Techfugees Jordan Hackathon: May 4th-6th

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Date: Thursday, 04/05/2017 – Saturday, 06/05/2017

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Amman Time.

Location: Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC), King Hussein Business Park, Building 23, King Abdullah II Street,, Amman, Jordan

To register for the event online go to Eventbrite

The challenges

Techfugees Jordan is coming back with a hackathon in Amman to find tech & innovative solutions to challenges faced by refugees.

Schedule & Tools

Techfugees’ Coder | Maker hackathon is both a competition and a community gathering to pitch ideas to solve challenges facing refugees in Jordan, It’s implemented in partnership with our Jordanian Strategic Partner, Zain.

Over three days, participants will form teams to work on finding solutions for these challenges, meeting professional mentors to help them tackle problems and also importantly to network and discuss the current refugees’ issues.

Three main challenges will be presented on Thursday, to be solved by the end of the weekend choosing one of the two innovation track to solve these challenges: (1) the Coder Track tends to solve problems by coding apps and websites, and (2) the Maker Track tends to solve problems by creating new products and/or techniques.

Find out about the challenges on the event page.

Each track will have two winning teams; each team will be eligible for a cash prize and internship/training provided by Zain, Oasis500 and Mixed Dimensions.

 

Resources

A jury made of leading figures  from the local tech community will decide on the winners of incubation & sponsor prizes for the main three challenges on Sunday night while a “coup de coeur” prize will be provided to any pitch out of the three that will positively surprise the jury.

Refugees and asylum seekers settled in Jordan will participate in the event to help teams understand challenges faced by new settlers and co-design solutions.

Humanitarian and tech experts from Zain, MixedDimensions, Oasis500 Unicef and the Queen Rania Foundation will mentor teams through the weekend.

Looking for inspiration on what works in other countries? Check out the Techfugees Hackpad for projects that were created at past hacks.

 

More information & questions?

Ask us on the Facebook event page.