Hackathon for Good started in The Hague with the mission to connect AI and Data to the world of Humanitarian Development and Aid. After three successful editions, the fourth edition of this annual event will take place from 26-28 November 2021. Teams from all over the whole world will develop innovative solutions for global social issues, using data. Get to know this years challenges and join the Talent event on 30 September!
Hackathon for Good is organised by The Hague Tech and WorldStartup, in collaboration with the Hague’s innovation ecosystem consisting of the many innovation hubs and programs in The Hague such as Impact City, HSD, The Hague Humanity Hub and YES!Delft. Project manager Sophie mentioned "As organiser of Hackathon for Good, it is refreshing to see how many organisations in the tech community are enthusiastic about collaborating to solve social issues."
Last year's winners, Team Bootleggers, won the first prize of €2.500-. The challenge they were provided with was one concerning the tracking of environmental crimes. By creating an online platform that cultivates a community, people become empowered to take action and let the community and organisations know what is going on.
The Hackathon for Good contributes to finding upcoming talent, stimulating access to relevant data, supporting progressive startups, expanding the international network, arranging inspiring encounters and creating new innovative and technological solutions to urgent challenges with a global impact. For the 2021 edition, there are already several challenges published, the latest challenges will be announced and explained during te Talent event. Amongst a challenge of the Ministry of Defense in relation to the HSD programme 'Open Source Data Diode'.
Talent Event: 30 September 2021
During this Talent event you will learn more about the 4th edition of the Hackathon for Good itself, the challenges, and the possibilities for hackers, talent enablers, and experts (mentors/jury) to join the Hackathon. For more information and to register, click here.
Call to action: mentors, judges and more challenges
The Hague Tech is looking for judges as well as mentors that can help teams to hack for good. During the Hackathon for Good 2021 you support, guide and facilitate teams in realising their challenge. Do you see yourself contributing to Hackathon for Good 2021 as a mentor or judge? Please contact Delilah Dols, community manager of the Hackathon at email@example.com.
The Hague Tech is also still looking for interesting challenges that can be solved with the help of data or AI technology. Would you like to know more about the Hackathon for Good 2021 and your possible participation as a challenge owner? Please contact Frank van Summeren, partnership manager of the Hackathon, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: The Hague Tech.