Craft #LikeABosch

online hackathon

NEW DATE

26-28 November, 2021

Are you interested in the topics of mobility, smart homes or drive and control technologies? Do you want to measure your knowledge in the competition of one of the largest foreign industrial employers in Hungary?

Bosch is back with a really exciting hackathon this year together with CraftHub to provide a unique experience to those who like to solve not only challenging but real life tasks! Come and join our 48 hours online hackathon where you can choose from 3 challenges and win even 7,000 €!

Who are we?

Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1898 with its products. After its re-establishment as a regional trading company in 1991, Bosch has grown into one of Hungary’s largest foreign industrial employers with nine subsidiaries currently. In fiscal 2020 it had total net sales of 1,497 billion forints and consolidated sales to third parties on the Hungarian market of 238 billion forints. The Bosch Group in Hungary employs more than 15,500 associates (as of December 31, 2020). In addition to its manufacturing, commercial and development business, Bosch has a network of sales and service operations that covers the entire country.
CraftHub aims to make knowledge available and help tech crafters to continuously improve their skills. Today, this organization is a multifaceted IT event management company with a diverse portfolio of conferences, hackathons, developer competitions, and workshops both online and offline.

What’s our goal?

We are looking for innovative solutions that are realistic and sustainable. During the event, you’ll have to work on existing problems defined by Bosch. The challenges will be divided into different topics:

Software development
Hardware development
Innovation

The exact challenges will be published on the 24th of November.
So stay tuned and watch the website’s updates!

CHALLENGES

TIMING

Registration period: 19 July - 24 November
Opening ceremony: 26 November

26 November

FRIDAY


  • 17.00 - 17.30 - Opening ceremony
  • 18.00 - 19.00 - Challenge introductions
  • 19.00 - 23.30 - Mentoring sessions
  • 23.59 - First draft submission deadline

27 November

SATURDAY


  • 10.00 - 10.30 - Workshop / Community game
  • 10.00 - 18.00 - Mentoring sessions
  • 17.00 - 17.30 - Online teambuilding game
  • 20.00 - Second draft submission deadline

28 November

SUNDAY


  • 10.00 - Submission deadline
  • 15.00 - Live pitch
  • 17.00 - Closing ceremony

PRIZES

Craft #LikeABosch is going to have the following prizes:

500 €

for the Audience award winner

2500 €

for the challenge winners

4000 €

for the Grand winner

*These prizes can be material, experience, or money prizes. Prize subject to local tax laws in certain countries.
**The exact and detailed evaluation methods can be found at the Game Rules part.

GAME RULES

Draft submissions

  • For draft submission, you have to create a project in the JunctionApp in the Craft #LikeABosch event, you can easily save this draft project without any completed description
  • When creating a draft project, it is enough for us if you only give a name to your project and choose the challenge you will work on
  • At the draft submission deadlines we would only like to see how many projects will be submitted on the different challenges.

Final submission

To submit your project, please follow these steps:

  1. Create a 2 minute video pitch and upload it to YouTube (The video can have you talking, a live app demo (if you have one), some cool animation, etc... whatever fits best)
  2. Make a GitHub repo
  3. Link the YouTube video and the repo in your submission form

Please, make sure to follow these steps strictly otherwise we will not be able to evaluate your project.

As mentioned above we will have different types of winners by the end of the hackathon. The evaluations will have 2 rounds according to the following:

  1. First round from 10:30 am on Sunday:
    1. Challenge winners will be chosen by a jury which is provided by Bosch. Each member will get a judging sheet filled out with the projects. We will have a challenge winner for each challenge. (For the judging criterias please scroll down to the FAQ part)
    2. In the meantime, another round of challenge winners will be defined by the Gavel algorithm in the JunctionApp. In this evaluation method only teams will be able to vote. (For more information about this algorithm, please scroll down to the FAQ part). So in the end we will have 3 challenge winners from this community voting too!
  2. Second round after the Live pitches on Sunday:
    1. The winner of the Audience Award will be chosen by the community which means that anyone can vote for their favorite project (even those who did not participate in the hackathon can vote). The voting will be managed with a poll and available after the pitches in the hackathon official Facebook event. In this evaluation all the teams can participate even then if they didn’t win for a challenge or a track
    2. And last but not least, the Grand winner will be selected from the challenge winners chosen by not only the jury but the teams. After the live pitches, the voting will open and only registered teams and partners will be able to vote. Votes will be collected in two ways: from teams in JunctionApp by a final voting and from partners via a form

As mentioned above, we will announce different types of winners with precious prizes.

  • For each challenge, there will be a 2,500 € prize for the winner teams chosen by the jury members as the Challenge winner of the given challenge
  • In parallel with the jury voting, we will announce another trio of challenge winners who can then get into the finalists and maybe win the grand prize!
  • The winner of the Audience award will be selected by the audience and will claim the prize of 500 €.
  • And the grand prize, 4,000 € will go to the Grand winner who will be chosen from the challenge winners by the teams and the partners.
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Slack

as the main communication platform of the event where all the announcements will be communicated

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Hopin

will provide the place for the opening ceremony, live pitches and the closing ceremony to those who cannot join the event in person. Invitations for the Hopin event will be sent out only to participants of the event (like participating teams, partners and mentors)

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JunctionApp

is the official registration and submission platform for the teams. Also some of the evaluation processes will be organised here

Why apply?

Network & community

Get connections to a professional partners and other open minded innovators

Impact

Develop the future of one of our most important industries with your idea

Experience

Brainstorm with your or other teams, gain experience and even take home the grand prize

We are looking for hungarian students and young professionals* who have fresh ideas that could make a difference but are in need of financial or professional support. Nevertheless, if you are not a student anymore however you have an extraordinary idea regarding one of the challenges, do not hesitate to apply!

*Please note that we can only pay the prizes if the team includes at least one member who has a Hungarian TAX number.

Organizers

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Vanda Széplaki

Main Organizer

Martina Pintér

Main Organizer