Hundreds of Hackers Will Attend Disruptive European Event

Two Hundred-fifty hackers are expected at a currently undisclosed European location from June 12-14, attending the first edition of HACK_RETAIL, the biggest retail and e-commerce hackathon ever held in Europe. From the web site:

Note : To ease transportation for international teams, the venue will be located in a city with an airport and less than 90 minutes from the CDG Airport. Accurate guidelines will be provided to travelers.

The definitive place will be revealed in March 2020.

Two Hundred-fifty hackers, 15 retailers, 10 technology partners and one common goal: to come up with effective solutions answering retailers’ issues within 48 intensive hours. Altogether, that’s 50 teams of five hackers selected for their excellent profile, vying to be the most creative to solve challenges around five main tracks: Community Engagement, Sustainability, Loyalty, Seamless Customer Experience and Security.

The event will kick off around an opening keynote, on Friday, June 12th, 2020. Next the 250 top-level hackers (developers, designers, marketers, business people in retail and e-commerce) will have until Sunday morning to put their creativity and ingenious skills to the benefit of their team.

Results of the hackathon will be announced on Sunday afternoon during the closing ceremony. All the projects will be evaluated according to several criterion: suitability, innovation, flexibility, technical feasibility inside the retailer’s ecosystem. Each track winner team will win a prize of 5,000€, and the hackathon winner team will be be awarded the top prize of 20,000€.

By participating in the hackathon, retailers have the certainty that their challenges will be tackled by the best experts who came out on top of tough competition and challenging selection process. Within only 48 hours, hackers will have to come up with a fully working prototype, easily integrable in the retailer’s environment.

For more information about this curious event, you can visit the official web site here. ◊

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