The aim of the hackathon “Women. Technology. Sustainability.” 2021 is to focus on building new ideas, prototypes, and solutions for Sustainability in the “New Normal”.
The main goal is to provide a safe, well-organized, and welcoming space for women to have their first attempt in a hackathon.
As we all try to adapt to the new normal and find better ways to work, build and live in the future, the hackathon is calling for ideas that focus on 6 sustainability verticals, recognizing the importance of seizing the current moment to create better solutions in the long run:
Circular economy & data
Emotional health and wellbeing in the long run
staying motivated in remote setup and distancing
minimizing the environmental impact while working fully or part-time remotely
tools, ideas, and solutions for managing sustainable business with exhausted teams, employees, and being an exhausted manager
18:00 - 20:00 - Hackathon week launch and inspiration event
Slack open, communication with participants in Slack
18:00-20:00 - Design thinking workshop
18:00-20:00 - Prototyping & tools workshop
18:00-20:00 - Team creation workshop
23:59 - Hackathon participant application deadline
17.30 Team Registration deadline
18.00 Hackathon opening ceremony
18.30 Hacking Starts
21.00 Checkpoint 1 (required)
09.30 Virtual coffee with organisers and Q/A
10.00 Checkpoint 2 (required)
12.00 Lecture “Support from Norway grants”
18.00 Pitch video Workshop
20.00 Checkpoint 3 (required)
10.00 Last checkpoint (required)
14.00 Project submission deadline
17.00 Final demos
18.00 Final jury evaluations
19.00 Closing ceremony & Awards
Let's start at the beginning - registration. If you wish to participate, you should register on the Eventornado platform. Once registered, you can either submit your idea and form a team or look for a team to join. This process is called ideation and team formation and is ongoing until March 11.
The hacking starts on the evening of March 12 with a short opening ceremony explaining what's to come, introducing the prizes and evaluation criteria. Then you hack - work in teams and develop your ideas into solutions and prototypes. During the three days, there are four checkpoints with team mentors to ensure you are going the right way. It is mandatory for the teams to be at the checkpoints unless your team mentor tells you otherwise. Response mentors are available for consultations and support.
On March 14, it is time for the final submission of your solutions, followed by demos and pitches in front of the jury. The jury chooses the winners, and they are announced right away. After the hackathon, there are no strings attached; you can freely continue the work on your ideas and solutions.
To ensure great teamwork and results we are inviting experts in the fields of Technology and Sustainability to join our forces! If you can spare anything from 2 hours on Saturday, march 13, please join our cause and register to be a mentor at Women. Technology. Sustainability. Hackathon 2021!
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