Last Friday and Saturday we had the Smart Open Lisboa Hackathon at Fundação das Comunicações, where in just 2 days the startups had to build a product using the open data the partners provided.
We literally felt that history was being made… this is the first open data and smart cities program in Lisbon, and the possibilities are endless.
However, even though during those 2 days we all had a blast, this hackathon had a very specific purpose. Together with all the partners involved we had to choose only 8 startups for the next phase of the program.
Tough choice, like always. But in the end these were the winners that will get to test their solutions in real life, starting in September:
Congratulations to all and thanks to all the others who took the challenge of improving the city of Lisbon and the lives of millions of people. See you in September!