The Smart City Lab - Lenzburg will take place on November 13-14. Keep yourself informed by registering from the Hackdays Website.

Hackdays make a valuable contribution to the development of new solutions for complex problems. By bringing all the actors of the field as well as designers, programmers, data analysts, students and creative minds in general together in a collaborative process, great ideas bloom and prototypes come to life. Let’s build a sustainable and smarter city together! You can register and find more information on the Hackdays Website.


Energy & Climate Hack

April 29 - 30, 2021 Bern

Cities are responsible for 70% of the planet’s carbon dioxide emissions. The Emissions are estimated to grow further with increasing urbanization. Cities have recognized their crucial role when it comes to global efforts on decarbonisation and in pushing the energy transition, let’s support their efforts!

The two-day hackathon ENERGY & CLIMATE HACK organised on April 29-30th, 2021 will connect young talents from Switzerland and the UK to develop new ideas for products and services that push forward decarbonisation efforts and a locally embedded urban energy transition.


Shape My City

November 27 - 28, 2020 Laboratorium in Luzern

Take a peek at our challenges, which are always being updated. Together in teams, you will solve tough and exciting city challenges like reducing traffic congestion and traffic times, improving the utilization of pedestrian paths and bicycle lanes or optimizing the use for energy resources. These topics are constantly being expanded and are not complete.


Open Farming Hackdays

September 4 - 5, 2020 Landwirtschaftszentrum Liebegg

Die Landwirtschaft ist im Umbruch und steht vor grossen Herausforderungen. Die Digitalisierung verspricht viele Lösungsansätze und Innovationen. Engagiere dich für eine nachhaltige und produktive Schweizer Landwirtschaft, die die Ernährung der Schweizer Bevölkerung sicherstellt. Engagiere dich für die Landwirtschaft von morgen. Nimm an den ersten Open Farming Hackdays teil und entwickle in interdisziplinären Teams neue digitale Lösungen für die Schweizer Landwirtschaft innerhalb von 32 Stunden!


Energy Hackdays 2020

August 28 - 29, 2020 Hightech Zentrum in Brugg

The Open Energy Data Hackdays 2020 took place on the 28th and 29th of August in the Hightech Zentrum in Brugg. We ran a virtual workshop in March to celebrate Open Data Day - find a blog post here with a recap - postponing the initial date due to the onset of COVID-19. In August we ran the event with social distancing and multiple other measures to keep our participants safe. This challenge platform, a chat workspace, online forums and social media enabled virtual participation and audience.


#mixnhack 2019

September 6 - 8, 2019 Sion

This year OpenGLAM.ch - the Open Cultural Data working group of Opendata.ch - is collaborating with Museomix.ch to combine the make-a-thon approach of Museomix with our traditional open data hackathon – “mix’n’hack 2019” taking place on 6-8 September 2019 at the brand new cultural center Les Arsenaux in Sion. Follow #mixnhack for more updates!


Open Data Hackdays: Tourism

November 29 - 30, 2019 Lucerne

On November 29-30 the Open Hackdays Lucerne edition will take place at the Laboratorium in Lucerne. This will be the very first episode of a yearly event series presented by students from the Lucerne University of Applied Science seeking their master’s degree in Applied Information and Data Science. In this episode, we’re all about tourism. Tourism in Switzerland is an important economic engine and key to many Swiss incomes. Let’s create new solutions that have the potential to disrupt tourism in Switzerland, create mind-blowing happenings and make the industry more transparent, social and sustainable.


Agricathon 2019

May 17, 2019 Sierre, Valais, Switzerland

Le vendredi 17 mai 2019, la HES-SO Valais-Wallis, en partenariat avec Agridea (Association suisse pour le développement de l’agriculture et de l’espace rural) a organisé un hackathon sur le thème de l’agriculture à Sierre. Cet événement interdisciplinaire est un marathon de l’innovation d’une journée qui rassemblera agriculteurs, informaticiens, designers et autres curieux de tout bord souhaitant collaborer à la production de prototypes d’outils et de services innovants en lien avec l’agriculture.

Partenaires : HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Agridea, The Ark, Technoark, Opendata.ch


Energy Data Hackdays 2019

February 15 - 16, 2019 Hightech Zentrum Aargau

Am 15. und 16. Februar 2019 haben die Energy Data Hackdays im Hightech Zentrum Aargau in Brugg statt gefunden. Dank offenen Energie-Daten haben wir unser gemeinsames Energie-Verständnis verbessert, und an 13 Projekten gearbeitet welche dazu beitragen, in Zukunft die Energieeffizenz in der Schweiz zu steigern. Mehr Informationen über die Veranstaltung gibt es auf der Hackdays Webseite, die Ergebnisse sind hier und in den sozialen Medien.


#GLAMhack 2018

October 26 - 28, 2018 Zürich

Our fourth Open Cultural Data Hackathon will take place on 26-28 October 2018 at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich – in cooperation with the ETH Library, Zentralbibliothek Zürich, the Swiss Social Archives, the State Archives of the Canton of Zurich, the Basel Historical Museum, Wikimedia CH, infoclio.ch and further partners and sponsors.

If you wish to participate in the hackathon, you must register. This regards data-providers, programmers, designers, artists, experts and so on. If you just want to come by and check out how the hackathon works or attend the project presentations and Swiss GLAMhack Awards on Sunday, you do not need to register.


Mehrsprachigkeit - Plurilinguisme - Plurilinguismo - Plurilinguitad

November 23 - 24, 2018 Auditorium Careum

Gestalte die Zukunft der Schweizer Sprachenvielfalt!
Façonne le futur de la diversité linguistique en Suisse!
Dai forma al futuro della diversità linguistica in Svizzera!
Concepescha l’avegnir da la diversitad linguistica svizra!
Shape the future of Swiss linguistic diversity! 👈


Open Food Data x Smart Kitchen Hackdays

September 7 - 9, 2018 Zugorama, Zug

At the «Open Food Data Hackdays» we invite engineers, designers, agricultural and nutrition experts, entrepreneurs and students to jointly develop new solutions for a transparent and sustainable food system based on open food data. At the Hackdays on 7 - 9 September at Zugorama in Zug, we added hardware aspects and challenges under the slogan: "Open Food Data meets Smart Kitchen". For more information visit food.opendata.ch


Agricathon 2018

May 18, 2018 HES-SO Valais-Wallis

Le vendredi 18 mai 2018, la HES-SO Valais-Wallis a organisé un hackathon sur le thème de l’agriculture à Sierre. Cet événement interdisciplinaire est un marathon de l’innovation d’une journée qui rassemblera agriculteurs, informaticiens, designers et autres curieux de tout bord souhaitant collaborer à la production de prototypes d’outils et de services innovants en lien avec l’agriculture.


[Un]conference 2018

June 3, 2018 - July 3, 2018 Fachhochschule St. Gallen

At the Opendata.ch/2018 Conference on July 3, 2018, we will set up a community showcase, supported by «IT rockt!», of new and upcoming open datasets and projects. These will be collected here and promoted during the month of June. At the conference we will have a physical display, as well as opportunities to connect with other attendees for spontaneous meetups around your topic.


Open Food Hackdays Basel

February 16 - 17, 2018 Alte Markthalle

Part II of the «Open Food Data Hackdays» in 2018 will continue in February, in Basel. At the «Open Food Data Hackdays» diverse food-interested actors, including big data specialists, software engineers, nutrition experts, farmers, app designers, students and entrepreneurs, are united. This potential is combined with publicly available data on the production, movement, consumption and impact of food, in order to enable groundbreaking projects.

Please visit food.opendata.ch for more information. See also the results and challenges from Lausanne and the 2017 Hackdays.


Open Food Hackdays Lausanne

January 27 - 28, 2018 EPFL

If you care about food, no matter if it’s due to ecological, health, social or gourmet reasons, this is the place to be!

At the «Open Food Data Hackdays» diverse food-interested actors, including big data specialists, software engineers, nutrition experts, farmers, app designers, students and entrepreneurs, are united. This potential is combined with publicly available data on the production, movement, consumption and impact of food, in order to enable groundbreaking projects.

Please visit food.opendata.ch for more information.


Open Tourism Data Hackdays

October 27 - 28, 2017 Arosa

On the 27. - 28. October 2017 at our hackathon in Arosa we explored the topic of innovation in and the future of #opentourism. Please visit tourism.opendata.ch for more information.


Hackons l'éducation!

May 19, 2017 Sierre - Techno-Pôle (Salle Capella)

Le vendredi 19 mai 2017 aura lieu à Sierre au TechnoPôle (Espace Mérope, TP 10) pendant toute une journée un hackathon sur les nouveaux outils pédagogiques. Plus d'infos ... // Am Freitag, dem 19. Mai 2017 organisiert das Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik der HES-SO Valais-Wallis einen Hackathon zum Thema “Pädagogik” in Siders. Weiter lesen ...


Open Data Day Zurich

March 4, 2017 University of Zurich

Can you imagine ways to improve public transport in your city? Do you know or wish to learn how to wrangle, analyse, visualize or communicate with data? Join our upcoming hackathon in Zürich, meet people from the open data community on occasion of Open Data Day - and make an impact together on all the ways we get around!


Open Food Hackdays 2017

February 10 - 11, 2017 Lausanne & Zurich

The Business Innovation food.opendata.ch program supports creative, entrepreneurial and scientific projects in the area of food and nutrition data on their way from the first idea to market readiness by providing new open data, intense coaching and mentorship, and financial support.


The Climathon

October 28 - 29, 2016 Impact Hub Zürich

Climathon is a global 24-hour Hackathon which will take place simultaneously in more than 50 cities around the world on 28 October 2016. The word "hack" is used to describe how multiple technologies can be used together in a new and innovative way, which is what we will be doing during Climathon Zurich.


Hack for Ageing Well

September 25 - 26, 2016 St. Gallen

A two-day event for developing ideas in a creative, interdisciplinary environment: with a focus on teamwork, design thinking and prototyping. We look forward to seeing you at Startfeld St.Gallen, Switzerland on September 25 and 26, 2016.


Open Energy Data Hackdays

April 8 - 9, 2016 Innertkirchen and Mont-Crosin

To make open energy data, we are going up to the sources of sustainable energy. Developers and designers, data scientists and app producers, experts and amateurs, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, concerned citizens and data journalists - we will collaborate as individuals to address urgent energy problems and create critical insights.