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 EWB.
Since OpenHack was first founded in 2015 we have organized four 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 someone to help us organise it! We hope to organise the event over a weekend in the period October-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
- Good organisational skills
- Good at communicating
- Good at working as part of a team
- Enthusiasm for OpenHack
- Based in Stockholm until Dec 2018
- Put together a project team of 5-6 people
- Be a part of the EWB management team who will provide advice/support
- Work with team to plan logistics of event (dates, venue, food, drink)
- Help promote the event
- Coordinate with OpenHack
what you will do
If you are interested in this role you should apply by filling in this form or send an email with a motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org.