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Hack the outdoors

Data-driven tourism

in North Denmark

Aalborg University
3 – 4 November 2017
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The Hack

Two Days of Wild Data Exploration
Friday 3 – Saturday 4 November 2017
Aalborg University
Create Building
What to expect?

Over two intense days we will explore how best to use data to come up with innovative solutions responding to 5-6 cases posed by key tourism actors from across the region.
We will spoil you with inspiring  talks, clever mentors and delicious snacks and food! 

The best suggestions will be rewarded with prizes and possibilities for further development.

Who can participate?

You don’t have to be a programmer to participate. A Hackathon is just as much about concept development, idea generation and development of business cases.

All you surfers, entrepreneurs, gamers, designers, software developers, tourists, travelers, artists, activists, fishermen, storytellers, scouts, hackers, journalists, open data enthusiasts, biologists and curious citizens: You are all welcome, with or without experience in Hackathons, data or tourism!

What should I bring?

An open mind, curiosity to co-create, ideas to share, and eagerness to make new inventions!

We provide free food, inspiration, concrete cases, a mix of open data, new platform adventures, mentors to guide you, prizes and a great venue in the Create Building at Aalborg University!


Day 1 - Friday

09.00    Registration and coffee

10.00    Welcome and inspirational talks 

11.00    Cases presentation

11.30    Team formation and dialogue with case-holders

12.15    Working lunch case-holders and teams together

13.00    Teamwork

16.30    Cake & Coffee. Midway pitch by teams + Open4Citizens inspiration

17.00    Teamwork continues…

18.30    Dinner and continued work

23.59    Doors close & Goodnight

Day 2 - Saturday

08.00    Doors open. Coffee available

09.00    Energetic start 

09.30    Teamwork 

12.00    Lunch

13.00    Teamwork continues... 

16.00    Presentation for jury

18.00    Winners, awards and bubbles! 

The Conference
What is the goal?

Join us in the North of Denmark for an inspiring hackathon aiming to invent new possibilities for outdoor tourism.
North Jutland is already full of wonderful, nature 
adventures such as ColdHawai, National Park Thy, amazing beaches, eco-tourism, oysters, sand dunes, lighthouses, cliffs, birds, wolves and much more! It is a great destination for nature and outdoor-excited travelers!

In this hackathon we will explore how open data and other data sources might enable new services, possibilities and business cases for enhancing outdoor tourism in the North.
All participants will work with local stakeholders who will inspire you to work with topics like food, cultural heritage, hiking routes, mountain biking, and other exciting challenges. 







Wonderful experts will give you feedback at the end of the Hack.


Drawing on equal shares of entrepreneurial flair, humour and an impressive
hackathon record - Lasse Chor will be our energetic host throughout the two-day event! 


Representing great companies and organisations, an impressive line-up of diverse mentors will be ready to inspire and work with you during the two days:


A great team of collaborators and organisations work together to organise this event for you:


In our shared folder you can access presentations, data and all the challenges: 
Access main folder here.
And join our Facebook Group: Hack the Outdoors here.


As we’re a big team of organisers a lot of people are here to help you through the two-day hackathon. Reach out if you have questions, curiosities or some things you might need!


We encourage you to compete for the following prizes:
  • The 1st prize is awarded 10.000 kr
  • The 2nd prize is awarded 5.000 kr
More to it, we give a special prize for the most surprising solution.
Also, the jury will select a number of teams/ideas to be offered a special package of follow-up mentoring:
  • Counselling by a team of great mentors at Brains Business
  • A Tailor-made and dedicated co-creation workshop by InfinIT
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