JOIN US ONLINE AND WATCH THE SOLUTIONS PRESENTATIONS
FOR HACKATHON TEAMS

How did the public health situation affect business during 2020 and which companies did best? How has technology helped the companies and organizations to adapt and achieve greater resilience of companies and business systems? Have we done more in digital transformation over the past year than during the past decade? Has Zadar become a smarter city and what does the term smart city mean to citizens?

Find out at the My Smart City conference and hackathon on September 9th and 10th 2021 in the Atrium of the Cedulin Palace and in the Saint Dominic Church.

The fourth edition of the conference is organized by representatives of the local IT community, the City of Zadar and Innovative Zadar.

The key topic will be the resilience of the companies and how they have improved or adapted their business powered by technology during the crisis. Speakers will be representatives of the public and private sectors who have used the technology in business and young people who want to pursue technology business in the future.

As in previous years, participants will be able to actively participate, discuss and share experiences and talk to lecturers and panelists so that they can turn their ideas into successful projects, create solutions for digital city services and improve the environment that will further drive smart city development to improve life quality of all citizens.

My Smart City

HACKATHON & CONFERENCE ZADAR

REMAINING...

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

ABOUT THE LOCATION


The Atrium od the Cedulin Palace as the hotspot for the Zadar and Croatian IT community

The conference will take place at the Atrium of the Cedulin Palace in the city center. During the two days in September, the Atrium of the Palace will, in addition to culture, become Zadar’s IT center and bring together Zadar’s IT community and the most successful Croatian ICT experts and entrepreneurs, who will discuss what are the next steps to be taken to digitize and improve city services to make Zadar a smart city that enhances life quality of all its citizens. The conference is a great opportunity to socialize and share experiences with representatives of leading domestic ICT companies, a place to motivate and inspire young people who can tomorrow be creators of innovative solutions based on technology.

HACKATHON


The hackathon will be held in two groups: hackathon for pupils and hackathon for students. Only high school pupils can apply for the hackathon for pupils, and students of universities and colleges and young people aged 18 to 27 can apply for the hackathon for students. Registration is free, and the number of teams is limited, so we suggest that you register your team as soon as possible via the link!

The topic of the hackathon will be focused on project solutions that can make Zadar a smart city that will offer its citizens digital services that raise the quality of life and satisfaction of citizens.

For all teams to have the same chances of winning, the given topic will be presented to all teams at the same time at the beginning of the hackathon. All teams will have 24 hours to design and present their solution. During the hackathon, teams will have mentors available to advise and guide them so that the result is a better solution.

My Smart City Hackathon will run for 24 hours. It will start on Thursday, September 9th 2021 at 10:00 AM in the church of St. Dominic and last until Friday, September 10th  2021, until 10:00 AM. The winners will be chosen by an expert jury after they publicly present their solutions in the Atrium of the Cedulin Palace on Friday, September 10th. Three winning teams in both categories will win valuable prizes. The rules of participation can be found here.

HACKATHON


The hackathon will be held in two groups: hackathon for pupils and hackathon for students. Only high school pupils can apply for the hackathon for pupils, and students of universities and colleges and young people aged 18 to 27 can apply for the hackathon for students. Registration is free, and the number of teams is limited, so we suggest that you register your team as soon as possible via the link!

The topic of the hackathon will be focused on project solutions that can make Zadar a smart city that will offer its citizens digital services that raise the quality of life and satisfaction of citizens.

For all teams to have the same chances of winning, the given topic will be presented to all teams at the same time at the beginning of the hackathon. All teams will have 24 hours to design and present their solution. During the hackathon, teams will have mentors available to advise and guide them so that the result is a better solution.

My Smart City Hackathon will run for 24 hours. It will start on Thursday, September 9th 2021 at 10:00 AM in the church of St. Dominic and last until Friday, September 10th  2021, until 10:00 AM. The winners will be chosen by an expert jury after they publicly present their solutions in the Atrium of the Cedulin Palace on Friday, September 10th. Three winning teams in both categories will win valuable prizes. The rules of participation can be found here.

MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT AND PROGRAM


Technology as a driver of change and digitalization

My Smart City conference and hackathon will run for two days.

On the first day of the program, a hackathon will begin in the St. Dominic Church, and a conference will be held in the Atrium of the Cedulin Palace.

On the second day, conference participants will be able to see a public presentation of the solution of both categories of hackathon in front of an expert jury in the Atrium of the Palace.

The program will end with the announcement of the hackathon winners in the evening.

My Smart City conference in Zadar is financed from the budget of the City of Zadar.

SPEAKERS


Inspirational sessions and panels that encourage action

Speakers at the conference will be IT innovators who, each in their field, think outside the box and enthusiastically design and implement successful IT projects and solutions that have affected the quality of life. Among them will be the people of Zadar who are the masterminds behind successful IT stories, local IT entrepreneurs and successful IT experts from all over Croatia.

The aim of the conference is to detect opportunities for further development and to discuss the local potential of Zadar for IT development and digitalization of public services through a dynamic discussion.

SPEAKERS


Inspirational sessions and panels that encourage action

Speakers at the conference will be IT innovators who, each in their field, think outside the box and enthusiastically design and implement successful IT projects and solutions that have affected the quality of life. Among them will be the people of Zadar who are the masterminds behind successful IT stories, local IT entrepreneurs and successful IT experts from all over Croatia.

The aim of the conference is to detect opportunities for further development and to discuss the local potential of Zadar for IT development and digitalization of public services through a dynamic discussion.

REGISTRATION FOR

HACKATHON

Applications for the 2021 hackathon are complete.
We look forward to seeing you again next year.

RICH TWO-DAY PROGRAM WITH TOP SPEAKERS AND EXPERTS

My Smart City conference and hackathon will run for two days. On the first day of the program, a 24-hour hackathon begins in the church of St. Dominic, and a conference will be held in the Atrium of the Cedulin Palace. In the afternoon of the second day, the hackathon participants will publicly present the solutions of both categories in front of an expert jury in the Atrium of the Cedulin Palace.

Thursday, 9th September 2021

Saint Dominic church

}

09:30

Hackathon teams gathering

}

09:45

Introduction hackathon

}

10:00

Hackathon start

}

11:30

Mentors from 2CODE presentation

Moderator: Jerislav Bobić

Hasib Alić
Đorđije Brkuljan
Mirko Ćurković
Ana Odvitković
Žan Skoblar

}

12:15

Informal networking with regional mentors (in front of the Saint Dominic church)

Gathering and networking with mentors from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, consulting 1 on 1 for hackathon teams and startups who want to consult with experts from regional ICT companies.

}

14:00

Lunch for hackathon teams

}

20:00

Dinner for hackathon teams

Atrium of Cedulin Palace

}

09:30

Introduction

Moderator: Dragan Petric (BUG)

}

09:35

Greeting by the mayor

Branko Dukić (City of Zadar)

}

09:40

Introduction into conference topics

Moderator: Dragan Petric (BUG)

}

09:45

Session: „How we founded BIRD“

Željko Krizmanić

}

10:05

Session: „How will AI shape Health 5.0“

Bruno Balen

}

10:35

Pitch UNCONFERENCE powered by Inovativni Zadar

UNCONFERENCE – Branding Zadar as digital nomads destination

Tomislav Pancirov (TomislavPancirov.com)
Tea Zavacki (TeaTime.com.hr)
Dario Marčac (Top 10 Balkan TikToker)

UNCONFERENCE – Employees as brand promotors

Moderator: Oleg Maštruko (Mreža)

Participants:

  • Draško Ivanišević (Microsoft)
  • Marin Mamić (AWS)

UNCONFERENCE – Branding at the time of pandemic

Moderator: Petar Štefanić (Word)

Participants:

  • Maja Markulin Klarić (Combis)
  • Bojan Mušćet (Hrvatski Telekom)
  • Ana Teskera (Brlog pivovara)
  • Helena Kolega (Hobby I Adore)
}

11:00

Panel „Why some survived, and some haven’t“ – companies’ resilience during pandemic

Why companies’ resilience matters and how technology helps? Why some companies disappeared during health crisis, while some achieved their greatest successes? Croatian entrepreneurs discuss what resilience means to them and how their companies adjusted to the business crisis caused by global pandemic.
Moderator: Dragan Petric (BUG)

Participants:

  • Luka Abrus (Five)
  • Stjepan Buljat (Cognism)
  • Tomislav Car (Infinum)
  • Selma Čmelik (ZonaPlus)
  • Lovre Peraić (Sutra)
}

12:00

One on one talk: „How to become LinkedIn Top Startup“

Stjepan Buljat (Cognism)
Dragan Petric (BUG)

}

12:30

Session: „Neostar – the whole new sales model in automotive industry“

Denis Tepša (Neostar)

}

13:00

One on one talk: „How Shift transformed in 2020 and 2021“

Ivan Burazin (Shift)
Dragan Petric (BUG)

}

13:30

Conclusion and closing word

Moderator: Dragan Petric (BUG)

}

13:35

Lunch break

}

14:15

Afternoon program – UNCONFERENCE powered by Inovativni Zadar

UNCONFERENCE program brings informal sessions on a given topic, in which audience participates equally, along with moderator and his guests. At the end, all participants jointly reach a conclusion on the topic they have discussed.

}

14:15

UNCONFERENCE – Employees as brand promotors

Moderator: Oleg Maštruko (Mreža)

Participants:

  • Draško Ivanišević (Microsoft)
  • Marin Mamić (AWS)
}

15:15

UNCONFERENCE – Branding at the time of pandemic

Moderator: Petar Štefanić (Word)

Participants:

  • Maja Markulin Klarić (Combis)
  • Bojan Mušćet (Hrvatski Telekom)
  • Ana Teskera (Brlog pivovara)
  • Helena Kolega (Hobby I Adore)
}

16:15

Coffee break

}

16:30

UNCONFERENCE – Branding Zadar as digital nomads destination

Moderator: Tomislav Pancirov (TomislavPancirov.com)

Participants:

  • Tea Zavacki (TeaTime.com.hr)
  • Dario Marčac (Top 10 Balkan TikToker)
}

18:30

End of conference day program

Friday, 10th September 2021

Saint Dominic church

}

10:00

The end of the hackathon

Hackathon teams finish working on their solutions and prepare for presentations.

Atrium of Cedulin Palace

}

12:00

Start of solutions presentations for hackathon teams

}

12:00

Introduction by moderators

Moderators:

  • Lovro Valčić
  • Jerislav Bobić
}

12:10

Solutions presentations – hackathon for pupils

Every team has 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes to answer jury’s questions. Jury members are Croatian ICT experts.

}

14:00

Coffee break

}

14:15

Solutions presentations – hackathon for students

Every team has 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes to answer jury’s questions. Jury members are Croatian ICT experts.

}

15:00

End of presentations hackathon

}

15:00 - 17:30

Judging process by jury

Saint Dominic church

}

18:00

Award ceremony and party – hackathon

Announcement of three first placed teams in both categories and award ceremony.

REGISTRATION FOR

CONFERENCE

Applications for the 2021 conference are complete.
We look forward to seeing you again next year.

My Smart City Zadar 2021 conference and hackathon are organized in accordance with current epidemiological measures. Useful links and more about measures can be found here.

Promoters:

City of Zadar

Narodni trg 1

23000 Zadar

Innovative Zadar

Grgura Budislavića 99

23000 Zadar

Follow Us