AEC Hackathon launches in Switzerland

02.02.2024 |
ZHAW School of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering, Halle 180, Tössfeldstrasse 13, 8400 Winterthur.
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welcome to the first AEC Hackathon in Switzerland. 40 hours full of learning, networking and fun with like-minded individuals for all digital doers in the construction industry.

Up to 150 digital doers (and those who want to become one) will come together for 40 hours and collaboratively build solutions that solve existing problems from their daily work. Participants can either work on a challenge proposed by one of the event partners or bring their own. Next to great new connections and valuable insights for everyone, the best projects will be awarded based on the judgement of the Hackathon jury. The event also features inspiring speakers.

The Public Talks on Friday will investigate the impact of open source in the construction industry. In his keynote, Roger Meier will discuss how Siemens is implementing open source as one of the key pillars of its digital transformation, followed by concrete examples of how companies from the AEC industry like vyzn or luucy, are interacting with open source solutions like compas, Speckleor QGis.

???? The Tech Talks on Saturday will give you detailed insights into current tech trends on a variety of topics, delivered by experts like Michael Drobnik (Herzog&deMeuron), Antonio González Viegas (ThatOpenCompany), Alar Jost (beyondBIM), Yashar Moradi (Bimondis), Thomas Glaettli (Bauen Digital Schweiz), Paul Curschellas (Burckhardt), as well as representatives from DFAB ETH Zurich and Implenia.

???? The presentations and award ceremony on Sunday will be a great platform to learn about the work done on the weekend and to connect with all participants. 

The Challenges:
Hackathons are a perfect playground to experiment with new technologies or processes. At the Zurich Edition of the AEC Hackathon, our Event Partners beyondBIM, EBP and sia are preparing exciting challenges for you. The event is organised by, CH Open, ZHAW School of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering and the team from AEC Hackathon

???? Who should attend?

The event is designed for any one who is an architect, engineer, developer, operator, data scientist or change maker – with coding skills or without. It’s the perfect opportunity to flex your digital muscles with leading experts from the industry in an inspiring environment that is open to everybody.

Coding skills are a plus, but there is a lot to research, discuss and decide for you as a team, It is certainly something to do for everyone. Also, providing a compelling story for the final presentations is part of your team’s effort as well.

Food and drinks will be provided during the weekend