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Code The City’s 30th hackathon is taking place this weekend.

Civic hacking initiative, Code the City, is teaming up with Our Union Street for a weekend dedicated to the past, present and future of Union Street and Aberdeen’s city centre.

CTC30 is a two-day hackathon which is taking place in Aberdeen this Saturday and Sunday (23-24 September).

Code The City also needs input from subject area specialists, so if you’re a planner, architect, designer, transport specialist or retailer looking for something to do this weekend, this could be the event for you! Coders, data wranglers, designers and other tech-focused people will also be key to the weekend’s success.

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This weekend’s event has been sponsored by Our Union Street. Tickets are available here.

The initiative is aiming to answer several challenges over the course of the two-day event, including:

  • Looking to harness the power of storytelling with augmented reality to created Union Street based events which help draw people into the city centre – think Aberdeen’s very own version of Pokémon Go.
  • Creating a 3D model of Uinon Street which can be used by the Our Union Street team for presentations, what-if scenarios and visualising different choices and options.
  • Photographing every building on Union Street and making these openly available.
  • Documenting the history of building on Union Street through time.

Want to know what to expect? Click here to find out more about hack weekends.