This autumn, Lab by Transport for Wales is set to host its first –ever, one-of-a-kind, hackathon; an event that brings experts together to help solve certain problems, within a set duration of time.

A Hackathon is creative problem-solving, it does not have to involve technology or ‘doing things you shouldn’t be’. Hackathons allow experts to work together in a fun, yet competitive environment and are generally run over a 24 to 48 hour period.

Who takes part

If you have a keen interest in computer programming, software development, graphic design or are a project manager, product manager or domain expert, you are an ideal candidate to take part in a session.

The event is designed to solve problems. Alongside each workshop is a problem-solving task, in which each group can then be given a part of a problem to solve, or every team can work independently and then share their ideas at the end.

The Goal

The goal of a hackathon is to create a functioning software or hardware and by condensing the work into a 24 to 48 hour period allows participants to become more productive and stops people from over-thinking or over-complicating the solution to the problem.

If this sounds like your kind of innovation, Lab by Transport for Wales will be holding its first Hackathon this autumn. The event offers a great opportunity to:

  • Create problem-solving results
  • Promote innovation in Wales
  • Get young people interested in rail
  • Help nurture young graduate talent
  • Create potential new job opportunities

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