What is the Girls in Tech Dublin Hackathon all about?
The Girls in Tech Hacking for Humanity is a hack for good. We work with local NGOs/Charities so that attendees can solve pressing and relevant business challenges that will make a difference in their community. Hackathons are a chance for everyone with any background to contribute. You don’t need any technical skills to contribute. Come see for yourself.
What makes this hackathon unique is that while it’s competitive – there is a prize! – it’s a collegial and collaborative environment to promote learning. We focus heavily on fostering education – in that there are plenty of workshops, seminars, and panels – not just to inspire but to help and guide the attendees go from their idea to a business plan in one weekend. Education and cooperation is at the pinnacle.
You will meet really cool like minded people that you’ll get to work with for a weekend. You will get exposed to what it’s like to take an idea and create a concept ready for market. You will learn new skills. The most innovative ideas will have the chance to pitch your ideas to judges. You will get to win top notch prizes.
ON FRIDAY MAY 24- SUNDAY MAY 26
Come flex those entrepreneurship muscles!
NO technical skills required! Open to marketers, technologists, strategists, creatives, humanists and students.
All genders and abilities welcome.
Go from an idea to a working proof of concept within a weekend!
What is a hackathon?
WE HAVE CASH PRIZES
FOUR CASH PRIZES:
- €2,000 – The Top Hack
- £750 – Most Technically Impressive
- £750 – Best Community Impact
- €500 – Fairest of them All
*The total winning amounts will be equally distributed amongst the winning team members
WE HAVE 2 SHARED OFFICE DESK SPACES
A two-desk space at The Digital Hub’s Digital Depot building for a three months. The building is a former Guinness Brewery print works, and now bright and contemporary office space, designed to encourage a collaborative digital community. While based at The Digital Hub the winner can avail of opportunities for collaboration and knowledge-sharing through regular networking and social events and seminars on campus.
See their historic space here
SEE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
Friday May 24 2019 @ 18:00-21:30 @ The Digital Exchange Building (Digital Hub)
|18:00-19:00||Networking *Live music by The Moon Beach, bites and drinks served|
|19:00||Opening Remarks & Hackathon Charity Overviews|
|19:30||Keynote Address by Linda Doyle, Head of Research, Trinity University|
|20:00||Keynote Address by Brenda Romero, co-Founder, Romero Games|
|20:30-21:00||Closing remarks of the launch|
Saturday May 25 2019 @ 8:30-17:30
|08:30-09:30 * Meet @ Digital Exchange Building (The Digital Hub)||Registration * Light breakfast served and SWAG|
|09:30-10:00||Introduction to the Hackathon and Problem Statement Overviews|
|10:00-10:30||Keynote opening address by Cecilia Mourain, Director of Retail, Product, & Innovation, Paddy Power Betfair|
|10:30||Hack Day 2 begins!|
|11:00-12:00||Workshop: Business Model|
|13-14:00||Panel: Building Successful Products
Moderator: Lorraine Higgins, MKC Communications Ireland
Speakers: Daniela Becker, Oracle; Alan Costello, NDRC; Majella Mungovan, Facebook; and Eoghan Ryan, Social Innovation Fund Ireland
|14-15:00||Workshop: Product Strategy|
|15-15:30||Hack Talk: Caroline Keeling, CEO, Keelings and Nick Coyne, HR Director, Paddy Power Betfair|
|15:30-16:30||Workshop: Product Design|
|16:30-17:30||Workshop: Product Marketing Plan|
|17:30||Hack Day 2 Close|
Sunday May 26 2019 @ 8:30-17:30
|08:30-09:30||Hack Day 3 begins! *Light breakfast served|
|10-11:00||Workshop: How to pitch to investors|
|11:30-12:00||Presentation: How to think about intellectual property|
Panel: Landing the perfect pitch to sell your project successfully
Moderator: Lorna Jennings, Hanover Communications
Speakers: Sarita Johnston, Sodexo; Paula Tibre, Paddy Power Betfair; Andreas Hoepner, UCD; and Ruth Fletcher, CurrencyFair
Panel: Best Practices on designing a product and a business model that can scale
Moderator: Brian Marrinan, Journey Partners
Speakers: Petrina Tinney, Abtran; Luca Longo, Technological University Dublin; Emer Murray, Fenergo; and Johann Butting, VP Sales EMEA, Slack
|15:30-16:00||Closing keynote address by Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD|
|17:30||Hack Day 3 Close|
WHAT REGISTRATION COVERS
- Food, drinks & snacks all 2.5 days #nom #nom
- Mentors! And Seminars to help you get there!
- Speakers to inspire you!
- SWAG! #freebies!
- Most importantly, you’ll get the invaluable experience of working with innovative entrepreneurs in the community and come out of the event with a BUSINESS PLAN!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Anyone ages 18+
- Entrepreneurs, current & aspiring
- People with an interest in community involvement or sustainability #dogood
- All genders welcome #diversity
WHAT YOU’LL GAIN
- Hands-on experience developing your entrepreneurial skill set
- Network & build relationships with like-minded people in the local start-up community
- Participate in group pitches in front of local business leaders
Sample problems to solve
@ our hackathon
Where it's going to be held
Associate, Draper Esprit VC
Edel has over seven years of experience working closely with Irish tech entrepreneurs from seed through to IPO and a long stint in silicon valley with Enterprise Ireland. Edel brings fresh insight to the Draper team as they look to back the best Irish businesses and continue work extensively with the thriving tech ecosystem in Ireland.
Vice President, IDA
Based in the Technology Division at IDA’s global HQ in Dublin, Aimée is responsible for promoting Ireland as an investment location for fast growing, mid and enterprise size multinationals. Prior to this Aimee spent 5 years working with early-stage companies from all across the US as they scaled internationally and built out growth strategies for EMEA.
General Manager, Paddy Power Betfair
OUR HACKATHON SPEAKERS
Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD
Minister of State, The Department of Education
The Minister has shown great leadership in the area of promoting Gender Equality within Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions and is also leading the development of national policy on equity of access to higher education for all students; working for greater levels of participation by disadvantaged students, mature students and students with disabilities.
The Minister is also dedicated to supporting the Irish education system in becoming more internationalised, by encouraging and assisting with the development of further links and relationships between Ireland and international partners
Fiach Mac Conghail
CEO, The Digital Hub
co-Founder, Romero Games
Keelings is a 100% Irish-owned family business which started producing fruits and salads on their farm in the 1930’s supplying produce to local Dublin markets. Keelings are focused on growing and sourcing the best fresh produce from around the world.
Head of Research, Trinity University
Director of Retail Product & Innovation, Paddy Power Betfair
VP Global PMO, Fenergo
Venture Investment Leader, NDRC
NDCR’s objective is to help startups get ready for seed investment. NDRC sources and builds digital startups to invest in and support their development Running accelerators in Dublin, Galway, Waterford and Oman!
Business Development Manager, Sodexo
She has a strong community and social services professional skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Partnerships, and Market Research.
Managing Director, Dublin, Hanover Communications
Lorna began her career working in Leinster House, before moving to the Irish Cancer Society to develop and manage the Society’s public affairs strategy.
Dr. Luca Longo
Lecturer, Technological University Dublin
Luca’s vision is to formalise the ill-defined construct of human Mental Workload as a computational concept through deductive knowledge representation and reasoning techniques (Defeasible Reasoning, Argumentation Theory, Symbolic Reasoning) and inductive modelling techniques (Machine Learning), coupled with ideas coming from Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) . Field of applications includes Human-Computer Interaction, Education, NeuroScience, Universal Design
Senior Director, Facebook
Head of CX Cloud, Oracle
Daniela runs the exciting mid market business for Oracle’s CX Cloud Platform helping companies deliver outstanding customer experiences in a Digital world.
She is a seasoned business leader with 20 years plus in the IT industry and has specialist in building new markets through innovation and leadership.
HIR Director, Paddy Power Betfair
Nick is the HR Director at Paddy Power Betfair. Initially joining the firm in 2012 at the Talent Acquisition Partner. He started his career at TEK Systems, a full stack technology group, as a Business Development Manager and later working for the Allegis Group as a Senior Consultant. Nick holds a BA Honours in International History and Politics from Leeds University.
Chief Operating Officer, Abtran
She is an ambitious and optimistic leader with more than 24 years’ experience, 17 of which at an executive level.
Petrine is experienced across a number of industries including technology, financial services, telecoms, pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare, utilities and government services.
Managing Partner, Journey Partners
Brian has unique experience of working on both sides of the employer – employee dynamic. He spent years working with individuals in transition at the top 100 ranked business school, the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Brian established and led the Career & Skills Development department, winning two international awards for his contribution to the field.
Director of Strategy & Public Policy, MKC Communications
Lorraine Higgins is Director of Strategy and Public Policy with one of Ireland’s leading corporate public relations and public affairs companies, MKC Communications.
A former CEO of a retail representative body, Lorraine is also a qualified barrister and a former Senator who served in the 24th Seanad following her nomination by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the recommendation of Eamon Gilmore. She is currently Honorary Consul (designate) of the Slovak Republic and is tasked with developing economic and cultural links between Ireland and that country.
She is a graduate of NUI Galway and The Honorable Society of King’s Inns and has worked as a barrister and law lecturer.
Social Impact Manager, Social Innovation Fund
Eoghan is a lover of all sports ,especially rugby, tennis and golf, and has a keen interest in music.
Vice Principal, UCD Business School
Professor Andreas Hoepner, is Full Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Lochlann Quinn School of Business of University College Dublin. He also heads the ‘Practical Tools’ research group of the Mistra Financial Systems (MFS) research consortium, which supports asset owners with evidence-based tools for investment decision-making. Since June 2018, he has also served on the European Union’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance as one of three independent members, where he specialises in developing low-carbon benchmarks.
OUR SEMINAR PRESENTERS & MENTORS
Simon is an award-winning fundraiser that has worked in the charity/non-profit sector for about 15 years now. He has a background in Sales and also in Finance. Put these two together and you get Fundraising…but you sleep better at night. He believes in good fundraising, and understands what motivates donors to give – both on-line and off-line.
Technology Transfer Case Manager, Life Sciences, Trinity College Dublin
Senior Risk and inspection Specialist, Central Bank of Ireland
Jason spent 10 years leading Product Management & Strategy, Digital Transformation and Business Model Innovation across numerous industries, including eGaming, Data Analytics, Insurance and Banking. He has led and developed successful teams across startups and public companies and has a passion for mentoring.
He currently works for the Central Bank of Ireland, analysing business models of Financial Services firms.
Head of Customer Experience Design, MyWallSt
Méabh leads Customer Experience Design for MyWallSt a Dublin-based fintech company whose mission is to get the world investing successfully.
Méabh’s background began in visual art before moving to digital design and now CX design. She’s worked mostly with start-ups, to focus on how teams can find ways to plan and produce products and services that are needed and understood.
As the voice of authority for customers in her company, Meabh’s core objectives are that the reality of the customer is genuinely absorbed into the fabric of the business, that customers are listened to, taken seriously, and their feedback becomes a natural part of the design process.
Vice President, IDA Ireland
Catherine Slowey is IDA’s VP Western US, with responsibility for securing investments from the global technology sector for Ireland. Catherine leads a team across the US West Coast, which works with some of the world’s leading consumer technology companies with the aim of scaling their presence in Ireland.
Catherine joined IDA Ireland in 2005 and has held a number of roles in the intervening period, including managing new enterprise technology business from the Silicon Valley territory. Catherine is a graduate of Business Studies and German from Trinity College Dublin.
Project Executive, IDA Ireland
Project Executive for IDA Ireland Based in the Financial Services Division at IDA’s global HQ in Dublin, Jackie is responsible for promoting Ireland as an investment location. Jackie’s current focus is an attracting and supporting companies that are seeking international expansion. IDA Ireland is the Irish Government’s Investment Promotion and Development Agency that partners with multinational companies to win and develop foreign direct investment, providing jobs for the economic and social benefit of Ireland: www.idaireland.com
Prior to this in her role as Training and Delivery Manager, for Science Foundation Ireland Jackie delivered communications training to STEM related volunteers from industry partner companies and other stakeholder groups to equip them with the skills to visit schools and participate in events to inspire and encourage students to make informed decisions on STEM subject choices and career options.
ITSM Manager, Paddy Power Betfair
Head of Marketing, AppFollow
Olga Padulosi is marketing expert with a passion about IT and tech. She was in charge of the biggest IT events in Russia starting from a tech open air with 7000+ attendees to online schools with 30000+ participants. She has always been in the front of women in tech/IT communities supporting and developing them. She is now leading marketing department in a mobile product management company AppFollow and mentors Startup Weekend Dublin.
Strategic Business Analysis Manager, Paddy Power Betfair
As a Technology Strategy Manager, I accelerate the growth of our brands through our technology scale and global expertise
Software Delivery Manager, Paddy Power Betfair
Product Design Manager (UX/UI), Paddy Power Betfair
Director of Risk, Paddy Power Betfair
Head of GB&I, Paddy Power Betfair
Change Analyst, Paddy Power Betfair
Product Delivery Manager, Paddy Power Betfair
Head of Brand, Paddy Power Betfair
Marketing Campaigns and Planning Manager, Paddy Power Betfair
System Engineer, Paddy Power Betfair
Head of Security - Product & Infrastructure, Paddy Power Betfair
Senior Infrastructure Delivery Manager, Paddy Power Betfair