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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.

I WANNA HACK FOR HUMANITY

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
17:30 – 21:30 PRE-HACK
Saturday, May 13
09:00 – 17:00 HACK DAY 1
Sunday, May 14
09:00 – 17:00 HACK DAY 2

OH AND WHERE?

TechHub Bucharest

TechHub Bucharest
39-41, Nicolae Filipescu Street

HOW DOES IT WORK?

0 Hackers
tech experts
0 Causes
NGOs, charities, social projects
0 Days
of hacking solutions
  • BOOST YOUR RESUME

  • HACKING4HUMANITY SWAG

  • HACKATHON PRIZES

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HACKATHON PRIZES

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1st Best Hackers of the Heart: GHEȚAR ÎN FLĂCĂRI TEAM – SPECIAL OLYMPICS ROMANIA
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2nd Best Hackers of the Heart: GOLDIE LAB TEAM – OPTAR
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3rd Best Hackers of the Heart: ACTIVE WATCH – ACTIVE WATCH

EVENT SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, MAY 9th 2017
PRE-HACK DAY

17:30 REGISTRATION

18:00 Welcome & Overview

18:10 – NGO Projects Pitching –

19:30 – Team Forming –

20:00 Creative Problem Solving

20:20 Design Thinking Lab

20:40 Networking

SATURDAY, MAY 13th 2017
HACK DAY 1

09:00 REGISTRATION
09:30 Welcome & Overview
10:00 – Hack Day 1 Begins –
10:00 A few words about value
           Septimiu Mitu, Endava Bucharest
10:30 Mentoring
11:30 COFFEE BREAK
12:00 Mentoring
13:30 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 EA Romania: Creating AAA Games
           Ionel Stănescu & Andrei Ignat, EA Romania
14:30 Problem Solving Standup
           Raluca Bejan, Adobe Romania
15:30 Clemence Lebron, IBM Digital Business Group
16:00 COFFEE BREAK
17:00 – Hack Day 1 Ends – 

SUNDAY, MAY 14th 2017
HACK DAY 2

09:00 REGISTRATION
09:30 Welcome & Overview
10:00 – Hack Day 2 Begins –
10:00 Pitching 101 Lightning Talk
11:00 Mentoring 2nd Session Begins
11:30 COFFEE BREAK
12:30 Mentoring 2nd Session Ends
13:30 LUNCH BREAK
14:30 – Hack Day 2 Ends –
14:30 – Teams Pitching –
16:00 COFFEE BREAK
16:30 – Teams Awards –
17:00 What’s Next

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HACKING FOR HUMANITY PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Endava Romania

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Adobe Romania

PLATINUM SPONSOR

EA 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

PARTNERS

PARTNER STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

JURY

Dan Nechita
Dan Nechita
Co-founder & President
SMART EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE
Former State Counselor for Prime-minister Dacian Ciolos
Efrat
EfratBen-Shitrit
Build & Release Engineer
Sports FIFA
EA ROMANIA
Cosmin Pana
Cosmin Pana
Project Manager
ENDAVA BUCHAREST
Norma Nitescu
Norma Nitescu
Senior Policy Advisor
EMBASSY OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS
MORE ABOUT THE JURY

SPEAKERS

Raluca Bejan
Raluca Bejan
Engineer Manager
ADOBE ROMANIA
Septimiu Mitu
Septimiu Mitu
Delivery Manager
ENDAVA BUCHAREST
Andrei Ignat
Andrei Ignat
Technical Director
Quality Engineering
EA ROMANIA
Ionel Stănescu
Ionel Stănescu
Assistant Producer
Sports FIFA
EA ROMANIA
MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

MENTORS

Andrei Ignat
Andrei Ignat
Technical Director
Quality Engineering
EA ROMANIA
Alin Vladuca
Alin Vladuca
Project Manager
Core QA Console
EA ROMANIA
Daniel Turcu
Daniel Turcu
Senior Developer
ENDAVA BUCHAREST
Iulia Nicoară
Iulia Nicoară
Europe Leader for Distributor IT Solutions
P&G ROMANIA
Corina Gabur
Corina Gabur
IT & Facilities Site Leader South East Europe, Turkey & Israel
P&G ROMANIA
Lucica-Alina Stanciu
Lucica-Alina Stanciu
PHP Developer
GAMELOFT ROMANIA
Steliana Moraru
Steliana Moraru
Marketing & Communication Manager
MOZAIC WORKS
Maria Diaconu
Maria Diaconu
CEO & Founder
MOZAIC WORKS
Luiza Jipescu
Luiza Jipescu
Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager
IBM ROMANIA
Sergiu Paune
Sergiu Paune
IBM Innovation Center Bucharest Leader
IBM ROMANIA
Clemence Lebrun
Clemence Lebrun
IBM Bluemix Developer Advocate
Developer Ecosystem and Startups
IBM Digital Business Group
MORE ABOUT THE MENTORS

BLOG

Mentoring at Hacking for Humanity Romania hackathon

mai 12th, 2017|MENTORS|

We are so delighted to present you some of the amazing mentors who will advise the Hacking for Humanity's teams during the weekend. We intend to create the best conditions for the teams so that they can build the best solutions to the social issues that the NGOs have worked so much to bring to our attention. At the Pre-Hack Day, both NGOs [...]

Organizațiile neguvernamentale participante la Hacking for Humanity hackathon

aprilie 30th, 2017|FINALISTS, NGOs|

Hacking for Humanity by Girls In Tech la nivel global De-a lungul timpului, femeile au demonstrat că atunci când colaborează și se concentrează pe rezolvarea problemelor în beneficiul unei comunități mai mari, toată lumea câștigă. Organizații precum Kiva demonstrează un adevăr deja cunoscut: pentru femei, comunitatea vine pe primul loc. Femeile reinvestesc înapoi în comunitate [...]

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

What if I have already registered as an individual and meanwhile I found a team? 2017-04-30T19:05:34+00:00

You can always go back and edit your registration form by updating the 2 fields dedicated to teams. Make sure all the other members of the team are using the same team name.

What are the expectations at the end of the hackathon? 2017-04-30T14:45:50+00:00

Because there are different projects, we can’t define when done is “done”, as it’ll differ for each team and project. If we must, then a prototype or a minimum viable solution would be it. Of course, it depends on you and we can all agree that the jury will appreciate even more if your solution is has progressed more than requested.

So, the hackathon will take place in 1 day and a half, namely 16 hours? 2017-04-30T15:05:44+00:00

The HACKATHON will start on May 9th, at 6 pm when the NGOs will pitch their causes. After that:

1) Each participant who applied individually and each preformed team will choose 3 projects (priority-based choice);

2) Based on these choices teams will be assigned to projects;

3) Based on these choices and skills, individual attendees will group into teams.

The end result is 11 NGO/projects and 11 teams. Now we anticipate the situation where there will be more than 11 teams, or more than one team wanting to work on the same project. We’ll deal with it together in the best possible way. 🙂

The PRE-HACK session will end at 9 pm when everyone goes home and by then you already have a team and/or a project. Nothing will stop you to start knowing better your team or to work on the project. We’ll be there to foster the remote communication between you and your team and/or your team and the NGOs.

On Saturday we’ll meet at the HACK DAY 1 at 9 AM and we’ll work until 5 PM. On Sunday we’ll meet again at HACK DAY 2 at 9 AM and we’ll work until 3 PM. So it’s definitely more than 16 hours and it’ll not end there on Sunday.

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? 2017-04-30T15:04:05+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, mobile 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.

MORE QUESTIONS?