The DBEI Generative Design Hackathon in Edinburgh

On Wednesday morning I headed off, bright and early, to the Generative Design Hackathon that had been organised by DBEI prior to this year’s BILT Europe in Edinburgh.

I wandered past the local church in Bruntsfield:Bruntsfield Church

The walk to the conference centre led me via the canal:
Along the canal

I arrived at EICC, the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, which is also hosting this year’s BILT Europe over the coming days.


Proceedings were kicked off by Wesley Benn, Executive Chairman of DBEI:Intro

He introduced the teams:


And the judges:


While Hypar’s Anthony Hauck introduced the expert users (myself included):


As well as some tips and tricks for the event:

Tips and Tricks

This was a slightly different format for a Hackathon, in the sense that it was being held on a single day. We’d considered calling it a Sprintathon or a Hackday, but had stuck with Hackathon despite the restricted time.

The teams during the intro

A lot of effort had gone into encouraging the teams – who had mostly been formed prior to the event – to do some advance…

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