#30DayMapChallenge hackathon Tartu

Participant Information

What to bring

The most important thing is to bring your ideas, spirit of fun and helping others!


Tech and equipment

  • Laptop
  • Mouse and mousepad
  • Your chargers, potentially power plug adaptors and power cables/power distribution units (only some may be supplied)
  • Headphones (you might need to communicate with your teammates or mentors via online link)

The other stuff

Hackathon is great fun, but it can also be an intense and stressful weekend at times. Bring what you need to stay productive and comfortable.

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Music or podcasts
  • Any data you’ve downloaded for the event, or notes you’ve made
  • A water bottle and a coffee/tea cup
  • Any medications you may need

Sleeping at the venue

The venue will not be open over night and therefore you won’t be able to spend night at the venue. Venue is open on Fri until 10 pm; Sat 9am to 6 pm

Internet access

The venue will provide free WiFi (eduroam and Uni public wifi). Please make sure the laptops or computers you bring can connect via WiFi, or that you bring a WiFi dongle. Hardwired connections are not available.



We’ll be taking care of your some of your meals:

  • Friday: Dinner – pizza provided
  • Saturday: Lunch
  • In addition: some snacks (fruits, cookies) will be provided throughout the day

Special Dietary needs: Vegetarian options will be available.


If you have your own snack preferences then you are welcome to bring your own.

Need coffee… yes please! We will provide coffee, tea and milk.


We would like to keep the event environmentally friendly and therefore please bring your own cup to use for drinks.


Live event communication, and social media
Please do not post the maps during the hackathon. However, you are welcome to post pics about the event. Please tag all your event-related posts on social media (especially on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) with the #30daymapchallenge hashtag, that would be greatly appreciated.

You grant us permission to be photographed and the maps created during this hackathon to be shared via social media. However, any intellectual property developed during the hackathon will belong to the team that developed it.

You acknowledge and agree that your image, name and voice may be used by organisers to produce any of the following Hackathon-related content:

  • Social media content – inclusive of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and others.
  • Print
  • Photography

We respect your privacy and will not share your personal information submitted through the registration process with third parties without your prior consent.


Rules and Code of Conduct

The #30daymapchallenge is a daily mapping/cartography/data visualization challenge aimed at the geospatial community. No matter if you are a GIS expert or never made a map before this challenge, everyone is welcome to participate.

The idea of this hackathon is to create ideas, prepare data and create preliminary maps in preparation for the #30DayMapChallenge that takes place in November. There are no restrictions on the tools, technologies or the data you use in your maps, except potentially in relation to a few themes.

Happy mapping!

But keep in mind a few things when mapping:

• All maps you publish have to be your original work. Don’t steal content from others.

• Give credit to the original data source whenever possible.

• The challenge is all about creativity, openness and the joy of beautiful maps and cartography. It is not a competition.


During the hackathon:

Be Respectful Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and racist, sexist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for this event.
Be Thoughtful In the spirit of education and inclusiveness, there may be minors participating in the hackathon. Keep this in mind when speaking.
Be Open We welcome attendees from all backgrounds. This event is about increasing the overall amount of learning, partnership, and engagement.
Be Awesome and Have Fun Meet new people, get creative, and have a good time. Getting something meaningful done within such a short amount of time can be stressful, but we’d like to encourage everyone to take a break every now and then to relax and enjoy the event.

All of this to say: we want this hackathon to be a safe place to create, learn, and build up a supportive community. Thank you for being a part of it!