Data Hackdays Bern 2021 [EN]

  • Hackathon

The Data Hackdays BE 2021 will be taking place on Friday the 12th & Saturday the 13th of November 2021 in the Bernese Rathaus, don’t miss it! Get to know the challenges of the Hackdays on

From Friday, 12th of November 2021, from 9am
to Saturday, 13th of November 2021 6pm

Rathaus Bern

powered by the Amt für Informatik und Organisation (KAIO), Kanton Bern, Parlamentsdienste and



Welcome to the first edition of the Data Hackdays BE 2021!
At this event, the focus is on the Canton of Bern. Together we can help drive the administration forward to become a smarter digital organisation at all levels, with tasks becoming more fluid and putting a wealth of information out to benefit the community. Can we become more ecological and resource-saving, increase levels of democracy, access and equal opportunities for citizens, through the better use of Data? Participate in this event and solve real-life challenges, collaborating to transform the Canton of Bern for a better tomorrow.

Freitag, 12. November 2021

8:15 Uhr: Türöffnung
9:00 Uhr: Willkommen & Einführung
9:30 Uhr: Vorstellung der «Challenges»
10:30 Uhr: Gruppeneinteilung
11:30 Uhr: Start «Hacking»
12:30 Uhr: Mittagessen
18:00 Uhr: Zwischenpräsentationen
19:00 Uhr: Abdendessen
Bis 23:00 Uhr Hacken

Samstag, 13. November 2021

08:00 Uhr: Türöffnung
12:00 Uhr: Mittagessen
14:30 Uhr: Kurzreferate
14:45 Uhr: Präsentation der Ergebnisse und Diskussion
16:00 Uhr: Apéro


What is a Hackathon?

A Hackathon is a two days collaborative workshop during which a community of interest tackles issues that a certain field of society is confronted with. Those themes are suggested by the ‘challenge owners’, representing an organisation or an institution willing to help carrying the results of the workshop.
Participation is free and opened to everyone, with or without programming skills.

What can you expect?

Two exciting, exhausting and challenging days are waiting for you! Together we will develop innovative solutions for various challenges around the Canton of Berne in about 48 hours.

In cooperation with various departments of the cantonal administration, we are preparing exciting topics and datasets for you, which specifically address needs of the departments and their administrees. On the first hack day, the departments’ representatives  will present specific challenges, which you can join afterwards.

The Event

The event is completely free of charge for the participants. During the Data Hackdays BE 2021 we will use slack as a communication tool.
You will use our project platform to document the progress and the results of your projects. For the final presentation of the results, your group will produce a few slides for which we provide a template.
Furthermore, various interactive online tools such as, Miro, Trello, etc. can be used. If you are not yet familiar with these tools, contact our support team in Slack and get assistance. You will receive the Slack invitation link in your registration confirmation email.


This event is entirely under the motto “Participation” and you are invited to take part on this exceptional event to decide on the future of Digital Berne. The Data Hackdays BE 2021 are open to all interested persons who want to think and work creatively around cantonal data. Let us come together and help the Canton Bern to become a better, smarter digital Administration!

All attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers and staff at our hackathon are required to agree with the Hack Code of Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to ensure a safe environment for everybody. For more details on how the event is run, see the Guidelines on our wiki.

COVID 19 measures
A valid COVID certificate is required to participate in the hackathon.
Additional measures may apply according to the federal regulations in force.


In case you (unfortunately) have to cancel your registration for the Data Hackdays BE 2021, we kindly ask you to inform us and unsubscribe from the list (link at the bottom of our confirmation Mail)


You will soon find the challenges here, as they will be uploaded and updated.

Together in teams, you will solve tough and exciting city challenges to benefit the citizens of the canton Berne and its businesses for economic growth, social welfare, and environmental sustainability. These topics are constantly being expanded and are not complete yet.