Team Spirit and Collaboration
We have kicked off our global DigitalLife Hackathon Series in Germany on April 8/9, with the two focus areas “health & mobility” and “smart home & mobility”.
How do health and mobility fit together? Will autonomous cars become moving fitness rooms? How do smart homes communicate with our cars? At Hack.Stuttgart, around fifty students worked on their ideas and prototypes in a creative, but nonetheless focused setting. The aim of the intense two-day session for coders and programmers was to develop innovative ideas within 24 hours and verify their potential with the jury. Prior to the event, special hardware kits with an impressive array of microcontrollers, sensors and other equipment had been sent out to the ten teams, so that they could familiarize with some of the tools and the hardware.
Fun with coding, perseverance, team spirit and little sleep are part of the program. During the whole event, the participating teams interacted with each other and with the Daimler experts and mentors in a mutually reinforcing, collaborative mindset. Some of the teams found additional team members on the DigitalLife Campus Forum in the run-up to the event – also in the case of the winning team: the five team members got know know each other online, met for the first time on day one of Hack.Stuttgart and delivered a great performance during the two days.