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Hackathon is a hackathon marathon consisting of multiple stages, just like decathlons. In this exciting marathon, our participants will participate in a hackathon

Then they will develop prototypes developed in these hackathons and make them a concept product with various trainings and exhibit them in Project Market event. The concept products, which are valued in the project market, are invited to Gala this time and they present their work models with canvases in order to be the first and get investment.

HERE & LOCIAL Hackathon is organized by Gaziantep University, LOCIAL, HERE, Amazon and Turkish Airlines. Hackathon participants will develop innovative applications that will make life easier by utilizing the services and data sets to be provided by Turkish Airlines and HERE, as well as the services of the API supplier stakeholders from different sectors. In doing so, Hackathon participants will use new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of objects, big data, virtual and augmented reality, blockchain and biometry.

HERE & LOCIAL Hackathon is a 24-hour software development marathon that aims to develop location-based solutions that will make life easier and to encourage the creation of digital technologies. Teams of participants with different skills and skills (defined below) who are willing to work together as a team in relation to a specific task (work) will be established. HERE & LOCIAL is a competition that uses a map service to address a wide range of students, such as students, designers, developers or marketers, in order to develop services and applications related to mobile applications and related areas. So, do you know exactly what the event is?


We want you to focus on one or more of the following topics:

  • Mobility: Develop solutions to reduce congestion and empower faster, greener, and cheaper transportation options.
  • Smart cities: Create location-based solutions that have the potential to solve metropolitan challenges like energy, pollution, economic growth and sustainable infrastructure.
  • Gamification of map experience: Solutions focusing on making the maps more fun.
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Stage 2
Argeti Project Market

Argeti, Research & Development - Commercialization is a project market activity of Gaziantep University. Argeti is the most important platform of Gaziantep to introduce, show and exhibit your project or idea to investors and business world. ARGETİ Project Market is realized with the aim of making every precious idea and project realization and evaluation, and expanding the culture of university-industry cooperation. Graduation Projects, Graduate / Doctoral Projects, Entrepreneurship Projects, R & D and Innovation Projects are made in 4 categories.

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Stage 3

Your Project is

In step 3, your project is very close to commercialization! With the entrepreneurship trainings and investor presentation trainings, you will create your business model canvas and confront the investors. At this stage, you will have the opportunity to collect both the rewards and the investment collection. Location and date will be announced here soon ...


Mehmet Emin Sandıklı

Senior Digital Innovation and New Business Development Specialist at Turkish Airlines


Semra Memiş

Business Development &Data Acquisition Manager @ HERE Technologies | Curator @ Hello Tomorrow


Uğur Osmanlıoğlu

Corporate Segment Leader at Amazon Web Services


Ekrem Tekin

General Manager at TargeT Teknoloji Transfer Ofisi A.Ş.

Salih Zeki Çimen

Sales and Corporate Affairs Director - Softtech

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  • 1-year incubation*
  • investor presentation
  • Mentoring

Gift Check

  • 1-year incubation*
  • investor presentation
  • Mentoring

Gift Check

  • 1-year incubation*
  • investor presentation
  • Mentoring

Students, fresh graduates, developers, startups! Once applications have been reviewed, all applicants will be notified by email regarding the status of their application.

You do not have to make a presentation in English, but English speakers may come forward in the jury.

Yes. We'll provide food and snacks throughout the entire Hackathon.

Admission is completely free.

Yes. We are happy to see participants from all over the world.

You can form teams of up to 4 people

HERE APIs at https://developer.here.com/, Turkish Airlines services at https://developer.turkishairlines.com, as well as Amazon Web Services at https://aws.amazon.com/en You can use.

Amazon Web Service credits will be provided to the leader of each selected team.

No worries! It’s helpful to have some programming or technical experience, but it’s not a requirement. Just come eager to learn, excited to meet lots of awesome people, and most importantly, come ready to build.

o No! All activities to be carried out in the projects should be carried out in the event. You can use different APIs, but all codes must be written during the HERE & LOCIAL Hackathon.

Please bring your ID so that we can verify and register you during registration! You should bring everything you think might be needed for development (laptop and power strips).

If you have specific hardware, you can take it with you.

It is not necessary to stay overnight, but it is strongly recommended to fully experience the hackathon experience.

The winners will be selected by the jury members who are experts in their field as a result of a 2-hour evaluation process.

The travel and accommodation expenses of the contestants who will participate in the Hackathon from outside Gaziantep are not covered.

Grrrr! We feel awful for that, so you should feel free to email us at semra.memis @here.com

For your questions

Project Coordinator - Gamze Erden
Tel +90 553 420 77 50 gamzetarget@gmail.com
Gaziantep Teknopark

Yamactepe Mah,
M.Tevfik Atak Bulv.
4A Blok, No:Z/18

Tel +90 342 361 01 18
Fax +90 342 361 01 19