Overview

/hack (slash hack) is a premier hackathon where hackers from all over will celebrate the spirit of programming and learn to create novel tangible solutions or actionable ideas. So, whether you are a student, an environmentalist, a programmer, an entrepreneur, or just a concerned citizen, this is a fabulous opportunity for you to help create a community that can look forward to a secure tomorrow.

Talent has no boundaries and neither has /hack.
Make every day a better day. Make every day count.

With modern society beset by challenges of every kind, getting through each day is akin to going to battle. With this hackathon, you can find ways to help the community that nourished you go gracefully into the next decade.

Pay it forward.

This event might not give you a fully-featured product in a weekend, but it will give you an amazing opportunity to spread hope, build trusted relationships, and craft valuable strategies.

And more importantly, it will give you a chance to have a profound influence on people’s everyday lives.

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JUDGES

description here George Krasadakis is a Senior Manager at Accenture’s Global Centre for Innovation. He has 20 years professional experience in multinational corporations, including Microsoft, where he led the engineering of analytical components for content-driven experiences. He is the founder of ‘Datamine decision support systems’ and two more technology startups. George is the inventor of more than 15 technology patents.
description here Frederik van Deurs is a Co-Founder and a Managing Partner of Green Tech Challenge. Green Tech Challenge is an intense 4-day programme to help green startups around Europe get free consulting from the best industry mentors and introduce them to potential investors. Frederik has helped more than 100 green startups.
description here Sally Eaves combines a depth of experience as a Chief Technology Officer, Practising Professor of FinTech, Founder and Global Strategic Advisor, consulting on the application of disruptive technologies for both business and societal benefits. She is an award-winning thought leader in innovation, digital transformation and emergent technology, notably blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.
description here Simon Cocking is a Senior Editor at Irish Tech News, Editor in Chief at CryptoCoinNews, and freelances for Sunday Business Post, Irish Times, Southern Star, IBM, G+D, and other publications. He is an accomplished public speaker. He is also a business mentor and advisor working with 12 successful ICOs in the last month alone. He has co-founded or founded five companies.
description here Cyril Coste is Principal Consultant in Digital Transformation & Customer Experience at DXC.technology. Cyril is a digital leader with more than 20 years of experience spanning everything from digital strategy, through creative experience design, to enterprise architecture. Cyril has been ranked #1 UK's Most Influential Independent Digital Transformation Experts Power List (2PS, 2017)

Themes

Health

To improve health and wellness. Identify problems and opportunities to come up with keys to better healthcare, cut down patient costs, and provide quality patient outcomes. It doesn’t matter if your design is an app to reduce loneliness or help quit smoking; take a shot at designing innovative solutions to improve global health.

Energy/Sustainability

To contribute to a sustainable future; reduce human impact. Find inspiring ways to solve fuel poverty, address depletion of potable water, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance ecosystems, reduce food waste, create eco-friendly homes, and more to drive positive change for Planet Earth.

Education

To build a promising education strategy. Develop EdTech solutions to ensure access to affordable quality education and upskill the workforce. With action-oriented and solution-focused approaches, transform the learning space for the better.

Social/Civic issues

To effect social change via community-sourced solutions. Use open datasets, build apps and incredible prototypes, and work with non-tech users to enable civic engagement, advocacy, and activism.

General/Open

To create lasting, meaningful impact with innovative hacks for specific issues you are passionate about. Come with any well-designed and feasible idea to create value in the space of ecosystems and human well-being.

Prizes

Main Prizes
1st
USD 3500
2nd
USD 2500
3rd
USD 1000
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