On the 31st of March and 1st of April the Italy Chapter of Techfugees will be hosting its third hackaton, this time in collaboration with Unicef and Facebook that have come together to engage a community of tech developers into building solutions for the refugee community. The brief of this hackaton is all about the overcoming of cultural barriers, the better flow of information to migrants but also about them to communities to foster integration initiatives. The developers will be able to code on the suite of Facebook APIs that include integrations with multiple facebook products such as social plugins or messenger chatbots.
The winners of the hackaton will receive from Facebook amazing prizes that include:
- A trip to one of Facebook offices in Europe, so that the winners can spend some time on their product with facebook developers
- Access to the FBStart program that offers a number of advantages for startups including credits for facebook ads.
The Rome Techfugees hackaton
is supported by LUISS ENLABS, incubator of startups in Rome, Codemotion, the largest technical conference in Italy and Europe with a network of over 40,000 developers, and Deliveroo, Europe’s food delivery excellence.
On November 8, we are bringing together the Techfugees community that is attending the Web Summit. Mike Butcher, the founder of Techfugees will use the opportunity to share what we have been doing to date and officially launch the Techfugees Portugal chapter.
Techfugees Portugal will be part of a international network made of tech engineers, designers, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs all dedicated to working together and sharing learnings to come up with tech solutions to help refugees from their first journey to their arrival and societal integration.
Time and date: 8 November 2016, 18.30 – 20.30
Venue: Tv. Corpo Santo 10, 10 Travessa Corpo Santo, 1200-091 Lisboa, Portugal
To register please click here.
On November 19-20, 2016, Skellefteå in northern Sweden, will host a Hackathon with a difference. Over a day-and-a half, the tech community from the region will come together at Skellefteå’s modern new ‘start-up’ house, to conceive, and develop Apps for society – including immigrants, using open data available from sensors across the city, and from the municipality. The Apps should have AR capabilities making them exciting and useful.
The Hackathon has been organised by the Skellefteå Digital Alliance and the SenseSmart Region Project. It is strongly supported by Skellefteå Kommun, Smart Tillväxt, Skellefteå Science City, Luleå Technical University, and Techfugees.
A jury will review, evaluate, and award winning Apps on November 20, 2016.
Techfugees’ first Hackathon and launch of its Swedish Chapter
The Hackathon in Skellefteå will be UK-based non-for-profit Techfugees’ first event in Sweden. Techfugees is a social enterprise coordinating the international tech community’s response to the needs of Refugees. Techfugees organises conferences, workshops, hackathons, and meet-ups around the world in an effort to generate tech solutions that can help refugees. It also curates and promotes the best projects it finds for implementation in the field.
Techfugees first Hackathon and launch of its Swedish Chapter will be supported by Schibsted Media Group.
Time and date: 09.00 on November 19, 2016 to 12.00 on November 20, 2016
Venue: The Great Northern,Storgatan 53, 931 30 Skellefteå, Sweden