5th DB Hackathon: The internal hackathon, December 2016, September 9th & 10th

The big data lake of DB

What we want to achieve

Digitalization is important for the DB and all it´s parts and divisions. We at DB have a lot of chances that come along with digitalization and agile working methods to influence the future of mobility and logisitcs. Data plays a major role: big data

The hackathon supports networking and cooperation of all staff members within DB to find data driven solutions. Teams do jointly develop data based prototypes such as analysis, visualizations, applications with data from the DB Open-Data-Portal, DB internal databox and other data sources provided for this hackathon. 

Discover our data portal

  • get to know data.deutschebahn.com that also gives external hackers access to selected data sets
  • learn about the internal databox (BKU intern)
  • find out more about special sets of data selected for this hackathon

Build and test projects

  • analyse the data and find out new things we did not know about before
  • visualize data and make it easyer to analyse
  • use the data any way you want to and test or create your own applications

Join our community

  • meet inspiring people from the DB
  • learn about the showcases of your collegues
  • present your projects and get feedback and help

We offer

Find a platform to learn about DB activities in the field of open data, exchange with your collegues and start new joint projects to digitalize DB. 

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  • Data from other sources that are open for public use such as mCloud
  • on-site: aditional data for the hackathon 

Open Sessions

Friday, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Open Sessions

The sessions will offer a 30-minute-exchange on concepts and subjects; the topics are related to the ideas of the on-site teams. 


Cooperation in mixed teams

Coworing  is central - choose your team and work together with collegues having different levels of experience. Everybody who wants to support DB by the usage of data is welcome.


Challenges & Prizes

Beside the free to choose topics we will offer special challenges. These challenges will be published and send to the participants that registered so they can prepare themselves. Corresponding data will be provided by DB Fuhrpark, DB Dialog, DB Station&Service, DB Cargo, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung. 

The DB board will choose the three most promising projects, reward the teams and support them realizing it within DB. Projects that probably will have a high benefit for our customers will have the good chance for success. 


DB mindbox
DB Open Data
DB Analytics

Locations and Schedule

5th DB Hackathon: The internal hackathon

Friday, 2016 September 9th: 4.00 pm start, 7.30 pm night hack - Saturday, September 10th: 8.00 am breakfast, 4.00 pm presentation of projects, 6.00 pm end 

Location Berlin:

mindbox, S-/U-Bahnhof Jannowitzbrücke
Holzmarktstraße 6-9
10179 Berlin

Location Frankfurt:
Jürgen-Ponto-Platz 1
60329 Frankfurt am Main

Both locations will be connected (video).

Daten von OpenStreetMap - Veröffentlicht unter ODbL

Results of the hackathon for staff members only

Find the results of the Hackday in the internal databox


Video of the internal hackathon