Hacking the Walls

The Tower of David Hackathon

Jerusalem. April 7-8, 2016
Powered by the Tower of David Museum and iJerusalem

AR/VR, Gaming, Gamification, Apps
It’s all about creating the experience.
Bring the stories, places and people of Jerusalem to life!

What It Is?

The Tower of David Hackathon, happening in the ancient citadel of Jerusalem, is powered by the Tower of David Museum and iJerusalem.

This is the first museum-sponsored 30 hour hackathon in Israel and will be the height of old-meets-new. The inspiration will spill out of the ancient halls and rooms of the Tower of David where designers, entrepreneurs, creators and makers will work with the newest technologies and develop exciting solutions to enhance visitor experiences.

The Challenge

We are calling for participants to help find new ideas, tools and technologies to present innovative and engaging ways to bring the stories, places and people of Jerusalem to life. These can be museum site-specific, can make artifacts come alive, can capture the Jerusalem experience from near and far, can make history an exciting game.

What You Get?

Winning teams will receive cash prizes:
First prize: 5,000 ₪ and EPSON‘s MOVERIO Glasses
Second prize 2,500 ₪
Third prize 1,500 ₪

In addition, the three winning teams will be presenting their solutions at the Digital Museum Conference at the Tower of David Museum on April 11, 2016, and at the Geek Picnic on the 25th to 27th April 2016. Additionally they will receive a package of guidance and mentoring from AtoBe Accelerator, the business accelerator of Azrieli-College of Engineering.

And that’s not all: The winning teams will be invited to work in an exciting environment – the soon to be opened Media Lab at the Tower of David!

Who We Are?

The Tower of David Museum, iJerusalem crowdfunding fund, AtoBe Accelerator and the Israel Innovation Institute are leading the Hackathon.

More about us

Sponsors and Partners

ijerusalem Harli  Jnext    Jerusalemmuni   Logo_HEB    atode     iii2 (2)


azrieli
    ROI-Initiative

Epson

EY      Yigal Arnon.png       MassChallenge

wakingapp       siftachmini      madeinjm       PICO לוגו עם כיתוב         geektime        gameis

aroma         Jachnun Bar        FacebookPP      busters     ambrosia

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