop (or tablet), tablet and power supply
Notebook & doodling materials
Cell phone and other tech devices that you’d like to use

Are meals provided?

We’ll be providing breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, as well as breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Coffee and refreshments will be served all weekend as well!

Can’t Make It?

We have limited seats remaining so If something comes up and you can’t attend, please email us ASAP so we can free your spot for another participant. Thanks!