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Hackathon Ulm


The hackathon will start on the 10th of march at 10:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm, on the 11th of march it will start at 10:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm.

Location and travel information:
The DIFUTURE Hackathon will take place at Ulm University in O28 room H21, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11 - 89081 Ulm, Germany.


From Ulm Central Station: You can take the line number 2 or the bus number 5. You leave the public transportation at „Universität Süd“, change the side and head in the direction of east. Afterwards entering the O27, heading to the stairs in the middle and get one level up, heading then east again entering O28 and turn right.


  • Reproduction of the "Demonstrator-Study" using DIFUTURE DUs
  • Integration test of the DUs of a "Mini-DIC" (DUs 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/9)
  • After the hackathon each site should be able to "install" its own DIC
  • Development of an installation/deployment plan
  • Planning the next developments/identification of "blind spots"


  • Define Roadmap of the meDICit
  • Harmonization of the meDICit & Testing set-up (Identify existing issues, Test functionality/compatibility)
  • Setting-up the meDICit - let's hack
  • Data integration
  • Solution script for set-up
  • Simulate dataflow (Simulate dataflow from ETL to DW)


10th of March

Time Topic
09:45 - 10:00 Get together and breakfast + Setup
10:00 - 10:15 Welcoming of the participants, Introduction to the Hackathon
10:15 - 12:00 Roadmap for DIFUTURE Deployment Units
12:00 - 13:00 Lunchbreak
13:00 - 13:15 First hint for the key
13:15 - 15:15 Start of Deployment Unit Harmonization  –  let‘s hack
15:15 - 15:30 Coffeebreak
15:30 - 16:30 Deployment Unit Harmonization  –  let‘s hack
16:30 - 18:00 Definition of the testing set-up 
18:00 Pizza

11th of March

Time Topic
09:45 -10:00 Get together and breakfast
10:00 - 10:15 Second hint for the key
10:15 - 12:00 Setting up the meDICit – let‘s hack
12:00 - 13:00 Lunchbreak
13:00 - 15:15 Setting up the meDICit – let‘s hack
15:15 - 15:30 Coffeebreak
15:30 - 15:45 Third hint for the key
15:45 - 17:15 Solution Script for set-up of the meDICit – Deployment Concept
17:15 - 17:30 Last hint for the key
17:30 - 18:00 Is there a key to leave the room?

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