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Join the UNESCO Open Data Hackathon at the FOSSASIA Summit, create open source apps and games that tackle climate change, environment and sustainable development challenges, and win awesome prizes! The hackathon takes place from Saturday 24 March to Sunday 25 March 2018 at the Lifelong Learning Institute in Singapore.
We are specifically interested in applications and games that set an example for others who could replicate solutions in other countries, and in particular in the Mekong countries, to tackle the sustainable development challenges. It is our goal to engage the developer community to develop innovative applications in open source by leveraging the open data and knowledge available.
We are inviting developers, designers, open source contributors, bloggers, journalists and all FOSSASIA community members to be part of the UNESCO Hackathon. We are especially encouraging applications from the Mekong region to join the contest. The hackathon is open for all and awesome prizes are waiting for you!
For participants from outside of Singapore we have the possibility to host them in a Singapore hostel. Please apply here. The number is limited. UNESCO encourages the application of women and girls.How do I sign up?
- Get your ticket to the Event on eventyay.com.
- Sign up on Devpost.
- Join the Gitter channel at https://gitter.im/fossasia/hackathon (requires login with Github).
- Find team members and create your team preferably at least 3 members and maximum 5 contributors. You are also welcome to sign up and then wait until the Presentation of Ideas on Saturday before deciding to join a team, however we'd encourage you to form/join a team in advance if you already have an idea that you'd like to work on.
- Join the event at the Lifelong Learning Institute on Saturday, March 24 at the opening at 2.00 pm until 10.00 pm and on Sunday, March 25 from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm.
12.00 Registration Opens
14.10 Intro of Background, Rules and Prizes
14:20 Presentation of Ideas, Teams and Team Building Activities
15:00 Begin of Hacking Activities
22:00 Closing of Space
Hackday: March 25, 2018
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 13:00 Hack Activities Continue
13:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Hacking Continues
14:00 Submission Form Closes
15:15 - 16:00 Presentation of Outcome
16:00 Judges Withdraw for Consultation
16:30 Award Announcement and Ceremony
17:00 Summit Closing
Lifelong Learning Institute
Address: 11 Eunos Road 8, Singapore 408601
Prizes are awarded for three teams, and each team prize with a value of 1000 SGD. Win cool gear, hardware, raspis, Arduinos and more!Links
UNESCO Hackathon: https://unesco.sciencehack.asia
FOSSASIA Summit: https://2018.fossasia.org
Project Signup: https://fossasia-unesco.devpost.com
FOSSASIA: https://twitter.com/fossasiaList of Open Data Resources in Asia
Data portals across Asia: http://dataportals.org
Thailand https://data.go.th, http://catalog.opendata.in.th
World Bank: https://data.worldbank.org