Junction is a global tech community with the mission to empower people to create with technology. This is done through organising hackathons and other events for those interested. In 2015, Junction was organised in Finland for the first time but has since expanded all over the globe with its JunctionX concept.
JunctionX KAUST is organised for the second time in 2019 with over double the number of participants. The hackers will have the opportunity to envision, develop and showcase their solutions for life in the cities of the future on the topics of energy, water and food.
Day 1: Meet, Pitch, Team Up
13.30 – Mentor briefing
14.00 – Meet and greet with lunch
15.00 – KAUST welcome
15.15 – Junction journey intro
15.30 – Technical keynotes
16.30 – Challenge pitches and intros
17.00 – Teaming up
18.00 – Hacking begins
18.30 – Light dinner
Day 2: Learn, Work
08.00 – Work starts
09.00 – Team check-in
12.00 – Lunch
17.00 – Team leader check-in
18.00 – Light dinner
Day 3: Showcase, Celebrate
12.00 – project submission and Project demo
14:00 - Finalists judgeing
15.00 – Award ceremony
- – KAUST remarks
- – NEOM remarks
- – Winner announcements: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
$9,200 in prizes
Golden Tickets and Flights to Junction 2019
The winners of JunctionX KAUST will have a unique opportunity to participate at Junction 2019, flights covered!
Take part in Junction 2019, Europe's largest hackathon, organised in November (15th to 17th). During this time, Helsinki area, Finland, welcomes more than 1500 enthusiastic participants to hack on over 40 challenges brought by our partner companies.
More info at https://2019.hackjunction.com
Udacity NanoDegrees & Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones
2nd hackathon winners will be awarded a NanoDegree of their choice, provided by Udacity
Sony Noise Canceling Headphones
3rd Winners will be awarded a pair of noise canceling headphones for each team member
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Team size: 3 - 5 with diverse roles
Teams are formed around top ideas. See Rules tab for instructions.
A project must be submitted here on Devpost to be eligible for any prizes. Concentrate on maximizing your learning while also helping others learn.
For the main prizes, we're looking for hacks that amaze us in their utilization of different technologies, have exceptional design and user experience, while also being viable in the real world. A panel of judges will choose the final winner at the Demo Fair.
No code outside of open source libraries is written before the event. You're free to ideate your project beforehand, but to be eligible for prizes, all code must be written at the event.
Remember to include your table number in the format: [Table Number] Project Name
Challenges of JunctionX KAUST 2019:
Challenges in the event are divided into three separate tracks, each a different aspect of the city of the future: water, energy and food. Each track has three challenges.
Access the detailed descriptions of the challenges, resources offered, prizes to be won and more through the link below.
Drip drip down the drain it goes
Managing water consumption in the home
Hurry!! There is a leak
Pin-pointing water leaks in a distribution network
Helping farmers conserve water
Solar power meets energy
Predicting solar power generation during changing weather
The show must go on
Helping farmers conserve water
To consume or not to consume
Smart energy consumption
How to engage the food journey
Where did this come from?
How trustworthy are those data
Help us trust our food
Hundred miles lookout
Helping farmers better understand their farms
Does the solution fit the problem? Did they address all of the stakeholder’s concern? (1-5)
How innovative has the group been in developing their solution? (1-5)
Does the code work? can the group demonstrate the minimum viable product? (1-5)
How easy is it to use the demo? is the UX/UI appealing? (1-5)
How well did the team pitch their project? (1-5)