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Zoohackathon 2018 - Kuala Lumpur

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Level 4 (South), The Starling Mall, No.6, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Uptown

Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47300

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Do you like to create solutions to challenging problems? This fall, Zoohackathon will welcome technologists and coders at five locations around the world as they develop tech solutions to halt wildlife trafficking and the demand for illegally traded wildlife products. Wildlife trafficking decimates elephants, rhinos, tigers, and other iconic species. Come help us end these terrible crimes! From October 20th – 21st the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur will be hosting the 2018 Zoohackthon, the first time the event has been held in Malaysia!

The Zoohackathon is a computer-coding event that brings together developers, designers, project managers, and wildlife enthusiasts to create new applications and tools to help end wildlife trafficking. For an example of a past winning entry, "Safe Souvenirs" the 2016 Global winner, educates tourists about what they should/should not buy when they are on traveling.

Along with Kuala Lumpur, Zoohackathon events will take place in New Delhi and Mumbai; Kampala, Uganda; Madrid, Spain; and San Diego, California. First place winners from each event will compete for a grand prize, which will be announced on December 4. In addition, the first, second and third place winners will be welcomed to the U.S. Embassy to meet with the Ambassador and receive an Certificate noting their accomplishment and entry. They will also be welcomed to visit the offices of Google Malaysia for lunch with Google engineers followed by a tech session.

There is a limit of 75 individuals for the hackathon. Participants will compete in teams of 3-5 individuals for the event. Participants are encouraged to join as a pre organized team, but individual attendees are welcomed and teams can assemble during the registration period . rs. Participants must bring their own laptops and are welcome to use their internet dongle for the event. Although there is no educational or work experience required to join, it is strongly recommended that at least some members have coding and website/app development experience. A catered lunch will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as a tea break Saturday afternoon.

For more information on the Zoohackathon, please visit the global homepage for the event.


Event Schedule:

October 20th

8:30: Registration

9:00 - 9:30 pm: Opening remarks

9:30: - 17:00: Venue open for development.

October 21st

9:00 - 13:00: Venue open for development

13:00 - 14:00: Presentation of products to judging panel

14:00 - 15:00: Announcemnt of winners, awarding of prizes, closing remarks.

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Level 4 (South), The Starling Mall, No.6, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Uptown

Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47300

Malaysia

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