#Challenges

The hackathon is divided into challenges based on different industries and themes. Explore the challenges presented by CodeX partners. 

Explore challenges by:

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CRYPTO

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INSURANCE

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AUTOMATION

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DIGITAL TWIN

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AUGMENTED REALITY

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BUSINESS SOFTWARE

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BEGINNER-FRIENDLY

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Crypto trading bot

There are many moving parts of a successful bot: strategy, prediction, execution, special deals, etc. Any upgrade to any of the parts is always welcome. During this challenge you will be exploring and building algorithms, techniques, models, logic, opportunities, tools - that either trade by themselves or facilitate trading.

Who we are

Trading since 2O17, Gravity Team is one of the leading crypto market makers and liquidity providers, with cumulative trading volume in excess of $1OO billion. We provide 24/7 crypto liquidity to 12OO+ crypto-asset pairs across 25+ exchanges located in over 15 countries worldwide, making ~1% of the global spot trading volume. The company is in a high-growth phase as we continue to expand our team of ~3O top talent.

What we’ll provide

  • Technical and trading mentorship

  • Raw public websocket data since october 2O21 for several biggest exchanges (> 12TB)

  • Glassnode professional account access (blockchain forensics)
     

Implementation and technology

Anything goes

Judging criteria

Creativity – how unexpected or sophisticated the tool is
Validity – how realistic the tool is
Impact – potential profitability of the tool on its own, or as used by Gravity Team existing strategies
Code – we value clean readable code

 

Prizes

1 ETH

 
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Targeted experience for insurance customers

Insurance is one of the oldest industries globally, and the process and governance structures are set via different regulations and traditions. In the customer experience age, our challenge is to ask hackathon teams to develop new ways to satisfy insurance customer experience for insurance domain opportunities with bespoke and modern solutions.

Some ideas for the insurance industry challenges:

  • Streamlining & modernizing claims process end to end;

  • Extending the reach of insurance products based on real time-data sources;

  • Enhancing insurance product customer skills, abilities, and physical and mental health via various means to reduce payouts (and keep premiums affordable).

 

Who we are

We do three things and we do them well:

  • We deliver great digital products and customer experiences

  • We bring the most valuable ideas to market sooner

  • We build capability through our work-based learning platform

 

Our Consulting, Delivery and Learning services help some of the world’s most respected businesses develop their most promising ideas into valuable products and customer experiences faster.

Our experts from global delivery practices specializes across seven capabilities:

  • Product Innovation

  • Experience Design

  • Product Delivery

  • Intelligent Automation

  • Data & Analytics

  • Enterprise Transformation

  • Learning Skills and Capabilities

What we’ll provide

  • Mentorship

  • Technical assistance
     

Implementation and technology

We do not want to impose any technical limitations; however, we value engineering craftsmanship and agile development ideals. We would love to evaluate the final outcomes and the system of work employed by the team to reach the end of the hackathon. 

Additionally, we value solutions that will have specific enterprise-grade non-functional requirement areas (security, compliance, etc.) with modern engineering and product management approaches. Understanding the insurance domain industry (Enterprise Architecture landscape) and solution positioning can come in handy.

We will be evaluating product research maturity and the real skin in the game based on pretotyping concepts. 

Judging criteria

Insurance domain – understanding insurance company enterprise architecture and applicability to the enterprise solution
Product (Viability, Feasibility, Desirability) research – quality of customer research and data collected
Technical demo – how the team managed to organize themselves to reach the outcomes of the hackathon. Team agility and work structure maturity in face of adversity
System of work (Teamwork) – we value clean readable code

Presentation – how well final demo fit together
 

Prizes

15OO EUR

VFQ Product Management Course vouchers

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Automated solutions

Latvijas Pasts faces logistical challenges every day on many different levels. From keeping track of millions of parcels internally at our sorting centers to delivering them in wild rural areas around Latvia. Our industry is buzzing around tech, robotics and automated solutions as the key to all the challenges. However, there are legislative, governmental, security, safety and many other restrictions that need to be taken into account when using autonomous robotics in work environments and beyond. We are looking for safe, legal and efficient solutions and ideas that could help us in the logistics process internally at our sorting centrs and warehouses as well as in mail and parcel deliveries around Latvia. 

 

Who we are

Latvijas Pasts is the national postal service provider for Latvia. Our mission is to provide high-quality postal services throughout Latvia. Our mailmen reach even the most distant farmsteads and we can deliver postal items to any address in the world. We are always available to everyone everywhere.

What we’ll provide

  • Mentorship

  • Technical assistance

  • On-site visits & tours

  • Access to Test Environment
     

Implementation and technology

Experience with IoT and hardware solutions. 

Open your minds, look at what the technology is to offer - from OCR, NFC, Lidar to drones, UAV, robots and so on. Throw it all in a blender together with your ideas, ambitions and serve us a nice refreshing mojito of what the future holds.

Judging criteria

Creativity - How much the team can come up with a creative idea during the hackathon, how innovative their idea is
Impact - How well the team can involve a certain social layer, provide them with a solution or make an analysis of them, involving as large a group as possible
Feasibility - How viable the idea of the team is, how much effort it takes to achieve success. Were they able to validate their idea, or did they refer to their implementation somewhere?
Motivation - How motivated the team is for the goal and how much they believe in their vision. We might also be interested in ideas for the future.
Presentation - How well they know how to communicate their ideas to the audience, how well the message or idea or the prototype itself comes to the viewer.

 

Prizes

2 OOO EUR 

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3D “digital twin” of the city

Riga Technical University, the venue host, will offer participants a 3D “digital twin” of the city to play around with. A digital twin is, in essence, a 3D copy of the physical area with several datasets developers can build ideas within - including a model of the area where the hackathon will be held!

 

Who we are

RTU is a modern internationally recognized university. It is the only polytechnic university in Latvia and the largest university in the country – it educates and trains almost 15 thousand students.
 

RTU is focused on becoming a third generation university that not only provides high quality education, but also conducts advanced research and ensures innovation and technology transfer, practically implementing scientific discoveries.
 

Competencies of the team of highly qualified experts of the Science and Innovation Centre meet an excellent technical support – the best-equipped prototyping workshop in the Baltic States and supercomputing resources.
The Centre develops student innovation and entrepreneurial capacity, promotes knowledge transfer processes, offers services to entrepreneurs and scientific institutions, and actively involves in local and international innovation ecosystems.

What we’ll provide

  • Mentorship

  • Technical assistance

  • Data access
     

Judging criteria

Creativity - How much the team can come up with a creative idea during the hackathon, how innovative their idea is
Impact - How well the team can involve a certain social layer, provide them with a solution or make an analysis of them, involving as large a group as possible
Feasibility - How viable the idea of the team is, how much effort it takes to achieve success. Were they able to validate their idea, or did they refer to their implementation somewhere?
Motivation - How motivated the team is for the goal and how much they believe in their vision. We might also be interested in ideas for the future.
Presentation - How well they know how to communicate their ideas to the audience, how well the message or idea or the prototype itself comes to the viewer.

Judging criteria

Creativity - How much the team can come up with a creative idea during the hackathon, how innovative their idea is
Impact - How well the team can involve a certain social layer, provide them with a solution or make an analysis of them, involving as large a group as possible
Feasibility - How viable the idea of the team is, how much effort it takes to achieve success. Were they able to validate their idea, or did they refer to their implementation somewhere?
Motivation - How motivated the team is for the goal and how much they believe in their vision. We might also be interested in ideas for the future.
Presentation - How well they know how to communicate their ideas to the audience, how well the message or idea or the prototype itself comes to the viewer.

 

Prizes

TBA

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Augmented reality in education

We are looking for innovative software solutions that would allow AR/VR technology to be used in the learning process at schools in Riga, especially in STEM and social science studies. Using augmented reality in education can make the learning process more engaging for students and better learn particular subjects. We are looking for prototypes - Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) - which can be further developed into solutions that could be piloted at Riga City School Network.

 

Who we are

The main goal of Riga City Council is to improve the lives of city residents. A key part of that mission includes the city's involvement in the creation of an innovative economic environment, as well as approbation of latest technologies in the work of the city administration.

Lightspace is a Deep-tech company with its R&D laboratories, industrialization and fabrication facilities developing key technologies for the next generation of augmented reality. The company is also a global leader in volumetric, multifocal and light field technologies. 
 

What we’ll provide

  • Two Lightspace augmented reality headsets “IG1OOO”;

  • Lightspace Unity XR plugin with technical guidelines for developing solutions for the headset;

  • Sample project for the headset;

  • Technical support from Lightspace engineers;

  • Data sets that can be used for developing solutions:

  • Assets from Latvian National Library Collection “Lost Latvia”;

  • Geospatial data sets from Riga City Council.

  • Mentors from Riga City School System, Riga City Council, Lightspace, 5G Techritory; Lielvārds,Latvian National Library.

  • Opportunity to further develop the best solution for piloting it in Riga City School Network.
     

Implementation and technology

Lightspace IG1OOO is a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) that can be used in many Augmented Reality (AR) applications.

The main advantage of IG1OOO is that it solves the Vergence-Accommodation conflict, which occurs when the brain receives mismatching cues between the distance of a virtual 3D object (vergence) and the focusing distance (accommodation) required for the eyes to focus on that object.

To ease the development of AR applications with IG1OOO, the “Unity XR Plugin” has been created. It embodies the required functionality for developers to import into Unity and build scenes that work with IG1OOO, furthermore, the plugin contains a sample scene for developers to understand how it works.

During the challenge, developers can build Unity scenes with XR Plugin on their machines, then test them on provided laptops with IG1OOO. Developer’s machines must meet the following dependencies:

  • PC with Windows 1O and Nvidia GeForce graphics card supporting DirectX 11

  • Unity v2O19.3.O (other versions won’t work)

  • Unity XR Management package v3.O.6 (other versions won’t work)

  • Lightspace XR Plugin vO.1.O (will be provided).

Judging criteria

Creativity – how much the team can come up with a creative idea during the hackathon, how innovative their idea is
AR Implementation – how well was the team able to make use of the technologies of augmented reality and the headsets provided, and to what extent the solution successfully combines virtual and physical spaces
Educational Fit – to what extent the developed idea or solution or prototype help to enhance the learning abilities and comprehension of students
Use of External Resources – to what extent the solution uses external learning content resources that were either provided by project partners or were obtained from another source

Feasibility – how viable the idea of the team is, how much effort it takes to achieve success. Were they able to validate their idea, or did they refer to their implementation somewhere?

Presentation – how well the teams know how to communicate their ideas to the audience, how well the message or idea or the prototype itself comes to the viewer.

Prizes

2OOO EUR
Special prizes from partners TBA

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Automation software

As we continue to feel the impact of COVID-19, one thing is clear – the working world will never be the same again. And the prognosis is firm – by 2025, an estimated 7O% of the workforce will be working remotely at least five days a month.
The work from anywhere trend increased the number of scheduled online meetings. According to the statistics, 11 million meetings are held each day. To oversee all meetings in an enterprise, we need to take notes to track meeting decisions and discussions to follow up more efficiently.
How often have you been in a situation where you need to remember who said what during the meeting? Besides, taking meeting notes is a tedious task that takes away the focus from the meeting. And how good are actual meeting notes? Do those contain all relevant details? And how many times have you reread or re-listen gigantic recorded transcriptions?
In Atea, we have encountered these issues regularly. We are looking for a creative tool to improve overseeing all meetings in large enterprises when most of the team is working remotely, with Automate AI-Powered Meeting Productivity Solution

Who we are

Atea is the market leader in IT infrastructure for businesses and public-sector organizations in Europe’s Nordic and Baltic regions.

With more than 7,5OO employees located in 85 offices across seven countries —NorwaySwedenDenmarkFinlandLithuaniaLatvia and Estonia — Atea combines a unique breadth of competence in IT infrastructure with a powerful local presence in each market they serve.

What we’ll provide

  • Mentorship

  • Technical assistance

  • Development environments (Azure)

  • Toolset
     

Implementation and technology

Microsoft Teams; Microsoft Azure; Microsoft Power Apps; Microsoft Office 365;.NET Core.

MVP requirements:

  • Using Microsoft Teams meeting transcription, create a summary of topics discussed and decisions taken;

  • A meeting summary must be sent to all meeting participants via email.

Optional requirements:

  • Email messages should have the capability to follow up with selected bullets added to the agenda;

  • The summary email should have “important/not important” feedback voting capability for summary bullets;

  • The team manager receives a weekly report containing a high-level summary of team members’ hourly involvement in meetings, split by “important/not important” feedback – detailed information with topics and agendas available via the link.

Judging criteria

Implementation – Does it work? Can it be implemented? Can it be maintained?
Innovation – How innovative / creative / unique is the idea? Was there a novel approach applied to solve the problem?
Technical Excellence – Is the project technically impressive? How technically elegant is the solution?
Future Potential – Was it clear how the output could be taken forward in the future? Were ideas of future steps provided? Was it sheer fun, or did the idea show usefulness in the long term?

Presentation – How well the idea and prototype are communicated to the audience?

Prizes

Each participant will receive a gift bag from Atea

1OOO EUR

 
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The Discord Bot 

For those participants who have just started to learn code and are unsure about competing with seasoned developers, the hackathon offers a low-code track (or no-code at all)! The challenge invites you to come up with an idea for the most original Discord Bot and build it during the hackathon. The bot can have any purpose that you choose such as something that will make working in teams easier or more effective, make communication in Discord more engaging or it could just be something for fun (it can be as silly as you like). The Discord Bot challenge is beginner friendly and will give a chance for those who have just started their first steps in coding or are interested in trying it.

 

Who we are

Riga TechGirls is a non profit organisation working towards empowering women to be a part of IT and eduating them in technology and digital skills. The goal of the organisation is to create a more diverse tech environment and encourage more women to become not only technology consumers but also creators. Since 2O15 it has been organising a variety of events including programming workshops, meetups, educational and mentorship programs, coding bootcamps and participated in the biggest conferences in the region.

What we’ll provide

We will provide mentorship at the event to help you through any technical difficulties. Additionally we will share additional resources and links to tutorials on making Discord bots for complete beginners as well as will share great examples of Discord Bots around the web.

Implementation and technology

The only requirement is that the Bot needs to work on Discord but anything else (language, tools, implementation) is up to you. 

Judging criteria

Creativity - How much the team can come up with a creative idea during the hackathon, how innovative their idea is

Motivation - How motivated the team is for the goal.

Presentation - How well they know how to communicate their ideas to the audience, how well the message or idea or the prototype itself comes to the viewer.

Prizes

Riga Tech Girls merch
4 Drones "DJI Mavic Mini 2 Fly more combo" from Tet.lv

Riga Coding School courses