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Two weeks until One iota’s 4th Hackathon gets underway

This year’s Hackathon will be a 30 hour event, starting bang on 9am on Wednesday 2nd August (after brekkie & brews), and finishing when the klaxon sounds at 3pm on the Thursday.

The 2017 event will be held at The Sharp Project for a second year, where plenty of food, drinks, snacks and chocolate will be provided for the teams to ensure energy levels are kept up over the course of the two days. The Hackathon will culminate in a team Social on the Thursday evening, where the 2017 winners will be announced!

The overall theme for this year’s event is ‘Digital Transformation in Retail’, and all teams must ensure that their project clearly demonstrates one or both of the following:

  • An efficiency or cost saving for our clients

  • Improve or create revenue from an existing or new channel for our clients

As in previous years, teams are being encouraged to think big with their ideas and consider technologies, devices and channels not currently part of our solution offering. Whilst at the same time, ensuring that at the end of 30 hours they have developed a prototype to showcase to the rest of the teams. These ideas will then be taken forward, with further development if required, and shared with our clients as part of our future innovation strategy.

The teams are currently being formed, team names are being decided and project ideas are being kept ‘top secret’…Watch this space and follow us on Twitter for more updates in the build up to One iota’s 2017 Hackathon!