The control challenge of the SACAC Hackathon addresses the water crisis in South Africa. The objective is to design a control strategy that will optimize the water use in a residential household over the course of one year. The development platform of the challenge is Matlab Simulink. The event is open to all. Prizes will be given to the winning teamand sponsoring is available to send students to the event.

(This event is held in conjunction with the SACAC Control Systems Day.)

*Wikipedia: “A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, collaborate intensively on software projects. The goal of a hackathon is to create usable software.”

More information on this event

Date and Time

29 October 2018
8:00 – 16:00


To be confirmed.


Stellenbosch University, Department of Process Engineering

Problem Description

Enquiries & Registration

Lidia Auret

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