Written by Vithoria Escobar
Have you ever wanted to use your skills to make a difference in the world? To combine innovation with social good? To collaborate with professionals from the most diverse backgrounds? And to win amazing prizes for your ideas? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, we would like to invite you to join us. Girls in Tech Dublin proudly announces their first ever Hacking for Humanity in Ireland. The event will take place in Dublin city from 24-26 of May at The Digital Hub.
The Girls In Tech hackathon was amazing fun. I’d totally recommend it. Really well organised and challenging weekend working in a cross discipline team of developers, designers and marketeers was really exciting, under the pressure of solving the problem in just 2 days. This particular weekend the teams of hackers worked to solve a tech problem local charities were suffering. And to know the charities gained from the event too was a massive plus. –Stu Tippet, Ladbrokes Coral Group
Hacking for Humanity is a global event where professionals and entrepreneurs of all genders and backgrounds get together to collaborate and create technology solutions to address social problems. The three-day marathon is a huge opportunity for anyone interested in learning something new, showing up their skills and networking.
Panels and workshops on relevant topics will be held, such as design thinking, social business model canvas and investment for startups. The event also counts with expert judges, such as Ruth Fletcher, COO of CurrencyFair, and a full lineup of keynote speakers, including the game designer superstar Brenda Romero and Trinity’s Head of Research Linda Doyle.
If you want to make a difference in your community, this event is for you. We welcome tech and non-tech people. Regardless of your background, there is a place for you at Hacking for Humanity
For the hackathon, the participants will be first divided into teams. After the introduction of the assignment, the teams will work on their respective ideas. Mentors and industry experts will be present to guide the participants throughout the competition. Once the task is completed, the teams pitch their ideas to a jury of experts. Finally, participants will be awarded for their contributions, including a promising prize for the standout group!
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. Hacking for Humanity hackathon is a successful global initiative by Girls in Tech and it was held in other places around the globe. Out latest 2018 edition held in San Francisco had a 92% positive feedback. Hacking for Humanity aims to encourage people to engage in innovation and entrepreneurship spirit while promoting gender equality in tech.
Interested in hacking with Girls in Tech?
REGISTER HERE to guarantee your participation and be part of history in the marking in a bespoke and inclusive environment.