OpenHack is an Open Source hackathon organized by Engineers Without Borders Sweden (EWB). OpenHack aims to show people interested in programming how they can help to make a difference on both a local and global level with Open Source development as their main toolkit, as well as to show aid organizations, governmental agencies and social actors how tech-volunteers can be a vital part of their work.
The areas of focus for our hackathons include disaster management, information sharing, education and social development, all which aligns with the purpose of Engineers without Borders.
Since OpenHack was first founded in 2015 we have organized 8 humanitarian hackathons, each with over 100 registered participants from all over Sweden and the nordics. We have received and helped address more than 25 humanitarian and social challenges, with at least one concept solution presented for each challenge. All this work led to us being awarded the “Digital Inspirer of the Year 2016” award from IDG Sweden.
The Stockholm event will be the biggest (and best!) OpenHack yet, and we’re looking for five more people to join the project group! The event will be held over a weekend in December 2018. This will be a great opportunity to get involved in a dynamic team, improve your organisational and leadership skills, as well as be part putting together an inspirational event!
what we are looking for
Vice Project Manager
You will together with the Project Manager keep track of the project’s progress throughout the autumn. You will be in charge of the economics in the project group making sure we follow budget. Helping the Partner Coordinator with his/her work with financing and bringing in sponsors will also be at task.
Companies and NGOs make OpenHack hackathons possible by sponsoring with cases based on real humanitarian problems, as well as event necessities, such as premises, food and interesting lectures. Contacting these potential partners and discussing opportunities and cases will be a your task during the project.
Participants are essential, as you may understand, for fulfilling OpenHacks purpose. Registration and administration needs to be done, keeping track of everybody being present at the hackathon. You will need to keep close contact with the Social Media and PR Manager spreading knowledge about the event and its awesomeness. Creating an evaluation form after the event making it possible for future project groups to learn from us will also be at task.
Social Media and PR Manager
Public Relations is a key factor for OpenHack’s success. Designing content for publishing on social media is one of the tasks when being Social Media and PR Manager. You will also order merchandise, like T-shirts. If you like to design new content, making information easy to understand and performing marketing campaigns, this is a job for you.
Bringing people together and solving current challenges and making it an experience is what OpenHack is all about. You will be responsible for making breakfast, lunch, dinner, and loads of snacks available for all the participants. Communication with the Partner Coordinator making awesome workshops or lectures with consumables possible. You will also be responsible for constructing a schedule for the weekend as well as recruiting all the volunteers.