Databox Hackathon at MozFest 2017


As part of the Mozilla Festival 2017, the Databox project team will be holding a HackDay on Thursday 26 October, 12-6pm.

Databox, started in October 2016 with generous funding by EPSRC, envisions an open-source personal networked device, augmented by cloud-hosted services, that collates, curates, and mediates access to an individual’s personal data by verified and audited, locally-executable, third party applications and services. The Databox will form the heart of an individual’s personal data processing ecosystem, providing a platform for managing secure access to data and enabling authorised third parties to provide the owner with authenticated services, including services that may be accessed while roaming outside the home environment. You can find out more about the project on and view the in-progress code at

The event will see the release of a working open source Databox platform, which can be run on any device capable of running Docker containers and endeavour to provide support for ARM devices such as the Raspberry Pi3 for this release.

Following the introduction and demo of the Databox, the project team aim to engage with security & privacy enthusiasts, data visualisation & analytic fans and potential app developers to begin building a community and ecosystem around the Databox.

Register to attend here.