The Digital Innovation Lab (DIL) of Pon is organising the Hackapon January 13th, 2017 to January 14th, 2017. We will bring together a broad range of enthusiasts (industry leaders, technology experts and students) for a challenging hack battle on mobility issues in public spaces.

The teams will develop new concepts on top of the services of Pon and the city of Amsterdam that will contribute to a better society. Each team will pitch their concept at the end of the 24 hour challenge to an expert panel. The winners all take home a prize provided by Gazelle!

Expect 24 hours full of great discussions, new ideas and inspiration, a chance to meet new people and have fun!

Join now! And register for the hackapon before January 9th, 2017.


January 13th, 2017

Time Event
09.00 AM Registration
10.00 AM Event introduction with keynote speakers
11.00 AM Start hacking
01.00 PM Lunch
01.30 PM Continue hacking
07.00 PM Diner
08.00 PM Midnight hacking

January 14th, 2017

Time Event
08.30 AM Breakfast
09.00 AM Finish concept and prepare pitch
11.30 AM Small lunch
12.00 PM Pitch presentations
12.45 PM Closing speaker and awards

During the night we provide food, games and energizing activities to keep you motivated and energized!







About Pon and the Digital Innovation Lab

From cars and bikes to marine engines and electrical technology: Pon knows the drill. Pon is an international trading and service organization committed to delivering top quality. We do that by providing a range of services for the quality products of A-brands such as Cervélo, Volkswagen, Gazelle, MAN and Porsche. Those services include maintenance, repair, leasing, rental and insurance.

The Digital Innovation Lab is the e-proposition engine of Pon. Their goal is to inspire the organisation, generate new concepts and implement them within the Pon organisation.

In a while Pon will also move to their new headquarters, a historical hub location where everyone can enrich themselves with information and experiences around mobility. The headquarters will be located at the Zuidgebouw on the Olympisch Stadionplein. And it won’t be just an office..


Are you curious to the jobs Pon offers? Watch the videos below and take a look at their vacancies!

Frequently asked questions

Who should join the Hackapon?

Mobility challenges in public spaces like the city of Amsterdam is a complex topic. Do you like solving complex problems and like to build solutions by combining different services and APIs? Do you have 0-5 years working experience? And do you love data, or are you a brilliant developer? Then we would like you to join our Hackapon!

How can I join the Hackapon?

If you fit the profile you can join the Hackapon by registering at the bottom of this page. Please include a small motivation. If you want to join with a team, please include the names of your aimed team members and make sure they register themselves as well. Make sure you register yourself or your team before January 9th, 2017.

When and where is the Hackapon?

The event will take place in LAB111 on January 13th and 14th, 2017. The place is a former anatomic pathology laboratory build in the style of "Amsterdamse school". Today it is a place for events but also a place for moviemakers, city gardening and food lovers.
Address: Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD in Amsterdam.

What will be facilitated by the organisation?

During the event there will be plenty of sweets, drinks, snacks, breakfast, lunch, diner, games and inspiring talks. We also make sure that there will be Internet, a development platform and access to the data.

Should I bring my own laptop and other devices?

You should definitely bring your own devices (laptop(s), monitor, keyboard, etc.). We will make sure that there will be enough powerplugs available and access to the Internet. The data will be available in Azure.

How to prepare myself for the Hackapon?

The organisation will share relevant documentation and access to a Pon platform before the start of the Hackapon. If you don’t know your team members yet, we recommend to meet your team in advance of the Hackapon. Also, decide what software and tools you will use during the Hackapon.

Why should I work at Pon?

Go to our vacancies and check it out!

Email us to register or for questions