First Sheffield Smart City Hackathon




First Sheffield Smart City Hackathon

14 April 2018


Added 01-Jan-1970

Purpose: The ambition is to bring the open source culture in to the act of building a Smart City in Sheffield. This is about being open and inclusive and no matter what your skill level to help you play a valuable role in building technology that benefits Sheffielders.

How the Hackathon works: The Sheffield Hackspace (Sheffield Hardware, Hackers & Makers – SHH&M) will run a monthly hackathon around Smart City technology for a trial period of 6 months and with a view to extending and expanding if demand is proven. The first hackathon will be on Sunday April 15th (11.00am to 4.00pm). There won’t be a hackathon in August (holiday season), making the final hackathon due in September 2018.

There will be some projects that groups work on and some projects individuals work on. Participants will have access to people with know-how, various equipment and a lab-like environment to work in. We don’t want to impose our agenda so in Hackathon #1 (i.e. 15th April) we will explore how do you want this to work? We expect the 6 hackathons to focus on The Things Network ( ) Gateways and Nodes, as well as Sensors, Apps, IoT Services etc, all to be agreed on the 15th April.

Cost: Hackathon attendance is free to existing members of Sheffield Hardware Hackers & Makers.

Hackathon attendance for non-SHH members costs £6 and enables you to visit one of the weekly Special Interest Group (SIG) of your choice and access a drop-in session that runs on alternating Saturdays in the month you attended. This is payable at the door.

Existing SIGs are:

  • Monday Evening: (1) Hackspace Meeting, (2) Electronics SIG (6.00pm to 9.00pm)
  • Thursday Evening: Robotics SIG (6.30pm to 9.00pm)
  • Friday Evening: (1) Radio & Mesh Networking SIG, (2) CNC & Machine Building SIG, (3) Open Session (6.00pm to 9.00pm)
  • Alternate Saturdays: (1) Drop in session (11.00am to 6.00pm), (2) Gaming SIG (6.00pm to 9.00pm)