How the Crossrail line will change London

In December 2019, London will unveil its newest Crossrail line cutting journey times for many commuters. Using public transportation, housing, and geographic datasets, participants are asked to explore the impact of this new line on London.

You are encouraged to think outside the box to come up with models and visualizations that answer questions about the effects of the Crossrail line. For example:

  • How will the Crossrail line affect London’s traffic problems?
  • What is the potential time-savings, if any, of daily commuters?
  • What effect, if any, will this have on housing prices?


Pivigo will provide datasets from TFL, National Rail, and the city of London, hosted on an Azure platform.


The datasets will be hosted in a Azure data lake, access and support to Azure hosted ML SDKs, Jupyter notebooks, and VMs will be provided. Participants are free to use their own resources.

Who are we looking for?

We invite anyone from beginner to advanced in the field of data analytics and data science to participate. Participants can be students, faculty, government workers, members of NGOs, or industry members. We welcome both teams and lone wolves. It is beneficial if you can code.


2nd March 2019
9:00 - 9.30 Sign in, welcome, introductions
9:30 - 12:30 Hacking time
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch (will be provided)
13:15 - 19:00 Hacking time
19:00 - 19:20 Team presentations
19:20 - 20:00 Awards
20:00 End of day


  • 1st place prize best visualisation
  • 1st place prize best predictive model
  • 1st place prize best insights
In addition to the top three prizes, every registered team that participates and presents their results will receive a goodie bag.

Register for the event

Sign up for the event and we will send you further information

Pivigo Hackathon

2nd March 2019
9:00 to 20:00

Location: Microsoft Reactor,
70 Wilson St, London EC2A 2DB

Useful information and FAQs

How much time do I get to hack?: You have 8+ hours of hands on ‘hacking time’ and be ready to share your results at 19:00 with awards at 19:30 for the most innovative teams

What is the entry requirement for me to join the hack?: The Hackathon is open to individuals or teams of up to 4 participants.  Inter-organizational teams are allowed. Team members may include students, faculty members, government workers, members of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and/or industry members. It is beneficial if you can code.

Can I attend the hackathon if I’m a student?: Yes, as long as you are 18 and over you can attend

What help will be available on the day?: There will be a team of technical experts from Pivigo and Microsoft to assist teams on the day

Presentation of ideas: You will have 5 minutes to present your idea

How are the awards judged?: The top three winners will be the team with the best visualisation, the best predictive model, and the team with the best insights.

Is there a cost to the hack?: No, it’s free

Do I need to register or can I turn up on the day?: Places are limited and first come first serve, so please register for the event here

Pivigo Hackathon

2nd March 2019
9:00 to 20:00

Location: Microsoft Reactor,
70 Wilson St, London EC2A 2DB