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Our annual Hacking for Humanity hackathon is back! We’re calling on creative, product, marketing and tech talent in and around Gibraltar to innovate for social change. This year we are teaming up with our friends from GibDevs to put on an even more memorable event this time around. We’re taking a closer look at Gibraltar to see what we can do to improve various community, social and environmental issues. Hackers will be challenged to solve real-world challenges and pain points these areas are facing.

Hackers can either sign up as a team (2 – 5 people) or as an individual. If you sign up as an individual, we will team you up on the morning of the first day with other attendees who have complementary skills. 

 

What’s the Program? 

(The agenda might change, so keep an eye on it closer to the event)

Date: 26 – 27 October 2019
Venue: Supernatural, 1st Floor of the World Trade Center

Saturday 26 Oct
09:00: Welcome and introductions
09:15: Hackathon starts
12:30: Lunch is served
13:30: Hacking continues as people wish

Sunday 27 Oct
09:00: Hackers are welcomed back
12:30: Lunch is served
15:30: Hacking ends
16:00 – 18:00: Judging and prizes
18
:30 Onwards: After party

Morning snacks and coffee will be served as well as lunch for both days of the hackathon. Additionally, there will be tea, coffee, water and soft drinks available throughout both days.  

 

Hackathon Themes

We will be focusing on social and environmental issues concerning Gibraltar. Themes for the hackathon include:

Improve Donations Process to Local Charities
Prevent Consumption of Underage Content by Kids
Improve Mental Health
Reduce Pollution (air, plastic, etc)
Volunteer Outreach Program
Integration of Expats in the Community
Encourage Young Women to Join Tech
Helping the Elderly
Border Access Improvement
Help Connect People With Similar Interests

 

Are There Prizes?

Oh yeah, there are prizes!

Best Overall Hack sponsored by Lottoland
Prize Value: £2000
Description: The hack that presents the overall strongest and most complete project.

Most Technically Impressive Hack sponsored by BetVictor
Prize Value: £750
Description: The hack that is technically the most awe inspiring, challenging or impressive.

Best Community Impact Hack sponsored by Kindred
Prize Value: £750
Description: The hack that the judges feel will make the biggest difference to a community or will provide the biggest social change.

The Fairest of Them All
Prize Value: £750
Description: This prize will be awarded to the hack that is the most aesthetically pleasing and best presented.

In addition to the main cash prizes awarded to the winning teams, there will be tons of free swag and giveaways for all participants.

 

It’s Free, Right?

Yes, this is a free event for all who attend; however, we do ask a deposit of £20 to book your spot. This deposit will be fully refunded to you upon your completion of the event. Our tickets are processed through Eventbrite, which charges £2.15 for each ticket processed and this fee cannot be refunded.

 

So How Do I Sign Up?

Easy! Head over to our Eventbrite page and sign up there. If you have any questions, contact us on [email protected] or message us on our Facebook page

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Finally, a thank you to our sponsors who make events like this possible. Playtech and William Hill – our gold sponsors; and our event partners: Colorworks, World Trade Center and GibDevs.

An additional big thank you to our event sponsor, Lottoland for sponsoring our top prize of Best Overall Hack.

Finally, a thank you to our sponsors who make events like this possible. Playtech and William Hill – our gold sponsors; and our event partners: Colorworks and World Trade Center.