Hack for Humanity
Hack solutions at the scale of humanity
Nov. 18 - 18 from 09:30 am to 06:00 pm
During a true hackaTHON, starting November 18 and ending on February 18, 100 selected developers, designers and product managers will be developing prototypes of applications based on solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
A carefully selected jury will be responsible for crowning the winners and there will be lots of different prizes to win, including a support system to further develop the prototype.
Hack for Humanity has its origin in a collaboration between Open Source and the United Nations. We developed projects based on the Sustainability Development Goals. This year we will continue that tradition of aligning our camps with the SDGs.
Youth Unemployment: In a rapidly evolving work landscape. Youth employment is ever more important to building the basic skills needed for a successful adulthood. Create a solution that makes it easier for high school age students to find work opportunities in the digital economy.
Gender Equality & Female Rights: While women were pioneers in the space of computer science, their participation today in the cutting edge and lucrative field has been abysmal. Create a solution that will introduce and help onboard recent high school and non-CS college graduates to computer science!
Reduced Inequality: Inequality has been cited by many world leaders as the paramount threat to stability. In the new economy, the lack of participation by the economically disadvantaged and racially discriminated against segments of society, hinders their attainment further and deprives society of their talents. Create a solution that breaks their barrier to entry and/or highlight the latent talent and economic opportunity in their communities.
Climate Action: The United States (Federal government) withdrew from The Paris Climate Accord. However, the country is still on a path to hit its Paris Climate Accord targets thanks to local and state governments. Create a solution that enables the participation and tracking of smaller communities in reaching and tracking of PCA targets.
Open Source Innovation: Open Source has enabled the explosion of the digital economy by lowering the economic barrier to entry, however the community remains fractured. Create a solution that builds a more communal experience across frameworks, languages, specialties and geographies.
Other: If yo have any other ideas you would love to explore during this hackathon. Please make sure they align with the Sustainable Developlment Goals and the mission of Open Source.