Date and time: 17th November 9.00am – 18th October 15:30pm, 2018

Venue: Digilab, Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7NB


To connect to WiFi connect to any of these:

LBBD-GUEST and fill in the registration forms.

BTHUB3 - ZGC3. password: 6a3b625d79

Safety Notices:

  • The venue is a public space, so during opening hours of the building please be mindful and considerate to others using the services here.

  • You must stay on the ground floor when the Barking Learning Centre is closed.

  • You will need to wear the wristbands or fob, given upon registration for security reasons. If you leave overnight and return the next morning, the wristband or fob must be worn to be allowed admittance by security

  • No fire drills are scheduled for this weekend, if you hear the fire alarm you will need to

leave calmly to the nearest exit.

  • The rooms that we are in are for the sole use of the Hackathon. An area will be designated for you to leave personal items. However, whilst LBBD and Digilab takes every precaution towards safety, we cannot take any responsibility for your personal belongings. Any items left unattended will be done so at the owner’s discretion.

  • We will be filming and photographing the event, please find one of the organisers if you do not want to be included in any of the footage.

  • For any first aid needs please find Seun Oshinaike.

  • For any further queries + please see Seun Oshinaike

Social Media:

• We encourage you to use Social Media to talk about the event. If you do please use:


DAY 1, Saturday 17th November 2018, 9am

09.00 – 09.30           Registration & Refreshments

09.30 – 10.00           Welcome, Safety & Pre hackathon presentations (The problem, inspiration and examples of existing sport tech companies)

10.00 – 10.30           Networking games and get to know your colleagues/teams

10.30 – 13.00           Full Hacking mode

13.30 – 14.30           Lunch

14.30 – 17.30           Hacking continues

17.30 – 18.00           Physical Active Break

18.00 – 18.45           Dinner

18.45 –          Hacking continues

DAY 2, Sunday 18th November 2018

07.30 – 08.30           Breakfast

08.30 – 12.30           Hacking continues

12.30 – 13.00           Break

13.00 – 14.00           Team Presentations

14.00 – 14.30           Winners Announced and Clean up.

The Judging Criteria

1. Local relevance

2. Scalability

3. Cost-effectiveness

4. Innovation and fun factor

Theme: YES BALL GAMES! Hacking Barking and Dagenham’s open space for social sport and play.

Get on the grass and take back the streets. How can we do that?, how can we encourage the community to come together, turn up and play? How can we encourage communities to self organise and turn their surroundings into a physical yes ball games space?

Who is behind this event: This is a social impact hack event in partnership with Digilab, Barking and Dagenham Council, London Sport and Sport Tech Hub.

The challenge: Can technology play a role in getting children and isolated demographics more active in Barking and Dagenham’s open spaces for social sport and play?

Barking and Dagenham has the highest level of childhood obesity in London and the second highest in the country. A child is more likely to be obese here than in Richmond.

Physical inactivity is responsible for one in six deaths (equal to smoking) and is estimated to cost the UK £7.4 billion annually. Unfortunately our population is around 20% less active than in the 1960s. If current trends continue, it will be 35% less active by 2030.

Most people don’t realise that physical activity has significant benefits for health, both physical and mental, and can help to manage over 20 chronic conditions and diseases, including some cancers, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression.

Some inspiration:

Street Tag

Barking is ‘Built for Sport’ – all of it… Where do you want to play?

Getting impromptu games started & get others to be social and join in.

Everywhere is a cricket pitch – so, what’s your excuse?

Run An Empire

yes ball