Join the Shipathon in Amsterdam, the only maritime hackathon for game changers in the shipping and shipbuilding industries. On November 9 and 10 2018, 120 young professionals and students will spend 18 hours and 52 minutes, a nautical mile of time, to design and conceptualize the best solutions and applications to make seagoing ships smarter. Register now for free!
What’s the Shipathon?
The Shipathon is designed to enable young maritime professionals and students to work on one of three challenges aimed a smartening seagoing vessels. The Shipathon attracts students and young professionals (ages 18-35) with a passion for maritime and a knack for thinking out of the box. After the kick-off on Friday, a team-up game is played to ensure multidisciplinary teams with the right team dynamics. Than it’s time to shake the ship for 18 hours and 52 minutes, a whole nautical mile of time. In teams with a maximum of five participants, you will start working on one of three challenges and pitch the solution to a maritime jury on Saturday morning. Throughout the process, each team is mentored by a maritime professional from a renowned organization.
What’s in it for you?
A whole lot of fun obviously! In addition, the Shipathon is professionally mentored. Evidently, your personal network expands by meeting other young innovators. Furthermore, you learn how to quickly transform ideas into validated concepts and present those convincingly to a maritime jury.
What’s the address?
The Shipathon takes place at Undercurrent on the waterfront in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where there will be an abundance of food, beverages and more!
Sign up online until Monday October 22 by filling out the registration form. If you make it to the final selection, you will receive a final confirmation note no later than October 31.
Who’s organizing this?
The unique event is initiated by Netherlands Maritime Technology and the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners with support of the HackathonFactory. Other game changers in the industry supporting this event are Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management (gold sponsor), Bosch Rexroth, Damen Shipyards Group, Feadship, Royal IHC, Wärtsilä, (silver sponsors) and Alewijnse Marine, KRANENDONK Smart Robotics, Port of Amsterdam (bronze sponsors).
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