10 Jan 2024

Join the 2024 Forma Hackathon in Oslo from Feb 13-14

Join the Forma hackathon

Putting finishing touches on hacking TestFit into Forma during AECTech in New York 2022.

With Autodesk Forma, we aspire to build an open industry cloud for the AEC ecosystem: open for data, and open to be extended or integrated into existing workflows. We are building an Extension API and a Forma SDK to help our growing ecosystem build great integrations.

The Forma team is hosting a hackathon in Oslo, Norway from February 13-14. Come join us and our customers, and create long-lasting relationships that will lead to high-value integrations and business opportunities.

 

Sign up here

 

Who should sign up?

Any builder with an open mindset and an interest in Autodesk Forma is welcome! We especially encourage Software Developers, Designers, and Computational Designers to join us. You do not have to be an existing user or customer of Autodesk Forma to join the hackathon.

Shapediver using Forma
Collaborating with ShapeDiver to lay the foundation for Forma Extensions during AECTech in New York 2022.

 

How do I participate?

The hackathon will take place at Edvard Storms Gate 2, 0166 Oslo. You can pitch an idea, join a team, make something cool and present it. If you would like to compete for a prize then you must adhere to the guidelines below.

 

Agenda

Tuesday 13 February

  • 9.00 Doors open
  • 9.30 Welcome and short keynote by Zach Kron - Sr. Principal Product Manager, Autodesk Forma
  • 10.00 Hackathon pitches
  • 11.00 Hacking starts!
  • 12.00 Lunch
  • 17.00 Dinner

Wednesday 14 February

  • 12.00 Lunch
  • 15.30 Hacking ends
  • 16.00 Community event with hackathon wins and dinner

 

Guidelines

  1. Your hack must make use of Forma in some way (e.g. data from Forma, an extension to Forma, etc.)
  2. Each group can only consist of a maximum of 5 participants

Your hack is not required to be made available online as open source code, but we do encourage it. 

These rules are only mandatory for those who want to compete for prizes. If you want to join the hackathon and create something outside the two requirements, feel free to sign up anyway!

 

Sign up here

 

How do I win?

A jury consisting of selected Forma customers from the architecture and construction sector in Norway will pick winners based on teams' final presentations.

Awards

We will award the three best hacks. These are evaluated across the following dimensions:

  • Current market value
  • Innovation, potential, and ambition
  • Open sourceability

Each member of the three winning teams will receive $100 in an Amazon Gift card (*).

 

(*) All winners will be awarded one Amazon Gift Card issued by Tango Card Inc. valid in Amazon stores located in one of the following countries: Japan, Ireland, the United States, Australia, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Mexico. The Amazon Gift Cards are worth one hundred U.S. Dollars or equivalent in the local currency on the day of the issue.

TestFit
Clifton Harness (TestFit) and Carl Christiansen (Forma) celebrating the TestFit Extension in Forma.

 

    Getting there

    To reach the city center, you have the option of using a bus, train, or taxi. For more details, you can visit  Avinor.

    Our recommendation is to use Flytoget as it is the quickest way to reach the city center. 

    For navigating within the city or reaching the Autodesk office, you can choose either bus, tram, metro, or taxi. If you prefer public transportation, utilize the Ruter website or app to purchase tickets, including weekly and daily passes. Alternatively, you can opt for Uber or book a taxi. If selecting a taxi service, we suggest using OsloTaxi.

     

    Recommended hotels

    We suggest opting for accommodation situated near the city center, as this would facilitate easier travel to the Autodesk office.

    Consider the following hotels:

    Our recommendations consider factors such as expenses, comfort, and location. You can make reservations through their respective websites or Booking.com for a wider range of options. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey.

     

    How do I get started?

    Check out our recent webinar for an overview of the current Extension API and Forma SDK. You can also look at our documentation or engage with us through the developer forum. We strongly suggest forking the Shadow Study or Dynamo extensions as a starting point for exploring the Forma SDK.

    If you're looking for more inspiration, check out some previous winners here

     

    Sign up here

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