Microsoft Uni Hackathon 2016: Hack@Home in Dresden

The kind people from Microsoft in cooperation with ThyssenKrupp Elevators decided to host a hackathon at TU Dresden. From 21.10.2016, 16:30 p.m. till 12:00 p.m. of the next day, students and others talked, laughed, coded and worked on the task of combining elevator data with IoT technology to improve predictive elevator maintenance. Fortunately for my team, we did win the challenge!   Continue reading

HackZurich 2016

So I attended Europe’s biggest hackathon, HackZurich 2016. Let me share some thoughts about this equally fun and exhausting adventure and the project that we did. Even though some of the remarks might sound negative, the whole hackathon was a lot of fun. If I get the chance to, I would gladly repeat it.

About the hackathon

HackZurich took place at Technopark (what a great name!) in Zurich (CH). Like any hackathon it was (obviously) about working on a new project for (as much as you could last of) 40 hours and meeting some companies along the way. Continue reading