The OGTC is delighted to be hosting Code[Less], our first virtual hackathon, delivered in partnership with Microsoft and Intelligent Plant. The appetite to join the Hackathon has been outstanding - registration is now closed.

With help from our challenge partners Intelligent Plant, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) and Ithaca Energy, Code[Less] participants will use Microsoft's Power Platform with industrial datasets to turn ideas into data driven solutions and provide analytical insight to boost productivity using the latest automated processes. Alongside the challenges, participants will be given a unique opportunity to upskill with access to masterclasses and mentoring from Microsoft. 

Code[Less] aims to raise awareness of the demand for automation and innovation in the energy sector and the push towards a net zero economy. There will be a notable prize up for grabs for the team who delivers the best product.

Are you a coder, developer, engineer or energy expert? Have you participated in a hackathon before? It doesn't matter - this is codeless. 

  • An opportunity to upskill
  • Attend masterclasses on Microsoft's Power Platform
  • Receive mentoring from Microsoft and the data custodians
  • A cash prize to be won - more information coming soon...

This hackathon is open to everyone. All that is required is a passion for solving problems and a desire to play a key role within a participating team to collaboratively present an idea on the data challenges presented. Scottish Enterprise and the Data Lab will be providing vast mentoring experience to coach the participants working on the hackathon challenges. The mentors or “Agitators”  will work closely with the teams to both identify ideas and exploit solutions to the challenges.

Teams will spend three days collaborating using Microsoft Teams and Power Platform to uncover and solve one of the energy industry's technical challenges, applying a codeless approach. 

Working in teams, participants have the potential to create an innovative solution that could make a long-lasting business impact for the data custodian.

On the fourth day, five teams will be shortlisted to pitch their videos to an expert panel of judges, live during the ENGenious Online event on Thursday 24th September.

PLEASE NOTE: the event will be delivered in a GMT time zone.

Participants in the Code[Less] event will have the choice of working on one of the set challenges. The OGTC is looking for innovative ideas and methods to solve these challenges using a codeless approach.

The challenges from the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, the Oil & Gas Authority and Ithaca Energy will be delivered via Intelligent Plant's Industrial App Store Connector which allows for powerful analytics and visualisations to be applied to real-time and historical process data. The Industrial App Store Connector seamlessly integrates industrial and corporate data to share with any colleague on any device, enabling faster, better, real-time decision making whilst the data remains securely on the sponsor's premises.