Kampala Transport Hackathon - 2016

 

Overview

This year Kampala is graced to be one of the cities around the world to host a local transport hackathon. The hackathon is brought you by Fund Africa Inc. together with the Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT) Foundation, with the support of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and its members. The event will bring about different professionals, university students and other participants from civil, public and private sectors, to develop better transport means/modes of transport in order to ease public transport and create sustainable mobility. The Hackathon will take place on the 24th and 25th November 2016 at the Makerere University Business School ICT Center (MUBS ICT Centre) and focus on using technology in building innovative public Transport Modes.

 

Challenge

The hackathon will be a platform to share information on some of the transport challenges the public transportation system is facing, and an opportunity to create possible solutions for these challenges ranging from the ever growing traffic situation, pollution, pedestrians, cyclists, street cleaning, street parking, garbage collections, infrastructure, road safety and emergency handling. The different participating teams creative output can be inform of, working prototypes, virtual models (animation, video), graphics (renderings, infographics), simulation models, business and operational models, Mobile Apps, Desktop Apps, Robotics etc.

 

How to participate

To participate, one can register as an Individual or a team of 2 to 4, registration is free to contestants, all different participants including university students, professionals, civil society, Public and Private sectors especially developers, project developers, entrepreneurs’ and anyone with a creative mind, ideas and concepts are all welcome to contest. To register fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/hTTYf0lVPD0XNFhw1

 

Awards

Together with other prizes and recognitions the best project will be entitled to an all-paid trip to participate at the ‎Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon ‎Montreal 2017 the first ever global transport hackathon – in the framework of the 62th ‎UITP Global ‪Public Transport Summit Montreal 2017 – the world’s oldest and leading ‪sustainable mobility event.

 

Where and when?

The Kampala Transport Hackathon 2016 will take place on 24th and 25th November at the Makerere University Business School ICT Centre (MUBS ICT Centre)

For more information , please contact ;

Ssebandeke Ashiraf
MUBS ICT Centre
Makerere University Business School (MUBS)
MUBS Annex, Faraday Road, Bugolobi.
P.O.BOX 1337, Kampala, Uganda
Telephone:   +256-412-372407
Mobile:         +256-701-042-239
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