Check out our staff’s projects at Hackathon Data Energie


Hackathon Data Energie took place on 29 and 30 June, at Liberté Living-Lab in Paris.

Four major energy network operators (RTE, GRTGaz, Enedis and GRDF) joined forces with Etalab, the Department of the Commissioner-General for Sustainable Development, the Paris City Council, Efficacity and the Liberté Living-Lab to launch this cutting-edge event focussing on energy issues.

What’s it all about? Well, Hackathon aims to develop a project in order to optimise energy consumption at a territorial level.

9 Smilers decided to take up this challenge in 48 hours! They were sorted into two teams, which each chose to respond to a different issue:

  • Team No. 1 with five Smilers: Thomas Estrabaud (XData developer), Geoffrey Le Gourrierec (ECS developer), Aurélien Le Floc’h (ECS developer), Julien Klein (Business Engineer), Margaux Duez (Business Officer) and  two other non-SMILE workers (Mehdi and Cédric), who provided support throughout the project.

They chose to take up Challenge No. 4 aiming to improve energy consumption in public buildings. To achieve this, they developed an interface project to optimise energy consumption. Using sensors placed in the buildings to report data in real time, users can gain access to energy data such as temperature. However it is no mere viewing interface, since this application can be used to set up energy consumption models which will suggest energy action plans adapted to each building. These recommendations can thus be adapted to each building for optimised energy consumption. Lastly, action plans and developed ideas can be shared on social networks, helping the acceleration of the efforts allowing to cut down on energy consumption.

  • Team No. 2 with four Smilers: Gille Luis (Energy Business Engineer), Adrien Brouard (XData Business Engineer), Alexandre Bec (XData developer), Ghazi Ben Ahmed (XData developer) and two other non-SMILE workers (Cédric Perrier and Andrei Mogoutov).

The team concentrated on the second challenge focussing on energy and mobility issues. With a view to helping public authorities predict needs and plan eco-friendly transport, they decided to develop an application called "CLEAR". This application’s little extra feature is that users can view their mobility impact in real time on a daily basis by comparing their GPS tracking, available statistics and user-declared data. They can use the most virtuous means of transport available in the application, to earn points to be spent with partners both public (city councils, government) and private (GRDF, Enedis). In the form of a social network, this project could incite more eco-friendly transport and supply detailed data to public authorities on how inhabitants get about, thus optimising city planning.

Our staff presented their projects alongside 12 other teams to a jury of eight energy experts. Congratulations to both teams for their sense of involvement and motivation!

See all the information about Hackathon Data Energie on their official website .