Hackathon droidcon Italy


“We bring people together to learn new things”

8-9 April 2017
Talent Garden Torino

The droidcon Italy HACKATHON is the hackathon organized just after the main droidcon conference.
The hackathon is about Android development in general, with particular focus on new trends such as wearable, IoT, material design and more. The first day, participants will receive the “theme(s)” to be followed to create an Android app, and have the chance to win.
Sponsors will offer prizes to the best teams, plus special prizes to be defined.
We bring people together to make new friends, learn new things, and bring new ideas to life.

What is in general

The hackathon is a contest where various groups of developers/hackers will compete to make the best hack or (in our case) create the best app, for example, using the API provided by the sponsors, or by using Android hardware or smartphone, or achieving a goal proposed by the sponsors, perhaps pursuing social or didactic activities. At the end of the hackathon, participants illustrate the results obtained and a jury evaluate the work rewarding the most deserving ones. The members of the jury are the organizing companies and the sponsors that promote the event. (for more details see the Rules)


The droidcon hackathon is your chance of putting into practice what you have learned at the conference, and maybe form some lasting partnerships by bringing your ideas to life! You’ll be joining forces with other passionate Android developers to create something unique – or even win a prize provided by our hackathon partners. This hack will attract some of the most talented coders and creative experts!


Talent Garden Torino
Via Carlo Allioni, 3, Torino
Phone: 393 824 5035


The Hackathon will be held the weekend after the droidcon Italy 2017: from 10:00 of Saturday 8 to the 18:00 of Sunday 9 April 2017. It is important to be present Saturday morning from 9:00 at the Hackathon Location to complete your registration and receive preliminary information!
Participants will stay for the whole duration of the competition (day and night) with an available service of food & beverage.
On Sunday afternoon there will be the awarding ceremony of the best ideas (and achievements)!


AAL Programme

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Best use of “Conversational Interfaces” AKA Chatbots – You are free to use any open-source or cloud solution (as long as it’s free) to implement a conversational interface. You may use in-app messaging and/or messaging platform (like FB Messenger or Telegram). The conversation may use simple predefined steps, but using machine-learging/AI is considered a plus.


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AAL Programme

  • One travel and accommodation to participate actively and compete during the AAL Forum hackathon 2017 (from 1 to 2 October 2017 in Coimbra, Portugal) http://www.aalforum.eu/
  • One participation to the AAL2Business http://www.aal-europe.eu/support-to-projects/aal2business/
    (The AAL2BUSINESS is an action of support that helps companies in their business development and commercialization challenges related to solutions developed under AAL projects. It offers a wide variety of support actions addressing AAL projects in different stages of their life-cycle: before obtaining the funding, during the implementation and after the end of the projects)


  • 3x UDOO QUAD
    5x UDOO NEO extended


  • 2 IQ Audio Bundle


  • One single-user 123RF Three-Month Basic Subscription Plan for one participant of the winning team
  • One 123RF Premium Subscription Plan with unlimited multi-seat to be used during the hackathon by all the participants
  • www.123rf.com
    username: hackathon
    password: droidcon2017


  • One Arduino Nano board for every participant of the winning teams chosen by Synesthesia


  • IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate License for all the members of the winning team


16:00 Project deadline
16:15 Teams presentations starting (3 minutes pitches)
17:15 Jury meeting
17:30 Winners communication and closing ceremony


The participants are supposed to bring their own hardware (i.e. laptop, PCs, mobile devices, extension cords, etc.)

Support during the Hackaton

Tutors and Mentors will be available in situ during the hackaton to assist all the participants.

droidcon Italy Hackathon photogallery