Case challenges - the start of a potential Open Source project
Technical solutions can be used to solve many challenges and to break different barriers. Just as technology and IT opens up for great possibilities in our daily life, it can be used to help solve many of the challenges we face in the strive for a better tomorrow.
The results from our hackathons evolves around case challenges provided by external partners. Anyone can submit a proposal for a challenge, regardless of if you represent an NGO/aid organisation or national agency, work for a social actor, or want to contribute as a private actor (for previouse/current case contributors, please see below). The scope of the challenges are as broad as the range of problems we face in our society - any challenge or problem may fit to be presented at OpenHack, as long as the underlying goal is to solve a problem that benefits a great amount of people. The areas under focus include disaster management, information sharing, education and social development.
The challenges for each hackathon is selected based on subject relevans, social impact, technical depth and the credibility of the case contributor. We will gladly provide our assistance to help identify and produce a challenge, based on a case or problem background.
Do you have a case for a humanitarian challenge that you feel could benefit from a technical solution? Get in touch! →
To access previous solutions, formed during our hackathons, please check out our GitHub!