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BaselHack – Retrospective and glimpse into the future

Posted by jjerlich on 31. October 2017

It was a real pleasure being part of the BaselHack organizers committee for the last couple of months, collaborating with people from different backgrounds and organizations sharing their skills, talents and connections to make #BaselHack a reality. It was an interesting process that worked out fabulously.

The pre-event Friday before the hack was the first parameter showing us the interest of talents from the region and resulted in having first idea pitches. On Saturday morning the excitement was literally in the air. With a time limit of only 60 seconds.pitching started right after a short introduction with 14 ideas, 11 of them found their teams and work started in full swing.

After the code freeze at 16:00, the transformation of the room on Sunday presentations started at 16:30. Each of the still 11 teams had 5 minutes to present their project, the work done, the challenges encountered in a clear, inspiring and engaging format. It was great to see the sponsors,  data providers from Canton Basel Stadt and other stakeholders, as well as many visitors from our own networks and families.

The first and legendary #BaselHack winning teams are:
1. ClockChain
2. Smart Contacts
3. My side effects

At the same time we have the view that being part of something that is bigger than yourself is a win for everyone involved. In fact everyone wins at a Hackathon: organizers, visitors, jury and all participants – it is just an amazing experience to work together for an intensive period of time – two days (and a night) – to solve problems by creating solutions, many of them with social impact. In this spirit everything created is available for the public at https://github.com/BaselHack

Come and join us next time: With many skills, abilities, competencies and viewpoints in one room it is quite hard to not learn something!

Thank you for EVERYONE`s EFFORT in MAKING this very first #BaselHack happen.

We are determined to continue and stay connected to the new community until BaselHack 2018.

 

The PROJECTS

Group Traffic Squad
Robin Freyburger : Gaël Tugler : Vincent Perrin : Carlo Field : Vivienne Mayer

The team used Radar data from the Canton Basel Stadt for creating a traffic map color-coding danger of speeding cars in the streets In Basel. A very useful application, if you put yourself in the shows of parents looking for a safe way to school for your child. The product is ready for you now, even after processing 16 million data points, that alone took a couple of hours, and overcoming the loss of their front end developer.

Group Beervelopers
Difan Lin : Tobias Würsch : Biraveenmaks Ponnu : Björn Pfoster : Simon Drabert

The group visualized the beer consumption from a beer keybot made available from Adobe for the end consumer and for bars and production lines. Their requirement was to make the app very easy to use. Seeing the amount of beer consumed graphically might make the difference at your next Basler Biermarkt.

Group Blink
Tina Crameri: Ankit Bharthan: Nicolas Barbé: Victor Parmar : Célia Bel

Connecting impaired people with volunteers able and ready to offer rides on a short notice. Covering the gap for organized rides that need to be pre-booked three days in advance. The idea for this app came from an enthusiastic foundation employee from the Canton Solothurn and will enter into service as soon as possible.

Group PubTransViz
Alexander Timmermans : David Barrat . Dominik Stankowski

Visualization of the interconnectivity and access of locations in Basel – useful when you have to go from one location to several others. This application is useful for city planners to see how a new public transportation line would change the interconnectivity in Basel, it is also a help when you search for a location that needs to satisfy several specific access parameters. The product concept was created with data from opendata.Swiss and data from BVB.

Group Smart Contacts     2nd prize
Alexander Boll : Sebastian Fix : Oliver Reist : Thiago Perrini : Richard Strnad : Thomas Baer

Missing data in contact details of smart phones, databases of companies and organizations. Sure that none of us really liking to do the necessary updates, the app makes it very easy and fast, a couple of seconds, and updates become automatic, pushed from the data owner to all of his or her network contacts. The group used design thinking as basics for their team work and started into prototyping only after all parameters were clear.

Group Illumina
Anders Bott : Nuno Soares

The idea was born while cooking: Controlling lights with hand gestures without touching anything and making it dirty. And yes, it is not just about an on and off switch but adjustment of brightness as well. This project idea is different than all others because it was hardware based and actually touchable. The application finds its market in home automation or can also be used in public places, as well as in specific situations where touching is not allowed.

Group Clockchain       1st prize
Dietrich Rordorf : Roland Brand : Priska Burkard : Clemens Bachmair

Exchanging your work for receiving time – Saving the Swiss Retirement System. You could also name it the time stock exchange. The demonstration shows how easy it is to secure transactions between two parties using blockchain technology. But of course, it all takes time.

Group Whitchway
Matthias Cullmann : David Zimmerli : Joel Zimmerli : Christian Hauck

An easy question every day that may sound easy to solve: which way can you get home faster? This app helps you decide in a split second which tram. Real time data is used from SBB BVB.

Group Visual Fish
Christopher Zimmermann : Jen Stehlik : Alen Klaric : Michael Mell : Dirk Dresch

It started with the question on how to automized experiences = Visualizing chat – a fun thing to do! The market for this application is much bigger than you think. Visualizing content created in conferences or innovative event formats could be just as interesting as using it for your entertainment.

Group Basel Inside
Fabrizio Parrillo : Quentin Garnier : Galia Shai : Nicolas Mauchle : Denis Augsburger : Denise Baumann

Visualizing data from different open data sources to browse in a fun way. The society, the people living in Basel, should have access to this data. Browsing the data in an interactive way plays an important role for all stakeholders.

Group My side effect       3rd prize
Philip Pisa : Misgana Negassi : Moritz Freidank : Moritz Rocholl : Tomas Jezek : Abhimanyu Verma : Felix Karg : Monica Ticlla-Ccenhua : Maximilian Roth : Pranika Singh

Web Application and app that allow you to browse the huge medical database about side effects of medicines for your personal characteristics. Like that you can decide which of the side effects you prefer. Actually this problem is the same for doctors.

Links

Verein BaselHack

www.baselhack.ch

BaselHack on Facebook

@BaselHack on Twitter

Idea Pitches and Group Presentations videos

 

 

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Creativity Engineering 2017 – Take 1

Posted by jjerlich on 17. October 2017

19 New Ideas entering into the creative production channel

Happy to welcome all participants who pitched their ideas and founded 27 teams around creative projects and ideas they were carrying in their hearts and minds.

The team casting was a swift, inspirational and fun!

G01 Urban Gardening
G02 Solar Power
G03 Soccer Club Management
G04 Low Cost Incubator – NEST
G05 3-D Printing
G06 City Scooter
G07 Hospital at home
G08 Zero Waste Cafe
G09 Personal Budget App
G10 Uni Gym for students
G11 Healthy McDonald
G12 Key Band
G13 Virtual Match
G14 Smart Traffic lights
G15 Intelligent Air Conditioner
G16 Ruben`s Pipe
G17 Cook Bag
G18 Urban Levy
G19 Low tech Fabrication lab

Stay tuned for updates and news …

LINKS

Read more about Creativity Engineering

www.techimpuls.net

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Igniting thoughts

Posted by jjerlich on 10. October 2017

Long needed, I put together a link list of platforms that will ignite your thoughts:

How to get your ideas out on the market
www.quirky.com
Quirky is the online development center for everybody. It changed the way the world thinks about product development.

Thinking about working as a freelancer

Dribble – a place to show and tell, promote, discover, and explore design
Dribbble began as a side project and is now a tiny, bootstrapped and profitable company helping the world’s design talent share their creations and get hired.

elance
Find Talent. Find Work.

Indiegogo
Go fund yourself

Links for Startups

Betalist
Be the first to discover and get access to the latest Internet startups

www.angel.co
A community of startups

www.kickstarter.com
A funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers …

www.seedcamp.com in cooperation with startups
A platform helping Start-ups to find funding, local events in different areas

www.deutsche-startups.de
Platform for Start-ups in Germany [in Deutsch]

www.ycombinator.com [California, USA]
New model of Start-up funding: twice a year a small amount of money (average $18k) is invested in a large number of startups. The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which the Y Combinator team work intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present to a large audience of investors.

www.go4funding.com [Texas, USA]
Platform to bring entrepreneurs, business owners and investors (angel investors and venture capitalists) closer together, intended for existing business owners and entrepreneurs to post their capital needs.

3daystartup.org [Austin, USA]
is an entrepreneurship education program designed for university students with an emphasis on learning by doing. The idea is simple: start tech companies over the course of three days – 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

www.crunchbase.com and eu.techcrunch.com
CrunchBase is the free database of technology companies, people, and investors that anyone can edit.

www.indianangelnetwork.com
Angel investors for Startups in India

Resources and Tipps for Entrepreneurs

The productive entrepreneur
Productivity tips and resources for online Entrepreneurs

The lean start up
Lean Start-up Meetups from around the world

onstartups.com
brings you information for entrepreneurs

Other thoughts – interesting in the context

www.sparked.com
Micro Volunteering

A Socially Developed Product
You could search for an idea that captures you in following resources and platforms

invested.in
Mostly for art projects and raising funds for reaching personal goals

www.fundedbyme.com
A tool for crowd funding your projects through social networks, family, friends and followers

To come back to the beginning – just simply start with working for yourself

www.odesk.com
You have the skills, we have the jobs. Find the help you need to take care of business. Dip into our impressive pool of talented professionals to tackle virtually any project on your timeline and terms.

www.guru.com
Hire Freelancers & manage projects online.

www.rent-acoder.com
Are you looking for a programmer or designer?
Are you looking for programming or IT related, part-time or project based jobs?

www.freelancer.com
Have an idea for a business? Need help with your existing business? Just need something done fast?

www.udemy.com
Create and teach your course online

Orientation in the Internet World

The Internet Map

Collaboration without borders

Diagramming and Collaboration Tools
1 free and 4 paid pricing packages for online real time collaboration

Realtime Brainstorming and Collaboration Tool
Everywhere your ideas want to be

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