Recently, over the course of two weeks there has been the AEC hackathon that for the first time after over AEC industry hackathon just had to resort to go in digital since we cant meet in person safely. There were many teams from around the world competing in this global event and many presentations over the course of the two weeks with the final presentations and and the awards held on July 26th. It has been an absolute honor to take part in this as a mentor and I look forward when we can all be together and share and hacking our AEC silos and technology. They are already planning for the next one in October.
Hackathons and innovation sprints are a great innovative method to explore ideas internally in you company or in industry groups and find solutions to the tough problems that you may not be able to solve in normal process or teams. They provide the space to explore, try things, and collaborate with others they may not normally get the chance to expanding their perspectives, experience, and skills. We just finished up an internal Hackathon in Global Consulting Delivery at Autodesk with 9 teams coming up with some amazing solutions that I hope hope to tell you more about in the future. I can’t encourage this way of thinking and collaborating enough and I am hoping to partner with some Autodesk customers in the future to combine forces to solve their challenges together as I think that would be a win-win.
Congratulations to all the team participants, the AEC Hackathon organizers, presentation speakers, mentors, sponsors, and industry.
Here are the wining teams.
See the projects from the Hackathon on Devpost.
There were many great live presentations that were recorded throughout the entire event. Pretty amazing that for $25 you got more than you paid for in the information and questions and answers by experts around the world.
Here are just a couple of the presentations that I attended.
Mass Timber construction including amazing designs, industrial robots, and sustainability.
Construction in Brasil
Building an app on top of Autodesk Forge
Read Kean’s great blog post on the AEC Hackathon.
For more information on the AEC Virtual Hackathon, visit www.hackAEC.com
I hope to hack with you in the future!