#Fiction2Science Digital Work Hackathon
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Digital Work Hackathon

Work in a team to develop innovative approaches and solutions for a working environment in which everyone can optimally incorporate their capabilities. Think afresh, work differently. Make use of the latest technology to implement your creative ideas. What are you waiting for?

Date: Thursday, Sep. 27, 2018 (5 p.m.) to Saturday, Sep. 29, 2018 (4:30 p.m.)

Location: marinaforum Regensburg

Team: 20 people (four teams of five participants each)

Continental will give you €100 toward your travel expenses and will cover food, drink and accommodation. After the event, just send us your travel receipts and we’ll reimburse you. All you need to do is make your own travel arrangements.

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The Challenge in Detail

The Challenge

In our Automotive IT Challenge you will work in a team to develop innovative solutions for a modern, improved working environment. Contribute your ideas and create an environment that is different and that is orientated to the needs of real people. Be creative and use the latest technology to help you shape a more comfortable, more efficient, more relaxed and basically cooler working environment. 

Many roads lead to Rome. You will quickly realize that there is no perfect working environment. This is why we will split you into four groups so that you and your team can develop customized solutions for different areas of work or job families (personas). 

The Makers

Are you passionate about overcoming challenges and development? Are you not only familiar with virtual reality from gaming, but also have your own VR ideas? Do you think in logical steps and if-then loops scenarios and have you already had some coding success? Then you are just the right person for this challenge. Together with your team, you will develop new communication plans and question the efficiency of conventional methods of cooperation such as web conferences or online meetings. Join your colleagues to bring your innovative ideas to life.

The equipment

Excellent results require optimum working equipment. We’ll help you with all the technical resources you need, such as:

  • Software development repository
  • Cloud resources (Continental.cloud on the basis of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure)
  • IoT devices and sensors (e.g. microcontrollers: ESP 8266 and ESP 32; Raspberry Pi; various sensors (brightness, position, temperature, distance, gestures, etc.))
  • AR/VR solutions (e.g. Microsoft HoloLens, Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, AWS Sumerian)
  • Ultimaker 3D printer
  • Video conference equipment (Microsoft SurfaceHub, Logitech Conferencing Solutions)
  • Smart watches
  • Amazon Echo & Echo dot

The winners

No challenge is complete without victors! A jury will judge the various concepts on the basis of criteria such as innovation level, creativity or the use of technology. Whether we actually bring the various working environments to life obviously depends the implementation quality.

Each participant of the winning team will receive an Amazon coupon worth € 200.