Hack the City is a hands-on event in 3 parts.  It will take place at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield.

On  Fri 5 Sep, there’ll be a pre-Hack social from 7pm to meet the other hackers, share ideas and find out what projects people are thinking about exploring.

On Sat 6 Sep it’s the main Hack – we gather from 9am with insights into the data sets, pitching and voting on ideas, and forming teams before settling into the Hack. There’s food and refreshments throughout the day, culminating in a show’n’tell of what’s been done and awards from 8pm, followed by networking drinks from 9pm.

On Sun 7 Sep it’s the after-Hack. From 10am – 5pm there’s more time to build on your hacks, try out alternative scenarios and to come back to it with fresh eyes – or even try out a new one. We’ll be supporting the Most Viable Product hack to go forward to the Open Data Institute Challenge Series, with a chance of winning £50k funding, office space and mentoring, as well as helping other teams to test business models for their product hacks.