OpenHack Malmö & Lund 2017
There are several challenges that we face in building a sustainable and secure future for tomorrow. OpenHack is an opportunity for coders to become tech-volunteers and contribute to the greater good. Attend OpenHack and take your chance to meet other inspiring participants as well as use your skills in cases that tackle humantarian and social challenges. OpenHack was founded in 2015 and since then we've hosted hackatons with challenges from external partners like Röda korset, Sida, Läkare utan gränser and Unicef.
Participating in the hacking are people that are interested in programming, design or technical solutions and that are willing to dedicate 48 hours to try to build a solution or conceptual product that solves or partly solves one of the provided case issues (or a separate problem presented by themselves). Participants will work in teams, with guidance from both the challenge contributor and technical experts.
The challenges provided for each hackathon will be published on our webpage and through social media beforehand to prepare the participants and to inspire the best possible ideas.
Examples of previous challenges include:
- SIDA requested help with ensuring its financial aid had reached its intended destination and with what effect.
- Doctors Without Borders requested ideas on how to reduce unnecessary destruction of medicine in the supply chain from its origin to the destination.
- Ushahidi requested help on how their crowd platform could be improved in regards to gather, map, and analyze information after a disaster.
A FEW WORDS FROM OUR MAIN PARTNER ÅF
We are very happy about the partnership with OpenHack and we are looking forward to see all the ideas that the Hackathon teams will come up with during the weekend in Malmö.
Technology division at ÅF develops digital concepts and solutions connecting our strong competence areas within IT, embedded systems and digitalization closer to the infrastructure-, energy- and industry business. Coding for humanitarian challenges is even more important and fully in line with ÅF’s sustainability strategy.