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December 5-9, 2022

TomTom NEXT. Our student hackathon. Your NEXT step.

The registrations are now closed. Stay tuned for the NEXT edition!

Why should you join TomTom NEXT?

Every engineer wants to be a part of creating the next big thing. During this hackathon, you’ll bring an innovative idea to life with your classmates and the advice of TomTom’ers.
Get a feel for what TomTom NEXT is all about:
Want to see what the students got up to?
But wait... did we forget to mention there’s also prizes?
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Prizes


Here are the prizes awarded to the teams with the most innovative ideas!
3x master-level
winning teams
Your team wins a €4,000 cash prize
3x hacker-level
winning teams
Your team wins a €2,500 cash prize
3x bonus prize-
winning teams
Your team wins a €1,500 cash prize
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Here are your hackathon challenges

You can choose from two difficulty levels – hacker and master. The hacker level is best suited for those starting in tech. The master level fits more experienced coders.
Ready to win one of our prizes?
Pick one of the following challenges:
How can TomTom better connect navigation with the user’s digital life?
Challenge 1

How can TomTom better connect navigation with the user’s digital life?


We often need to (safely) use our phones on the go. In this challenge, you’ll find ways of connecting some of the most regularly used apps with a car’s navigation system.

Hacker-level challenge: Using our SDKs and APIs, build a simple to use tap-and-go application that connects a daily used platform to a vehicle companion app or a navigation app like TomTom GO Navigation or TomTom AmiGO.

Master-level challenge: Lower the barrier for third party app developers to integrate personalized services into our navigation experience. Combine our APIs with third party APIs, like WhatsApp, Outlook, Twitter, and others or find specific locations.

Skills needed: Kotlin, Swift or Java experience
How can TomTom help drivers minimize stop-and-go situations, providing a safer and smoother driving experience?
Challenge 2

How can TomTom help drivers minimize stop-and-go situations, providing a safer and smoother driving experience?


Safety is massively important to us. It’s not always about the fastest or shortest route to get to a destination – sometimes a longer journey with fewer stops can protect drivers. This is where you come in.

Hacker-level challenge: With a sandbox app we provide, create a routing mode to change a route from fastest to smoothest, minimizing stop-and-go moments. Think of the most common and avoidable situations, e.g., traffic lights, priorities at intersections, crosswalks, etc.

Master-level challenge: On top of the hacker level, create a routing mode that works with more use cases and road situations. Compare the extra miles with the need to stop-and-go in certain scenarios.

Skills needed: Basic programming, Network/HTTP experience in Kotlin or Python; Nice to have – user research, mobile UX design
How can TomTom help truck drivers be safer, happier and more effective in their daily deliveries?
Challenge 3

How can TomTom help truck drivers be safer, happier and more effective in their daily deliveries?


New regulations state that drivers need a certain number of hours daily to rest and sleep when doing long-distance deliveries. At the same time, logistic companies are looking for ways to make their processes more efficient. In this challenge, you’ll solve one or both of these problems.

Hacker-level challenge: Propose a trip that considers a driver’s rest hours and gives suggestions on rest locations along the way.

Master-level challenge: On top of the hacker level, connect drivers, vehicles and deliveries by generating a code (QR, or similar) that can be scanned by a driver with their corresponding deliveries for the vehicle.

Skills needed: Front-end development experience with JavaScript; For master level – also iOS or Android mobile development
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How to register

01

Assemble your team

Want to sign up? You’ll need three or four team members to take part. Share this webpage and start forming your team!

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Choose your team's name and challenge

Decide on your team’s name (feel free to get creative!). Then, pick your order of preferred challenges, starting with your favorite. You’ll need this info during registration.

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Register

You have your team name and challenges. Now, each team member needs to fill out the registration form. Registrations close on 28 November, 2022 23:59 CET.
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Registrations are now closed.
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Agenda

Have you registered? Here’s an overview of what will be happening over the five-day hackathon.
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Agenda: Bootcamp
December 5, 2022

Bootcamp


To help prep you for your chosen challenge, you’ll attend talks hosted by TomTom experts.
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Agenda: Hackathon
December 6-8, 2022

Hackathon


Get down to hacking! You’ll grow your idea throughout these three days, based on the challenges TomTom has set.
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Agenda: Finals
December 9, 2022

Finals


You and your team will pitch your idea to a jury. And that jury will select the three most innovative solutions.
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Got any questions? Here’s an FAQ to put your mind at ease.

  • Who can register for TomTom NEXT? Are there any requirements, such as skills?

  • Do participants sign up as individuals or as a team?

  • Where will TomTom NEXT take place?

  • How are teams divided into challenges?

  • How good should my English be?

  • Who owns the rights to my Intellectual Property (IP)?

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TomTom NEXT is organized alongside some of the top tech universities, who all share our support for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality education).
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BITS Pilani logo
Cummins College of Engineering for Women logo
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Vishwakarma Institute of Technology logo
KU Leuven logo
Maharashtra Institute of Technology Logo
Dartmouth logo
Warsaw University logo
Codam logo
University of Belgrade logo
Lodz University logo
BITS Pilani logo
Cummins College of Engineering for Women logo
Tech Grounds logo
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology logo
KU Leuven logo
Maharashtra Institute of Technology Logo
Dartmouth logo
Warsaw University logo
Codam logo
University of Belgrade logo
Lodz University logo
BITS Pilani logo
Cummins College of Engineering for Women logo
Tech Grounds logo
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology logo
KU Leuven logo
Maharashtra Institute of Technology Logo
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Partner with us

Are you a representative of a tech educational institution? Would you like to partner up for the next edition of TomTom NEXT? Please reach out to us at next@tomtom.com and we can take it from there.