AEC Hackathon Online v1.1

October 5 - 25, 2020

AEC Hackathon online v1.1 is our 45th event and our second virtual multi-week experience of online presentations, workshops, interviews, mentor hours, meetups, hackathon, and more.

The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Hackathon was created in 2013 to give those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting edge technologies and its developers and designers. It’s an experience of geeking at its finest for improving the industries that affect all that live or work in a house or building. It has quickly become a global community of innovators that include all elements of the built environment. See our Frequently Asked Questions section on our website for the basics and Code of Conduct.

If you are a built environment and or tech professional, expert, company, conglomerate, country, alien, robot AI, or other working to improve the built environment / give super powers to its workforce, join us!



This video from our friends at BLOXHUB gives a great overview of what an AEC Hackathon is about.

SCHEDULE

Here is the schedule for the event. Make sure to check the workshop and presentations section below for their times.

October 5-8
Workshops
October 9
Hackathon Kickoff / Lightning Rounds
14:00 EST (UTC-4)
JOIN
October 12-23
Presentations
Online Social Activities
Team/Mentor Check-in (10/14,10/21)
October 23
Hacking Deadline
23:59 EST (UTC-4)
October 24
Team Presentations
13:00 EST (UTC-4)
WATCH
October 25
Startup Challenge Pitch & Winners Announced
16:00 & 17:00 EST (UTC-4)
WATCH

SUPPORTERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

Learn about the latest and greatest happenings in the industry from these amazing media channels!

GET STARTED

Here are the basics you need to participate in the online event. Let us know if you need some help!

#1: Registration is open

#2: Join the Discussion

#3: Get Involved

  • Watch the team presentations
  • Sign up for the next event when registration opens

#4: Existing Team Starter Pack

WORKSHOPS

Dive into some tech before the hackathon with online workshops that are available to everyone at any skill level. Make sure to follow the links and register for those workshops that require it, and keep checking back for updates to the workshop schedule as we near the October 5 date.


Developing your inner Spidey Sense : Anomaly Detection for IoT apps
Ron Dagdag
Spacee
WATCH

Introduction to Crosswalk API
Adam Roderick
Construction Specifications Institute
WATCH

Intro to C#, up your AEC Visualization Game
Christopher Diggins
VIM
WATCH

Getting Started With Autodesk Forge
Jaime Rosales Duque
Autodesk
WATCH

Intro to Environment Design in Unity
Andy Jevsevar
KairosXR
WATCH

Build your BIM360 Integration
Autodesk
WATCH

Creating a Custom App with Matterport
Matterport
WATCH

Creating Your First Multi-User VR Experience in Unreal Engine
Stephen Phillips
Theia
WATCH

How to work with assets in Twinmotion
Joep van der Steen
Epic Games
WATCH

Develop solutions with indoor maps & rich geographic context using Azure Maps
Roberto Lucchi
Microsoft
WATCH

Intro to BIM Unity Workflow
Tim Kanellitsas
KairosXR
WATCH

Creating an App with Procore
Raman Dhillon
Procore
WATCH

Getting started with Samsung Knox for Security
Samsung
WATCH

Introduction to VR in Unity
Tim Kanellitsas
KairosXR
WATCH

CHALLENGES

AECH Challenges

Here are our challenge categories for the online event. Prizes will be announced at the kickoff.

BEST OVERALL PROJECT

The project that really hits the mark on execution, utility, and technical merits.

SPONSOR: AEC Hackathon

BEST SOLVES A BIG PROBLEM PROJECT

The project that solves a big problem for a built environment profession.

SPONSOR: AEC Hackathon

BEST MASHUP PROJECT

The best solution that combines our event and community supporters’ tech.

SPONSOR: AEC Hackathon

BEST HACK FROM A PAST EVENT

Projects from previous AEC Hackathons or from the open source projects here.

SPONSOR: AEC Hackathon

BEST HACK FOR HUMANS

Projects that use built environment related data to improve the human experience in structures and cities.

SPONSOR: AEC Hackathon

BEST STARTUP PROJECT

For teams that want to go further with their solutions and present to a second round of VC judges.

SPONSOR: AEC Hackathon

W3C DIGITAL TWIN CHALLENGE

SPONSOR: Werth Institute

PRESENTATIONS

Attendees will be able to enjoy presentations from various speakers in our global community. Stream information will be shared with your registration email after the event starts.

BRASIL: SAO PAULO


Giane Brocco
Biomimicry Brasil
10/21 - 16:00 EST (UTC-4)
BRASIL: SAO PAULO


Regina Ruschel
UNICAMP
10/13 - 16:00 EST (UTC-4)
CANADA: MONTREAL


Elizabeth Guzman
Unity Technologies
10/16 - 16:00 EST (UTC-4)
DENMARK: COPENHAGEN

Shaping our own education, stories of modern AEC Studies
KEA Students
Students of AEC
10/21 - 14:00 EST (UTC-4)
FINLAND: HELSINKI


Aarni Heiskanen
AEC Business
10/15 - 12:00 EST (UTC-4)
JAPAN: TOKYO


Stephanie Bay
Nohara Holdings
10/22 - 12:00 EST (UTC-4)
SINGAPORE: SINGAPORE


Vanessa Ching
GeoWorks / Singapore Land Authority
10/20 - 21:00 EST (UTC-4)
SWITZERLAND: ZURICH


Lauren Vasey
ETH Zurich
10/14 - 18:00 EST (UTC-4)
UNITED KINGDOM: LONDON


Simon Hart
Innovate UK
10/14 - 12:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: AUSTIN


Natalie Rens
Asteria
10/19 - 13:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: LOS ANGELES


Benny Baltrotsky
MSUITE
10/20 - 19:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: LOS ANGELES


Erin Khan
Suffolk Construction
10/20 - 12:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: LOS ANGELES


Tadeh Hakopian
HMC Architects
10/22 - 15:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: LOS ANGELES


Zhihe Wang
University of Southern California
10/22 - 17:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: NEW JERSEY


Amy Marks
Autodesk
10/14 - 15:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: NEW YORK


Blake Berg
DB Partners
10/13 - 12:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: NEW YORK


Hugh Seaton
Glimpse Group
10/16 - 12:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: SAN FRANCISCO


Julieta Moradei
New Story
10/15 - 14:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: SAN FRANCISCO


Vivin Hegde
Hilti Group
10/15 - 17:30 EST (UTC-4)
USA: SEATTLE


Marc Kinsman
Mortenson
10/16 - 18:00 EST (UTC-4)

RESOURCES

Here are links to event communication channels, open data sets, open source projects, and other resources you can use in your hacks.

Have an open resource to contribute to the community?
Share it with us

TEAM

Here are the folks from the community that are making this happen.


Cody Nowak

ORGANIZER


Damon Hernandez

ORGANIZER


Devin Baldwin

ORGANIZER


Greg Howes

ORGANIZER


Hugh Seaton

ORGANIZER


Josephs Morris

ORGANIZER


Kathryn Malm Bourgoine

ORGANIZER


Mariana Macedo

ORGANIZER


Steve Holzer

ORGANIZER


The Digit Group Team

PROMOTIONS