#pfaffhack 2019 – Designing the Green City of Tomorrow with Code

Press Release / 7.10.2019

The PFAFF HACK enters its second round! Once again, coders can work 24 hours on a concrete idea to improve life in the city and protect the climate at the same time. Under the motto “Code can change the world”, concepts for the smart green city of tomorrow will be designed during the hackathon (=hacking marathon) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern.

The PFAFF HACK is an annual hackathon (= hacking marathon) whose subject is the new PFAFF quarter in Kaiserslautern.

On 25 October at 3 p.m., it is time for the next event – on this day, programmers and those who want to improve the world will come together for the #pfaffhack19 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern to spend 24 hours researching new solutions for urban life in the future. The focus will be on the topics “Sustainable Energy Generation and Use”, “Mobility of the Future”, and “Strengthening the Community”.

The goal is to develop the prototype of an idea and demonstrate to the jury why exactly this solution will help to address the pressing problems of our time. There are no limits to the creativity of the participants.

With the #pfaffhack19, the participants can once again look forward to an exciting event offering the opportunity to test and expand their own coding skills. Ample refreshments and a good atmosphere are guaranteed.

The PFAFF HACKs are organized by Fraunhofer IESE: IESE is part of a consortium of eight partners that want to develop the climate-neutral urban quarter of the future on the grounds of the former PFAFF site in Kaiserslautern in a lighthouse project. For the people and with the people.

Registration is currently still possible both for individuals and for teams. The number of participants is limited to 50. More information about the program and the registration can be found at: https://pfaffhack.iese.de.