ALT Futures Hackathon 2017, dlr LexIcon Hackathon on Assisted Living Technologies (ALT)
Theme: Assisted Living
Friday 5 May 6.00-8.00pm and Saturday 6 May 9.30am-8.00pm
The challenge in this Hackathon event is to collaborate with professionals, specialists and advocates who work with those that will benefit most from assisted living solutions. The aim is to translate real world problems into technological solutions and working prototypes over the two days. Dr Jake Rowan Byrne will be running the Hackathon and will provide tech support at the event. During the event there will be business pitch workshops and a tech helpdesk on Saturday 6 May. A prize will be awarded for the best project on Saturday 6 May.
What is a Hackathon? Hackathons are a way of exploring technical solutions to social issues or ‘problems’. They involve getting a number of people together, usually for a day or two, to set out problems and devise technological solutions. The event will harness both the energy and creativity of the programming community and place it alongside the issues facing adult social care, hopefully to bring about innovative solutions.
Please book via Eventbrite. Tickets €15 (lunch included)
LexIcon phone number 01 2801147
Please note: There will be 2 Raspberry Pi and Arduino Workshops in April and a drop in Maker Evening in the LAB if participants are interested in upskilling before the Hackathon. All workshops are free but booking is essential. They can be booked here on Eventbrite.