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Technical Challenges:

UCL Intranet for Students

Predicting when assets will fail

Conceptual Challenge:
Hacking #LearnHack: How can we make the event more sustainable?


Congratulations to our winning proposals!

Scroll down for more details on the challenges and how to take part.
All voting results can be found here.




The Challenges Explained

UCL Intranet for Students

by Saskia Cebrian Guerrero & Fabian Urban

"As a new student at UCL, it was very difficult for me at the beginning to find the library services, where to pay my bills, maps, my schedule, events from the UCL Union and Moodle, since they are all in different-not linked platforms. I think its necessary that students know from the very beginning all the important links and information from the university in an integrated platform. And that is my idea, to create an Intranet designed by and for students."

This challenge is aimed particularly at the following categories of people: Artist / Designer, Coder / Techie

By the end of the event, they would like to have "a website that integrates different platforms from UCL in a user-friendly environment for students."




Predicting when assets will fail

by Peter Jones & Rebecca Allen

"To use data from UCL's Estates team to build a predictive model that will assess which assets are likely fail, enabling predictive/preventative maintenance."

This challenge is aimed particularly at the following categories of people: Coder / Techie, Data Whizzkid

By the end of the event, they would like to have "ideally a predictive model, but I'm open to ideas."




Hacking #LearnHack

by "the #LearnHack organising gang"

"The aim of #LearnHack is to bring the whole of the UCL community together to solve some of its problems from the bottom up or the inside out (however you prefer to look at it). Every event is an opportunity to make a real difference to how we do things in the areas of teaching, learning and campus life. While both ticket sales for the event and feedback by past attendees have been consistently great, attendance hasn't always been so fantastic. Why is this and what can we do to build a more self-sustaining community moving forwards?"

This challenge is aimed particularly at the following group of people: Visionaries, Thinkers, Writers, Dreamers, Tinkerers, Inventors, Facilitators, Artists, Designers

By the end of the event they would like to have "workflows, planning documents, designs and practical solutions for future #LearnHacks."




What happens next?

We would like to encouraged you to form small teams before the event takes place in June in order to save time on the day. Teams should consist of no more than 4 people.

Although not compulsory, you may find it useful to meet up with your team before the event to decide on a team name and which challenge you would like to work on during the hackday.

Over the coming weeks, the organising team will be working with the Challengers to ensure that you are well supported during the event.





The first batch of tickets will be made available at noon on May 7th. Once live, you can get your ticket on the event website.


You know what they say: the more, the merrier! Event feedback consistently asks us to market this event better, but UCL is huuuge and there are only so many people we can reach. Please help us by spreading this message to any of your UCL colleagues and friends who you think might be interested. - Who knows, you may even have a winning team in your circle!

Until next time.

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