GARAGE48 HARDWARE & ARTS COMES TO RIGA

It is time! The uber-popular Garage48 Hardware & Arts hackathon is coming to Latvia! On the 29th of September – 1st of October, the hands-on hackathon for makers and creators is happening for the first time ever in Riga, Latvia at the RTU Design Factory. Since the first hackathon was held in Tartu, Estonia in 2014, the Garage48 Hardware & Arts hackathons have positioned itself among creative doers from all over the world.

Whether you’re a product designer, UI/UX designer, electronics engineer, mechanics engineer, server programmer, mobile or web apps developer, marketer or a researcher; we welcome participants that can deliver working physical prototypes in just 48 hours! The goal for the weekend boot-camp is to bring new concepts of physical innovations to life!

Garage48 Hardware & Arts Riga is organized in co-operation with EstLat Accelerate project and hosted by RTU Design Factory. You can join the event with an idea or by having amazing skill-sets, the only requirement is that you want to challenge yourself! During the hackathon we will take good care of you – you will be mentored by the best, fed the yummiest and introduced to cool new people!

AGENDA
Friday, 29th of September
NB! Event venue: International Exhibition Center, 2nd floor, Conference Hall (Ķīpsalas Street 8, Riga)
17:30 – Check-in, networking & snacks
18:00 – Opening remarks
18:30 – Pitching ideas in 90″
19:30 – Refreshment Break
19:50 – Pitching ideas in 90″
20:45 – Team formation
22:00 – Team work begins!

Saturday, 30th of September
09:00 – Breakfast. Development continues
10:00 – Checkpoint #1
11:00 – Mentoring round starts
13:00 – Lunch
17.30 – Pitch drill introduction
18:00 – Checkpoint #2. Development continues…
19:00 – Dinner
20:00 – Development continues

Sunday, 1st of October
09:00 – Breakfast. Development continues
09:30 – Checkpoint #3
10:00 – Pitch drill session #1
13:00 – Lunch
13:30 – Pitch drill session #2
15:30 – CLEANING
16:00 – Refreshment break
17:00 – Finale. Pitching session.
18:30 – Refreshment break and Jury takes the time to select winners
19:00 – Award ceremony & networking
21:00 – Buses leave for Tallinn

To make the hackathon a success for you, we’re also going to organise 2 pre-events that will help you to prepare for the prototyping hackathon. You can join the pre-event in Estonia or Latvia, where you will be able to test your idea for the hackathon and ask questions regarding the event.

AGENDA for the pre-events:
September 25, 2017
in Tartu at SPARK Hub
at 16:00-20:00

September 26, 2017
in Riga at 16:00-20:00

REGISTER HERE

For any questions, please contact us via riga.hardware@garage48.org

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