In partnership with AWS and Geovation, we were delighted to launch our Data in Motion Hack Week, with two launch sessions taking place on Friday 23 September. The launch set the scene for the challenge “Managing the Capacity of London’s Transport Network,” and we can’t wait to see the amazing solutions that are created to support this challenge and help improve the experience of those travelling in London. There are some great prizes on offer for the winners who will be announced at the end of this week. 

Hack Week

We launched our Data in Motion Hack Week on Friday 23 September at the AWS office in London. Judging will take place this Friday when we expect some fantastic ideas to have been developed


Judging the Hack Week Solutions

Here is the format for the judging event, which takes place at the end of the Hack Week on Friday 30 September (we don’t necessarily need a prototype of your solution – it’s the idea we’re looking for at this stage):

Start time End time Topic Who
09:00 12:00 Closed presentations Panel
12:00 13:00 Lunch All
13:00 14:00 Prize announcements & wrap event Panel

The Hack Week will conclude with a closed presentation to a panel of judges. The panel will be made up of the following people:

Company / Organisation and Area Name
TfL – Online Team Rikesh Shah
TfL – Online Team Gordon Watson
TfL – Travel Demand Management Lucy Fish
TfL – Roads Jonathan Turner
Kings College – Air Quality Andrew Grieve
Amazon Web Services Kris Burtwistle
Geovation Alex Wrottesley

If you would like to present your idea back to our panel of judges and put yourself in with a chance of winning one of our prizes, or if you would just like to showcase your solutions, please use the ‘Register Now’ button on this web page and select from the available slots to book yourself in.

Should you have more than one idea, please feel free to sign up to another slot (max 3 sessions per team).

Please note – you don’t have to have attended the launch event last Friday or the surgeries this week in order to enter your solution to the judging panel on Friday 30 September. You can email davidtan@tfl.gov.uk who will be able to send you the presentation deck from the launch, as well as instructions on accessing all of the datasets available for this challenge.

If you are unable to attend in person, don’t worry! Simply send us your idea via email to davidtan@tfl.gov.uk and burtwist@amazon.co.uk by Thursday evening and we will review it. Good luck all!

Posted by Rikesh Shah

Rikesh Shah works in TfL Online as the Lead Digital Relationship Manager.

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  1. […] the data, and distilling our ideas into a clear concept that we’re looking forward to presenting to the judges later this week at Amazon’s Holborn office. Fingers crossed we can (hopefully) wow the judges! […]

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