AEC Hackathon - Zurich Edition
We are still a bit hyped from the overwhelmingly positive feedback we got 🙏.
What made the event so special was the great mix of people we had on site.
We welcomed around 250 participants and visitors.
From Switzerland and all over Europe to Canada and India.
From users to coders to #opensource solution providers to decision makers.
Many came as first time hackers and many as first time open sourcers.
Many left as keen enthusiasts 💪.
It’s stunning to see what’s possible if a group of motivated individuals from different companies aligns on one goal and truly collaborates on a weekend. The degree of self organisation, the quality of the prototypes and the tools that are available today is nothing else than amazing 🚀.
Everyone who participated in the Hack throughout the weekend can consider himself / herself a #winner. 20 (!) teams presented their work. Four teams got a special recognition from the jury members Edyta Augustynowicz, Philippe Block and Yashar Moradi.
Here are the links to the final presentations:
“Best overall project”:
“Best Hack for Humanity”:
“Best Mash-Up Project”:
👉 LCA Miro
“Best project that solves a big AEC problem”:
👉 Open I
Public Talks on Friday
But there was more to discover on the weekend. We also had inspiring talks about the relevance on Open Source in the construction and real estate industry on Friday:
Maximilian Vomhof, opensource.construction
Roger Meier, Siemens
Alexander Hofbeck & A. Rynne
Thorben Westerhuys & Matthias Kuhn
Romana Rust & Tom van Mele
Tech Talks on Saturday
And on Saturday, we had 15 insights into actual tech trends and solutions from leading experts across the industry:
Yashar Moradi, BIMONDIS
Antonio Viegas, ThatOpenCompany
Michal Rontsinsky, Beyond BIM
Tomasz Basinski, Creoox
Christian Kongsgaard, ApS
Thomas Glättli, Bauen Digital Schweiz
Nicolas Fries, Implenia
Pablo Mayrgrundter, Bldrs.ai
Michael Drobnik, Herzog & de Meuron
Kirk Stalkie, Tiree
We, the orga team from opensource.construction (Maximilian Vomhof), from ZHAW Architektur, Gestaltung und Bauingenieurwesen (Konrad Graser, Alex Walzer and Zorana Petojevic), from CH Open (Kateryna Schütz) and from AEC Hackathon (Damon Hernandez and Aske Strandberg) are very thankful for the support of everyone who showed up on site or gave positive feedback on social media – this positive energy is what keeps us going!
📣 Last but not least we want to thank again our event partners beyondBIM AG, EBP, SIA Schweizerischer Ingenieur- und Architektenverein as well as our solution partners compas.dev, Speckle, That Open Company (Formerly IFC.js), creeox / xeokit, bldrs.ai, Bimondis, vyzn, LUUCY AG, NCCR Digital Fabrication, Implenia and Bauen digital Schweiz / buildingSMART Switzerland. Together with us, you believe in the idea of #openinnovation and helped us tremendously to make this Hackathon happen!
The big question is: will it happen again? Stay tuned for an update soon!