Trustbit Hackathon

Sustainable Logistics Simulation

  

Experts in data science, machine learning and software development will work together to find efficient and sustainable logistics solutions for the EU at the Trustbit Hackathon: Sustainable Logistics Simulation on 13 May 2022.


Freight transports, delivery routes and logistics systems are key drivers of the European economy. They allow countries to work together across borders, achieve better results together and find efficient and sustainable solutions for the future through cooperation and collaboration. Trustbit aims to foster this cooperation and brings together experts, developers and scientists to demonstrate what we can achieve by joining forces.


The event will start at 9:30am and happen online for remote participation and physically in the Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn in Vienna (prior registration required). We want to make this event as safe as possible for all on-site participants and therefore we ask you to bring a valid PCR or antigen test certificate. If that is not possible for you, you can do a free Covid antigen test with our test team at the entrance. Thanks for your cooperation 🤗


🚚  Competition Track

Together, we want to leverage practical applications in software development, data science and machine learning that can move materials, goods and products efficiently and sustainably across the EU. To this end, Trustbit will provide a simulated environment in the form of a digital twin of the main transport networks in which participants can program smart agents. Teams and individuals will be judged on efficiency and sustainability and the results will be shared publicly with the community. At the end of the day, the winners for our 4 competition categories will be nominated and receive prizes.


Round 1: Efficiency (09:30 - 12:30)

The first round of the competition, which will happen in the morning, will be focused on efficiency scores (e.g. how much cargo did trucks transport and how many empty kilometers did they accumulate). We are looking for the most efficient implementations in the following two categories:

  • 🏆  Individual trucks - for individual participants. You will get to program a single truck. Scores are based on the efficiency of that truck, compared to others.

  • 🏆  Truck fleets - for small teams. You get to program trucks and a small coordination program. Scores are based on the efficiency of the entire truck fleet compared to other fleets.

Round 2: Sustainability (13:00 - 16:00)

The second round will introduce sustainability mechanics - optimising not only for the cargo transfer but also for being reducing carbon emissions. We are looking for the implementations which reach the lowest carbon footprint in the following two categories:

  • 🏆  Individual trucks - for individual participants. You will get to program a single truck. Scores are based on the optimisation of carbon emissions of that truck, compared to others.

  • 🏆  Truck fleets - for small teams. You get to program trucks and a small coordination program. Scores are based on the optimisation of carbon emissions of the entire truck fleet compared to other fleets. 


👩‍🏫  Learn & Share Track (10:00 - 16:00)

In addition to the competition, we also want to offer all interested parties the opportunity to exchange ideas and to share and expand their knowledge. Therefore, parallel to our competition track, there will be the Learn & Share track for everyone who wants to participate in a relaxed collaborative learning experience, as well as a panel where experts will discuss their experiences and insights. Talks and panels will be streamed worldwide, allowing you to immerse yourself in various interesting topics without participating in the competition. Our Hackathon chat on Slack will also be open to anyone who wants to follow the competition and ask questions.


How to participate?

  1. Register and decide if you will attend the main event on May 13 remotely or on-site in Vienna.
        Registration is open from April 25 2022. 

  2. Form a team and add it on the Projects page (recommended team sizes 1-5 people)
    No need to provide details about your project or team.
        This is just necessary for us, so we know who will be working in which team.

  3. Join our Hackathon Slack Workspace here
        All communication before, during and after the main event will happen there.

  4. On the day of the Hackathon
    Check out the documentation we publish about the Hackathon simulation on May 13.
    You will be provided with a barebones script which can serve as a template for your teams solution.
    Each project team needs to push their script to a public git repository and share the URL with us via a private Slack message. The simulation will fetch the script every few minutes and will execute it.
        

More info about the Hackathon will follow soon!