How is a Winning Team ‘Scored’ at a DBEI Hackathon

The DBEI Hackathon Europe 2019 is a 1-Day design sprint-like competition where teams work together on a specific idea, with the goal to create usable software or hardware prototype, or product by the end of the event.  This year’s theme is “Generative Design in Practice”.

Given that it is a 1-Day event, the Hackathon Europe teams have been pre-formed and communication is already underway as they start working on their ideas. So for those ‘hackers’ already underway and for anyone considering attending (and it is not too late to join a team, you can do so right up until the commencement of the event) we thought it was good timing to share with you how our illustrious panel of judges score each team.

To make the process as objective as possible each team is scored, by each judge, on several components of their ‘solution’ and presentation. The team who has the highest tallied overall score is announced the Winner.

Below are the adjudicated components and possible score marks for each:

For a score between 1 and 3 –

  • Workflow Complexity
  • Use of Technology
  • Business Requirement
  • Pushes the Industry Forward
  • Teamwork
  • Novelty factor

For an additional 1 point –

  • Good presentation
  • Humour value
  • Finished working solution

What does the winning team receive?

The winning team of the DBEI Hackathon will receive £100 each, as well as the opportunity to present their ‘solution’ at the closing plenary of the BILT + BCS Europe.  Runners up will receive £50 each.

Check out the DBEI Hackathon NA 2019 presenting in the BILT NA 2019 closing plenary, and see all the goodies they created here.

If you would like to register for the DBEI Hackathon Europe – you can do so here.

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COVID-19 Update

20th May 2020

DBEI has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation around the world. While some parts of our society are beginning to open in baby-steps, none of us know how the situation will develop over the coming months. As such, DBEI has now made the decision to postpone all our 2020 events to 2021 as the well-being of all our partners and participants in our events remains our utmost priority. For new details on each region please visit our event pages. We have also sent communications to all registered attendees, speakers or sponsors for all of our 2020 events.

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