Organized by IT One in partnership with Docler Holding and Digital Lëtzebuerg, Game of Code, the first hackathon "100% made in Luxembourg" taking place from April 8th to 10th at Forum Geesseknappchen, will gather more than 150 developers and designers from all over Europe, with the explicit goal of supporting the Luxembourgish ICT ecosystem, attracting new talents and positioning Luxembourg as a tech hub in Europe.
Marton Fulop, COO of Docler Holding, believes that "it is essential to provide a platform for developers and designers to get together and express themselves. We have called our challenge 'Tree of Life' as we propose developers to be ahead of predictions and imagine tomorrow’s web. We want developers and designers to use their imagination, carve illusion of life and experiment".
"We have decided to focus on smart mobility for the 'Game of Code' hackathon challenge", said Jeff Konnen, on behalf of Digital Lëtzebuerg. "Thanks to commitment of the minister for sustainable development to open data, we managed to get agreements from the VerkeiersVerbond to open up several key public transport datasets, including the transport network, timetables as well as live data concerning bus departures and delays. We are also opening up fundamental public datasets enabling mobile location based services, location information such as address data, demography and work statistics and many more. "
A couple of days ahead of the kick-off of Game of Code, not only many teams of young geeks and tech students have already enrolled for the 24 hours coding challenge, but the project has also fired the enthusiasm of many companies, some of which have decided to play an active role in the event.