In Dash Hack, you’ll get to team up with three other people - most likely from very different study backgrounds than you - to hack a unique solution for a tricky real life challenge.
Prior to the main event, you have the opportunity to attend a virtual prep-event and a company excursion. In these, you’ll get to meet your team members, learn the design thinking 101 - ie. think outside the box, and get background knowledge for your own challenge.
The weekend on 20.11 - 22.11 is when the magic happens. You’ll experience the thrills of defining the problem, brainstorming the craziest ideas and finally coming up with a fool-proof solution. You’ll then pitch your ideas to the jury - may the best team win.
The whole event also includes keynote speakers, tasty food and the best mentors to ease the process? All of this for free, of course.
5.10. - 3.11
20.11. - 22.11
*The scheduled lunch and dinner breaks are time slots when the mentors and company representatives have their breaks and therefore aren’t reachable. The teams can however have their own lunch and dinner break when they want to order food with the Wolt-vouchers.
*Note that pitching takes place in stages and there will be time for lunch.
Do you have knowledge of service design, UX design, background in mathematics, physics, environmental engineering, unmatched business skills or perhaps an interest in visual and textual storytelling?
Are you interested in developing an impactful product for a more sustainable future? This might be the case for you!
Two layers of crunchy, dark cocoa biscuits and a creamy white vanilla filling - the Domino biscuit is the beloved Finnish delicacy. However, while respecting the legacy and the elegance of the brand, now’s the time for some fresh perspectives. Think broadly - it could be related to the outlook of the packaging, how biscuits are presented in stores, the overall concept of biscuits...
Could you be the one bringing biscuits to the new decade, and help the classic live up to its reputation?
Let’s be real - we’ve all watched those renovating shows on TV, secretly fantasizing of creating our own dream house with just the perfect combination of colors. Unfortunately, the reality of planning and running a renovation project can get quite complicated and messy.
That’s why Tikkurila now wants to make a change, together with you. In this challenge, you get to be creative and come up with solutions to spice up the painting process!
Shopping centers – the pulsating urban hubs at the heart of communities, where people come for everyday shopping, services, recreation and fun – offer an exciting platform where both physical and digital experiences can be innovatively intertwined.
Join Citycon, the leading shopping center owner, manager and developer in the Nordics, in designing these future shopping center experiences where physical meets digital!
How would it sound designing a gamified and engaging product experience?
In this interesting challenge, you’ll help
F-Secure’s partners fulfill their potential, and take part in F-Secure’s meaningful mission to help keep people and businesses safe - day-to-day.
With the recent pandemic news, we were facing a puzzle: How to organize the event safely, yet maximize the teamwork experience?
Solution: This year, Dash Hack will happen at the heart of Helsinki. We are going to GLO Hotel Art!
Yes, you read it correctly.
Each team will have their own hotel room for hacking the challenge. You’ll get to experience the magical atmosphere of a 4-star hotel where the rooms will be transformed into workplace-like nests of creativity. You’ll get to brainstorm with your team as long as you ever wish.
However, as the hotel room will be used as your office, for the night we recommend you to find a separate place of accommodation. You know, for the sake of maintaining a healthy work-life balance and such...
“GLO Hotel Art is a magical hotel that combines a colourful history with elegant modernity.”
We’re so excited!
Are you ready to reform the future? Our futuristic base in Otaniemi hosts Vaisala's participants.
Betonimiehenkuja 3D, Espoo
In the heart of Meilahti medical campus, Terkko Health Hub opens its doors to the participants of Fazer's and Citycon's challenges.
Hartmanninkatu 4, Helsinki
FAZER & CITYCON
Participants of challenges will find themselves in an alternative reality in which nature has decided to take over.
Ruoholahdenkatu 21, Helsinki
F-SECURE & TIKKURILA
During the previous years, we’ve had a total of 1000+ participants from diverse backgrounds, whole-heartedly recommending Dash Hack. Are you ready to be the next Dasher?
Applications are now closed. We'll be shortly in touch with you regarding your acceptance - at the latest on Thursday 5th.
Please keep an eye out on your email - the message might drop to junkmail, too.
P.S. To maximize the fun, ask your friend to apply, too!
Your safety is our priority. Due to the global pandemic situation, we’re organizing Dash Hack in smaller hotel room hubs, connected via the virtual platform Brella. We’re constantly keeping an eye out on the governmental regulations, and will react accordingly. Either way, Dash Hack will be organized
No. The entire event, including the actual hacking, company excursions, a virtual prep-event, keynote speakers, mentoring of design experts, delicious meals, and sponsor products is free of charge.
No. The core idea of Dash is to try new things and learn. If you have any interest to see how Dash Hack is like, go and apply during the application period, 12.10. - 1.11.
Doesn’t matter! Dash Hack is for trying new things and learning, as well as working with people who have different skill sets. One can work on the visuals, one come up with the craziest ideas, one have more in-depth insight in the challenge field...
Yes, you have to be at least 18 to apply.
In Dash Hack, English will be the main language.
No, we will take care of you and make sure that your belly stays full. We’ll be offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
We in Dash see design as a mindset that makes life a bit easier and enjoyable. For us, design is a set of tools that helps create sustainable solutions and optimal experiences for both customers and organizations. And it’s definitely something that everybody could - and should - learn.
Aalto students can apply for 2 ects credits that go in your elective studies. All you need to do is attend, have fun and write a report (it’s like a two-pager, you can do it!) after the event and send it to us.
No. Everyone interested in design is warmly welcome to apply! This year, we’re encouraging even more students from different study backgrounds to participate.
You apply as an individual - we take care of the team forming process, and make sure your team will be diverse, functional and awesome.
Due to the uncertain situation regarding the pandemic, we advise everyone to find their own place for accommodation.
You can get conveniently to GLO Hotel Art with public transportation - it's in the center of Helsinki! You can find the address a bit above on this website, and see the itinerary on hsl.fi/
Remember to credit the photographer if you are going to use the pictures.
More photos and team photos can be found here.