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Fashion Zone at Ryerson University Re:Engineering Retail Hackathon
July 28 @ 9:30 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm
Fashion Zone at Ryerson University Presents The Re:Engineering Retail Hackathon
Calling all hackers, engineers, designers, developers, and innovators. On July 28-29, it’s time for a retail revolution. The Fashion Zone at Ryerson University, along with Oxford Properties Group, is hosting RE:ENGINEERING RETAIL 2018, a progressive competition involving a collaborative open hacking session which will take place at The Sandbox in the Student Learning Centre.
RE:ENGINEERING RETAIL aims to bridge the gap between design, technology, retail, and their respective enthusiasts.
Open to all students and community members in Ontario.
With the rise of e-commerce and changing consumer habits, it’s no secret that brick-and-mortar retail is a high-stakes business. And, although it seems as if e-commerce has taken over; Canadian and US consumers do approximately 91% of their total shopping in physical stores. Technology transformation can allow brands to evolve, bringing forth more and more retail focused start-ups who taking the challenge to help retailers bridge the gap between digital and physical commerce through features including shelf-stocking robots, augmented reality displays, and opportunities in AI to deliver personalized, customized and localized experiences to delight customers.
2018 is the year of Technology Transformation. This is where RE:ENGINEERING RETAIL comes in.
- First place: $7,500 cash prize and a four month membership at the Fashion Zone
- Second place: $2,500 cash prize and a four month membership at the Fashion Zone
- Third place: four month membership at the Fashion Zone
The Application Process:
Contestants can apply as an individual or as a team (a maximum of 2 existing team members can apply together) and are open to both students and community members. All contestants will be put into groups of 4 to 6 members. Team assignments will be decided before the competition; and revealed on Friday, July 27th.
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