A team of Korean participants in Seoul City's "hackathon" event demonstrate "smart helmets," which they designed to enhance the safety of street sweepers, before judges at the S-Plex Center in Seoul, Sunday. Seoul, a huge metropolis, faces mounting challenges ranging from air pollution and severe traffic congestion to the need for a functioning welfare system for the elderly. Last weekend, the S..
. "We hope to find answers to issues such as traffic congestion and fine dust through citizens' participation and seek ways to turn good ideas into real business items."The city selected five themes ― environment, welfare, health, transportation, and culture and tourism ― and each team could choose one.During the 30-hour event, the participants shared their ideas and some of them turned their id..
Seoul city invited 100 teams with four members each that have ideas and expertise to solve the problems for a "hackathon" contest in western Seoul from 2016.6.25(Saturday) to 2016.6.266(Sunday). A hackathon, a portmanteau of "hack" and "marathon," is an event originally where computer programmers and software developers gather for intensive talks on projects, usually for days or weeks. The term ..
In a recent hackathon organized by Seoul City, 21-year-old Kim, was one of those in charge of demonstrating how 3-D printers work. “I have never seen this many 3-D printers together in one place in my life. Maybe this could be an unprecedented scene in Seoul,” Kim told The Korea Herald as he participated in the event last weekend. “There are so many advantages of using 3-D printers especially at..