The team "Korn Knut" consist of Johan Marand. His entry called Project Skog uses data analysis to estimate the probability of high conservation value forest in an area. The jury's motivation: Project Skog is an innovative use of open data to change the world for the better. By analyzing data from numerous sources, this project can influence authorities and increase citizens insight into what is actually happening in our country.
The team "Ingen Gör" consists of Johan Carlberg and Robin Thunström. They wish to show how, with the help of virtual reality (VR), spatial information can be presented and experienced in a different way than other types of media.
The team "Sverige är stort" consists of Johannes Ridderstedt, Håkan Rosenhorn and Björn Grundström. With their entry Ditt nya hem, they have created a tool to help people find housing and beginner classes in Swedish. In this way, the team want to improve integration of new Swedes.
The team "Competence and equality through access to knowledge" consists of Victoria Wagman. She received the Jurys prize for having explored and documented how difficult it can be to get access to government open data. The idea is to create opportunities for those who in the future want to use the Swedish National Agency for Educations open data by adding a simplifying API layer.
The team "Hello World! Team 1" consists of Alice Heiman, David Wolters, Fredrik Carlsson and Mathias Kujala. They want their app to bring to life historical events with the help of GPS information. The app can also suggest cultural tours, art walks or exciting crime stories. The app also contains a historic "Pokemon Contest" where the player collects as many historical objects and events as possible.
The price which is voted on by all the participants of Hack for Sweden went to the team "IT-Gymnasiet Kristianstad" which consists of Alexander Hejazi, Alban Shala, Victor Olofsson and Mattias Svensson. Their entry compares statistics in periods of different governments in Sweden.
The winner was team Kornknut with the entry Project Skog. The motivation is: Project Skog is an innovative use of open data to change the world for the better. By analyzing data from numerous sources this project can influence authorities and increase citizens insight into what i sactually happening in our country.
Was given to the team Ingen Gör with the entry Open data in VR. The motivation is: In an age where the physical and digital converge, understanding complex reality will require insights in virtual reality.
Was given to team Sverige är stort with the entry Ditt nya hem. The motivation is: Sweden plays an important role in today’s challenges of international unrest. Matching jobs, housing, and access to Swedish classes, are important aspects for newly arrived. By combining public data into an easy to use multilingual solution, Ditt Nya Hem is an example of what can be done to make a difficult task, much easier.
Was given to the team Kompetens och jämlikhet genom tillgång till kunskap with the entry api.skolresurser.se. The motivation is: By making knowledge accessible through api.skolresurser.se, the team has explored and documented how difficult and inaccessible it is to access official open data. A solution to facilitate future hackers and creators to develop innovations has been created.
Was given to team Hello World! Team 1 with the entry Histor.io eller “Vad i hela världen” or “What on earth?!”. The motivation is: The future meets history when the best young hacker succeeds in playfully connecting historical points of interest and other interesting geographical data, with gamified and exploratory experiences. This team sets an example in boldly seeing public government data in new ways and in rapidly turning ideas into engaging reality.
Was given to team IT-Gymnasiet Kristianstad with the entry Swift Speed Statistics. This price has no other motivation other than the fact that the entry and the team made an outstanding impression on those present. Well done!
A list of all the entries with links to videos and more are available in the document Tävlingsbidragen i Hack for Sweden 2017 (mostly in Swedish).
Hack for Sweden is a competition where the participants solve societal challenges with the help of open data over the course of 24 intense hours. Hack for Sweden is also a unique collaboration among 30 government agencies and organisations that want to enable the development of new services and products using their official open data.
The target groups for Hack for Sweden are students, developers, data journalists, innovators and entrepreneurs. The competition was first held in March 2014. The next event will take place in 2017 during the weekend of March 11 to 12, in Kista Stockholm.
Hack for Sweden in 2017 is larger than ever before and is supported financially by the government and the Minister for Public Administration, Ardalan Shekarabi. This year the competition will be held at eGovlabs and Stockholm University’s premises in Kista and there is a new competition category – Best IoT solution.
The challenges for the participants of Hack for Sweden 2017 concern Society Planning, Smarter Environmental Information, Tourism and Recreation as well as an Open Track. A jury will select the winners and the coveted price Hack for Sweden Award is given to the team or the participant who best combines data in a creative way and produces the best and most innovative solution or concept that demonstrates the benefits of open government data. Prices will also be awarded for Best Visualization/Data Analysis, Best Benefit to the Public, Best IoT Solution and The Participants Choice Award. The last date to register was on the 19th of February.
To participate in the Hack for Sweden 2017 you have to register yourself or a team of up to 4 people. All participants receive a Raspberry pi 3 model b, at the entrance before the competition starts. The first 50 who register also get a complementary t-shirt. If you or your team have a long way to travel, it is possible to apply for grants to cover the expenses of the trip. The last date to register was on the 19th of February.
The price for the winners of Hack for Sweden Award is to participate in a conference of choice, provided that the conference has a relevant agenda, at a value of SEK 10 000 per person, including any travel and accommodation costs. Read more about the prices in other categories in the Rule Book.
Below you can find all the information you need to participate in Hack for Sweden. Good luck!
Andreas began programming at the age of ten, and his essay on “Happiness” in seventh grade was about the joy of creating user-friendly solutions. Andreas is the Vice President of Sogeti Digital and has extensive international experience in digital transformation and innovation with customers in several countries. Today he is a sought-after advisor, trend spotter, and author and has won awards such as “IT consultant of the Year” and “Sweden’s best developer.”
Maja Brisvall is Executive Director and Co-founder of Quantified Planet - an innovative non-profit organization with the mission to bring together data on people’s health, cities and climate for the benefit of humanity and our planet. She is an entrepreneur who has founded several start-ups in San Francisco, London and Stockholm. Maja has spent the past several years developing the cross section between scientists in resilience thinking, social ecological systems and towards entrepreneurs in exponential technologies and innovation.
Andreas’ work with open data in the Helsingborg municipality and as a consultant for many large open data projects have been rewarded with two Open Knowledge Awards. He is a programmer who uses open data and APIs during his free time to make more data available. He has driven several conferences focusing on APIs and finds it difficult to keep quiet when open data is discussed. He is currently working with news data MyNewsFlash.
Anna is in charge of usability and design and is the founder of Gapminder with the vision to make it easy for everyone to understand the world visually. She has invented the photo-based “Dollar Street” project. Her focus is always on the big picture and to know that what you see is what you understand. Anna has a B.A. in photography and a Master’s degree in social sciences specialising in sociology. For three years she has worked on improving search on public data at Google in the United States.
Mikael Ahlström is the CEO of the companies Britny and The Park. He is a shareholder and board member of the digital media school Hyper Island and chairman of SUP46. He is also a board member of the Swedish Transport Agency. As a jury member Michael looks forward to sharing his experiences regarding current projects and insights from meetings with hundreds of advertising agencies, government agencies and corporations around the world.
Pernilla is working as a Fiber Coordinator at the Municipality of Hässleholm building a new fiber infrastructure. She has a background at the Internet Foundation in Sweden and VINNOVA. For many years she worked with the financing of innovative ICT projects and so participated in many different activities for the development of the Internet.
Here we gather useful information for the competing teams. Good luck!