OTN Supports Another Riga Hackathon

OTN is proudly supporting another hackathon event in Latvia focused on Quantified Self, Wearables, Fitness and Health. The event is a perfect opportunity to join a vibrant crowd of international students, developers, hackers and project partners, and it will be a mixture of developer competition, hacker festival and European Summer School where competing teams will develop innovative ideas, prototypes and solutions for different challenges, prizes and awards.

The Hackathon is focused on the topics of quantified self, smart apps, fitness & health, tracking devices and sensor technology, user interfaces and usability. During two weeks, developers, programmers, artists and marketing specialists will be participating in various workshops and lectures related to programming, project management, user experience / interface design and (online) marketing.

The event is supported by the Hochschule Kaiserslautern / Germany (http://www.hs-kl.de/) and several commercial project partners. Participating teams at the 2015 Latvia Hackathon developed software / apps for Canyon Bikes’ smart bike computer as well as a cycling power meter for Stages Cycling that takes the cyclist’s effort into consideration.

Participants are requested to register by July 23, 2016 via http://www.nsoria.io/

The Hackathon will take place at the Mercendarbe Manor (lv: Mercendarbes muiža, de: Schloß Merzendorf) in Baldone, Latvia (https://www.facebook.com/MercendarbeManor/). The manor can accommodate 30 guests in the manor, who can choose from apartments in the North and South wing of the building. 

Participants may also pitch a tent and connect to a wireless internet connection and power. The accommodation provides bathrooms, meeting rooms, a kitchen and an (optional) full pension including breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Hackathon will provide everything else you need: impossible projects, international participants, and fun. 

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 18, 2016