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Openhack Stockholm 2019 

Welcome to Openhack Stockholm 2019!

Are you a creative problem solver or enjoy coding? Do you have a passion for working with humanitarian issues? If the answer to these questions is yes, this is the event for you! For 48 hours, developers, designers and motivated people from all over Sweden will gather for a hackathon in Stockholm. The focus will be to leverage Open Source code to solve challenges society faces.

Openhack Stockholm is a non profit-event created with backing from Engineers Without Borders. The hackathon is free and open for everyone. Food as well as sleeping arrangements will be offered free of charge. 

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Hackathon Overview, cases and schedule 2019


The hackathon is free for participants thanks to financial backing from corporate sponsors, goodwill and help from volunteers and other supporting organizations. Food will be provided and sleeping arrangements will also be made. The 48 hour hackathon takes place during the weekend, Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon (01 Nov - 03 Nov)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does It Cost To Participate?

Nothing! It's completely free so make sure to sign up as soon as possible.

I’m Not Sure If I’m Qualified Enough To Join The Hackathon…

Sure you are! What are you talking about? Anyone can help make a difference, which is what we’re all about.

Where Do I Sleep?

At the hackathon facilities. Remember to bring your own sleeping bag and mattress.

Will There Be Food?

Yes! Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be cared for. Complimentary snacks and drinks will also be available.

Will There Be Any Prizes?

Other than the feeling of doing something great for someone in need? 
Yes, winners will receive help packages from our corporate sponsors to 
further realize and kick-start their ideas.

Do I Have To Produce A Finished Product During The Hackathon?

No, you have 48 hours at your disposal and your contribution can range anywhere from a powerpoint presenting wireframes/mockups to clickable prototypes/proof-of-concepts to fully functional applications. The more developed the solution is, the better! 

What If I Don’t Have A Team?

You will have the opportunity to meet the other participants on the first day and we will make sure that everyone has a team.

I Don’t Have An 'Idea' To Work On.

No worries, we will make sure you have an project to work on 

When Does The Hackathon Start?

Orientation will be held between 17:00 and 18:30 on Friday, which will be followed by opening ceremony and discussion of cases.

Can I Work On Multiple Projects?

Of course you can. The more ideas you have the more backups you can fall back to if your first choice does not work out.

Who Will Be In The Jury?

Highly positioned representatives from our corporate sponsors and aid organizations.

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Erik Peterson

AI for humanity, creating and managing an object detection project from scratch

Computer Scientist from San Francisco Bay Area.  Worked for 10+ years in development of web and mobile technologies.  

Erik Peterson

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Carmen Beltran
SHOUT! studio

Storytelling, tips and tools for your pitch

I will give in 15 minutes some tips, templates and tools to take your presentation to the next level. You can expect to have tips on where to find: images, google slides templates and storytelling models to try out with your team. We will focus on  KISS:  Keep it simple stupid. 

Carmen Beltran

I am a communications specialist, working with story telling for startups and strategy for digital marketing. I love to test and try new ways of getting the message out. I have worked with UN, EU, Nestlé and startups such as Imagilabs. 

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Erik Sundell
Sandvik CODE

5 min hacking tips

Brief general advice to avoid getting stuck on technical stuff early on

Erik Sundell

I’m a physics teacher by education, working at Sandvik with cloud technology in data science, and an active open source maintainer in my free time. I use Kubernetes, Helm, Docker, Python, Jupyter, and Git daily. Impactfully contributing to mitigating climate change, air pollution, ocean acidification etc. is my biggest life goal.

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Openhack Project team Stockholm 2019

Monika Lionaite

Project Manager

Becki Wordsworth

Participants  Coordinator

Francesco Laurito

Technical  Coordinator 

Carmen Beltran

Communications Coordinator 

Anna Byfors

Data analyst 

Marita Liposinovic

Event coordinator 

Alexandra Josefsson
@lalala_alexa alexandra.josefsson@hotmail.com

Vice Project Manager

Nurina Heratri

Social media content 

Anna Robbins

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