The challenge of the Citython is to propose management and intervention strategies for the most visited touristic spaces in Barcelona. These spaces are often overcrowded, due to the opportunities and facilities they offer: mobility nodes, tourism, leisure and commercial activities and many different events. Because of the touristic use and the overcrowding at these spaces, specific tools of management are needed which would guarantee a normal life to the locals. Tourism needs to be integrated as a transversal element to urban planning.


Team B-Local



Team Gentlyfication



Team Michelada


Team B5


Team Barcelona`s lungs


Team Citysense


Team Gentrification Hunters

Gentrification Hunters.pdf

Team Ø

Team Ø.pdf

Team Space Girls

Space Girls.pdf

Team Tram Landmarks


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a sprint-like event in which small groups of young professionals search for innovative and creative solutions for everyday problems. The result can be a program, a prototype, a test model, a tool a design solution or a concept.

What is Citython Barcelona?

A 3-day hackathon that takes place in Barcelona and brings together creative and inquisitive minds to solve the gentrification problem occurring in the historic centers of Barcelona. Young professionals from the fields of urbanism and computer and data sciences will be brought together in the same place for fun and an intense session of co-creation, hacking and collaboration. The difference from a typical hackathon is that the Citython requires the analysis of data to understand a problem and reach to a conclusion.

What is a TechPill?

A TechPill is a short but definitive training/knowledge session on a certain topic (each will last around 30 minutes). The TechPills will offer you cutting-edge knowledge about Open Data, data analysis and visualization and gentrification so you can come up with the best ideas.

What do I need to bring?

Please, bring the following with you: You have to carry with you your own ID during the whole event. You do not have to worry about food. We have arranged that. You can bring any device you think you may need in order to develop your projects. (Smartphones and laptops are highly recommended.)

What are the requirements to participate?

You have to meet the following requirements: You must be at least 18 years old during the days of the event. You have to apply as an individual on our website. Registration starts 9th October, 2018 and ends 5th November, 2018. You must have either data/computer or urbanism background. If you have both, you are also welcome to join. Find out more about the specific skills required for each background on our website. For further information, read our rules and terms.

Will any help be provided to develop my project?

Sure! You will be able to attend our TechPills and receive feedback from the appointed mentors during the hack days.








14:30 - 15:00 Register of attendance.

15:00 - 15:20 Santi Ibarra (Regidor Ciutat Vella): Welcome session and challenge announcement

15:20 - 15:40. Esteve Almirall (Academic Director - Master in Business Analytics at ESADE Director CIC - Center for Innovation in Cities): Data Driven Cities

15:40 - 16:00 Francesc Muñoz (professor of Urban Geography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona): A vision from Urban Planning

16:00 - 16:20 Antonio Conde (Director, Innovation and Digital transformation at Cisco Systems): A vision from Technology

16:20 - 16:40 Coffee break

16:40 - 17:00 Team Building Activity


8:00 - 10:00 Resgiter of attendance and team formalization.

10:00 - 10:30 Welcome speech.


10:30 - 11:00 Aina Pedret, Natalia Sánchez: Overcrowded spaces and espais de Gran Afluència

11:00 - 11:30 Lorenzo Kásász: Gentrification - framing the unpredictable

11:30 - 12:00 Manuel Gijón Agudo: A guided introduction to Gihub and GitKrakene

12:00 - 12:30 Ankit Tewari: Interpretability: Challenging the black box of Machine Learning

12:30 - 13:00 Roberto Rejano Arias, Manuel Gijón Agudo: Representing geographical information throught QGis and Python

13:00 - 13:15 Open Data BCN talk.

13:15 - 14:00 Lunch time.

14:00 - 21:00 Working time.

21:00 - 22:00 Dinner time.

22:00 - 00:00 Working time.


8:00 - 13:00 Working time.

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch time.

14:00 - 15:00 Presentations at the tables (individual).

15:00 - 16:30 Deliberations and preparation of the presentations of the projects.


  • Esteve Almirall: Academic Director - Master in Business Analytics at ESADE Director CIC - Center for Innovation in Cities
  • Montse Pareja: professor of the Universitat de Barcerlona and coordinator of the Master in Cultural Management (UB)
  • Francesc Muñoz: professor of Urban Geography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Santi Ibarra: Barcelona City Council
  • Rosa Arredondo: Director of the Mobile Week Barcelona, Mobile World Capital

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Presentations of winners, awards ceremony and closure.
    The awards will be given by:

  • Lluís Gómez (Barcelona City Council)
  • Xavier Azemar (Systems engineer manager at Cisco Systems)
  • Xavier Massa (Operation director at Cisco Systems)
  • Download the Agenda PDF Version



    Tuesday, 6th 18:30 - 20:30 Repensar LA CASA, para que sea digna, sostenible y esté conectada

    Wednesday, 7th 18:30 - 20:30 Repensar EL BARRIO, para que sea amable, accesible e inclusivo

    Thursday, 8th 18:30 - 20:30 Repensar LA CIUTAT, para que sea igualitaria, resiliente y abierta

    Friday, 9th 18:30 - 20:30 Repensar EL MUNDO, contigo, con nosotros, para todos


    Friday, 9th 10:00 - 14:30 Jornada: Innovación tecnológica en las ciudades


    Tuesday, 6th 18:00 - 20:00 La evolución de la información geográfica: del mapa en papel a las smart cities

    Wednesday, 7th 10:00 - 11:00 Sistema de información territorial en el Ajuntament de Barcelona

    Thursday, 8th 12:00 - 13:00 Taller sobre SIMBA – Sistema de Indicadores Metropolitanos de Barcelona


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