Join us at the #makebristolmobile hackathon

Design or develop a new app and win prizes worth over £1,000!


We’re excited to announce our next hackathon in partnership with Bristol City Council.

We’ll be at OVO HQ on Saturday the 18th of March.

If you’re a mobile app developer or designer — beginner or expert — this is a unique opportunity to show us your bright ideas on how we can use apps to improve Bristol’s transport:

How can we help the city become less congested?

Can we maximise the capacity of vehicles on the roads?

What might encourage more people to use sustainable transport?

OVO's inspirational workspace
OVO’s inspirational workspace

The challenge is to brainstorm the basis of an app that uses the Bristol API to solve one of these problems.

The day’s best team will walk away with £100 cash and a chance at £1,000 worth of design workshops from Big Mallet.

Not an expert? Not a problem! UrbanThings developers will be on hand to help you get to grips with our API, provide tech tips and access to our brand new mobile SDKs. We want to work with you to build something that can create a real difference. We’re not expecting you to produce an entire app in a day, just to kick off something new and exciting — then show us what you’ve done.

Come along as a team or on your own and help #makebristolmobile

Check out our EventBrite page for details.

We can’t wait to see you there!