The now traditional hackathon made in Luxembourg was to take place on April 3rd and 4th, but, due to the recent development of the COVID-19 situation, the organizers made the decision to postpone the competition to June 19th and 20th. Everything else remains the same. "Coding", "meeting", "coaching" and "fun": have embodied the DNA of Game of Code since its launch. The hackathon will this year again take place at the Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg City.
For the 5th year in a row, coders and developers will meet for exciting challenges and spend 24 hours on several tech and coding challenges while expressing all their creativity in order to convince the jury members, sponsors of the event and IT experts.
Patrick Weber (Digital Government Innovation | AI | Distributed Ledger Tech | Open Data & Services, Ministry of Digitalization) will participate in this new edition of Game of Code, discussing the government's latest tech and digital initiatives, and officially opening the 2020 competition.
An Open Banking challenge, proposed by LUXHUB, will have the participants work on the creation of an innovative open banking application. They will be granted access to the testing environment of LUXHUB ONE – the company's account aggregation and payment initiation solution – and will attempt to ideate and implement a new integrated product based on real Open Banking use cases.
Just like the past year, Digital Luxembourg will have the coders work on an Open Data challenge. Teams are expected to create new apps, services and visualizations that make use of data from the Open Data Portal to improve the social cohesion of our digital society, for instance, in terms of mobility, healthcare, edition, etc.
A day 1 supporter of the event, Docler Holding Luxembourg will also participate with a Game App challenge. Developers will have to create a mobile game (native or web app) that delivers all the practical information and helpful tips and tricks expats and locals need for working/living in Luxembourg.
Moreover, the Lëtz Cybersecurity Challenge, organized by C3, will be held in parallel and requires a separate registration. This competition targets open-minded creative digital natives who will have to solve security related tasks from domains like web security, network security, wireless and IoT security, cryptography, exploitation, reverse engineering, forensics, puzzles, trivia and much more.