HERE Hackathon

October 27-29, 2017 | Istanbul

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HERE Hackathon Istanbul challenges you to develop location-based solutions to address the mobility and smart city needs of Turkey.

On October 27-28, participants will trade their sleep to join like-minded people in a creative environment. You may work solo, come with a team or join one at the event to create an innovative software solution.

At the end of the event, teams demonstrate their projects to fellow hackers, visitors, and a panel of judges.

If you’d like to get a head-start on exploring what HERE has to offer developers, visit and access HERE data and services now.


May the best team win!

Focus your hack on the following challenges

    • Smart Mobility

      Develop solutions to reduce congestion and empower faster, greener, and cheaper transportation options.

    • Smart Cities

      Create location-based solutions that have the potential to solve metropolitan challenges like energy, pollution, economic growth and sustainable infrastructure.

    • Gamification

      Create fun solutions to update HERE maps.


  • Kaan Akin


Trip & participation to TOA Berlin '18

6 months membership @habita co-working

3 months mentorship from Hackquarters



6:00 pm - Registration

7:30 pm - Welcome speeches

8:30 pm - Dinner

10:00 pm - Challenge starts


All day hacking

8:00 pm - Dinner & Music


10:00 am - Challenge ends, presentation preparation begins.

11:00 am - Breakfast

12:00 pm - Presentations

3:30 pm - Evaluation

4:30 pm - Award Ceremony

5:30 pm - Cocktails


  • Venue

    Habita Co-Working Yeşilce Mahallesi, Ulubaş Cd. No:23, 34418 Kağithane/İstanbul

  • Main Information

    48 hours 100+ Hackers Top-notch mentors, workshops, music, nonstop coffee, goodies, selfie material venue and prizes!

  • Check-In

    6:00pm Friday, October 27, 2017

Our Sponsors

  • Hackquarters
  • Ford Otosan

Frequently Asked Questions

Students, fresh graduates, developers, startups! Once applications have been reviewed, all applicants will be notified by email regarding the status of their application.

Admission is completely free. We’ll also be providing food and internet access during the entire event.

You can form teams of up to 4 people. There are no restrictions for team members, so you can team up with hackers of any function or experience level! You can also apply together as a team once you've started an individual application.

No worries! It’s helpful to have some programming or technical experience, but it is not a requirement. We’ll have mentors to help you with your project; hackathons can be great places to learn new skills in a short amount of time. Come eager to learn, excited to meet lots of awesome people and most importantly, come ready to build.

The hacking will start once you’ve arrived at the venue. However, you can register and familiarize yourself with the location data you’ll use from HERE Technologies at

We will have an introductory workshop on HERE APIs and database, plus a team formation session. In addition, there will be music just to make you relax a little.

Please bring an ID so we can verify and register you on-site! You'll need a laptop, and we recommend that you bring a power strip for convenience. We realize 48 hour is a long time, so feel free to bring a pillow if you need to take a break.

If you have specific hardware in mind, bring it with you.

No, this is not a lock-in. We realize you might have other commitments during that time. However, to maximize the time allocated for hacking we encourage you to stay on site.

A panel of some of the biggest names in Turkey tech industry will evaluate hacks based on creativity, technical ease, design, and usefulness. The top 10 overall projects will demo what they have built in front of all of participants & jury. The top three team will qualify for prizes.