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LOCATION : SMITHGROUP CHICAGO OFFICE

DATE: OCTOBER 21 AND 22

PRESENTATION TIME: OCTOBER 22

INNOVATE HACK 23'| BUILT TOOLS AND WORKFLOWS FOR THE NEW AGE OF SUSTAINABILITY, FUTURE CLIMATE AND MACHINE LEARNING

  1. To foster innovation in the AEC industry. Hackathons are a great way to bring together people from different backgrounds and disciplines to collaborate on new ideas. This can lead to the development of innovative solutions to some of the challenges facing the AEC industry, such as the need for more sustainable buildings, the need to improve safety on construction sites, and the need to streamline the construction process.

  2. To educate and train the next generation of AEC professionals. Hackathons can be a great way to introduce students and young professionals to the AEC industry and to the latest technologies. This can help to ensure that the AEC industry has a skilled workforce in the future.

  3. To promote collaboration and networking among AEC professionals. Hackathons are a great way for AEC professionals to meet new people and to learn from each other. This can help to build relationships and to create a more collaborative environment within the AEC industry.

  4. To raise awareness of the AEC industry. Hackathons can be a great way to raise awareness of the AEC industry to the general public. This can help to attract more people to the industry and to promote the benefits of AEC.

  5. To have fun and to celebrate the creativity of the AEC industry. Hackathons should be fun and engaging for everyone involved. They should be a chance for people to be creative and to share their ideas.

MEET OUR JUDGES

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Darya (Minosyants) Stefanovic, AIA, LEED AP

Director of Technology at JGMA

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Sean W. McGuire, AIA

Architect, Associate at Gensler

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Mark Schmieding, FAIA

Digital Practice Consultant

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Jason Smith, AIA

Design Principal at SmithGroup

1. WHAT IS A HACKATHON?

  • An AEC hackathon is a design sprint-like event where participants collaborate to develop innovative solutions to challenges facing the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.

2. WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Anyone who is interested in the AEC industries and wants to help solve problems in these industries.

  • This includes architects, engineers, software developers, students, and anyone else who has a passion for making the built environment better.

3. WHAT DO I BRING?

  • You should bring your laptop, a power supply, and any other materials you need to work on your project.

  • Food will be provided during the hackathon

4. WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE HACKATHON?

  • The goal of the hackathon is to develop innovative solutions to challenges facing the AEC industries.

  • Participants will work together to come up with new ideas, prototype them, and present them to a panel of judges.

5. HOW DO I FORM OR JOIN A TEAM AND WHY?

  • You can form or join a team at the hackathon.

  • There are many benefits to working on a team, including:

    • Sharing ideas and skills

    • Getting feedback from others

    • Dividing up the workload

    • Having more fun!

6. ARE THERE PRIZES FOR THE HACK CATEGORIES?

  • TBT

7. WHO OWNS MY PROJECT & IP?

  • You own the IP we encourage you to make it open source for other to use 

9. IS THERE REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVEL?

  • No

10. IS THERE A HACKATHON CODE OF CONDUCT?

  • Purpose: The purpose of this code of conduct is to create a safe and inclusive environment for all participants of the hackathon.

  • Expected Behaviors: Participants are expected to:

    • Be respectful of others, regardless of their background or identity.

    • Refrain from any form of harassment, discrimination, or bias.

    • Be open to new ideas and perspectives.

    • Be willing to help others.

  • Prohibited Behaviors: The following behaviors are prohibited at the hackathon:

    • Harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:

      • Sexual harassment

      • Sexist, racist, or otherwise discriminatory language

      • Unwanted physical contact

      • Unwanted sexual attention

    • Discrimination of any kind, including but not limited to:

      • Discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or other protected class

    • Disruptive behavior, such as:

      • Profanity

      • Violence

      • Destruction of property

  • Reporting Violations: If you witness or experience a violation of the code of conduct, please report it to a hackathon organizer immediately. You can also report violations anonymously by emailing [email protected]

  • Consequences: Violations of the code of conduct will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Possible consequences may include:

    • A warning

    • Removal from the hackathon

    • Other disciplinary action

We thank you for helping to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone at the hackathon

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