(Newcastle upon Tyne, 30 July 2019) Nomad Digital, introduce the North East’s premier hackathon – The Rocket Hack 2019 with key partners in the region.
Nomad Digital, world leaders in connectivity for trains, buses, metros and trams, on the move globally, decided to create a unique hackathon event with a ‘smart transport’ theme.
As Nomad work in technology for transport, smart transport was the obvious theme choice. Then Nomad looked back over the innovation history in the North East, the region their head office is situated, for some name inspiration.
The Rocket is an iconic part of Britain’s railway heritage, made in Newcastle and a world-changing innovation. Manufactured in 1829 by Robert Stephenson at Newcastle’s Fourth Street Works, The Rocket was the fastest locomotive ever built up to that point.