On the 2nd July 2016, Techfugees will be holding a free conference in Cambridge, UK that will look into how technology can improve refugee camps and address the question of data security for humanitarian tech projects. The event will bring together developers, designers, engineers, refugees and NGOs and will be the first event of Techfugees Cambridge. Registration is free.
The event will give particular consideration to improving internet/local network connectivity, data security/privacy and personal empowerment, and look at relevant technologies improving access to training/education/jobs.
Earlier this month our very own Tom Hayton travelled to Helsinki to run Newcomer Bootcamp- a business boot camp for refugees… Read More
10 Jun 2016
Techfugees Torino winners: the hackathon to design technology solutions using innovative payment solutions
More than forty people, including developers, designers, and students, participated last weekend at the Turin Techfugees Italy challenge: finding innovative… Read More
25 May 2016
On the 21st-22nd of may in Torino, the second Italian edition of Techfugees will take place. This Techfugees hackathon, aims… Read More
09 May 2016
The 22nd till the 24th of April Techfugees Amsterdam-Eindhoven united with Empowerhack and Hack Your Future for a health and education… Read More
02 May 2016
Following the success of the Techfugees hackathon in Sydney last November, it’s Melbourne’s turn!
The Techfugees Melbourne Hackathon will bring together developers, designers, entrepreneurs and community members to develop creative tech solutions to help refugee families settle into the Australian community.
Former refugees who have already settled in Australia will participate in the event to help teams deeply understand problems and challenges faced by new settlers and co-design solutions.
Leaders from the tech community will mentor teams through the weekend. On Sunday afternoon, teams will pitch their solutions to a judges panel of tech and community leaders.
The event will be hosted by our sponsors at LaunchPad in Richmond. We will update this page, devpost and our social media pages once we confirm more details.
Come make a difference, have some fun, learn a lot and help to welcome refugees to the Australian community.
13 Apr 2016
What’s happened in the last few months has been astounding. From the day I created a simple Facebook group and Twitter feed in September to today, we’ve had two major conferences in London, a day-long global live stream, multiple hackathons in many cities and countries, name-checks at the highest levels (e.g. Syria Donors Conference) and a burgeoning number of Techfugees “Chapters” have mushroomed around the world (in fact, so fast we have barely had time to update the web site!). We’ve engaged with major NGO agencies and caught the attention of the global media.
It would be a shame if all that good will petered out into nothing, when we know in our heart of hearts that technology has an enormous amount to bring to the refugee situation either in terms of empowering them directly or empowering the agencies that try to help them, from the beginning of their journey to their integration into a new country.
01 Apr 2016