Code for Venezuela Hackathon

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Hackathon to leverage technology and tech talent towards solving real challenges presented by our partner organizations.

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Code for Venezuela and AlumnUSB invite all developers, designers, and product builders to join us this April.

THE EVENT

Code for Venezuela SF is a hackathon that will take place in San Francisco from April 12th through April 14th, 2019. We will host 50 participants locally and the event will also be open to remote participants.

Through this event, we want to leverage technology and tech talent towards solving real challenges presented by our partner organizations.

We also hope that this serves as a way to foster a community of individuals that are interested in using technology for social good and care about the current situation of Venezuela.

THE FORMAT

In order to work in projects that will have a direct impact and continuity after the event, we have partnered with institutions from Venezuela to create a set of challenges to work on during the event.

You can expect challenges in the following areas:

  • Using data to analyze, understand and communicate the Venezuelan crisis.
  • Digital products and platforms to connect the diaspora with the country.
  • Bypassing internet censorship.

SPEAKERS & MENTORS

  • Girish Gupta: founder and CEO of Data-Drum. Previously worked as a reporter for Reuters, The New Yorker & The New York Times based on Venezuela (Twitter).
  • Ernesto Hernández-Novich: Venezuelan software engineer and former professor at Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas. Active member of Debian Perl group (Twitter).
  • Dr. Julio Castro: Venezuelan doctor and professor specializing in infectious diseases. He is one of the most important activists focusing on the public health sector.
  • Luis Carlos Díaz (via VC): Journalist - cyberactivist in Venezuela, Radio host and digital trainer. Co-Host Unión Radio and Éxitos FM Venezuela (Twitter).

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

ADDRESS: AIRBNB HQ

5:30PM Welcome night - Happy Hour

SATURDAY

8:00AM: Check-in begins

8:30AM: Breakfast served. Power up!

9:00AM: Presentations and Workshop

10:30PM — 12:30PM: Coding time!

12:30PM: Lunch

1:30PM — 4:00PM: Coding time!

4:00PM: Workshop

1:00PM — 7:30PM: Coding time!

SUNDAY

8:30AM: Breakfast

9:00AM — 12:30PM: Coding time!

12:30PM: Lunch

1:00PM — 4:30PM: Coding time!

4:30PM: Presentations and closing remarks

7:00PM: Happy hour and Wrap up

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