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Unleash the Power of 3D Data for Dublin

10.05.19-12.05.19

Join DCC for Dublin’s first 3D city data hack from the 10-12 May to ‘hack’ exclusive 3D datasets covering Dublin’s docklands and associated buildings. Get exclusive early access to a 3D model of Dublin’s Docklands. Develop new skills, network with peers, get access to funding, expert mentoring, exhibition space and most importantly help shape the future of Dublin!

Booking Information

Unleash the Power of 3D Data for Dublin

10.05.19-12.05.19

Friday 10th May, 7-9pm. Launch Reception & Networking.
Saturday 11th May, 10am – 6pm: Hackathon, Design and Build. Food.
Sunday 12th May, 10am – 3 pm: Refining pitches and Judging. 
Sunday 12th May, 3 pm: Announcement of Winners and Runners-Up

Booking Information

Unleash the Power of 3D Data for Dublin

10.05.19-12.05.19

Friday 10th May, 7-9pm. Launch Reception & Networking.
Saturday 11th May, 10am – 6pm: Hackathon, Design and Build. Food.
Sunday 12th May, 10am – 3 pm: Refining pitches and Judging. 
Sunday 12th May, 3 pm: Announcement of Winners and Runners-Up

REGISTER

Who is it for?

This Hackathon aims to engage anyone with an interest in 3D data and the built environment, from those working with BIM (Building Information Management) to App and Game Developers, Urban Planners and more!

We are seeking new solutions, applications and services addressing 4 Challenge Areas:

  • Transportation, Mobility & Environment
  • Urban Planning & Digital Construction
  • City Infrastructure & Asset Use
  • Civic Engagement & Serious Gaming

Who is behind the event? 

The Hackathon is being organised by Dublin City Council (via the Smart Docklands Programme) and the Grangegorman Development Agency. Other partners include the Public BIM and the Open Data Unit (DPER), The Department of Community and Rural Development and the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Building City Dashboards Team at the University of Maynooth and D3D.

The event is hosted by Autodesk ® and Hibernia Reit. Other supporters include Leica, ESRI, Google, Invicara and more!

We are also delighted to be officially partnering with the AR/VR Innovate Conference –which is taking place on Friday 10th May, 2019 in the RDS, Dublin.

 

When and where will it take place? 

Friday 10th May, 7-9pm. Launch Reception & Networking. 1 Windmill Lane, Docklands. The Panel discussion on the evening will include experts in 3D Modelling, VR/AR, Gaming and Digital Construction and will inspire the participants in advance of the weekend of the Hack event.

Saturday 11th May, 10am – 6pm: Hackathon, Design and Build. Food, Drinks and Refreshments provided.

Sunday 12th May, 10am – 3 pm: Refining pitches and Judging.  Pitch Sessions from 1- 2pm. Food, Drinks and Refreshments provided.

Sunday 12th May, 3 pm: Announcement of Winners and Runners-Up

 

When will we get access to the model? Participants will get exclusive access to the 3D model as well as more detailed building models. Given the complex nature of the data available, we will be providing access two weeks in advance of the Hackathon to all fully registered teams.

Registration: You can register  here as an inter-disciplinary team with up to 6 team members, or as an individual and we will place you in a team before the Hack starts. Places however are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment. More details on the challenges for the Hack and relevant data sets will be provided to teams who register before the deadline of noon on Friday 26th April, 2019.

Participation Fee: €15 per individual (€10 for students). The fee will be payable via credit card upon confirmation of your place via Eventbrite. All proceeds raised will go to a charitable cause based in the Docklands area of the city, participants will be able to vote for 1 of 3 charities at the event.

Food, drinks and refreshments will be provided throughout the weekend.

Are there prizes? 

Prizes will be awarded to the overall winner and runners-up. Winning teams will be scored on the novelty of their idea, alignment with the challenge areas, viability/impact and commercial/social impact. Prizes will include funding/supports for developing your solution, mentoring, and access to workspace and exhibition spaces as well as media coverage of your idea. The winner and all runners-up will be invited to participate in an exhibition of their work as part of a ‘Future City’ AR/VR showcase in the CHQ building in the Docklands in late September 2019.

What are the data sources? 

The main data sources for the event will be an extract of our 3D Docklands model, as well as a number of data-rich models of specific buildings in IFC format. The Docklands model data will be provided in FBX and 3D Studio Max format, which can be used in free and Open Source modelling software such as Blender, but also with popular free and low-cost game engines such as Unity or Unreal Engine 4. There will also be a number of data-rich building models to play with, suitable for use in BIM surfer, BIM server, IfcOpenShell, IfcPlusPlus, FreeCAD, xBIM Toolkit or any other openBIM system.

Participants are strongly encouraged to utilise additional open data from Ireland’s national repository Data.gov.ie, and Dublin’s own local open data repository Dublinked.ie  We will be providing a ‘curated’ list of open data sets from the Dublinked portal to registered participants. You are also welcome to use any other relevant open data you wish.

Any questions can be emailed to info@smartdocklands.ie