Announcing the winners of the Data Hack 2018 hackathon in Iceland

Our second data hack in Iceland around the Let’s get personal theme has just finished, and we were once again wowed by the creativity on display.

Teams had just over 24 hours to come up with a solution to one of three core challenges, which included innovating using digi.me’s Consent Access platform, with a focus on wearables and finance.

We teamed up with AngelHack and Startupiceland to run the hackathon, which took place at Reykjavik University.

All teams came up with fascinating ideas and use cases. These included:

  • Consent to Things, which brings data security to IoT device connections
  • Paper, a peer-to-peer platform that connects borrowers and lenders and takes away banking fees
  • DiGo – an interactive map and social network which allows visitors and locals to get to know communities better
  • Social Justice – a fun and playful app which settles petty grievances using a jury of social media peers
  • FirstLife  – a social platform where users can challenge each other with social, financial and health-related goals, using accurate and consented data
  • Plokk-in – a data-based map bringing great information to and helping organise the activities of plokkers (people who pick up rubbish)

The judges were digi.me’s CEO Rory Donnelly, Paula Gould, head of brand and communications at Men & Mice, Sigur Digital Agency founder Andri Sigurdsson and Kjartan Emilsson, CEO of Solfor Studios.

They chose Paper as the winner of the digi.me Grand Prize, which won the team several prizes including tickets to the Slush start-up event in Helsinki in December. First runner up was Consent to Things, and second was Social Justice.

Social Justice was also the winner of the AngelHack challenge, which will get them a place on the AngelHack HACKcelerator program.

Congratulations to all the teams, and we’re already looking forward to our next hackathon event, at hackXLR8 in London next month!

 

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