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Digital Sustainability Hackathon

Prepare for a weekend of innovation! For the first time Boost Turku is having a technical hackathon, focusing on digital solutions for sustainability. This hackathon consists of challenges relating to the theme of sustainability, that you have to solve via your coding skills, alone or in a team.

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This event is possible thanks to these partners

Kvanttori Oy
Mankeli Solutions Oy
Someron Säästöpankki
Digit ry
Asklepio ry

Total prize pool of over €2500


SparkUp, Tykistökatu 4 B, 20520 Turku


Challenges from the partners

QR Code Reader

QR Code Reader

The challenge is to create an energy-efficient library for detecting and reading QR codes from a static image in the iOS and Android environments and making the library available for React Native.

  • 1500€ for the winning team
  • 750€ for the second team.
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Sustainable Energy in Buildings

Sustainable Energy in Buildings

This challenge is about using energy metrics from a simulated building to allow using energy more efficiently. More and more buildings have some kind of energy monitoring systems but they might not work together or data from them might not be used to actually improve energy consumption. How could the data be used to actually reduce energy consumption and by extension energy costs for tenants of buildings?

  • prizes: Gift cards up to €200 for the winning team.
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Making Sustainability Visible

Making Sustainability Visible

Despite growing environmental concerns, many individuals struggle to understand how their daily choices impact our planet. While we have various devices to track health metrics, there isn't a widespread tool to visualise our environmental sustainability.

  • 1st place 200€ (Verkkokauppa.com gift cards)
  • 2nd place 100€ (Verkkokauppa.com gift cards)
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Friday 3.5.

  • 15:00 Doors Open
  • 16:00 Opening Ceremony
  • 16:30 Team building for people who do not have a team and want one
  • 16:30 Start Hacking!
  • 19:00 Dinner

Saturday 4.5.

  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 Dinner

Sunday 5.5.

  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Final Project submissions
  • 14:30 Projects reviewed and scored
  • 15:00 Closing ceremony
  • 16:00 Venue Closes

Sign Up for Weekend of Code!

Are you ready to test your skills? Last day to enroll 28.4.2024!

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As with all Boost events, this hackathon will be completely free of charge for all participants 😎 see you there!

You can attend both alone, or with a team of friends. If you don’t have a team and want one, we will find you one! Max team size is 5.

Yes! Boost will provide free food such as lunches and snacks during the event.

No! Digital Sustainability Hackathon is all about coding, and coding is required if you want to win any prizes 🙂

Prior knowledge of coding is not strictly required. However to get most out of this event, at least a willingness to learn how to code is crucial.