Updated: Jun 23
Every year Hackmakers organises the Smartcities Hackathon to find innovative solutions to generate more awareness, stronger communications and quicker responses for tomorrow's smart cities.
Urbanization, globalization, climate change, demographic change are all public pressures on people's quality of life, safety and security. This has put numerous city authorities in a challenging position to tackle problems relating to these topics. The Smartcities Hackathon was born out of a desire to address these, challenging our partners and developers to seek new ways to connect, alongside improved insights that foster a better environment and develop smarter and safer cities.
This year we partnered with Oracle, Slack, NSW Government, University of Sydney Incubate, BPB and Packt as our major sponsors.
The hackathon revolved around the following topics:
This year there were more than 2000+ participants and 200+ and industry professionals coming from more than 80 countries. Together, they formed over 100+ teams.
The hackathon was supported by globally celebrated panelists, speakers, judges and mentors including:
Craig Chung- Councillor at City of Sydney
Ian Oppermann- Chief Data Scientist, NSW Government
Scott Newman- Senior Director, Cloud Engineering Team, Oracle ANZ
Hon. Victor Dominello- Minister of Digital, NSW Government
Dr. Rama Kamaraju- Senior Consultant, NITI Aayog
Chee Kean Lim- CEO, Ascent Solutions
Horng Shya Chua- Managing Director, Oracle Singapore
Yudhistira Nugraha- Director at Jakarta Smart City
Aylwin Tan- Chief Customer Solutions Officer at CapitaLand
Saeed Tasbhisazan- Chief Technology Officer, Telstra
Steve Nouri- Head of Data Science and AI, Australian Computer Society
Dr. Supakorn Siddichai- Executive Vice President, DEPA Thailand
Simon Hunter- Executive Director, NSW Planning, Industry & Environment
Eng Koon Goh- Senior Regional Director, Oracle APAC
Robert Linsdell- Managing Director ANZ, Vertiv
Han Chung Heng- Senior Vice President, Oracle JAPAC
Pratap Padode- Managing Director, Smart Cities Council of India
Ursula Silling- Chief Executive Officer, XXL Solutions
Pamela Gupta- Founding Member, IoT Security Foundation
The opening ceremony for Event 1 was broadcasted live on 5th March 2021 on
The opening ceremony for Event 2 was broadcasted live on 4th June 2021 on
After weeks of judging hundreds of innovative and creative solutions, our judges have finally come up with the best solutions presented in the hackathon. And the winners of the hackathons are:
Members: Karthikeyan S, Geetha Devi, Srinivas GV, Sooraj G, Nithin Sebastian, Dipin Manmadhan, John Nevil, Vyshant Kurup
Mentored by: Navpreet Bhatti Makhija
Solution: A people-friendly IoT based chat-bot using Facebook which helps in multiple aspects.
Members: Luc Jonveaux, Rutger Meester, Sébastien Mellot, Amaury Salles, Thierry Cadoum, Fabien Blanchais, Anna Moskvitina, Owen Flanagan, Mariano Amoedo Mendoza
Mentored by: Maria Mingallon, Jyotirmaya Patro, Aine Martin, Himanshu Joshi, Brendon Baker, Jason Lowe
Solution: MyWay is an active safety digital assistant that can prevent involuntary exposure to safety risks, improving city users’ safety and wellbeing by inciting travelers to go for leisure walks throughout the area. By providing a route that is focused on the perceptions of the individual, MyWay makes sure to find the surroundings that make you have a convenient and comfortable walking trip. This gives users’ the opportunity to focus on the positive aspects of their trip: a pleasant, convenient and safe stroll around the city.
Members: imberly Wright, Joe L., Woody Hooten, Mari Takashima, Danielle Alice, Desanges Aucéane THIAM MÉKÀ de GOGUENHEIM, Andy Nguyen, Bhuvaneswari Sivaramakrishnan, Yash Gondhalekar, Muhammad Hamza, Vivek Kumar
Mentored by: Himanshu Joshi, Jyotirmaya Patro, Saif Haque, Riyaz Ahamed, Pratyush Mayank, S M Jahangir Alam, Mahesh Gurav, Jae Shin, Jason Lowe
Solution: CitiSafe is a cloud-based intelligence platform provider, we provide solutions specifically to enable individuals living in the smart cities and particularly the silent victims to join the communities and transform from bystanders to upstanders. This act of goodness, together with our leveraging the leading high-performance cloud & edge computing power in collaboration with Oracle, government agencies and law enforcement agencies, will build and maintain a safe neighborhood within smart cities and beyond.
Bronze Medal Finalists
Team Carbon Neutral - TRFFC App
Members: Danylo Liakhovetskyi (Team Rep.), Harnoor Singh, Mohammad Asif, Illia Krantovskyi, Moses Enyinnaya, Pushkar Mungikar, Shaheer Khan
Mentors: Saif Haque, Himanshu Joshi, Ashwini Kumar, Navpreet Bhatti Makhija, Alistair Hofert, Hua Jiang, Joanne Chua, Jason Lowe
Solution: They tokenize and reward users who commute in a socially-responsible manner.
Team Dream Green
Members: Mihir Rambhia (Team Rep.), Jainy Shah
Solution: They designed the Clever Drone application, which will allow customers to deliver their products or packages using our smart delivery application. The Clever Drone application will allow individuals to order a delivery and also connect with companies to deliver their products, it will allow individuals to register to deliver packages with their personal Drones that can be purchased from them. Customers can track their delivery through the application to ensure a secure and safe delivery.
Members: Yamini Harikrishnan (Team Rep.), Jesse Sravya, Anshuman Yashodhar Rangaraj, Chitrak Banerjee, Durga Prasad, Anirban Dutta, Hamilton Onisodumeya
Mentors: Arijit Hajra, Himanshu Joshi, Riyaz Ahamed, Mahesh Gurav, Pratyush Mayank, Swee Aun TAN
Silver Medal Finalists
Team GTPLUS & WYHIL
Members: Junghee Han (Team Rep.), Hunter Shin, Yubaeg Ji, Daihyun Ha, Euijun Jeong
Mentor: Jae Shin
Solution: Data collected by real-time air quality sensor device (AirFEEL) is streaming mass data created by the second. To handle this big data, we choose Oracle ADW which is a fully managed database that is tuned and optimized for data warehouse workloads. To analyze data efficiently and visualize numerical values, we choose OAC. It is important to use the cloud system to handle situations such as disease prevention and control where there is a sudden change in the demand for sensor devices. When data shows levels that exceed the threshold, the system could send an alarm to the user or operate an automatic ventilation system. This can efficiently contribute to COVID-19 prevention and prove the effectiveness of the smart city automatic healthcare system to citizens. This solution can be applied to any disease prevention scenario in the world and shows why we need Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Members: Zachary Chua (Team Rep.), Aaron Yu, Lim Xuan Yu
Solution: This app displays carparks on the map with indicators of available lots and price, making finding a carpark space easier for its users. Instead of waiting for carpark spaces at an overly busy carpark, the user can just check the app and plan to park at a less busy carpark. This saves countless of hours over time and is a greener and more efficient solution for all. Data analytics is done to determine the busy periods of each carpark by taking the availability of carparks over time. A knowledge sharing mechanism allows users to update the information they think is correct and if other users agree and submit the same information, it is updated automatically.
Winners of the Smartcities Hack 2021
Members: Amir Kashapov (Team Rep.), Philip Zlatkovic, Abdulqader Atiya, Abdullah Khayat
Solution: The Torus Protocol proposes an optionally privacy-preserving, Turing-complete, scalable blockchain based on directed acyclic graphs that works in tandem with a portable hardware wallet in the form of a ring that requires biometric identifications via fingerprint to access its functionalities.
The Awards Ceremony was broadcasted live on 1st July 2021 on
A huge thanks to all the participants, mentors, ambassadors, sponsors and partners for being a crucial part of this hackathon, for providing both positive and constructive feedback and making this event a reality!