March 21 - 22, 2020 ONLINE

Event in progress!

Welcome to the world of RAW measurements

We are pleased to invite you to our fully online 24-hour hackathon on RAW measurements organised, as a part of the FLAMINGO project, by the University of Nottingham and the European GNSS Agency.

Do you have a bright idea to use Galileo/GNSS/Location data on Android-based mobile devices, want to test your skills and learn more about technology? We are looking for enthusiastic people from all over Europe with different backgrounds and skills to develop working R&D solutions on Android devices.

We look forward to 24 hours of not only technical development and brainstorming but also expanding your horizons, conversations, networking and games.

Hackathon Terms of Reference and information about prizes can be found here.


Please note that all online activity will be conducted via Discord and jitsy.
Discord will underpin all of our conversations. You will be able to find organisers there, use the voice channels for discussion between yourselves and with us, share code, check announcements or use your own private channels.
Jitsy will be used for video face to face meetings or if we need to do presentation.You will get access to it as well.

Please join Discord to make sure you are always up to date. During the hackathon it will be our prime means of communication.

Morning Technical

Hack preparation. Meet and greet.
Team get together and prepare.
Watching pre-recorded workshops.

Official announcements

Teams get together.
Into to the hack; rules and timetable, presentation for programmers.
Short presentation from each team on jitsy.


Control point 01

Each team will have up to 30min to discuss their progress and ask questions on jitsy. We would like to see your code.

Social sessions

We are looking at options of hosting social and games online.
We will keep you updated.

Control point 02

Each team will have up to 30min to discuss their progress and ask questions on jitsy. We expect you to be able to demonstrate the initial product.


Hack Finishes

Final presentations from each group on jitsy.


Prizes ceremony and the final words using jitsy.
The event finishes.

Our Partners

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 776436.

Our Experts

Paul Bhatia

General Manager of GRACE, University of Nottingham

Paul Bhatia is the General Manager of GRACE (Geospatial Research and Applications Centre of Excellence) at the University of Nottingham. He set up his own successful satellite applications focussed SME and has experience of working with start-ups as well as large enterprises. Paul has mentored many individuals, organizations, businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs, to take advantage of geospatial and GNSS technologies.

Justyna Redelkiewicz

Head of Sector LBS, Market & Technology at GSA

Justyna is responsible for promoting Galileo, the European Satellite Navigation System, and its use in context-aware mobile applications. After a few years of work with global chipset manufacturers, she was behind the first Galileo-enabled smartphone launched in 2016, using the European technology for location-based services. Justyna is also in charge of the market and technology research at European GNSS Agency (GSA), managing publications of annual reports on satellite navigation use in various industries.

Lukasz K Bonenberg

Research Fellow, University of Nottingham

Lukasz focuses on precise and mass-market navigation, including sensor fusion and emerging technologies. His recent projects include GNSS interference detection and resilience, maritime navigation and regulations, use of RAW measurements, the effect of global warming on the peatlands, historical buildings' visualisation and survey. He has 20 years of experience in industry, research and teaching.
Lukasz is a Corporate Member of Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors and the GSA GNSS Raw measurement Task Force.

Vilius Atkocius

Physics PhD candidate, University of Nottingham

Vilius Atkocius is a physics student at University of Nottingham since 2015. With a MSci degree under his belt he currently tackles a range of problems varying from 3D-printed design and optics to theory and complex simulations. Vilius works on quantum sensing devices that have the potential to change the way we think about inertial navigation systems.

Marcin Wisniowski

Software Engineer, Capital One

Software Engineer at Capital One, Android Developer and University of Nottingham graduate. Hackathon veteran with over 20 hackathons under his belt. With professional experience ranging from work on successful Virtual Reality games to developing Android apps used by millions.


Martin Šunkevič

Market Development Innovation Officer, European GNSS Agency

Martin has been dealing with satellite navigation and its applications for more than ten years. After finishing studies at Czech Technical University and University of Economics, he started his proffesional carrier in Czech Space Office as national delegate to European Space Agency in the field of satellite navigation and telecommunication. In 2012 he changed for Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic, retaining previous responsibilities and adding cooperation on formulation of national space activities strategy. He has been working in European GNSS Agency since april 2015 as Market Development Innovation Officer, being responsible for couple of R&D projects, coordination of GNSS receivers testing campaign and new issue of a GNSS applications market analysis called „GNSS market report“.

Joshua Critchley-Marrows

Senior Navigation Engineer,NSL

Joshua is a Senior Navigation Engineer at NSL and is the technical lead of FLAMINGO. Originally from the Sydney, Australia, Joshua still acts as a research affiliate of the University of Sydney. He holds a wide array of experience in using smartphone sensors and software, from building up the systems of FLAMINGO to harness the power of Android raw GNSS measurements to developing a novel spacecraft star tracker using a smartphone camera and processor. He looks forward to working with teams to explore new applications of 50 cm positioning and what the future may hold for mobile location services.

Tomasz Lewandowski

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Tomasz Lewandowski holds a MSc in Geodesy and Cartography from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. He has six years of international experience in the field of satellite navigation. He worked at European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands, European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Germany and GMV headquaters in Spain. Currently he works at Airbus and is responsible for the user segment support activities.

Anna Maria Klimkowska

PhD Candidate, University of Nottingham

Anna Klimkowska is currently working on her PhD in Geospatial Systems at the University of Nottingham with a focus on 3D data fusion. She holds MSc’s from Warsaw University of Technology and the University of Nottingham with majors in Geodesy and Earth Observations. She spent a few years in Seoul, Korea where she worked on a marine project. She was responsible for real-time object detection form different types of images delivered from UAV. Before she worked at the telecommunication company and Polish Geological Institute, as a GIS specialist. Enthusiastic and easy-going personality with the drive for research and learning.

Malgorzata Siutkowska

Junior Navigation Engineer,NSL

Maggie is a Junior Navigation Engineer at NSL and her projects are focused on application development within Android devices. Graduating from a Master degree in Geodesy and Satellite Navigation as well as proficient coding skills in Java and Android brought her into the world of LBS and Android app development. Within FLAMINGO she led development on the API and user experience, as well as building applications that showcase the potential of high accuracy positioning. She is keen and ready to discuss new ideas concerning high accuracy and advice hackathon's teams on the implementation of the FLAMINGO API.

Miquel Garcia-Fernandez


Miquel is a research engineer in the GNSS field with more than 15 years of experience. His experience covers mainly the development and implementation of algorithms and models for navigation and atmospheric sounding using GNSS. He has worked in international institutions such as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, US), the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and University of Kyoto (Japan).
He is co-founder and technical director at Rokubun S.L., a company aimed at developing and create accurate and scalable navigation solutions for mass-market applications such as LBS.