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DFT HACKS IS A HACKTRAIN INITIATIVE TO INNOVATE THE TRANSPORT INDUSTRY.

HackTrain is arguably the craziest and most memorable 48-hour hackathon experiences on earth! A 48-hour weekend long adventure hacking whilst on moving trains! This is our 5th hackathon in the past 2 years, having gone to France and even Hong Kong!


THIS MARCH, WE HAVE BEEN COMMISSIONED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT TO RUN THEIR VERY FIRST HACKATHON - DFT HACKS!!

This means different routes, challenges, datasets and venues, but the same crazy organisers!!! We’re gathering 50 of the best developers, designers and entrepreneurs from all around the world to come together to build mobile apps, websites, products and services to solve problems in the transport sector and help transport users in the UK get from A to B more quickly, efficiently and comfortably.

In the spirit of Hacktrain, there’ll also be some surprises along the way, including buses, waffle stations and an ultra secret finale venue that we’re keeping under wraps until the last possible minute! Interested? You can apply at apply.dfthacks.com!!

Pictures speak louder than words. Check out the aftermovie from our hackathons now!!


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APPLY NOW TO JOIN US FOR DFT HACKS!

We have hundreds of applicants applying every year from around the world, but unfortunately we are limited to 40 places for the hackathon. Therefore we must go through an application process with everyone to make sure we get the best of the best for you to work with as a team!


APPLICATIONS OPEN 25TH JANUARY, 2017

Fill in your application form here. There are 4 sections to the form. Answer them to the best that you can! We’re not just looking for the most talented people, but also those who are a great cultural fit for the event. We want everyone to be excitable, friendly, sharing and motivated to make a difference!


We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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  • "Flexible Booking Engine Wins HackTrain 3.0"

    FlexRail, the winning idea for HackTrain 3.0 was featured in this piece with a quote from HackTrain’s co-founder, River Tamoor Baig: ‘...by using data and new technology we can finally work towards solving some of the challenges that have been plaguing passengers and the rail industry for decades. This is our chance for a RailTech revolution.’

  • "All Aboard The HackTrain!"

    Just a week after the HackTrain 3.0, we were featured on Forbes with an amazing write up by the Forbes team. The article outlines the successes of HackTrain 3.0 from November and also The HackTrain Accelerator from March!

  • "HackTrain 3.0 - Hacking the Rail Industry Once Again!"

    Our third feature on Smartrail World News - ‘HackTrain 3.0 - Hacking the Rail Industry Once Again!’. The article features the launch of HackTrain 3.0 at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London with over 15 speakers representing different stakeholders in the rail industry.

  • "HackTrain 3.0 - How to Hack the Rail Industry!"

    Railway News has been a popular follower of ours with over eight features of HackTrain on their site with the very rst feature dated back to April 2015 when we started our #RailTech movement. The author for Railway News, Josephine Cordero Sapien, was invited to join us throughout the whole HackTrain 3.0 journey on the EU train around France and wrote a detailed piece of the entire journey.

  • "Flexible Ticketing System Wins Third HackTrain Hackathon"

    The HackTrain’s global movement was featured on the international journal with audiences of managers, engineers and manufacturers of the world’s railroads, commuter rail, metro, light rail and tram systems.

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