Techfugees Oslo Hackathon

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Last Friday, 13th October, we kicked off our Oslo hackathon. The event was attended by over 100 programmers, entrepreneurs and designers, who formed 12 teams. Several refugees who have settled in Norway offered their valuable experience to guide the development, and mentors were on hand to provide guidance on design, business models, scalability and pitching. […]

Techfugees in Calais

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Since the French authorities plan to demolish “The Jungle” (the informal refugee camp near Calais, France) as of October 24th, Techfugees is planning a visit there to meet refugees and NGOs. The Techfugees team will be in Calais from Friday 21st until Saturday 22nd. Our purpose will be the fact-find, and evaluate what technology can assist […]

October 17 – Techfugees Netherlands MO 040 XL Hackathon in Partnership with MadLab

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Techfugees Netherlands in partnership with MAD Emergent Art Center (MadLab) and the municipality of Eindhoven have organised an 8-hour in Eindhoven. The hackathon is part of the 24-hours marathon called MO 040 XL that officially starts this Sunday, October 17 at 20:30 in Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven. The innovative collaboration of people with diverse […]

EU Policy Lab offers support to Techfugees following refugee inclusion seminar

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Following a seminar on innovations to tackle refugee inclusion held by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), the EU Policy Lab wants to support Techfugees’ activities and help generate interest from the public sector. The response of European citizens to the sharp increase in refugee flows has been extraordinary in many ways: from […]

Techfugees Cambridge: The tech innovations helping refugees in Calais and beyond

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Sue Keogh reports back from the first Techfugees Cambridge Conference, which focused on how we can use technology to find practical solutions to the problems faced by displaced people, in particular those in the refugee camp in Calais known as the Jungle. We attended and sponsored the first Techfugees Cambridge Conference, which focused on how we can […]

Melbourne hackathon continues the spirit of Techfugees Australia

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Following the success of the Techfugees hackathon in Sydney in November 2015, in April the Techfugees Melbourne Hackathon brought together developers, designers and entrepreneurs to develop creative tech solutions to help refugee families settle into the Australian community.   Melbourne Hackathon taking place. Photos courtesy of Paul Henderson-Kelly Behind Melbourne Techfugees are Shelli Trung, Lynda Ford, Lama Tayeh, […]

Techfugees Australia: Finding tech solutions through the magic of collaboration

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Around 200 people descended on a suburban library in the Western Sydney suburb of Liverpool on 28/29 November 2015 to hack for better solutions to refugee settlement, kicking off the first Techfugees Australia event. By Anne-Marie Elias, Techfugees Australia It all started with a tweet. Inspired by Techfugees founder Mike Butcher, Annie Parker from muru-D put the […]