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Product Forge/Shelter Scotland: Generation Rent hackathon

  • Codebase 38 Castle Terrace Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9DZ United Kingdom (map)
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Have you ever had trouble finding a flat? Argued with your landlord? Lost a deposit? Conflict between renters, landlords and agents is one of the most pervasive problems facing the housing sector. Be part of the solution at Generation Rent Product Forge where technical and entrepreneurial minds will collaborate with the sector to develop new ideas that improve the renting experience.

The number of people renting in Scotland has doubled over the past ten years. New digital platforms are needed to improve quality of service and dispute resolution.

Generation Rent Product Forge is a hackathon with a twist for entrepreneurs, data scientists, software engineers, programmers, UX designers, developers and students to build new digital platforms to improve some of the most challenging problems faced by tenants, landlords and letting agents.

Use this opportunity to apply your skills, get a new startup off the ground, meet potential co-founders, and collaborate with like-minded individuals. You don’t need to arrive with an idea and you don’t need to be an expert. At our events, you can play a key role no matter your skillset or skill level - you just need to be passionate about making positive change.

At Generation Rent Product Forge, participants will have the opportunity to explore numerous datasets including Shelter Scotland’s web analytics and helpline volume data, Zoopla housing data, national EPC data, and housing data from the National Records of Scotland.

All participants receive mentoring, 10 free meals and 24 hour access to the venue, and all teams can access support to develop their concept beyond the event.

Concession tickets available for Students and Product Forge Members.

This event is part of DataFest 18 Fringe.

Want to know what a Product Forge looks like? Check out the Public Health Product Forge highlights.