The Game of Code Challenge wants to implement a hacker approach to sustainability: getting excited and building things, using open data and code in new and creative ways to change Luxembourg for the better.
Game of Code - Open Data Challenge 2018

Sustainability is one of the most important challenges of our time. Given in particular the continuous demographic and economic growth over the past decades in Luxembourg, a more sustainable lifestyle has to become a key issue in order to guarantee the country’s success in the future.   We expect from the Challenge teams new apps, services and visualisations that make use of or create Open Data to improve our social, economic and environmental situation, for instance in terms of mobility, quality of life, or environmental footprint.

This challenge is about creating something useful in 24h, presented as functional proof of concepts that can be explored and judged by the jury, be it a mobile phone app, interactive website or visualisation/analysis. Keep in mind that the jury will want to see and use your proof of concept, so will strongly prefer a publicly accessible website as proof of concept over a iOS/Android app which will cause problems installing and running.

Any teams that do not submit their project here as a reuse and link both their online demo/app and their Open Source Codebase on their Github repository for inspection by the jury will be eliminated from the challenge. A polished Powerpoint presentation of an ambitious concept which isn't implemented in real code will be rejected by the jury!

The best projects will get the opportunity to pitch to us for the development of their proof of concept into a finished product.

Challenge participants are expected to make use of one or more datasets contained in the Open Data Portal of Luxembourg  (http://data.public.lu), sponsored by the “Digital Lëtzebuerg” initiative. Some examples of data that could be relevant for this topic include:

  • Public transport with real-time public transport data;
  • Data about zero and low emission vehicles, and public charging points for electric vehicles;
  • Suitability of public road infrastructure for cycling;
  • Land use plans
  • Real-time environment data:air pollution indexes, flooding data, 3D datasets;
  • Crowdsourced real time sensor networks to measure the environment (for example using the Kniwwelino; see below);
  • Social cohesion statistics and housing data;
  • Public health statistics;
  • Sustainable tourism information.

You can register for the Game of Code Hackathon here http://www.gameofcode.eu/#7

Cooperation with Kniwwelino project

We are also cooperating with the Kniwwelino project from LIST (http://www.kniwwelino.lu/) and will have the support of their development team at the event. They will have a stand where they provide demos of their project and support for teams wanting to use the Kniwwelino in their project.

The Kniwwelino is a microcontroller designed for education purposes and we are interested in the potential of such IoT microcontrollers, sensors and networks in the context of Open Data and the Game of Code challenge. Can you think of scenarios where crowdsourced data can be collected using such tools?