Swedish-Ukrainian IT company Sigma Software Group and Tech Nation UK will host the hackathon. The organisers welcome aspiring newcomers, advanced coders, professional entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and all others who wish to build innovative products to power peace across the continent. Three winners will have the opportunity to implement their ideas and build products with guidelines from investors and mentors.
Why it’s important
The unprovoked Russian aggression against Ukraine’s peaceful and independent country shows that no one should feel safe today. However, there are ways to be better prepared for even the most unthinkable events.
That is why today businesses and governments are creating and updating their contingency plans. Many citizens, however, don’t know what to expect in conflict situations and what to do to stay safe. Tech products and innovative solutions can help solve the problems associated with the war.
Format and details
The event will be held on October 21-23 in five countries: Ukraine, UK, Sweden, Poland, and Portugal. Participants will gather offline in different locations and be connected to other venues via teleconferencing.
The hackathon will include four tracks — Cybersecurity, Information Hygiene and Media Wars; Mental Health; Kids Education; Logistics in Terms of War.
Hack for Peace will empower those who want to make an impact and contribute to the creation of anti-war tech products. Participants can look forward to an exciting weekend filled with learning, fun, and a healthy dose of competition — fuelled by powerful mentorship support.
Admission is free. Anyone can apply as an individual or as a team. Organisers will give preference to participants with existing ideas. The deadline for registration as a participant or as a mentor is September 30th.
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Speaking about the upcoming hackathon, Valery Krasovsky, CEO and cofounder at Sigma Software Group said:
Hack for Peace is a unique Cross-European project that will gather developers, product managers, startup founders, and investors to create life-changing solutions to make the world a better and safer place. Moreover, we will invite investors and mentors that will guide teams in the right direction where they will be able to get financial support in order to launch their products