Contribute to the worldwide refugee crisis by hacking on solutions with experts from the UN and partners.

Hack4Humanity is an official event of the World Humanitarian Summit taking place on the 22nd & 23rd of May 2016. Hack4Humanity is an orchestration of hackers, developers, entrepreneurs, and humanitarian leaders that will convene in Istanbul during a 24 hour hackathon.

The objective of Hack4Humanity is to co-create inspiring and unique solutions leveraging innovation, technology and multidisciplinary problem solving to respond to the refugee crisis.

Hack4Humanity in Istanbul will be the launchpad of a global online solution hub. All solutions that emerge out of the Summit will be extended to a worldwide hacking community to be further developed and featured during the UN General Assembly. This will ensure that the united efforts of participants everywhere will result in a direct benefit for refugees.

 

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Contact us: hackathon@whsummit.org

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Requirements

Submissions must be based on code that was written during the event. Where other resources were used these have to be indicated. 

How to enter

Applications are now closed!

Judges

Leon Katsnelson

Leon Katsnelson
IBM

David Makogen

David Makogen
Microsoft

Jakob Uludag

Jakob Uludag
Ericsson

Madge Thomas

Madge Thomas
Global Citizen

Colleen Desmond

Colleen Desmond
BCG

Chandini Ammineni

Chandini Ammineni
500

Bernhard Kowatsch

Bernhard Kowatsch
World Food Programme

John Warnes

John Warnes
UNHCR

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Glaucia Boyer
UNDP

No avatar 100

TBD
Google

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
  • Polish of Prototype
  • Idea (Impressiveness)
  • Usefulness/Practicality
  • Business Potential/Feasibility