Programmers, designers and hardware experts could demonstrate their skills in the ‘Hackathon’, which was organised as part of Hypermotion. Alongside some attractive prizes and prize money, participation also promised valuable experience and high-calibre contacts within the sector.
With the help of the hack.institut in Cologne, Messe Frankfurt organised a so-called ‘Hackathon’ as part of Hypermotion. Software developers, web and data experts, user-interface designers, hardware specialists and business-model developers were joining forces to respond to some exciting technical and business challenges.
The main sponsors Deutsche Bahn, Lufthansa Cargo and Schmitz Cargobull, provided support for the Hackathon by way of hardware (including Microsoft’s virtual-reality glasses, Hololens) and data interfaces, as well as setting the challenges and providing the prizes – both in cash and in kind – that the victorious teams won: