Updated: 7 September 2018
All Benelux Academies of higher education are invited to the Cisco Lighthouse Challenge in October 2018 providing your students the opportunity to build a human network and to make the best of their talents in Brussels at the heart of Europe.
This document contains useful information to prepare for the Cisco Lighthouse Challenge in October 2018.
-The event is co-organized by Cisco CSR, BiASC and Odisee UC with facilities offered by Odisee University.
-The student challenge is focused on technology skills used for the benefit of democracy & politics.
Cisco Benelux Lighthouse Hackathon & Innovation Challenge
Task: Create a prototype installation based on specific requirements; configuring and creating selected hard and software
General Theme of the Hackathon: Democracy & Politics
WHAT IS A HACKATHON? - A “Hackathon” is not about computer “hacking”. It means “ACTIVE” learning - It is a three-day event promoting 21st century skills, design thinking and multidisciplinary team work - Students teams are solving an unknown challenge presented by a problem owner (external) - Key components: ideation, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and interdisciplinary communication - A Hackathon needs a decent preparation - Participants are coached by a variety of experts and coaches.
10 OCTOBER 2018 Arrival between 9-12am Lunch at 12am Kickoff at 13pm
Kickoff & Team Briefings - Preparation, Ideation & Design Thinking - Research & Analysis - User Requirements & Usability Design
Solution Proposal - Prototype Proposal - Technical Preparation, Technical Analysis & Design - Coaching
11 OCTOBER 2018
Designing & Creating Prototypes - Communication & Marketing plan - Coaching
12 OCTOBER 2018
Finalizing plan & Prototypes - Solution Documentation - Demonstrations & Pitching - Jury Decision - Award Ceremony
Lighthouse Academy - Odisee - Stormstraat 2 - 1000 Brussel - Polyvalent Space 2215
- Multidisciplinary teams will be created before the hackathon by the participating university colleges and other organisations. All participating institutions will delegate a multidisciplinary team of maximum six students. Thus, the daily operations at the home institution will not be disturbed.
- Team members can be currently studying at level 5 (Associate degree), level 6 (Bachelor) or level 7 (Master).
- The multidisciplinary teams consist of members of different skills:
design thinking, marketing, business, economy, politics, ethics, social media, information systems, usability (UX), 3D design, drawing,
IoT, hardware, software, programming, databases, big data, information security, cybersecurity, cloud, networking, blockchain, ...
- For the generic and business skills international students studying in Brussels can be attached to your technology team.
- Teams should prepare themselves in all the topics mentioned, because only two days are available to create a prototype based on given specifications.
- Team members will be participating in person at the event location during two or three days. Not all team members have to attend in person during the first day. For best results, you need at least three team members present on day one. The full team should be active on Thursday and Friday.
- All participating teams have the same task to solve in three consecutive days.
- The exact details will be presented to the teams at the hackathon kickoff on day one. The kickoff will be streamed online for all participants.
- The task has a business & communication aspect, but there is as a very strong technical challenge as well, requiring programming, information systems, networks, security and blockchain expertise within the teams.
- Every team will present a convincing prototype to an international jury on Friday afternoon.
- The winners of the competition will be invited to the next step at CiscoLive in Barcelona.
- There are plenty of course materials both about technical and non-technical aspects regarding recent technology evolution and hackathons.
- Student teams should prepare themselves by going through the Hackathon Playbook course. In this course you will learn to apply design thinking, and you will understand exactly what needs to be done to take part in a hackathon in a successful way. In order to receive a certificate of attendance of the hackathon, it is essential that an individual participant completes all the necessary tasks announced in the online Hackathon Playbook course.
- Student team coaches are able to send an email to <email@example.com> requesting their students to be given access to the online course materials. All team members will be provided with free access tokens.
- Course materials for teachers and students: https://cs.co/hackprep2018/
Register your school with the Realdolmen IOT Games competition and your team will receive an IOT hardware set
PRESENTATIONS AND AWARD CEREMONIES
- Friday afternoon (Cisco Lighthouse Academy) - International Jury
The prototype demonstration and communication plan that appeals most to the international jury during the presentation will be selected as the winner. The winners will be invited to the next step at CiscoLive in Barcelona.
Register your organization or mixed team for the Hackathon
URL: Cisco Lighthouse Hackathon Registration
Hotel Accomodation: participants should book hotel accomodation asap
- MEININGER HOTEL BRUSSELS CITY CENTER
Quai du Hainaut 33, 1080 Brussels
- easyHotel Brussels City Centre, Rue d'Argent 1, 1000 Bruxelles
Wouter Thielemans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Yvan Rooseleer <email@example.com>