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Hacking for Humanity
Hacking for Humanity
Hacking for Humanity

NGOs

Are you a not for profit? Join Hacking For Humanity, a hackathon run by Girls in Tech Romania. In May, teams of hackers, females and males, will invent, create, problem-solve and prototype, and your organisation can be a part of it. Bring your problems, bring your team and help drive innovation in charities.

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HACKERS

Are you a developer, product manager, designer, UXer, sales or marketing professional? Be a part of Hacking For Humanity! Teams of hackers, females and males, will invent, create, problem-solve and prototype for 2 days in May. You’ll be given problems and form teams – bring your gang and help drive innovation in charities.

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WHO CAN JOIN?

This hack is for Romania’s best and brightest developers, product managers, designers, UXers, sales and marketing professionals who want to help charities and NGOs drive innovation in their cause.

COOL! WHEN IS IT?

Tuesday, May 9
18:30 – 21:30 PRE-HACK
Saturday, May 13
10:00 – 17:00 HACK DAY 1
Sunday, May 14
10:00 – 17:00 HACK DAY 2

OH AND WHERE?

TechHub Bucharest

TechHub Bucharest
39-41, Nicolae Filipescu Street

HACKING FOR HUMANITY PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Adobe Romania

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Endava Romania
GOLD SPONSOR
P&G
GOLD SPONSOR
IBM Romania
GOLD SPONSOR
Gameloft Romania
GOLD SPONSOR
Google
GOLD SPONSOR
Mozaic Works
ORGANIZING PARTNERS
Girls Who Code - Romania
E-Civis

PARTNER COMMUNITIES

HOW DOES IT WORK?

0 Hackers
tech experts
0 Causes
NGOs, charities, social projects
0 Days
of hacking solutions
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AGENDA

(To be updated)

Tuesday, May 9th – Pre-hack

6:00 PM – Check in

6:15 PM – Welcome and overview

6:30 PM – Causes Pitch

7:15 PM – Technology partner briefing

7:30 PM – Design talk

7:45 PM – Pitching 101 talk

8:00 PM – Hackathon 101

8:15 PM – Team forming

Saturday, May 13th – Hack Day 1

 9:00 AM – Checkin & coffee

9:15 AM – Welcome and overview

9:30 AM – Hack starts

11:00 AM – Coffee Break

11:30 AM – Hack starts

13:00PM – Lunch Break

13:30 PM – Hack starts

17:00 PM – Wrap up

Sunday, May 14th – Hack Day 2

9:00 AM – Checkin & coffee

10:30 AM – Coffee break

11:00 AM – Hack starts

12:30 PM – Lunch Break

15:00 PM – Hackers Pitching

16:00 PM – Winners announced

16:30 PM – Thank you to partners

17:00PM – Close of hackathon

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WHAT GIRLS IN TECH STANDS FOR

EMPOWERMENT

Increasing the technical and entrepreneurial capacity to inspire women to innovate, share wisdom, and have a voice within the industry

ENGAGEMENT

Utilising the power of technology to bring women together to shape their future and democratise the world

EDUCATION

Facilitating learning and skillbuilding through advanced curriculum and programming within the STEM fields

More about Girls In Tech

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are we going to stay during the night? 2017-04-23T19:07:41+00:00

No. The HACKATHON will take place in on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. On Tuesday from 6 pm to 9 pm will take place the PRE-HACK session consisting in NGOs pitching and team forming. There is no need to pressure your health and if you want to keep working on your team’s solution during the night, you can do it more comfortably from home.

Can a team have only females/males? 2017-04-23T19:06:28+00:00

No. We recommend having at least one female or male in your team in order to ensure that you’ve got the team diversity covered. If the solution you’re developing targets a mixed audience, the developing team should reflect the audience. If you are a team of only females/males and you have difficulties in finding at least one male/female team member, then don’t worry – we have plenty of participants who have applied individually. At the PRE-HACK session we’ll match you with the needed team members.

Are we supposed to use a specific technology? 2017-04-23T19:04:37+00:00

No. It’s up to you and your team to use the technology which best reflects your skills and best fits the solution that you’re developing.

Can I suggest an NGO or a cause? 2017-04-23T19:03:01+00:00

Yes. You’ll find a specific field in the form where you can suggest an NGO or cause for the HACKATHON. If we don’t have them already on the list, we’ll contact and invite them to apply.

Can I register even if I don’t have a lot of practical/professional experience? 2017-04-23T19:11:53+00:00

Yes, you can, especially if you are a student at a CS/IT related faculty and you have some experience in one of the required skills (front-end development, back-end development, game development, design, UX, marketing, growth hacking, product management). The HACKATHON is a good occasion to challenge and strengthen your skills, learn from the mentors and from those who are more experienced or have a more diversified experience.

How many members can a team have? 2017-04-23T18:59:29+00:00

Teams formed at the PRE-HACK session will have 4-5 members, ideally 50% females and 50% males or at least one female/male. Already formed teams can have maximum 7 members. If an already formed team doesn’t have enough members, or not enough females/males, they can find them at the PRE-HACK session.

Can I come with my already formed team? 2017-04-23T18:58:08+00:00

Yes. There is a special field for the teams in the registration form. Each team member has to register individually and has to mention the name of the team that s/he belongs to.

Can I register if I don’t have a team? 2017-04-23T18:56:21+00:00

Yes. Registration is individual. You’ll find your team at the PRE-HACK session, based on your competences and on the projects that you chose to contribute to. For example: if you’re a front end-dev, then we’ll match you with a team who needs a front-end dev and which is working on one of the projects you chose.

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